Series

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The Research Development Office and Large Center Development host seminar series that meet throughout the year. Topics include information about sponsors and their programs as well as strategies for successfully seeking and managing external grants.

 

CoRE Collaboration Café

The CoRE Collaboration Café meets at 3:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Large Center Development, the Café provides a forum to learn about topics related to team building, multidisciplinary research, and collaboration.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Students
How to register: No registration needed; watch for email announcements with each month's topic and location
For more information: Contact Maria Emanuel, visit the CoRE webpage, or find LCD events on the Master Calendar.

 

Department of Defense (DoD) Young Investigator Programs

Four UNH sessions provide information about the DoD funding opportunities specifically for early career investigators by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).   Program characteristics, eligibility requirements, and strategies and best practices for engaging with DoD service branch Points of Contact and for developing competitive proposals will be discussed.  

Audience: Early career faculty with research topics of interest to the DoD

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program - Information Workshop

ONR's YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, who have received their doctorate or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research in the research areas described in the ONR science and technology (S&T) department section of ONR's website.

When: 7/20/18  1:00 -2:00 PM
Where: Dimond Library, Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) Information Session

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process. Tenure-track assistant/associate professors and tenured faculty within 3 years of their tenure date are eligible to apply to the FY19 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) if their research addresses one of the specific topic areas (TAs) of interest articulated in the current FOA, DARPA-RA-18-02.

When: 9/24/18  1:00 -2:00 PM     Presentation and Other Resources
Where: Dimond Library, Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Information Session

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office (ARO) mission is to serve as the Army's principal extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the Nation's technological superiority. ARO's research mission represents the most long-range Army view for changes in its technology.

When: 2/8/19  12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Air Force Young Investigator Program Information Session

The mission of Air Force Office of Scientfic Research (AROSR) is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace. AFOSR accomplishes its mission by investing in basic research efforts for the Air Force in relevant scientific areas. The objectives of the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) are to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.

When: 3/21/19  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Support

Seminars presented by Research Development Office staff and faculty will cover the fundamentals of working with NIH, and experiences applying for and managing a variety of types (mechanisms) of research grants.

Audience: Faculty, Other Researchers, and Students in the fields of biomedical and behavioral sciences

 
NIH Fundamentals: An Overview of Grantmaking by NIH

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)  NIH electronic application submission process and tools; 5) how the application and review processes work; and 6) roles of the NIH extramural staff.  Strategies for finding the appropriate program area and funding opportunity to support your research also will be discussed. Lunch will be served. 

When: 10/10/18  12:00 - 1:30 PM    Presentation and Other Resources
Where: Dimond Library, Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Insights into NIH Funding Mechanisms: AREA (R15)

This workshop is an opportunity to hear from UNH researchers who have been successful in obtaining funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program which is implemented through the R15 mechanism. These awards are intended to support meritorious research; expose undergraduate and graduate students to hands-on research in eligible environments; and strengthen the research environment of schools that have not been major recipients of NIH support. Louis Tisa (Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences) and Robert Mair (Professor, Psychology) will talk about their experiences applying for and managing their AREA awards. In addition, assistance and resources to help investigators prepare competitive AREA applications that are available through the Research Development Office will be discussed.

When: 10/10/18  12:00 - 1:30 PM    Presentation and Other Resources
Where: Dimond Library, Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Insights into NIH's Small Grants Funding Mechanism (R03)

This session is an opportunity to hear from a UNH researcher who has obtained funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Research Grant Program which supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources (up to two years and a budget for direct costs of up $50,000 per year). Dr. Jill McGaughy (Professor, Psychology) will talk about her experiences applying for and managing an R03 award. Also, Research Development Office assistance and resources available to help investigators prepare competitive R03 applications will be discussed.

Event Details - Insights into NIH's Small Grants Funding Mechanism (R03)

When: 12/5/18  12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: Dimond Library, Room 352
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Insights into NIH's Research Grants Funding Mechanism (R01)

A panel of UNH and Dartmouth College researchers who have obtained funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant Program will talk about their experiences applying for and managing R01 awards. Also, Research Development Office assistance and resources available to help investigators prepare competitive R03 applications will be discussed.

When:  TBD in January or February, 2019
Where: TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Insights into NIH/NIGMS's MIRA Award (R35)

Dr. Matt MacManes (Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences) will talk about his experiences applying for and managing his Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA), a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program, which is implemented through the R35 mechanism. Rather than funding a specific project, MIRA provides 5 years of support for the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. Assistance and resources available from the Research Development Office to help investigators prepare competitive R35 applications also will be discussed.

When: 3/29/19  12:00 - 1:45 PM
Where: TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Insights into NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21)

This session is an opportunity to hear from a UNH researcher who has obtained funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award, which is implemented through the R21 mechanism. This  mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. Dr. Kimberly J. Mitchell (Research Associate Professor, Crimes against Children Research Center & Department of Psychology) will talk about her experiences applying for and managing R21 awards. Also, Research Development Office assistance and resources available to help investigators prepare competitive R21 applications will be discussed.

When: 4/8/19  11:00 AM - 12:30 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