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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
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: " Large and Complex Proposals" Webinar_Workshop Handout
Collaborating across disciplines has become critical for advancing science and addressing complex questions. Research funding opportunities from most federal sponsors have reflected this shift to "team science" with calls for multi- and inter-disciplinary proposals. This session will provide an overview of preparing for and submitting these often large and complex proposals.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: " Writing a Strong First Page" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series, “Writing a Strong First Page” This workshop is presented by Prof. Nathan Cherrington, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies - College of Pharmacy; Prof. Bryan Heidorn, Director, School of Information; and Research Development Services team members. A first page that is detailed yet concise, passionate yet professional, conclusive yet stage-setting serves as an introduction to everything that follows in the proposal. “Writing a Strong First Page” will provide researchers with tips and ideas for capturing reviewer’s attention from the very start of a research proposal and will include agency-specific advice.
RDS Brownbag Series - NIH Attachments Webinar_Workshop Handout
The NIH Attachments webinar will provide an overview of the supplemental documents required for most NIH applications including the Biosketch, Authentication of Key Biological and Chemical Resources, Resource Sharing Plan, Vertebrate Animals section, and the Human Subjects attachments for clinical trials and clinical research. Participants will learn the information that must be provided in each attachment, how to distinguish between the information to be included in the Research Strategy versus the attachments, and how the information contained in the attachments factors into the Overall application score.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Project Evaluation Basics: Evaluation for Grant Writing" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series: Project Evaluation Basics: Evaluation for Grant Writing" This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of formative and summative evaluation. Participants will learn how to develop a robust evaluation plan for their proposed project and will leave with evaluation tools and resources, including contact information for University and external evaluators.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: " Working with Industry: SBIR/STTR Program Overview" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series: " Working with Industry: SBIR/STTR Program Overview" The SBIR/STTR program (across federal agencies) sponsors research and development, and technology transfer to small business (often with joint participation by university researchers). This presentation will provide an overview of the programs, how UA researchers can participate in these programs, highlight available (free) resources, and best practices of a SBIR/STTR proposal.
2018-2019 NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Introduction & Recipients Panel" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Introduction & Recipients Panel" workshop This session is a brief overview of the NSF CAREER Program followed by interactions with a panel of UA’s past CAREER recipients. Although the workshop is targeted towards faculty interested in submitting to the NSF CAREER Program, the workshop is open to anyone (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA.
2018-2019 NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Broader Impacts & CAREER Education Plan" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Broader Impacts & CAREER Education Plan" One of the defining characteristics of a NSF CAREER proposal is a robust Education Plan. During this session, we will present best practices for the Education Plan as well as differentiate the Education Plan from the Broader Impacts section. Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of the general NSF Broader Impacts review requirements as well as a foundational knowledge of the CAREER Education Plan. Although this presentation is targeted towards faculty interested in the NSF CAREER program, the workshop is open to anyone (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators" The NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to consider when preparing an NIH R01 proposal including finding and choosing the appropriate Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the components of rigor and reproducibility, utilizing available campus and NIH resources, and compliance considerations. Participants will learn the distinctions between different types of NIH FOAs, how to determine what NIH has funded in a particular area, how and where to emphasize the rigor and reproducibility requirements in an R01 proposal, and how to maximize available proposal development services. An overview of the Research Development Services NIH webinars and workshops will also be provided.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Crafting the Specific Aims page & Introduction to Resubmissions" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Crafting the Specific Aims page & Introduction to Resubmissions" The Specific Aims and Introduction to Resubmissions workshop will cover the most important page of an NIH submission or resubmission—the Specific Aims page and the Introduction, respectively. Participants will learn how to prepare an outline for the Specific Aims and Introduction pages as well as strategies for crafting the Specific Aims page to “sell” your research and different approaches for addressing reviewer concerns in the Introduction to a Revised Submission.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Preparing for Proposal Submission" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Preparing for Proposal Submission" The Preparing for Proposal Submission webinar will provide an overview of choosing an appropriate NIH funding mechanism, using NIH RePORTER, and communicating with federal Program Officers. Participants will learn the important distinctions between different NIH mechanisms, how to determine what has been funded by the different NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), success rates by IC and mechanism, choosing the appropriate study section, and how to find and communicate with NIH Program Officers.

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