Research Development

The Office of Research is dedicated to enhancing UC’s ability to conduct innovative, transformative and cross-disciplinary scholarly research and creative activities.

27
Sep

Event

How to Find Funding Opportunities (9/27)

Time: September 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: UC Campus Recreation Center, Room 3230

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

What will be covered: External funding opportunities available via the federal government, the state of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Foundations, and Industry. Introduction of UC’s grant search engine, InfoED SPIN and limited submissions process at UC. Internal funding opportunities will be briefly covered.

Presenters:  Susan Dunlap, UCF Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
                      Sara Guice, Skin Science and Technology Collaborative, Director Business Development
                     (…and other UC Faculty/Staff)

Moderators: Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
                      Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development

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01
Oct

Event

Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Informational Session (10/1)

Time: October 1, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 400A

Target Audience: All faculty interested in the Office of Research Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program – Track 1: Pilot Teams

Research Office: Research Development

Are you considering applying for internal funding via the Office of Research Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program – Track 1: Pilot Teams but you’re not sure if your eligible, if your team is the ‘right kind of team’, and/or if your project is ‘the right kind of project’? Come to this informational session and learn all there is to know about the Pilot program including answers to the above (and more), how to use the new system, and the review process and timeline.

What will be covered: Persons attending will learn about the new submission system, walk through the RFP, the review process and timeline. You will hear from the program officer as to things learned from past submissions. This is not for individual investigators, this is for teams from at least two or more distinct colleges. A successful past proposal will be discussed. Only for those interested in the Office of Research Collaborative Research Advancement Grants Program – Track 1: Pilot Teams.

Discussant: Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President, Integrated Research        

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02
Oct

Event

Preparing Proposals in Response to the Collaborative Advancement Grant Program – Strategic Teams (10/2)

Time: October 2, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: 462 Langsam

Target Audience: Researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Advanced registration required; each registrant must provide a list of federal agencies of interest

Program

1:00-2:00 pm; Presenter:  Lewis Burke and Associates (webinar);
Title: Engagement with Federal Funding Agencies for Multidisciplinary Funding Opportunities
2:15-3:15 pm; Presenters:  Suzanne Boyce, Mike Riley, Doug Mast, and Sarah Hamilton;
Title:  Grant Writing in Response to the Collaborative Advancement Grant Program – Strategic Teams
3:30-4:00 pm; Presenter:  Jack Kues;
Title:  Team Science and Collaborative Training

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09
Oct

Event

PROPOSAL BUDGETS - More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (10/9)

Time: October 9, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, OoR staff will highlight some key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance. We will review a sample project and walk through the process of creating a budget for that process in a workshop format. This will be followed by a Q&A where the presenters will be available to discuss any specific areas of interest to the audience, and answer any questions.

What will be covered:  Terminology; Budgeting Basics; Common Pitfalls; Where to go for Help 

Presenters:  Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
19
Oct

Event

Internal Funding Opportunities (10/19)

Time: October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Pavilion, Room 320

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

A diverse group of faculty and administrators will discuss the value of internal funding (beyond money); talk about their own experiences, involvement, and success stories related to UC internal funding, and offer those seeking internal and external funding concrete information, examples and advice.

What will be covered: This panel will engage the audience in a dialogue about why faculty should care about internal funding and how internal funding helps faculty gain skills and momentum increasing chances for external funding. They will offer stories from their experience as former reviewers, program chairs and officers, internal and external funding awardees, and etc. Discussants will cover communication issues such as how to communicate with an internal program officer, how to convey the value and impact of your research, and the value of framing your proposal to show alignment with UC strategic goals and directions. 

Presenters: Phil Taylor, OoR Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
                    John Cuppoletti, COM Professor Emeritus, Physiology

Moderator: Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President, Integrated Research        
30
Oct

Event

Building Your Team: Undergrads, Graduate Students and Postdocs (10/30)

Time: October 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

01
Nov

Event

Research Support - UC Infrastructure (11/1)

Time: November 1, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 427

Target Audience: All faculty and research staff including graduate students and post-docs are invited to attend. Recent and new faculty hires are specifically encouraged to attend.

Research Office: Research Development

Experts in four focus areas will be giving presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience.
  • Pre- and Post-award Support
  • Research Computing/Cyberinfrastructure
  • Core Facilities
  • Programming/Data Management/Informatics
Presenters:  Ted Baldwin, Director, Science and Engineering Libraries, CEAS 
                     Sarah Clift, OoR Grants Administrator 2
                     Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
                     Tiffany Grant, Interim, Assistant Director of Research and Informatics, Health Sciences Library
                     Melodie Fickenscher, Director, Advanced Materials Characterization Center
                     Cindy Treacy, A&S, Senior Grants Administrator

Moderator:  Phil Taylor,  OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation
08
Nov

Event

How to Navigate the IRB doing SBER (11/8 - 11/9)

Time: November 8, 10:30 PM - November 9, 12:00 AM

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 400A

Target Audience: Faculty, staff and students interested in Social-BEhavioral Research

Research Office: Research Development

What is social-behavioral research (SBER) and how does it differ from biomedical research? What kinds of data collection methods are often used to do SBER? What are the biggest challenges when submitting your SBER to the IRB?

