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Grantwriting Training Calendar

May 2022 Webinar – Talking to Program Officers: How, Why, and Yes, You Should Do It!

When: Friday, May 13, 2022 1:30-2:30 PM | Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Bryan DeBusk, Grants Consultant with Hanover Research.

When talking about grantseeking, a lot of attention is given -- and rightfully so -- to making sure the final proposal documents are as well-presented and persuasive as possible.  But another vitally important component of grantseeking success actually happens long before the final proposal is submitted, and perhaps not long after you've started to sketch out your ideas about a potential grant.  We are talking, of course, about reaching out to program officers for the grant opportunities your are interested in.  Program officers are a valuable resource that should not be overlooked in your approach to grantseeking.  Here are a few of the many benefits of talking to program officers: they can provide valuable insight into whether the project you have in mind is a strong fit for their program, they can provide important clarifications of guidelines, and they may even be able to point you to other opportunities within their agency that may be of interest.  Because of their unique position within the grantseeking process, the questions is not "should I reach out" to them but "HOW should I reach out" and “what should I expect.”

This training, presented by OVPR partner Hanover Research, will give a strong answer to these question by providing participants an agency-by-agency introduction to who program officers are and what they do, an overview of what program officers are allowed to tell you and what you shouldn't ask about, and some tips about how to reach out to program officers from various agencies and what you should do to prepare for the conversation.  Come ready with all your program-officer related questions!

This training is open to all faculty at UConn/UConn Health.  Postdocs/advanced graduate students are also welcome.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Registration is required.

Registration: https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration-2-2/

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu,

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu) by Monday, May 9, 2022 at 12 noon.

January Grantwriting Webinar – Concept Development: Turning Good Ideas Into Fundable Proposals

When: Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:00-3:00 PM | Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Leigh Fanning, Grants Consultant with Hanover Research.

As academic researchers, we are trained how to define important research questions for our fields and how to generate creative and thoughtful approaches that will advance those areas of inquiry.  However, when it comes to seeking grant funding for our work, often having excellent science or scholarship is not enough.  Before a project can be competitive for funding from external sponsors, the work needs to make the shift from being a "good idea" to being a well-developed project that is well aligned with what a particular sponsor is looking to fund.

This webinar aims to provide faculty grantseekers from all disciplines insights into how to approach this process.  Our Hanover Grants Consultant will provide an overview of the steps grantseekers need to take to develop their research ideas into competitive proposals, discuss examples that will be relevant to faculty from various disciplines, and answer specific questions about how to turn good ideas into fundable proposals!  Our goal is that you will leave the training with a framework for approaching grantwriting that will set you up for funding success.

This training is open to all faculty at UConn/UConn Health, particularly faculty who are new to grantseeking and wish to develop strong grantwriting habits.  Postdocs/advanced graduate students are also welcome.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Registration is required.

Registrationhttps://hanoverresearch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduqgpjIiH9F6lfsyxhFVin6dfAl6mA_v

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu,

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu) by Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12 noon.

February 2022 – OVPR NSF CAREER Award Workshop (3-Session Virtual Training)

When: 10am-12pm, Wednesday Feb 2, Feb 9, and Feb 16| Registration Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022 by 12 noon.

Where: Virtual Training via Zoom

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce an NSF CAREER award grantwriting workshop to be conducted by Dr. M. S. AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group.  This virtual training, which consists of three, two-hour sessions held one week apart, will explore the unique and important features of the NSF CAREER funding mechanism and important guidelines of the CAREER program that applicants must keep in mind.  It will include a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

The OVPR is making this workshop available free of charge to all UConn/UConn Health faculty members who are eligible for NSF CAREER Awards.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility for this workshop.

Registration is required and includes all three sessions of the training and a copy of Dr. AtKisson’s grantwriting workbook.

Note: attendance at all three sessions is required to fully complete the training.  Due to the interactive nature of the training, the sessions are not being recorded for later viewing.  Please reach out to Matt Mroz if you have interest in the workshop but have concerns about scheduling.

Information: https://ovpr.uconn.edu/funding/grantwriting/training-calendar/

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration-career/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860-486-6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 12 noon.

May 2021 Grantwriting Webinar – Early Career Grantseeking Strategies: Planning for Summer and Beyond

When: Friday, May 21, 2021 – 1:00-2:30 PM | Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Sarah Ott, Senior Grants Consultant with Hanover Research.

Early-career grantseekers face unique challenges as they learn to balance grantwriting with teaching, research, and service to their disciplinary and university communities.  This training aims to provide some useful tools and practical strategies to help grantseeking faculty at the early-career stage to build productive rhythms, to set short and long term goals, and to begin measuring success.

