Spring 2015

 
 

Call for Participation
Spring 2015 Workshop on the Logistics of Proposal Development
Friday, April 10, 2015 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Click here to register - or to express your interest,
even if you are unable to attend on April 10th.

Overview

The Office of Research offered a new workshop, Logistics of Proposal Development, during the Fall 2014 semester, which was open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty interested in developing proposals for external research funding. This workshop will be offered again this semester on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm (Parker Hannifin Hall Room 104), which is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty interested in developing proposals for external research funding.

The April workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to learn (or receive a refresher) about a variety of topics that will facilitate their ability to prepare and submit successful proposals for external research funding at CSU.

Workshop Structure

The workshop will include brief presentations covering a variety of topics surrounding proposal development, as indicated in the tentative agenda below. The idea is that by the end of the workshop, each participant will feel comfortable with the grant process at CSU - from beginning (initially identifying funding mechanisms) to end (eventual grant submission).

In addition, workshop participants will hear from colleagues with a successful record of external research funding. Consequently, participants will be able to learn from their colleagues' experiences - successes and mistakes - and therefore find themselves in a position to develop more competitive proposals.

Register by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Interested faculty members must register by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by completing the brief online registration form found here: Spring 2015 Workshop Registration - Logistics of Proposal Development. A copy of your completed registration form will be sent to the email address entered during registration. If you are unable to attend on April 10, please visit this online registration page to record your interest in participating in this workshop in the future.

Any questions and comments related to the Spring 2015 Workshop on the Logistics of Proposal Development may be directed to Conor McLennan, associate vice president for research, at c.mclennan@csuohio.edu or x: 5171.

Agenda

Brief Introduction

Jerzy Sawicki, Vice President for Research

Save Time by Understanding CSU's Research Administration

Conor McLennan, Associate Vice President for Research

Participants will learn about the structure of CSU's Research Administration -- including the Technology Transfer Office and Sponsored Programs and Research Administration. Participants will be provided with the names and contact information of various research staff who will be happy to provide assistance related to funded research and proposal development.

Introduction to Sponsored Programs and Research Services

Teri Kocevar, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Services

Workshop participants will be provided with the most up-to-date internal forms and policies, including the Proposal Transmittal Form, the SPRS Fact Sheet, and guidelines for course buy-outs from grants. Moreover, participants will be given a brief introduction to Cayuse 424, the Electronic Grants Management System used by CSU. Additional information regarding pre- and post-award support will be shared during the workshop. Participants will learn what is most important for applicants to know when applying for -- and administering -- external funding. Determining base salary effort, calculating fringe rates and summer salary, and writing budget narratives will all be addressed during the workshop.

How Internal Awards & Support Might Help You to Obtain a Grant

Conor McLennan, Associate Vice President for Research

The Office of Research administers a number of internal awards and funding opportunities, including awards that may increase faculty members' ability to prepare competitive proposals for external funding. In addition, the Office of Research is happy to facilitate the development of major interdisciplinary collaborative proposals.

How to Locate External Funding Opportunities

Conor McLennan, Associate Vice President for Research

The workshop will include practical information to help researchers identify external funding opportunities - from traditional mechanisms (e.g., NIH, NSF) to more innovative partnerships and entrepreneurial research. During the workshop, participants will be given a brief introduction to SPIN, an extensive research funding opportunity database, including how to register and use the SPIN database.

Overview of the Grant Process - Helpful Tips from Select CSU Researchers with a Successful Record of External Research Funding

The workshop will include brief discussions of various aspects of the grant submission process, including a discussion of the structure of proposals, the writing process, proposal review criteria, and dealing with rejection -- including how to edit proposals for resubmission. Workshop participants will hear from some of their colleagues with a successful record of external research funding. Consequently, participants will be able to learn from their colleagues' experiences -- including both successes and mistakes -- and therefore participants will be in a position to develop more competitive proposals.

 

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