Research Funding Workshops - AY 2016


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Arts & Humanities Funding – NEH & NEA - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This workshop will present the major ongoing funding programs available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and select private funders. We will begin with a discussion of mission match, proposal preparation with the reviewers in mind, "do's and don’ts, and the essentials of successful grant proposals for these funders.


Education Research Funding – USED, NJDOE & NSF - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This workshop will present an overview of funding available from the US Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). 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 NJDOE; and, funding for special education and adult education. The major foundations that focus on specific education topics will also be covered.


Health and Wellness Research Funding – NIH - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In addition to research on diseases, the NIH supports programs on aging, alcohol abuse, behavioral research to eliminate health disparities, deafness and communication disorders, drug abuse, environmental health sciences, mental health, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and alternative medicine. This workshop will present the major funding programs of the NIH. Important topics will include understanding common terms, what the application requires from the PI, how to confirm that a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is appropriate to your work, and specific review criteria and how these should influence proposal preparation. The goal is to make workshop attendees comfortable with applying for NIH funds to support their research.


Organizations & Groups Research Funding – NSF, SHRM & SBA - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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


Science Research and STEM Education Funding - NSF -Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This workshop will present the major funding programs available for Science research from NSF including some of their newer initiatives. It will also cover NSF programs that fund research on postsecondary STEM education and improving student outcomes.

The major NSF crosscutting programs will be presented, such as “Research Experiences for Undergraduates”, “Research in Undergraduate Institutions”, and “Major Research Instrumentation”. These programs are supported by multiple divisions within NSF.

Finding Funding using SPIN - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In an effort to assist faculty and staff in finding potential sources of funding for research, projects, programs and fellowships, ORSP has contracted for a database search engine, SPIN-Plus. This hands-on workshop demonstrates the power of the SPIN search tool in finding funders and collaborators for research, creative work, and community outreach. All participants will register with and use the SPIN, GENIUS and SMARTS search engines during the session. The Foundation Center database and other search engines and links available through the ORSP and KU library websites will also be demonstrated.



Grant Management - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - UC 226

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.


Research Integrity - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - UC 226

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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.