Through this training, attendees can expect to:

  1. Understand how to best leverage their summer for grant writing endeavors
    • Strategies for developing goals and a regular routine for grant writing over the summer
    • Example summer plans and routines for STEM fields, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
  2. See how to develop a short- and long-term grantseeking and grant writing strategy to continue the momentum they build over the summer months
    • Guidance on developing a 12-month and five year grantseeking and grant writing long-term strategy.
    • Long-term strategies and expectations for a variety of fields.
    • 5 common strategies you can use  to jump-start your grant- funded career
  3. Understand common grantseeking trajectories and learn about common funding opportunities for pre-tenured faculty
    • Popular research funding mechanisms for pre-tenured faculty including DoD and DOE young investigator programs, NIH K mechanisms, and NSF CAREER.
  4. Learn about internal and external proposal development supports available to them.
    • Overview of consultation, proposal review, and proposal revision services from OVPR and Hanover

The ideal audience for this training are faculty who are just finishing up their first year as an Assistant Professor, but it is open to all early-career faculty at UConn/UConn Health, faculty who are new to grantseeking and wish to develop grantwriting habits, and postdocs/advanced graduate students.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Registration is required.

Registrationhttps://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration-2-2/

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu,

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu) by Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12 noon.

Spring 2021 Grantwriting Webinar – Grantseeking Strategies for Mid-Career Faculty

When: Friday, February 19, 2021 – 9:30 AM-12:00 PM | Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Hanover Research.

After successfully navigating the tenure process, mid-career faculty find themselves facing a new landscape of challenges and opportunities, often without many signposts or roadmaps to guide them along their way.  This training aims to provide some useful tools and practical strategies to help grantseeking faculty at the mid-career stage to get their bearings, to set new goals, and to chart a successful course forward.

During this hands-on training, Sarah Ott, Grants Consultant with Hanover Research, will 1) present tools to assist mid-career faculty with a self-assessment process that can guide their choices and plans for mid-career grantseeking growth; 2) guide faculty through approaches for targeting new funding sources, including center grants and large awards; and 3) provide strategies for participating in and leading research collaborations that are meaningful and productive.

This training is best suited for faculty who have a solid background with grantseeking (if you are looking for a more foundational approach, please see our Resource Library for trainings on grantwriting essentials), but it is open to all open to all UConn/UConn Health Faculty.   Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Registration is required.

Registrationhttps://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration-2-2/

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu,

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu) by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12 noon.

OVPR NSF CAREER Award Workshop (2-session virtual training) January/February 2021

When: Thursday, January 28 AND Thursday , February 4, both from 2PM -4PM | Registration Deadline: January 25, 2021 by 12 noon.

Where: Virtual Training via Zoom

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce an NSF CAREER award grantwriting workshop to be conducted by Dr. M. S. AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group.  This virtual training, which consists of two, two-hour sessions held one week apart, will explore the unique and important features of the NSF CAREER funding mechanism and important guidelines of the CAREER program that applicants must keep in mind.  It will include a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

The OVPR is making this workshop available to all UConn/UConn Health faculty members who are eligible for NSF CAREER Awards.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility for this workshop.

Registration is required, and includes both sessions of the training and a copy of Dr. AtKisson’s grantwriting workbook.

Note: attendance at both sessions is required to fully complete the training.  Due to the interactive nature of the training, the sessions are not being recorded for later viewing.

Information: https://ovpr.uconn.edu/funding/grantwriting/training-calendar/

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration-career/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860-486-6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12 noon.

Fall 2020 Grantwriting Webinar – Essentials of Competitive Proposals

When: Friday, November 13, 2020 – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2020 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Hanover Research.  This webinar is free of charge and open to all UConn/UConn Health Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs, and to advanced Ph.D. students.   Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.  Registration is required.

The first half of this session will focus on the basics of grant writing, including an overview of how grantmaking works, what types of entities award funding and for what types of projects. The second half of this section will focus on effective proposal development practices, including a breakdown of common grant application requirements and components, and how to best approach them.

The OVPR is making this workshop available at no cost to UConn/UConn Health faculty members.

Registrationhttps://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu,

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu) by Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12 noon.

Developing Great Aims and Objectives

When: Friday, January 17, 2020 – 1:30-2:30 PM | Registration Deadline: Monday, January 13, 2020 by 12 noon.

Where: Zoom Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Hanover Research.  This webinar is free of charge and open to all UConn/UConn Health Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs, and to advanced Ph.D. students.   Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.  Registration is required.

This entry-level grantwriting training is aimed at early career faculty, faculty who are new to grants, faculty who desire a refresher on grantwriting basics, and post-docs/advanced graduate students.  The presentation will give participants insights into how to create grant aims and objectives that are clear, compelling, and competitive for reviewers and sponsors.

The OVPR is making this workshop available at no cost to UConn/UConn Health faculty members.

Registrationhttps://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact inforesearch@uconn.edu, 860-486-6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12 noon.

OVPR CAREER Award Workshop

When: Friday, November 1, 2019 – 8:30 AM-4:30 PM | Registration Deadline: October 28, 2019 by 12 noon.

