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Seminars and Workshops

Research Development Services hosts a number of writing groups in support of faculty pursuing extramural funding. See the navigation to the left hand side of the screen to identify our upcoming programs.

 

Schedule for 2019-2020 Academic Year

APRIL 8, 2020: RDS NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program Kick-off workshop

Research Development Services is hosting an introductory workshop for faculty interested in developing proposals for the NSF CAREER program. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. 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. Please register to attend.

Proposal Development Support

Research Development Services’ (RDS) CAREER Preparation Program is designed to support and guide early-career UA faculty as they develop a compelling project description: from conception to submission in July 2020. UA faculty who commit to participate in the program will receive individual support from an RDS Associate(s) and a peer review (Red Team) of their full proposal. The RDS program consists of:

  • November 2019 Advancing Research Impacts in Society Workshop
  • April 8, 2020: Introductory Zoom with Faculty Panel
  • April 15, 2020: This submission deadline
  • April through May 2020: RDS Associate support
  • Late May/Early June 2020: Peer Review
  • June - July 2020: Continued RDS Associate support
  • July 2020: Proposal submission

Upon completion of the RDS program, applicants will have: a project summary, a project description, a budget justification, a NSF compliant biographical sketch, their references compiled, and a facilities plan.

Faculty participants who apply to the RDS CAREER Preparation Program are committing to participating by submitting their proposal sections in a timely manner for review by their RDS Associate and peer review panel.

Applications to participate in the program are due April 15, 2020 through UA CompetitionSpace. Successful applicants will be paired with a RDS Associate by April 20, 2020.

Structuring NIH Proposals Workshop

April 16, 2020
Now being presented virtually, via Zoom
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Back by popular demand, Research Development Services (RDS), a unit of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), is hosting AtKisson Training Group,LLC for this event on April 16, 2020. The event is free to attend, but participation is limited to 80 and available on a first-come-first-serve opportunity for UA faculty and postdocs. Participants will receive an electronic copy of workshop materials and handbook valued at $50.00, with registration.  Registration closes April 10, 2020.
 
This full-day workshop will combine a lecture format and engagement activities to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing for NIH opportunities. Both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to proposal writing success will be addressed. There will be morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.

NIH "K" Award Proposal Workshop

April 17, 2020
Now a 90-minute workshop being presented virtually, via Zoom
Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Back by popular demand, Research Development Services (RDS), a unit of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), is hosting AtKisson Training Group,LLC for this event on the morning of April 17, 2020 exact time, TBD (will be between 7am - Noon). The event is free to attend, but participation is limited to 40 and available on a first-come-first-serve opportunity for UA faculty and postdocs. Participants will receive an electronic copy of workshop materials and handbook valued at $50.00, with registration.  Registration closes April 1, 2020.
This 90-minute workshop will focus on all parts of writing a competitive K award proposal.
 
IES 101 Grant Development Workshop
 
April 22, 2020 
Most likely this will now be conducted virtually, via Zoom. If we are able to return to work by April 22, the location is Marshall Building, Room 539
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm 
 
Research Development Services (RDS) will host an introductory workshop for faculty interested in developing proposals for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The workshop is designed for investigators who are new to this federal sponsor or who plan to resubmit an application.  RDS will provide a roadmap for development that includes an overview of sponsor requirements, grant application components, a suggested timeline, and tips for submission. Presented by Courtney Coffey, Ph.D.,  and Aimee Jo Gibney, Ph.D., Research Development Associates. Please register to attend.
Note: The IES funding opportunity announcement for FY 2021 should be released in June 2020 with a deadline for proposals in August 2020.
 
NSF CAREER Webinar on Broader Impacts
 
April 22, 2020 
This workshop will be conducted virtually, via Zoom.
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm 
 
The (new) Office of Societal Impacts is partnering with RDS to support faculty in the development of the broader impacts, education plan and evaluation components of the NSF CAREER proposals for the July 27, 2020 deadline. This webinar will share advice for developing a competitive submission and provide resources such as relevant literature along with ideas for connecting with potential campus or community partners whose expertise and infrastructure can be leveraged and supported through collaboration. Register here
 
Presented by the Office of Societal Impacts Director, Jen Fields & Assoc. Director, Michelle Higgins 
 
 
Research Support Services Workshop
 
The virtual workshop sessions will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 PM on:
May 19, 21, 26 & 28
 

The Office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) is launching an online Research Support Services Workshop designed to help researchers understand how UArizona Research Infrastructure can aid in establishing and growing their programs (see full agenda here).

Presenting RII units include:

  • Research Development Services
  • Tech Launch Arizona
  • Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services
  • Procurement and Contracting Services
  • Research Cores and Institutes
  • Research Compliance Services

Register here

Note that, in an effort to provide a more intimate and impactful experience for attendees, we are limiting registration to 50. If you are unable to attend this round of online workshops, there will be two more opportunities to attend this year.

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