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RDS Catalog (UA only)

This table of RDS resources includes general guidance, templates, RDS webinar slides and handouts, RDS recorded webinars, and other resources. Some files are for internal UA use only and require a UA NetID to login to Box to view or download.

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RDS Resources

Title Resource Typesort descending Related Funding Entity Description
Basic Quad Chart Template - UA Branded Template
A basic quad chart template for use by UA Faculty in presenting their concepts quickly to sponsors. Please note that individual sponsors may have a preferred template. To download the template, you must have a UA Box account and be signed in.
One-Page Research Brief Template Template
An outline for summarizing your research in preparation for discussion with sponsored research program directors and officers. Please note that individual sponsors may have a separate template requirement. To download the template, you must have a UA Box account and be signed in.
SciENcv Biosketches for NIH, NSF, IES Template
The National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Institute for Education Studies all recommend using SciENcv to create your NIH, NSF, and IES compliant biosketches. This link provides information on how to use SciENcv including how to PDF your documents for proposal submission.
NIH NOT-OD-19-029 Letter Template Template
Institutional letter required for NIH institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4). Per NOT-OD-19-029, "applications...must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices."
NSF Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan Template Template
Each proposal that request funding to support postdoctoral researchers must upload under "Mentoring Plan" in the supplementary documentation section of FastLane, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. In no more than one page, the mentoring plan must describe the mentoring that will be provided to all postdoctoral researchers supported by the project, regardless of whether they reside at the submitting organization, any subrecipient organization, or at any organization participating in a simultaneously submitted collaborative proposal.
2018-2019 NEH Fellowships: "Humanities Research in the Mid-21st Century" Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 NEH Fellowships: "Humanities Research in the Mid-21st Century" Humanities scholars across fields will explore methods and approaches to develop competitive proposals for the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships program. Considering recent trends in NEH funding and the agency’s increased focus on rigor and impact, faculty will: 1) explore methods to situate humanities research within a mid-21st century funding context; 2) examine strategies to adapt individual research goals to effectively address NEH guidelines and review criteria; and 3) review tools and resources available to strengthen proposals. In addition, a NEH Program Officer will be available (participating by Zoom) to respond to questions from interested faculty.
2018-2019 NSF S-STEM Preparation Program: "S-STEM Awareness" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF S-STEM Preparation Program: "S-STEM Awareness" Are you a STEM faculty member who is interested in broadening participation of underrepresented groups in your STEM discipline while providing them with the financial support necessary to graduate? This workshop will help you to understand the NSF S-STEM solicitation and requirements for submitting a competitive proposal. The UA is limited to one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field, so this workshop will help you to be competitive for the internal limited submission competition, and if chosen, an award of up to $5M from NSF.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Faculty Honors & Awards" Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Faculty Honors & Awards" The Honors and Awards Brown Bag will introduce the audience to the importance of honors and awards to their academic career. Faculty will receive tips on how to target and apply for - or be nominated for - prestigious prizes, awards, and fellowships.
2018-2019 PIVOT Funding Database Training Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 PIVOT Funding Database Training Pivot training workshops are open to campus (faculty, staff, and students) interested in obtaining an introduction to the funding database. The database includes, on average, more than $50 billion in available funding opportunities covering all research, creative, and scholarly activity. Users can create custom searches, save those searches, identify potential collaborators, and use the Pivot Advisor – a profile specific list of funding opportunities. Pivot is available for free to UA employees and students.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Preparation- Approach Webinar_Workshop Handout
The Approach webinar will focus on how to organize the Approach section of the NIH Research Strategy, including the required level of detail, integrating the why and the how, and demonstrating feasibility. Participants will learn different organizational strategies, where to include preliminary data, and how to demonstrate the required elements of rigor and reproducibility.

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