Grant Seeking Skills and Tools

Grant Seeking Skills and Tools

These tools and programs are designed to help researchers enhance their skills for seeking funding for research and scholarly activity.

Look for the  and  heading bars to identify these programs in the Research Office Workshop/Seminar Calendar. Note that not all programs are offered every year.

 

Federal Research Update Webinars

Finding Funding - Search Tools and How to Use Them

Fulbright Programs to Foster International Scholarship

Fundamentals of the NIH

Funding Opportunities for New/ Early Career Investigators

Learning Communities and Affinity Groups

Making the Jump to Larger Grants: What Faculty Members Need to Know!

Making Your NSF-forts Count

NIH's AREA Program - Overview and Strategies for Success

Research and Engagement Academy

Strategies for Success with the US DOE Early Career Research Program

UP-2-NIH

Working with Foundations: What You Need to Know

 

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Federal Research Update Webinars

Key federal agencies communicated their annual updates on research priorities and budgets in a Federal Research Update webinar series that was broadcast live from Washington D.C. from Wednesday, October 31 through Friday, November 2, 2012. The Bipartisan Policy Center also presented a webinar: The Sequester: Mechanics and Impact.

Agencies that presented updates:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • Department of Education, National Center for Education Research (US ED/NCER)
  • Department of Energy, Office of Science (DOE)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

The webcast was presented by The State University System of Florida in partnership with the University of Missouri and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students

Attendance: Open - UNH community

Agenda, speakers biographies, slides and videos of the webinars are available at: http://research.missouri.edu/federalupdate/index.

Slides and videos also are available on our Federal Sponsor Updates page.

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Finding Funding - Search Tools and How to Use Them

A “how-to” session that provides:

  • introduction to tools provided on the Research Office web site, by sponsors, and on other web sites
  • strategies to manage and optimize funding opportunity searches

Primary Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students

Attendance: Open - UNH community

Presentation from April 4, 2013 Workshop

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Fulbright Programs to Foster International Scholarship

This seminar presents an overview of the range of opportunities provided by the Fulbright Program for mid-career and senior faculty to conduct research and teach abroad, as well as to host international scholars, and provides personal perspectives of UNH faculty who have been Fulbright scholars. Information about UNH resources to support Fulbright awardees also is provided.

Primary Audience: Mid-career and senior faculty

Attendance: Open

Presentation and Handouts from
March 19, 2013 UNH Fulbright Day

 

Presentation by Caitlin McNamara,
Fulbright Program Director

Handouts
Fulbright US Scholars Program Overview
Fulbright Specialist Program Overview
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Overview
Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Fund Overview

Other Resources

The Fulbright Experience (~10 minute video)

Fulbright Scholar Program Webinars Broadcast Schedule

Planning/ Application Development & Review

Resources for UNH Fulbright Applicants

 

UNH
      Faculty Fulbright     
Campus
Representative

Lynnette W. Hentges
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

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UNH Fulbright Faculty Scholars      

UNH Fulbright Visiting Scholars     

UNH Fulbright Specialists

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   Did you receive a Fulbright Award   
while at an institution other
than UNH?

We want to know about it!

Please send an email with the dates,
country, host institution,
and Fulbright discipline
of your award to:

lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

  

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Fundamentals of the NIH

Megan Columbus, NIH's Director of Communications and Outreach, Office of Extramural Research, will be present a webinar covering the fundamentals of NIH and the NIH grants process. A Q&A period will follow.

Primary Audience: Faculty, Research Staff,  Post-docs and Grad Students, particularly those conducting biomedical or behavioral research

Attendance: Open

    September 4, 2013 Presentation

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Funding Opportunities for New/ Early Career Investigators

This seminar presents strategies and resources for taking advantage of the special funding opportunities provided to early-career scholars by federal agencies, not-for-profits, professional societies and other sponsors.

Primary Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students

Attendance: Open - UNH community

Presentation from November 27, 2012 Workshop

Comparison of Selected Programs for Early Career Scholars

Lists of funding opportunitites for new/early career investigators can be found here.

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Learning Communities and Affinity Groups

With the assistance of RDC staff and other UNH community members,  small groups of faculty work throughout the year to develop their grant seeking skills through a focus on specific research topics/needs or funding agencies/programs.  Past LCs/AGs have been centered on the NSF CAREER program, Library, humanities, Dept. of Energy Early Career Research Awards, and sustainable agroecosystems.  LCs/AGs for 2013-2014 will include UP-2-NIH and Making Your NSF-forts Count.

Participants are selected through a nomination/application process.

For more information, contact:

Kathy Cataneo (Director, Research Development & Communications) at k.cataneo@unh.edu or 862-0357

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Making the Jump to Larger Grants: What Faculty Members Need to Know!

