Extended Programs

Upcoming Workshops and Programs

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U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Early Career Research (ECR) Program

UNH’s DoE ECR support program begins with an information session for eligible untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professors with no more than 10 years beyond the Ph.D., working in areas of interest to DoE’s Office of Science.  The session includes an overview of the Program, pre-application requirements, and resources available for pre-application assistance.  A subsequent session covers how to write a competitive DoE ECR full application.  Individual assistance is available to UNH faculty applicants from a former DoE program manager.

When: December 6, 2019  1:00 -2:00 PM
Where: Dimond 352

How to apply: RSVP to announcement distributed in the late fall
For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo


This UNH program for pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty considering submitting an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal consists of workshops, seminars, and consulting assistance from January through late-July. Research and Large Center Development Office staff and guest speakers/panelists deliver content about the strategies to structure and integrate research and education plans, develop program officer relationships, learn about peer review, and craft proposal components. Other Academy highlights include a day trip to meet NSF Program Officers, dedicated writing and consultation time, and external technical draft proposal reviews.


Strategic Thinking about the NSF CAREER Program: An Introduction Session
When: December 20, 2019  10:30 AM - Noon
Where: Dimond 352
How to apply: RSVP to invitation distributed to eligible faculty during the fall semester
NOTE: This program is limited to tenure-track faculty considering submitting an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal prior to tenure consideration

For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo


This UNH program helps researchers, educators, and extension staff position themselves to be competitive for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs, especially those offered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

This year's program consists of a single session that will focus on (1) selecting the best project type and program, and (2) constructing the best possible application, whether it’s a new one or a resubmission. Discussion will include changes in the new RFA (if available) and the impact of NIFA’s move to Kansas City and resulting turnover of program staff.  A continental breakfast will be provided.

PUSH USDA: Optimizing Your Project's Chances for Funding by the USDA

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, and other researchers
When: January 14, 2020  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Dimond 352
How to apply: RSVP by Friday, January 10th to announcement distributed during the fall semester or from Master Calendar posting

For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges



UP-2-NIH is UNH’s academic-year-long program of monthly seminars and workshops to promote competitive applications to the National Institutes of  Health (NIH) by researchers at any career level whose research activities are in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.  Faculty at any career level are nominated by department chairs in late spring, and apply during 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 8 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. 

This program will be offered again in the 2021-2022 academic year.

For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo

Contact Information

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

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

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