One-Time Workshops and Webinars

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The Research Development Office hosts seminars, webinars, and other opportunities throughout the year to learn more about sponsors and their programs as well as about strategies to help make grant seeking successful. Topics vary from year to year and are added as opportunities arise.  Suggestions are welcome!

AY 2018-2019 Sessions:
SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities:  Faculty Perspectives    

This session is co-led by UNH Associate Professors Matt Davis and Chris White.  Matt is a U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase 1 grant recipient, and Chris is a DoE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 recipient.  Funding opportunities from the federal agencies and key strategies for successfully navigating the application and award processes will be discussed.  The UNH Research Development Office will assist with SBIR and STTR applications that involve UNH faculty.

Audience:  Faculty, Postdocs, and Other Researchers
When: 12/12/18  12:00 -1:30 PM    (Lunch will be served.)
Where:
UNHInnovation, Room 148, Madbury Commons
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting by 8:00 AM on Friday, December 7
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Developing the Broader Impacts Component for National Science Foundation (NSF) Projects

NSF expects that all the projects it supports will benefit society in some way. This session will cover: NSF's priorities for and definitions of broader impacts; how to address project broader impacts in one’s proposal; integrating broader impacts with research and/or education plans; and fostering partnerships. Resources available to UNH investigators for developing broader impacts plans and identifying internal and external partners will be presented.

Audience:  Faculty, Postdocs, and other investigators planning to submit proposals to NSF
When: 3/5/19  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Building Relationships with Program Officers   

This session emphasizes the strategic importance of developing a relationship with program officers at agencies from which funding is sought. Strategies for engagement will be discussed, as well as advice for those planning in-person visits to prospective sponsors.

Audience:  Faculty, Researchers, Staff, and Students 
When: 3/8/19  1:00 - 2:30 PM
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

Positioning Oneself to Succeed in Grantseeking

Success in obtaining funding for research or scholarly activity is more likely if the investigator has laid a solid groundwork and can communicate ideas effectively to potential funders. This workshop will present advice for: targeting one’s efforts, framing research and scholarly goals as fundable ideas; articulating the human impact/ real-life applications of research/scholarship; the purposes of proposals; and gathering needed information. Assistance and resources available through the Research Development Office, including readiness assessment tools, also will be discussed

Audience:  Faculty, Researchers, Staff, and Students 
When: 4/1/19  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

University/Industry/Federal Partnerships           

Many federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, USDA) have programs specifically designed to facilitate partnerships between university investigators and business and industry entities.  This UNH 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. 

Audience:  Faculty, Researchers, Staff, and Students 
When: 4/18/19  12:00 - 1:30 PM  (Feel free to bring your lunch.)
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Department of Defense (DoD) University Instrumentation Program (DURIP)              

DURIP can provide instrumentation to enhance research-related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD, namely research areas supported by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Between $50,000 and $1.5 million may be requested for equipment or instrumentation that typically cannot be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator DoD awards.    UNH’s Research Development Office and the University Instrumentation Center offer support to investigators interested in applying for DURIP awards. This session provides detailed information about the DURIP program and assists with strategies and applications. 

Audience: Faculty and Other Researchers with current/recent DoD funding and instrumentation/equipment needs
When: Late April ---- Date/time TBD depending on release of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) by the DoD service branches
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo

Evaluation and Assessment for National Science Foundation (NSF) Projects

NSF expects Principal Investigators to develop metrics and determine the impact their projects have beyond the research itself. This session will provide information about:

  • Why evaluation plans are needed and how they contribute positively to the project
  • Necessary components of appropriate evaluation plans
  • How to decide whether to use an internal or external evaluator
  • How to locate and select an evaluator/partner
  • How to budget in the proposal for the costs of evaluation
  • What to do pre-award to help make sure the evaluation goes well
  • Tools and resources available at and outside UNH to assist faculty in developing these proposal aspects

Audience:  Faculty and Scholars interested in submitting an NSF proposal 
When: 5/9/19  12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program 

NSF’s MRI program assists institutions with acquisition or development of major research instrumentation generally too costly or inappropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI awards are intended to increase access to shared (intra- or inter-organizational) scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.  Instrumentation awards range from $100,000 - $4 million.  UNH’s Research Development Office and the University Instrumentation Center offer support to faculty groups interested in applying for MRI awards.   This session provides detailed information about the MRI program and the guidelines for UNH’s Limited Submission Programs pre-application process to select proposals to submit to NSF.

Audience: Faculty and Other Researchers working in fields supported by NSF and with instrumentation or equipment needs
When: 6/4/19  12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Contact Information

Kathy Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-0357
k.cataneo@unh.edu

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

Michael Thompson
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255
michael.thompson@unh.edu