Recurring Workshops

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

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.    The session will cover DURIP program basics, strategies for success, and information about the resources available through UNH’s Research & Large Center Development Office and the University Instrumentation Center to assist with DURIP proposal development. 

Audience: Faculty and other researchers with current/recent DoD funding and instrumentation/equipment needs
When: TBD during spring semester 2022
Where: TBD

How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Annual Open Call Info Session

Did you know that the Department of Energy (DoE) is the US’s largest Federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences? Did you know that each federal fiscal year, the DoE’s Office of Science issues a Broad Agency Announcement inviting applications on a variety of topics that is open with a rolling deadline until September 30? This session will highlight the Office of Science, its priority research topics for the current fiscal year, and how to apply to this “Open Call.”

Audience: Faculty, post-docs, other investigators
When: 
November 2, 2021  2:30-4:00 PM
Where:
Via Zoom
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 
Developing the Broader Impacts Component and Partnerships for NSF Projects

The National Science Foundation 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 broader impacts in your proposal
  • Integrating broader impacts with research and/or education plans
  • Fostering partnerships, an integral part of successful implementation of many broader impacts activities
  • Resources available to UNH investigators for developing broader impact plans and identifying internal and external partners

Audience: Faculty, post-docs, other investigators planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation
When:
TBD during spring semester 2022
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Evaluation and Assessment for 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 that are available within and outside UNH to assist faculty in developing these aspects of their proposals and securing experts to perform the assessment or evaluation

Presenter:
Eleanor Jaffee, Owner & Principal Consultant Insights Evaluation LLC (formerly of Carsey School of Public Policy) [tent.]

Audience: Faculty, post-docs, other investigators planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation
When:
TBD during spring semester 2022
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Finding Funding - Strategies and Search Tools  

Effective strategies for identifying external funding opportunities for research and scholarly activities transcend searching a database. This workshop introduces a range of approaches and tools that help make searching for funding more productive and efficient.

Audience:  Faculty, other researchers and scholars, and graduate students
When: TBD
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Focus on Fulbright - Programs to Foster International Scholarship
For 75 years, American academics, administrators, and other professionals have taught and conducted research abroad through the U.S. Dept. of State Fulbright Scholar Program. UNH has been well-represented among those scholars.  New opportunities are added each year and more flexibility in the length and timing of visits has made Fulbright programs more accessible than ever.
 
If you have an interest in teaching or doing research abroad, regardless of the stage of your career, the Fulbright Programs are an excellent way to support your activities. In addition to programs for faculty, there are programs for post-docs and for administrators to expand their horizons internationally.
 
The “Focus” workshop provides an overview of the variety of Fulbright programs, followed by discussion with UNH Fulbright Scholars about the impact their awards have had on them personally and professionally, and their advice for others seeking to become Fulbright Scholars. 

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, and other scholars
When: TBD during spring semester 2022
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 
Funding Scenarios and Search Strategies for Early Career Researchers and Scholars

This seminar discusses funding scenarios for moving toward independence as a scholar and provides an overview of strategies and resources for taking advantage of the special funding opportunities offered to early-career researchers and scholars by federal agencies, not-for-profits, professional societies, and other external sponsors.  Tools and assistance provided by the Office of Research and Large Center Development will be highlighted as well.

Audience: Early career researchers and scholars
When: November 18, 2021  1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where:  Via Zoom
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post

For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

NIH Overview and Update

As the primary U.S. funder for biomedical and behavioral research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a complex organization that may seem unfathomable to grant seekers. This session will draw back the curtain on NIH, providing an overview of 1) mission and structure of NIH; 2) getting a sense of what NIH funds; 3) funding mechanisms and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs); 4) ways of interacting with NIH, including NIH's electronic research administration and submission tools and the roles of the NIH extramural staff; 5) how the application and review processes work; and 6) news and initiatives of note.

Audience: Faculty, postdocs, other researchers, and students in the fields of biomedical and behavioral sciences
When: TBD
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
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 and Large Center 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: TBD
Where:
TBD
How to apply: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
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 and Large Center Development Office, including readiness assessment tools, also will be discussed.

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, other Researchers and scholars, and graduate students
When: TBD during spring semester 2022
Where:
TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

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

PUSH USDA is UNH’s program to help 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). The USDA has a clear mission that its programs support, so developing an understanding of the agency is a key to successfully securing funding.

The program consists of an information session followed by one-on-one assistance with strategy and proposal development. The information session will cover:

  • USDA mission, priorities, R&D funding scenario, organizational structure, and overview of competitive grant programs for research, education and extension
  • Developing relationships with Program Area Contacts
  • Application development tools and strategies

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, and other researchers
When: TBD in January 2022
Where:TBD
How to register/request materials: Use link in email announcement or in Master Calendar post
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

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