Grant Seeking Workshops & Programs

Programs Offered

The Research Development Office and Large Center Development offer a variety of programs to help faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers build their grant seeking skills, learn about sponsors, and learn how to work more effecitively with collaborators and teams. Special programs are provided for graduate students.

Extended Programs

These multiple-session programs provide in-depth training and support over the span of a semester or full academic year.

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program
UNH’s program provides information, strategies, and proposal writing assistance for untenured tenure-track assistant or associate professors, no more than 10 years beyond the PhD, who are working in areas of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and are interested in applying to DOE’s Early Career Research Program.

DOE’s Early Career Research Program

Making Your NSF CAREER Proposal Count
This program helps eligible, untenured, tenure-track faculty assess readiness and appropriateness to apply for the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) and then provides extensive training and proposal writing support throughout the spring semester.


Proposal Development for Humanities and the Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Scholarship
Offered as a pilot in 2017-2018, this pilot program provided a group of 2nd and 3rd year faculty selected by the COLA dean’s office with advice and strategies for framing and articulate scholarly goals as fundable ideas, as well as for finding appropriate funding opportunities and crafting competitive proposals.



PUSH USDA helps researchers and extension staff 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).



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. 


Recurring Workshops

These single-session workshops cover topics of perennial interest to researchers and scholars.

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.

Usually offered in early fall; RSVP to email announcement

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.

Usually offered in late spring/early summer; RSVP to email announcement

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Focus on Fulbright  - Programs to Foster International Scholarship
his 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.

Usually offered in late spring; RSVP to email announcement

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One Time Workshops

The Research Development Office hosts seminars, webinars, and other opportunities to learn more about sponsors and their programs. Topics vary from year – suggestions are welcome!

Past sessions included:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Workshop
  • Department of Defense (DoD) 101” – A Workshop with DoD Expert Reed Skaggs
  • Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Seminar
  • NSF CAREER Program Webinar
  • Peer Review Processes and Criteria
  • University/Industry/Federal Partnerships

Offered throughout the year; RSVP to email announcement For more information, contact person list in announcement or

Graduate Student Education & Training for Grant Seeking

These programs are designed specifically to help graduate students enhance their skills for seeking and securing funding for their research and scholarly activities.

gRADUATE STUDENT Education & Training for Grant Seeking

Funding & Grant Seeking Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

Contact Information

Kathy Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-0357

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002

Michael Thompson
Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255