Collaboration is critical for a successful research career. By combining complementary skills and diverse perspectives, researchers are better able to tackle complex societal challenges and access a range of funding opportunities. However, building and sustaining collaborations can be challenging, especially when partners bridge departments, disciplines, schools, institutes, and colleges.
This session will provide guidance on finding and developing productive collaborative relationships, including discussing pitfalls and approaches to avoid those and reap the benefits.
In an increasingly competitive funding environment, it is essential to make sure your proposal stands out from others under review. Telling a clear, compelling story is critical to your proposal’s success. This workshop will cover effective proposal writing techniques from the big picture to the sentence level. Grant writing pitfalls to avoid will also be discussed.
Effective strategies to identify appropriate funding opportunities for your project include more than just searching a database. Assessing your readiness to submit and initiating contact with the sponsor(s) also can play key roles in determining the success of your efforts to secure funding.
This session will start by introducing a range of strategies and tools that help make funding searches more productive and efficient. The session will conclude with readiness assessment and relationship building strategies and tools.
The Office of Large Center Development supports collaborative research activities to expand UNH’s capacity to pursue major multi- and interdisciplinary research initiatives that garner national and international recognition by providing the following services: