Workshops

FALL 2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC first- and second-year graduate students in STEM and STEM education, undergraduate seniors planning to enroll in STEM or STEM education graduate programs
Monday, August 28, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am
University Library, Room 1126

Sponsored by the following divisions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute and Proposal Development Services.

This session will introduce interested students to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP is an NSF-wide program that provides fellowships to students in the earliest stages of their graduate careers to pursue non-medical research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Current fellowships consist of a stipend to the Fellow of $34,000 per year for three years and a cost-of-education allowance to the institution of $12,000 per year for three years. Topics to be discussed include details of the support provided by the fellowship, eligibility requirements, application requirements and procedures, and strategies for developing strong proposals. Submission deadlines for fellowship applications will be October 23-27, 2017, the specific day dependent on discipline. NOTE: Eligibility for the NSF GRFP is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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Basic Proposal Development

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
Thursday, August 31, 2017
11:00am – 12:00pm
University Library, Room 1126

This presentation focuses on basic procedures for developing successful proposals to funding agencies that support research and other scientific/scholarly/educational activities. Topics we will discuss include finding funding opportunities, becoming familiar with funding agencies (e.g., understanding agency missions, application procedures, and review criteria), understanding the basic components of a grant application, basic budget construction (e.g., calculating indirect costs), and the submission process (e.g. routing with IUPUI grants administration office and different agency submission systems). Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to the session.

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Focus on the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Target Audiences: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in science and engineering
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am
University Library, Room 1126

Sponsored by the following divisions of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: Proposal Development Services and the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. This session serves as an introduction to preparing grant proposals for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Topics to be discussed include the origins and mission of NSF, budgetary trends at NSF, the organizational structure of NSF, the mechanics of preparing proposals for NSF funding, the proposal review process at NSF, STEM education and workforce development priorities at NSF, and the role of assessment and evaluation in NSF-funded projects. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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Focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
Thursday, October 5, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
University Library, Room 1126

This presentation focuses on grant applications to the National Institutes of Health. Topics we will discuss include becoming familiar with the funding agency (e.g., understanding the agency mission, infrastructure), understanding the different types of mechanisms (e.g., R01, P01, T, K, F), finding funding opportunities (e.g., how to navigate an FOA to identify all elements required for submission), fundamentals of the NIH grants process (e.g., key resources and website), understanding the components of the grant application, basic budget construction, the submission process (e.g., ASSIST & the grants package), and the review process. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to the session.

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Multi-Investigator Complex Proposals

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC senior faculty with previous or current external funding, Signature Center directors
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
University Library, Room 1126

The current funding environment favors large, complex, multi-institutional, multi-investigator projects. However, organizing a successful submission takes a great deal of planning and teamwork. This session will focus on exploring the distinctions between “standard” and “complex” submissions, navigating through issues of building and organizing the research team, intra- and inter-institutional collaboration, and preparing a successful proposal. Participants will also find out what assistance is available from the staff of Proposal Development Services in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue. (Limited to 20 registrants.)

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Nine Golden Rules to Succeed in Research and Scholarship

Target Audience: faculty
Friday, October 27, 2017
2:30pm – 4:30pm
University Library, Room 1126

This session will reveal the Nine Golden Rules on how to succeed in research and scholarship. It is focused toward new and early career investigators; however, mid-career faculty should find the information of interest as well.

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