Research and Funding Workshops - Fall 2013


Updated Schedule

Please join us for a series of workshops being offered in Fall 2013. These workshops are primarily designed to help faculty identify funding opportunities and develop effective proposals. You can access materials from prior workshops here



KEANLIFT: How to Conduct a Crowdfunding Campaign - Tuesday, September 17 - UC 226
Susan Gannon, Dr. Jennifer Gardner, OT, Sergio Saravia

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

Learn about how the KEANLIFT Crowdfunding model can work for your research or community outreach project. KEANLIFT is Kean University’s crowd-donating platform that connects alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends interested in funding specific projects to help “lift” them to success.


Intro to ORSP & Research Resources - Tuesday, September 24 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, Brenda Dunlop, Lindy Foreman, Susan Gannon

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop is particularly geared to new faculty and faculty who have not pursued external funding in the past. Topics include: the role of ORSP, how to get started, “who funds what”, Kean success stories, the IRB, research compliance, and RCR training. An online tutorial, Internal Research Awards, which explains the Kean internal research support programs in depth, is available on the ORSP website.


Advanced Regression Techniques Lab/Workshop - Thursday, October 3 - CAS 113
Dr. Rene Paulson, Senior Statistician, Elite Research, LLC
(limited registration – 20 participants)

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This hands-on lab/workshop is a continuation of the AY2013 workshop series on advanced regression techniques.  Various types of linear regression, including standard, sequential, and stepwise, will be demonstrated. Participants will be given exercises to help develop familiarity with the techniques. The workshop will cover assumptions that must be met for the various types of regression techniques.


Qualitative Research Design & Methods - Tuesday, October 8 - UC 226
Dr. Dawn Braithwaite,  Willa Cather Professor & Communication Studies Chair,  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop will cover 1) understanding what qualitative research can do well and designing data collection and data analysis that meets these goals; 2) understanding what qualitative research cannot do well and avoiding critical errors that researchers make which insure poor quality and publication challenges; and 3) arguing and writing qualitative research to maximize publication opportunities. Faculty in the Social Sciences and Education are especially encouraged to attend.



Department of Justice Funding Initiatives - Beyond Criminal Justice - Thursday, October 10 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, ORSP

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

The Department of Justice (DOJ) funds a broad range of research that goes beyond the courts and the criminal justice system. For instance, DOJ is interested in research on decision-making and counseling and therapy models. This workshop presents an overview of the many funding programs offered through the Department of Justice.


Maximizing Your Material: Research to Presentations to Publications to Funding
Thursday, October 24 - UC 228
Dr. Christopher Bellitto, History, NEH grant recipient
Dr. Constance Hassett-Walker, Criminal Justice , NIH grant recipient

12:30 - 2:00, Lunch 12:15

Finding the time to do research—let alone write—while we are teaching, grading, advising, and working on committees and other campus projects is a difficult challenge. This workshop aims to stir a conversation among participants to uncover best practices for laying out a research plan and then creating achievable publication goals and strategies for maximizing our raw material.

  • How can we link mentoring students and their learning outcomes with maximizing our productivity?
  • What are the best ways to create presentations or poster sessions at professional conferences and then to convert them into peer-reviewed publications?
  • How can we set up a reasonable timeline and meet career benchmarks?

NEH Digital Humanities Program: Examination of Interdisciplinary Themes - Tuesday, October 29 - UC 226
Sarah Sutton Brophy, bMuse and Dr. Mia Zamora

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

The Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds projects that address the cultural changes that have occurred in the ways we read, write, learn, communicate and play. These are broad, interdisciplinary questions and successful grant applications require collaboration between Humanities scholars and scientists, among others. In this workshop, Dr. Mia Zamora will talk about her interests in the Digital Humanities and Sarah Brophy will play the NEH reviewer. The result should be enlightening for any faculty interested in digital technology funding.


Organizational Meeting for Qualitative Researchers - Tuesday, November 5 - UC 226
Facilitated by Dr. Pat Sherman, Social Work – includes lunch/networking

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

Following Dr. Braithwaite’s workshop Qualitative Research Design & Methods workshop, this is an organizational meeting for faculty who are qualitative researchers and are interested in developing research teams for possible research collaborations. Dr. Pat Sherman, Social Work, will facilitate the meeting. Lunch will be available and there will be time for informal discussion and networking. ORSP staff will be available to talk about funding possibilities.


Overview of Major Funding Programs: Science, Health, and Wellness Research - Thursday, November 7 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, Lindy Foreman, Susan Gannon

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop will provide an overview of selected major funding programs from HRSA, SAMHSA, NSF, NIH, and DOJ that are good matches for Kean qualitative researchers, especially interdisciplinary research teams.   


Intermediate SPSS - Tuesday, November 12 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop will cover the features of SPSS of interest to most users and how to use various tests and measures in research. The workshop will cover how to compute new variables from existing ones, how to run T-tests, correlations, and simple regressions. Workshop participants are expected to be familiar with the basic functions of SPSS. An online tutorial, Introduction to SPSS, is available on the ORSP website.


Strategies for Funding REU Programs in Education, Science, and the Social Sciences - Thursday, November 14 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, Lindy Foreman, Susan Gannon, Dr. Daniela Shebitz

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports research by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation, including Education and Human Resources, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Geosciences, Computer and Information Science, and Biological Sciences. This workshop will review the special features and requirements of REU proposals. Dr. Daniela Shebitz will  share her personal insights about the current Kean REU project.


Education Research Funding: IES, OPE, USED, NJDOE, and Foundations - Tuesday, November 19 - UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, Susan Gannon

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop will present a quick guide to “who funds what” in education. If you are interested in seeking funding for education research or programs, this workshop is a useful first step in developing a funding strategy. Topics include: research funding from the Institute for Education Science (IES); institutional improvement funding from the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE); program funding and professional development for teachers from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE); and, funding from the US Department of Education. The major foundations that focus on specific education topics will also be covered.


Grant Budgeting - Thursday, November 21 - UC 226
Brenda Dunlop

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop will cover all aspects of grant budgeting including released time, summer salary, fringe benefits, student stipends, subcontracts, in-kind and cash matches. The purchasing and hiring processes for grants will be reviewed along with time and effort reporting, faculty overload, and summer payments. If you are considering applying for external funding, this workshop will help you with your planning.


Responsible Conduct of Research Training for Faculty and Students - Tuesday, December 10- UC 226
Dr. Joe Cronin, Susan Gannon

12:30 - 1:30, Lunch 12:15

This workshop presents current guidelines and regulatory requirements for the responsible and ethical conduct of research. The online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course modules will be reviewed. All investigators, grant directors and faculty research mentors are encouraged to attend.