Many faculty get stuck in a rut in their grant-writing, being turned down for individual grants time-after-time, or sticking to grants that are too small to advance the faculty's' research goals and each faculty member's personal growth. During this webinar, Professor Russell Olwell from Eastern Michigan University will be discuss how to make a jump to larger grant programs and how to successfully integrate grant-seeking and management into a faculty career.

Primary Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students

Attendance: Open - UNH community

Presentation from June 7, 2012 Webinar

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Making Your NSF-forts Count

A semester-long initiative by the Research Development and Communications office in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension, Making Your NSF-forts Count  is designed to provide participants with (1) a strategic approach to developing a competitive proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and (2) advice and tools to incorporate broader impacts activities in the proposed project.

Primary Audience: tenure-track, research, and extension faculty interested in re-submitting recently declined NSF proposals; all tenure-track faculty currently eligible and interested in submitting to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Participants are selected through an application process that occurs in the spring.


Questions?  Contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu or 862-0357

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NIH's AREA Program - Overview and Strategies for Success

The Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small-scale biomedical, behavioral and clinical research projects. Types of fundable projects include pilot research projects and feasibility studies; development, testing, and refinement of research techniques; secondary analysis of available data sets; and similar discrete research projects that demonstrate research capability. A unique feature of the program that plays to a UNH strength is that active involvement of undergraduate (preferred) and graduate students in the proposed research is strongly encouraged.

In this workshop, the features and requirements of the AREA program will be presented, as well as strategies and specialized resources available to help researchers prepare competitive proposals to this program.

Primary Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students, particularly those conducting biomedical or behavioral research

Attendance: Open - UNH community

       

Presentation and Handouts from March 16, 2012 workshop:

  NIH's AREA Program - Overview and Strategies for Success  
  Comparison of Common NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) Mechanisms  
  Review Criteria for NIH AREA Research Grants  
     
 

NIH Proposal Development Tools for UNH

- annotated biosketch
- application deconstructions (components & instructions)
- cover letter template
- sample proposals and components
- standard/sample text for AREA-specific Facilities & Other Resources section

 

*** For additional info about NIH AREA and Research Office support for proposal development, see NIH AREA (R15) Grants. ***

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Research and Engagement Academy

The Research and Engagement Academy is designed to advance and support the scholarly careers and success of faculty members by strengthening the quality and quantity of grant proposals submitted to federal agencies and foundations and by increasing the diversity of faculty who are awarded funding. Academy scholars commit to submit a competitive grant proposal, to attend six day-long workshops and to work closely with an assigned “scholarly coach.” Scholarly coaches are senior UNH faculty with established records of external funding and with the personal qualities and desire necessary to serve others.  The Academy is a joint program of the Engagement and Outreach Office and the Research Office.

Participants are selected through a nomination/application process that occurs in the fall.

For more information, contact:

Julie Williams (Senior Vice Provost, Engagement and Academic Outreach) at julie.williams@unh.edu or 862-1997

Kathy Cataneo (Director, Research Development & Communications) at k.cataneo@unh.edu or 862-0357

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Strategies for Success with the US DOE Early Career Research Program

Dr. Kristin Bennett, Senior Science Advisor, Van Scoyoc and Associates, and 20-year veteran DOE program officer will present advice for strategic alignment of proposals with DOE interests, proposal enhancement, and “tricks of the trade.” 
            DOE Early Career Research Program website

Primary Audience: Untenured, tenure-track assistant and associate professors as of November 2012, no more than 10 years beyond the Ph.D., in areas of interest to DOE’s Office of Science

Attendance: By invitation; RSVP required

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UP-2-NIH

A  UNH program to support selected faculty interested in pursuing funding from the National Institutes of Health

Many UNH faculty have research interests and expertise in health, biomedical and behavioral sciences, yet their success in competing for extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been limited.

To address UNH’s relative lack of success in securing NIH awards, Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR) staff and a representative group of UNH faculty with NIH experience have proposed a strategy to increase our faculty’s competitiveness to receive NIH funding for their research.

We are now implementing this strategy, a program called UP-2-NIH, in which selected faculty interested in securing funding from NIH will receive focused support from the Research Office over a 12-month period.

Participants are selected through an application process that occurs in the spring.


Questions?  Contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu or 862-0357

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Working with Foundations: What You Need to Know

Panel presentations by representatives from regional and national foundations/ nonprofits that will support research, teaching, outreach or other scholarly projects by members of the UNH community.  Includes a follow-up question/answer period.

Primary Audience: Faculty, research staff, post-docs and graduate students

Attendance: Open - UNH community

Presentation from May 9, 2011 Workshop

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Contact Information

 

Research Development and Communications

Kathryn B. Cataneo
Director of Research Development & Communications

603-862-0357
k.cataneo@unh.edu


Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate

603-862-2002
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

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