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
April 17, 2020
Now a 90-minute workshop being presented virtually, via Zoom
This 90-minute workshop will focus on all parts of writing a competitive K award proposal.
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
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.