RLCD Programs: 2023 - 2024


Research and Large Center Development Office Programs: 2023 - 2024
 

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 Tuesday
 
October 10, 2023
 12:40 - 2:00 PM

  Via Zoom

 

NSF EPSCoR RII Track 2 - Internal Competition: Information Session

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Other Researchers ---- All UNH campuses

NSF’s RII Track-2 FEC seeks to build nationally and internationally competitive collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators by providing a mechanism to coalesce investigator expertise into a critical mass for a sustained, effective research and education partnership toward NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to address challenges, which neither party could address as well or rapidly independently. RII Track-2 FEC projects have a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary diversity.  For FY24, NSF is interested in supporting collaborations that advance climate change research and resilience capacity to expand opportunities for disproportionately affected communities.

This information session will discuss the RII Track-2 FEC program in more depth and provide information about the internal competition that UNH will conduct to select the one proposal allowed by NSF.

Questions? Contact Michael.Thompson@unh.edu

 

 Tuesday
 November 7, 2023
 12:40 - 2:00 PM

 

 

 Tuesday
 November 7, 2023
  2:00 - 5:00 PM
      &
 Wednesday
 November 8, 2023
  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Finding Success with the National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation: Overview, Research Priorities, and Funding Opportunities
Griffin Reinecke (bio) and Naomi Webber (bio), experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, UNH's federal relations firm, will present about the National Science Foundation, including its organizational structure, recent changes and current culture, upcoming agency priorities, and engaging with program officers.

Presentation and materials available here.

1:1 Meetings
Meet with Griffin Reinecke (bio) and Naomi Webber (bio), experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, UNH's federal relations firm, to talk about your research, potential funding programs, and topics such as early career opportunities.

Meetings will be 25 minutes long and scheduled based on time slot availability.
 

 

This session
has been
cancelled

 

Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program

Audience: Untenured, tenure-track assistant and associate professors who received their doctorates on or after January 1, 2011 ---- All UNH campuses

The DOE Office of Science is the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Early career researchers may apply to one of eight Office of Science program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research; Basic Energy Sciences; Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics; Nuclear Physics; Accelerator R&D and Production; and Isotope R&D and Production. Proposed research topics must fall within the programmatic priorities of DOE’s Office of Science, which are provided in the program announcement.

Questions? Contact Michael.Thompson@unh.edu

 Friday
 February 2, 2024
 1:00 – 2:30 PM

 Via Zoom

 Register

Funding Scenarios and Search Strategies for Early Career Researchers and Scholars

Audience: Early Career Faculty, Postdocs, PhD Students --- All UNH campuses

No matter what your discipline or research interests, starting a research program and getting your first grant(s) can be challenging. Many sponsors recognize this and have programs exclusively for scholars who are just starting out in their independent careers. Planning ahead to take advantage of these opportunities, as well as taking a strategic approach to looking for other opportunities, can help your early efforts to seek funding be more manageable and successful.

This session covers funding scenarios for moving toward independence as a scholar; providing an overview of the special funding opportunities available to early-career scholars from federal agencies, not-for-profits, and professional societies; and highlighting proven strategies and resources for searching for funding opportunities. It  also provides an overview of the tools and assistance provided by the Office of Research and Large Center Development to help early career researchers and scholars succeed.

Questions? Contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu

This session
has been
cancelled*

 

Department of Defense (DoD) Funding for Early Career Faculty

Audience: Tenure-track assistant and associate Professors & Associate professors within 3 years of award of tenure ---- All UNH campuses

The Department of Defense (DoD) has early career research-specific programs supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This session will provide an overview of the programs, including eligibility requirements and current topics of interest for each program. Tips and hints for success when applying to the programs also will be discussed.

*The DoD folder of the RD Digital Library contains information about these DoD programs. In addition, a list of defense-related funding opportunities for early career faculty can be found here.  Please feel free to contact Lynnette Hentges if you have questions or would like assistance.

 Thursdays
 12:40 – 2:00 PM

 (1) February 15
 (2) February 22
 (3) March 7
 (4) March 28

  Dimond Library

NSF CAREER Award Preparation

Audience: Pre-tenure, tenure-track aculty considering submitting an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal ---- All UNH campuses

This UNH program for pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty considering submitting an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal. It consists of information sessions and one-on-one assistance with project and proposal development. 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 innovative and personal broader impacts activities, to foster partnerships, and to understand evaluation and assessment for a CAREER project. Assistance is provided by RLCD staff with extensive experience with NSF and the CAREER program.

Session 1
Register

 Overview of NSF CAREER Program & UNH CAREER Award Prep Series

Session 2
Register

 Developing CAREER Research and Education Plans

Session 3
Register

 Developing Broader Impacts and Partnerships (for NSF proposals)

Session 4
Register

 Evaluation and Assessment for NSF Projects

Questions? Contact Michael.Thompson@unh.edu or Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu

 This session
has been
cancelled*

Positioning Yourself to Succeed in Grant Seeking

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Other Researchers ---- All UNH campuses

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

*The Positioning for Grant Seeking Success section of our website contains a wealth of information, tools, and other resources that you may find helpful. Please feel free to contact Lynnette Hentges if you have questions or would like assistance.

 Thursday
 March 7, 2024
 12:40 – 2:00 PM

 Dimond Library

 Register

Developing Broader Impacts and Partnerships (for NSF proposals)

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, PhD Students, Staff --- All UNH campuses

NSF expects that all the projects it supports will benefit society in some way. This session will cover:
• Fostering research partnerships
• NSF's priorities for and definitions of broader impacts
• How to address project broader impacts in one’s proposal
• Resources available to UNH investigators for developing broader impacts plans and identifying internal and external partners

Questions? Contact Caitlin.Aspinall@unh.edu

This session
has been
cancelled*

Developing a Relationship with Your Program Officer
Interacting with Federal Agencies to Increase Your Chances of Funding Success

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, PhD Students, Staff ---- All UNH campuses

A key to successful grant seeking is getting to know the sponsor’s research and funding priorities, its “culture,” and what a competitive proposal looks like. This presentation will provide an overview of the variety of strategies to interact with federal agencies at all stages of the grant seeking process to achieve these goals. Resources and available assistance will also be discussed.

*The Positioning for Grant Seeking Success section of our website, particularly the Build Relationships with Program Officers section, contains a wealth of information, tools, and other resources that you may find helpful. Please feel free to contact Lynnette Hentges if you have questions or would like assistance.

 Thursday
 March 28, 2024
 12:40 – 2:00 PM

 Dimond Library

 Register

Evaluation and Assessment for NSF Projects

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, PhD Students, Staff ---- All UNH campuses

NSF and other sponsor expect Principal Investigators to develop metrics and determine the impact their projects have beyond the research itself. This session provides 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 also will be discussed.

Questions? Contact Michael.Thompson@unh.edu or Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu

 Thursday
 April 11, 2024
 12:40 – 2:00 PM

 Via Zoom

 Register

Focus on Fulbright -- Info Session and Planning for AY24-25 and Beyond

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, PhD Students, Staff ---- All UNH campuses

For more than 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 and other professionals, there are programs for post-docs and for administrators to expand their horizons internationally.

This workshop provides an overview of the variety of Fulbright programs and the UNH resources available for applicants.

Questions? Contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu