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RDS Brown Bag Series

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Schedule for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The following workshops are offered both in-person and by webinar. The workshops and webinars are open to any (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to the workshops.

  • October 11, 2018 | 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. Presented by Jennifer Fields, Research Development Associate.
    Time: 12:30pm -2:00pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-3
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon
  • October 17, 2018 | Finding Funding: Introduction to Pivot
    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. Presented by Daniel Moseke, Research Development Services Program Manager.
    Time: 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1457-1 coming soon
  • November 7, 2018 | 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. Presented by Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Research Development Associate.
    Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-4
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon
  • December 6, 2018 | Writing Strong Dissemination Plans
    Researchers across disciplines will explore diverse approaches to developing dissemination plans. Considering dissemination as a framework to help guide the research and meet outcomes, researchers will examine how to identify appropriate audience(s) for research findings; feasible methods of dissemination for maximum impact; and common barriers and strategies. Presented by Kim Nicolini, Research Development Associate.
    Time: 12:30-2:00pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-5
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon
  • January 16, 2019 | 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. Presented by Carol Brodie, Research Development Associate.
    Time: 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-6
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon
  • February 21, 2019 | Working with Industry: Other Federal Opportunities
    There are several federally funded opportunities, beyond SBIR/STTR, that rely on having active University-Industry (U-I) partnerships to achieve innovation, commercialization and workforce development. This presentation will highlight some of the programs (from various federal agencies) that sponsor such activities and available campus resources for enhancing the competitiveness of these collaborative programs. Presented by Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Research Development Associate.
    Time: 12:30-2:00pm
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-7
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon
  • March 14, 2019 | Finding Funding: Introduction to Pivot
    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. Presented by Daniel Moseke, Research Development Services Program Manager.
    Time: 12:00-1:30po
    Location: Marshall Building, Room 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1457-2 coming soon
  • March 20, 2019 | Connecting and Working with Program Officers
    Often researchers will be encouraged to contact their program officers when applying for federal awards. This session will cover why the recommendation occurs and how you can do so effectively. Presented by Jamie Boehmer, MS, Ph.D., Senior Associate.
    Time: 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Marshall 531
    In-Person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-8
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon

  • April 18, 2019 | Team Science: Large & Complex Proposal Preparation
    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. Presented by Kim Patten, Director of Research Development Services, and Robin Richards, Ph.D., Senior Associate
    Time: 12:30-2:00pm
    Location: Marshal 531
    In-person Registration: UAccess Learning UA-1491-9
    Webinar Registration: Zoom registration coming soon