Where: Babbidge Library Room 1102 (First Floor), Storrs Campus

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce an NSF CAREER award grantwriting workshop to be conducted by Dr. M. S. AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group.  This full-day workshop will explore the unique and important features of the NSF CAREER funding mechanism and important guidelines of the CAREER program that applicants must keep in mind, as well as address basic strategies of proposal writing, applicable to other mechanisms.  It will include a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

The OVPR is making this workshop available at no cost to UConn/UConn Health faculty members.  Please contact research@uconn.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Registration is required, and includes the workshop, lunch, a workbook, and light refreshments throughout the day.

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860-486-6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12 noon.

Opening the Door to the NIH: Successfully Transitioning to NIH Funding (Friday, Sept 13, 2019 from 11:00AM-12:00PM)

When:  Friday, Sept 13, 2019 from 11:00AM-12:00PM

Where: Remote webinar via Skype

Registration Deadline: Sept 9, 2019 (12 noon)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Hanover Research.  This webinar is free of charge and open to all UConn/UConn Health Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs, and to advanced Ph.D. students.  Registration is required.

With its diversity of specialized institutes and its variety of funding types and mechanisms (R01, R21, K grants, P grants, U grants, etc.), winning NIH funding poses unique challenges, even for faculty who have experience with other Federal sponsors.  This training will provide insight into unique aspects of NIH grantseeking—its mission, organization, mechanisms, proposal guidelines, and application and review process—for the faculty member who is looking to transition into NIH funding.  While this training will be useful for those interested in NIH funding generally, there will be a focus on moving into NIH funding after being successful with other funders.

This training will assume familiarity with grantwriting basics.  For those who are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of competitive proposal writing, please visit our resource library.

Registration is Required

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860-486-6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Monday, Sept 9, 2019 at 12 noon

Approaches to Center Grant Proposals – April 12, 2019 1-3pm

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 – 1 PM- 3 PM (we expect the webinar to be 1.5 hours long, extra time is allowed for questions and discussion)

Where: Babbage Library, Video Theater 2, Storrs Campus;  Alternate: remote attendance through Skype (registration still required)

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2019 by 12 noon.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to sponsor this grant writing seminar, presented in webinar format by Hanover Research.  This webinar is free of charge and open to all UConn/UConn Health Faculty and Staff.  Registration is required.

Today’s complex scientific and social challenges often require the close and coordinated collaboration of many researchers from different disciplinary approaches.  Center grant mechanisms can be attractive solution for funding these collaborations, but the programs offering them are often very competitive and the process for assembling teams and proposals is intricate and challenging.  This webinar will provide an introduction to center grant mechanisms at the NIH and NSF and give insight into what competitive proposals and teams look like.

Registration is required

Registration link:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378) by Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12 noon.

OVPR Grantwriting Webinar – Revision and Resubmission (1/17/19)

Thursday, January 17, 2018 – 10 AM- 12 PM (we expect the webinar to be 1-1.5 hours long, extra time is allowed for questions and discussion)

Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Room (1st Floor), Storrs Campus, or via Skype

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2018 by 12 noon.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce a grantwriting webinar to be conducted by Hanover Research.

This webinar, the third in a series covering the grantseeking lifecycle, will focus on revision and resubmission.  It is a well established fact that in today's funding climate, few grant seekers will be funded on their first attempt.  This webinar will help participants prepare more competitive resubmissions by addressing how to get the most from reviewer feedback and how to approach the revision/resubmission process.  Participants with all levels of experience with grantseeking are welcome.  The presentation will take a foundational approach suitable for those who are newer to the process, and we encourage more experienced grantseekers to indicate specific concerns/questions on this topic they would also like the presentation to address (using the space provided in the registration form).

The OVPR is making this webinar available to UConn/UConn Health faculty members, as well as postdocs and advanced graduate students.  Please contact research@uconn.edu for details.

Registration is required

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378

If you are an individual with a disability and need any accommodations in order to attend, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378)

Fall 2018 OVPR CAREER Award Workshop (11/2/18)

Friday, November 2, 2018 – 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Babbidge Library Video Theater 2 (2nd Floor), Storrs Campus

Registration Deadline: October 29, 2018 by 12 noon.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce an NSF CAREER award grantwriting workshop to be conducted by Dr. M. S. AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group.

This full-day workshop will explore the unique and important features of the NSF CAREER funding mechanism and important guidelines of the CAREER program that applicants must keep in mind, as well as address basic strategies of proposal writing, applicable to other mechanisms.  It will include a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

The OVPR is making this workshop available to UConn/UConn Health faculty members.  Postdocs may also be accepted pending availability.  Please contact research@uconn.edu for details.

Registration is required, and includes the workshop, a set of printed handouts, light refreshments throughout the day.  Lunch will also be provided

Registration:  https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/research-development/grant-writing-registration/

Contact info:  research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378

If you are an individual with a disability and need any accommodations in order to attend, please contact Matt Mroz in the OVPR (research@uconn.edu, 860.486.6378)