Grant Seeking Skills and Tools

Grant Seeking Skills and Tools

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

Check the Research Office Workshop/Seminar Calendar regularly to find details and registration information for the programs offered each month.

 

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Workshop

Dr. William Regli, Special Assistant to the DARPA Director and previously DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Acting Director and Deputy Director, will discuss how DARPA supports high-risk, high-payoff research occurring in U.S. universities. 

Six DARPA technical offices support research across a wide spectrum, including engineering biology, math/modeling, physical systems, social systems, navigation, and communications and networks.  (For a complete list of DARPA’s detailed current research topics by Office, see https://unh.box.com/v/DARPAOffices.)

Early contact with DARPA is critical to funding success.  Dr. Regli will explain how and when to engage with the agency.  He will also present information on DARPA’s Young Faculty Award (YFA) program. 

First priority seating for this workshop is for UNH faculty. 

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
September 28, 2017  8:45 – 10:15 AM

For more information, please contact Kathy Cataneo at K.Cataneo@unh.edu.

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Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Seminar DOD SBIR-STTR logo

This seminar is hosted by UNH Innovation for area businesses and UNH faculty interested in applying to the Dept. of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) program. The UNH Research Development Office will assist with SBIR and STTR applications that involve UNH faculty.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
December 5, 2017 -- details coming soon!

For more information, please contact Ellen.Christo@UNH.edu.

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Department of Defense (DoD) Young Investigator Programs US Department of Defense logo

This UNH session will provide information about the special funding opportunities open to early-career investigators by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Strategies and best practices for engaging with DoD service branch points of contact and for developing competitive proposals will be discussed.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
Spring semester (date and time tbd)

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

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Early Career Funding Opportunities and Strategies

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

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
November 14, 2017 12:40 - 2:00 PM

For more information, please contact Lynnette.Hentges@UNH.edu.

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

Links to funding opportunities for post-docs can be found here.

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Finding Funding - Strategies and Search Tools 

Effective strategies for identifying external funding opportunities for research and scholarly activities transcend searching a database. This workshop introduces a range of approaches and tools that help make searching for funding more productive and efficient.  

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
June 5, 2018 12:40 – 2:00 PM

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

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Focus on Fulbright  - Programs to Foster International Scholarship   Fulbright logo

For nearly 70 years, American academics, administrators, and other professionals have taught and conducted research abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. UNH has been well-represented among those scholars.  Now, new opportunities and more flexibility have made the Fulbright programs more accessible than ever. This workshop will provide an overview of the variety of Fulbright programs, followed by discussion with UNH Fulbright Scholars about the impact their awards have had on them personally and professionally, and what advice they have for others seeking to become Fulbright Scholars.

May 23, 2017 presentation:
U.S. Scholar Opportunities
Institutional Opportnities

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
April 24, 2018 12:40 – 2:00 PM

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

For more about the Fulbright Programs, see Fulbright Programs to Foster International Scholarship

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Making Your NSF CAREER Proposal Count     Logo for UNH Program-Making Your NSF CAREER Proposal Count

UNH’s NSF CAREER “Counts” program begins with a November information session for eligible untenured, tenure-track faculty to assess readiness and appropriateness to apply for this prestigious NSF program with July deadlines. 

Interested faculty apply in December to participate in the UNH “Counts” program consisting of 8 workshops and seminars from January through May, with UNH Chemistry Professor Richard Johnson as the faculty fellow.  Research Development Office staff and guest speakers/ panelists also deliver content about the strategies for structuring and integrating research and education plans, assessment and evaluation, broader impacts, developing program officer relationships, peer review, and crafting ancillary documents.  Other “Counts” highlights include internal mentors, a day trip to NSF, a writing-only day in May, and external technical draft proposal reviews.     AY17-18 APPLICATION FORM

Academic Year 2017-2018 Sessions

November 17, 2017 Noon - 2:00 PM
January 5, 2018 1:00 - 3:30 PM
January 19, 2018 1:00 - 3:30 PM
February 16, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 PM
February 22, 2018 12:40 – 2:00 PM
March 9, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM
tbd Vist to NSF Offices, Alexandria, VA
April 12, 2018 Noon - 2:00 PM
April 19, 2018
(Dept. Chairs only)
12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
 
May 4, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Week of May 14 Writing Day

For more information, contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu.

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Partnerships Fair

A common proposal review criterion to be met before anexternal sponsor will invest in research or scholarship is “Why does it matter?” Developing working relationships with internal UNH or external “partners” can help broaden the research or scholarship to more effectively answer the question.
Come meet potential partners to learn what they do and to discuss potential projects.
 
Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
Spring semester (date and time tbd)

For more information, contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu.

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Peer Review Processes and Criteria

Audience: Proposal writers across all disciplines

Presenter: Kathy Cataneo, Director, Research Development Office

Abstract: Grant proposal review criteria are perhaps surprisingly quite alike across US federal funding agencies, despite different terminology and agency missions.  And, these same criteria may be applied easily with not-for-profit sponsors.  Understanding the peer review systems, processes, and criteria used for extramural funding will help proposal writers become more strategic in their approaches relative to how peer review impacts their own proposal writing.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
October 19, 2017 Noon – 1:30 PM
This session is part of the Lunch and Learn Series hosted by the UNH Research Office.
Lunch and Learn Series logo Over 5 hosted lunches, UNH researchers and grants managers can learn about a variety of topics that enhance understanding about proposal development and award administration. This year’s topics include “the universality of peer review criteria,” proposal submission, post award grant management and university resources that support the research enterprise.

For more information, please contact Louise.Griffin@unh.edu.

 

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Proposal Development for Humanities and the Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Scholarship

In this pilot program, a cohort of 2nd and 3rd year faculty selected by the COLA dean’s office will learn how to frame and articulate scholarly goals as fundable ideas, strategies and tools for finding funding, and proposal planning and writing tips for grant and fellowship proposals.  In-session and follow-up activities to facilitate application of each session’s content to participants’ individual situations will be offered. 

Academic Year 2017-2018 Sessions
Session 1 October 26, 2017 --- 3:40 - 5:15 PM
Session 2 December 8, 2017 -- 2:15 - 4:15 PM
Session 3: January, 2018 (date and time tbd)

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

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PUSH USDA     PUSH USDA logo

PUSH USDA helps researchers position themselves to be competitive for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs, particularly those offered by the National Institute of Nutrition and Agriculture (NIFA). Two ½-day January sessions — Finding Your Place at the USDA and Preparing a Competitive Proposal to the USDA — include both lectures and writing activities. Participants become familiar with the mission, priorities, organizational structure, and competitive grant programs of the USDA; assess their readiness to apply; learn best practices for developing relationships with Program Area Priority Contacts; practice using the USDA Letter-of-Intent framework to map their proposals; and learn strategies for writing for success.  

Academic Year 2017-2018 Sessions
January 12, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
January 19, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

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Strategies for Success with the US DOE Early Career Research Program  US DOE logo

DOE Early Career Research Program website

UNH’s DOE Early Career Research support program begins with an August information session for untenured tenure-track assistant or associate professors, no more than 10 years beyond the Ph.D., working in areas of interest to DOE’s Office of Science.  An August session includes an overview of the DOE ECR Program, pre-application requirements, and resources available for pre-application assistance for the September deadline.  An October session will cover how to write a competitive full application for the November deadline. Also, individual assistance is available from a former DOE program manager. 

Academic Year 2017-2018 Sessions
August 24, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM
After release of new FOA (date and time tbd)

For more information, contact Michael.Thompson@unh.edu.

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University/Industry/Federal Partnerships

Many of federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, USDA) have programs specifically designed to facilitate partnerships between university investigators and business and industry entities. This session will provide an introduction to the programs available as well as advice on how and where to start if interested in pursuing this type of partnership. 

Academic Year 2017-2018 Session
Spring semester (date and time tbd)

For more information, contact Lynnette.Hentges@UNH.edu.

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UP-2-NIH     2016 UP-2-NIH logo

 

UP-2-NIH promotes competitive applications to the National Institutes of Health.  Faculty at any career level whose research activities are in the biomedical or behavioral sciences are nominated by department chairs in late spring, and apply in the summer for UP-2-NIH consideration. 
 
Selected participants attend monthly 3-hour workshops and seminars from September through May, aiming for NIH submissions within 6 months of program completion.  Program hallmarks include internal and external mentorship, external mentor campus visits, travel to an NIH Regional Seminar, and stipends upon NIH application submission. 
 
Academic Year 2017-2018 Sessions
 
Sessions meet Noon - 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted
September 8, 2017  
October 26 - 27, 2017 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore, MD
November 17, 2017  
December 1, 2017  
January 12, 2018  
February 2, 2018  
March 9, 2018  
April 13, 2018  
May 11, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 12:30 - 4:00 PM
For more information, contact Kathy Cataneo at k.cataneo@unh.edu.

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