Research Funding Workshops - Spring 2015


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Grants Management - Tuesday, May 5 - UC 226
Presented by: Brenda Dunlop, ORSP

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop, geared to project directors and project staff, will cover all aspects of grant administration. Topics include 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.

     

 

Writing Successful Grants - Thursday, May 7 - UC 226
Presented by: Dr. Robert Porter, University of Tennessee

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The introductory workshop will cover basic principles of good grant writing, starting with the phrasing of a compelling research theme to the actual construction of the proposal itself. Major differences between traditional "academic prose" and persuasive grant writing will be highlighted. Common pitfalls that can lead to early rejection of good ideas will be reviewed, matched with practical strategies for better writing.

     
 

Building the NSF Proposal - Friday, May 8 - UC 226
Presented by: Dr. Robert Porter, University of Tennessee

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The advanced workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal. Samples from successful proposals will be cited to illustrate key points. 

     

 

Organizations and Groups - Research and Evaluation Funding - workshop will be rescheduled for a future date
Presented by: ORSP

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop will cover a broad range of funding topics starting with research funding available from NSF, SHRM, and other sources for studying organizations and groups. Funding that supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects on various topics such as health care, education, reducing inequality, etc. will also be covered. Finally, opportunities for researchers to partner with communities will be explored.

     

 

Research Integrity -workshop will be rescheduled for a future date
Presented by: Dr. Joseph Cronin, ORSP

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop will focus on the major NSF crosscutting programs that are supported by multiple divisions within NSF, including Biological Sciences, Computer & Information Science, Education & Human Resources, Geosciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Social & Economic Sciences, and Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences.