Extended Programs

Upcoming Workshops and Programs

Broadening Participation in Research

The UNH Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach Office and the Graduate School offered a three-part Broadening Participation in Research series in Fall 2021.  Topics explored included why creating a diverse lab is important, strategies to diversify your lab and create a more inclusive environment, and strategies to expand the reach of your work through engagement with the broader UNH community. Slides, videos, and other resources for all three sessions are available here.

Broadening Participation: Introduction
This introductory session discusses why creating a diverse lab is important to furthering your research, to the university, and to federal funding agencies.
     *Overview of literature establishing importance of diversity in research
     *Overview of UNH DEI goals
     *Overview of Broader Impacts/ Broadening Participation goals at NSF and similar programs at other funding agencies

Broadening Participation Through Engagement
The second of the three-part series on broadening participation focuses on expanding the reach of your work through engagement with the broader community. Partners from UNH Extension, UNH student organizations, and the grad school discuss opportunities to reach diverse groups of current and potential future students as well as ways to further disseminate the results of your research to a broader audience.  
     *Student support resources at UNH
     *Potential pipeline orgs in NH and beyond

Broadening Participation through Mentoring
The final session of the three-part series on broadening participation focuses on strategies to diversify your lab and create a more inclusive environment. A panel of UNH researchers shares their experiences using grant funding to grow and diversify their labs.
     *Advice on simultaneously addressing funding agency BP goals and your lab’s goals
     *Discuss existing partnerships w/ other institutions for recruiting
     *Resources to support UNH mentors

For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

 

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: Fall semester
Where: tbd

How to apply: RSVP to announcement distributed in the late fall
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 
NSF CAREER Academy

This UNH program for pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty considering submitting an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal. It consists of workshops, seminars, cohort conversations, and one-on-one assistance from January through late-July. Research and Large Center Development (RLCD) staff and guest speakers deliver content about the strategies to structure and integrate research and education plans, to develop broader impacts activities, partnerships, and program officer relationships, and to craft proposal components. Assistance is provided by RLCD staff with extensive experience with NSF and the CAREER program.

When: Spring semester
Where: tbd

How to apply: RSVP to announcement distributed in the late fall
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 
UP-2-NIH

The University Program to Support Competitive Applications to the National Institutes of Health (UP-2-NIH) is a UNH program designed to help participants develop the skills necessary to compete successfully for funding by the National Institutes of Health, resulting in an increase in the number and competitiveness of applications submitted by UNH faculty, and ultimately, an increase the number of NIH awards to UNH. 

Faculty at any career level with a clearly-defined, NIH-appropriate project idea apply during the summer for UP-2-NIH consideration. Selected participants attend workshops from September through April and develop their applications, aiming for NIH submissions within 1 year of program completion. Program hallmarks include cohort interactions, external mentorship, and intensive support from the Research and Large Center Development Office through curated and UNH-developed resources and personalized assistance from staff with extensive experience with NIH.

The program will be offered again in AY23-24.

For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges or Mark Milutinovich

Contact Information

UNH Research and Large Center Development Office Contacts

 

Mark Milutinovich
Phone: (603) 862-5338
Email: 
mark.milutinovich@unh.edu

Maria Emanuel
Phone: (603) 862-4377
Email: 
maria.emanuel@unh.edu

Lynnette Hentges
Phone: (603) 862-2002
Email: 
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

Michael Thompson
Phone: (603) 862-5255
Email: 
michael.thompson@unh.edu