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!

Slides, handouts, and other presentation resources from previous years' workshops may be available on the Workshop Resources page.

 

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:
Dimond Library Room 352
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: 3/19/29 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Where:
Dimond Library Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo

 

Engaging with Department of Energy (DoE)'s National Labs

As a member of the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) leadership team, Dr. Stephen Streiffer, Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences at Department of Energy (DoE), will speak about opportunities available across the ANL for research collaborations and educational partnerships, and engagement with any of ANL’s five renowned user facilities, which offer insights into the structure of matter and physical, biological, and societal processes. 

Audience:  Faculty, Postdocs, and Other Researchers
When: 4/15/19   8:15 - 10:30 AM
Where: Hamilton Smith Hall, Room 150
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting by April 12
For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo

 

UNH FULBRIGHT DAY - Fulbright Scholar Programs
This presentation by Aferdita Krasniqi (Outreach and Recruitment Officer, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program) will cover:
  • Opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries
  • Tips on how to craft a competitive application including how to make contacts abroad and choosing the right country and award for you
  • Ways to increase your campus’s international profile by hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through the Outreach Lecturing Fund and Scholar-in-Residence Program
A short Q&A period will follow the presentation.
 
Audience Faculty, Postdocs, Other Researchers and Scholars, Administrators  
When: 4/16/19  10:00 - 11:30 AM
Where:
MUB 330/332
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges
 
 
UNH Fulbright Day -- Individual Meetings with Fulbright Representative

Individuals can meet with Aferdita Krasniqi (Outreach and Recruitment Officer, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program) for approximately 15 minutes to find out more about Fulbright awards or to discuss the specifics of a proposed application.

Audience Faculty, Postdocs, Other Researchers and Scholars, Administrators  
When: 4/16/19  1:00 - 5:00 PM
Where:
Thompson Hall Room 302
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

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: 4/22/19  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where:
Dimond Library Room 352
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: 5/6/19  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where:
Dimond Library Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

 

 
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:
Dimond Library Room 352
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