Previous Training Classes


Finding Funding: Tips on Searching for Funding Opportunities and Building Grant Applications (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | August 9th, 2012, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

This session will focus on a researcher's quest to obtain research funding. The Office of Research Development will highlight tools for finding funding opportunities and recent trends in federal funding. The Office of Sponsored Projects will walk researchers and staff through the process of building an application package as well as the internal forms needed for each submission. Course Video Presentation Slides

Submitting a Grant (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | September 13th, 2012, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

I've found a funding opportunity! Now what?! The process of submitting a grant application can be challenging - and the challenge varies by funding agency. During this session we will discuss the submission of grant applications. The Office of Sponsored Projects will outline the internal forms needed to obtain the appropriate institutions approvals as well as discuss the components of a application package and will touch on other submission forums. OSP will break down the application process for common federal agencies. OSP will also provide tips to avoid common agency specific submission errors. Course Video Presentation Slides

Budgeting (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | October 18th, 2012, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

One of the first things a researcher should think about when considering applying for a research grant is... the budget. The Office of Sponsored Projects will outline important considerations and common pitfalls in the process of drafting a budget. We'll discuss how to determine if there are program specific expenses which are unallowable, and will walk participants through the process of obtaining institutional approvals. The Office of Post-award Management will focus on budgetary issues on a sponsored project cost center, such as cost transfers, over expenditures, and unallowable costs. Course Video Presentation Slides

Orientation to the Office of Research Integrity (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | November 8th, 2012, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

This course will provide an overview of the programs within the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), including: IRB (Institutional Review Board), IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee), Conflict of Interest, Export Control, Contact with Federal Officials, Laboratory Safety, and Responsible Conduct of Research. The course will include descriptions of each program and to which aspects of research they apply, researchers' requirements for compliance, functions of ORI support staff and when and how to access and engage support services related to each program. Course Video Presentation Slides

Writing Good Proposals (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | December 6th, 2012, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

Proposal writing is different than article writing or dissertation writing. The Office of Research Development will discuss those differences and how to tweak your writing to accommodate them. And, since all good writing comes from good editing and good editing comes from avoiding conventional mistakes, we will review common errors most writers make, as well as ten principles to writing clearly and ten principles to writing coherently. Course Video Presentation Slides

Purchasing and Travel (1 Hour) | ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium) | January 10th, 2013, 2:00 PM | Certificate Series

This session will discuss common rules for spending grant funds and address questions faculty and staff may have about how to administer expenses through the Office of Post-award Management. Presentation Slides

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