Extended 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: TBD following DoE’s expected Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) release in late Fall 2018
Where: TBD

How to apply: RSVP to announcement distributed in the late fall or early winter
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

Making Your NSF CAREER Proposal Count

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 November through mid-July. Research Development Office staff and guest speakers/panelists deliver content about the strategies to structure and integrate research and education plans, develop program officer relationships, peer review, and craft proposal components. Other “Counts” highlights include internal mentors, dedicated writing and consultation time, and external technical draft proposal reviews. A day trip to meet NSF Program Officers is mandatory.


Information Session: 12/11/18  1:00 - 2:30 PM
Research Plan: 1/18/19  1:00 - 3:00 PM 
Education Plan: 2/15/19  1:00 - 3:00 PM 
NSF Trip:  March, exact dates TBD 
Peer Review, Writing, & Consultation: 3/29/19   1:00 - 4:30 PM 
Writing & Consultation: 4/12/19  1:00 - 4:30 PM 
Writing & Consultation: 5/15/19  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Consultation & Technical Review: 5/15/19 - 7/19/19

How to apply: RSVP to announcement for information session distributed during the fall semester or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson



This UNH program helps researchers 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).  Two ½-day sessions — Finding Your Place at the USDA and Preparing a Competitive Proposal to the USDA — include lectures and writing activities.  Participants learn about USDA’s mission, priorities, organizational structure, and competitive grant programs; assess readiness to apply; learn best practices for developing relationships with USDA’s Program Area Priority Contacts; practice using the USDA Letter-of-Intent framework to map proposals; and learn strategies for writing for success. Continental breakfast will be served at both of these sessions. In a  3rd session, Insights from Reviewers,  UNH faculty who have served as reviewers for the USDA will share their experiences and offer advice to applicants.

PUSH USDA Session 1: Finding Your Place at the USDA

When: 1/11/19  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Service Building Room 125

PUSH USDA Session 2: Preparing a Competitive Proposal to the USDA

When: 1/18/19  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Service Building Room 125

How to apply for Sessions 1 & 2: RSVP by 8:00 AM on 1/8/19 to announcement for the two ½-day sessions distributed during the fall semester or from Master Calendar postings (Session 1; Session 2)
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 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. 

UP-2-NIH is offered in alternating years. It will be offered next in AY 2019-2020.

UP-2-NIH (AY19-20) Information Session

Audience:  Invited Faculty
When: TBD
Where: TBD
How to apply: By invitation only
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