What will be covered:  This session will address these questions and offer some strategies for how to improve your SBER submission to the IRB, avoiding common pitfalls.

Presenters: John Holden, Associate Professor of Psychology
                    Jacinda Dariotis, Professor and Director of the Evaluation Services Center
                    Janet Moore, Professor of Law


Moderator:  Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Past Events

21
Sep

Event

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Career Symposium (9/21)

Time: September 21, 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: 5051 MSB

Target Audience: Postdocs and Visiting Assistant Professors

Research Office: Research Development

BY INVITATION ONLY - POSTDOCS AND VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

11:45 am - Lunch

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - Keynote Speaker
  • "8 Things You Should Know about Biopharma"
  • Rachel Cervantes, PhD, MBA
  • Vice President, Business Development
  • Synthetic Genomics, Inc
1:15 - 2:15 pm - Additional Workshops
  1. Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
  2. Mini Grant Writing Workshop
2:30 - 3:30 pm - One-on-One CV/Resume Review Sessions
17
Aug

Event

New Faculty Orientation (8/17)

Time: August 17, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Langsam Library Digital Commons

Target Audience: New Faculty

Research Office: Research Development

Orientation for faculty new to the University of Cincinnati family. The Office of Research will host panels during the Expert Buffet at 1:00 PM and during the Deep Dives into the Office of Research Support sessions at 3:15. Pat Limbach, the Vice President of Research, present closing comments at 4:45.

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19
Apr

Event

Talking to Your Program Officer (4/19)

Time: April 19, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 400C Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Are you ready to have a conversation with a federal agency program officer but don’t know how to start? Having this conversation is a key step to gaining valuable insight into the funding potential of your ideas. In this interactive session, you’ll learn from faculty who have recently worked at major federal agencies as they share the do’s and don’t’s of making contact, meeting logistics and follow-up. Plus, you’ll hear their tips on effective ways to talk about your research.

Presenters:
  • Charles R. Doarn, NASA Research Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Director of Telemedicine, Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer
  • Alex Lentsch, CoM Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Development and Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Surgery, Former chairman of the NIH Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section
  • Teri Murphy, Professor, Engineering Education, Former NSF IPA of the Division of Undergraduate Education

Contact Heather Geers with any questions

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21
Mar

Event

UC Accelerator: Process, Opportunities, and Mini-Workshop (3/21)

Time: March 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: 350 Dyer Hall

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

This session will cover general information on invention disclosures, intellectual property, licensing, Accelerator awards, and entrepreneurial training. Didactic training designed to show faculty how to develop their actual ideas or invention into a legitimate commercialization play is a core part of this presentation. Please register by March 16th if possible.

Presenters:  Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization
                        David Cepoi, UCTAC Director, Accelerator Training & Awards

Moderator:  Teri Reed, OoR Assistant VP Research Development

Questions? Contact Heather Geers (513) 558-0026.

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21
Mar

Event

Internal Funding Opportunities (3/21)

Time: March 21, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: 3240 Campus Recreation Center

Target Audience: All faculty

Research Office: Research Development

What will be covered: This panel will engage the audience in a dialogue about why faculty should care about internal funding and how internal funding helps faculty gain skills and momentum increasing chances for external funding. They will offer stories from their experience as former reviewers, program chairs and officers, internal and external funding awardees, and etc. Discussants will cover communication issues such as how to communicate with an internal program officer, how to convey the value and impact of your research, and the value of framing your proposal to show alignment with UC strategic goals and directions.

Presenters:
Amy Farley, CECH Assistant Professor, Education Policy in Educational Leadership
John Hancock, DAAP Professor, Architectural History
Todd Herzog, A&S Professor & Department Head, German Studies/Director of Center for Film and Media Studies
Howard Jackson, A&S Professor, Physics
David Niven, A&S Assistant Professor, Political Science 
Michael Zaretsky, DAAP Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Moderator:
Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President, Integrated Research
26
Feb

Event

Communicating your Research: A Workshop (2/26)

Time: February 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Swift Hall Room 800

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

What will be Covered: Best practices for research storytelling, public speaking tips and tricks, improv as a path toward better research communication, tailoring your message to your audience and more.

In this two-hour workshop, you’ll spend time on your own and in small groups drafting, honing and practicing how to communicate key aspects of your research to a variety of audiences. Emphasis is on conversations, though you will spend some time writing as well.

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25
Jan

Event

Proposal Development - UC Infrastructure (1/25)

Time: January 25, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: 450 University Hall

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Research Development

Experts in four focus areas will be giving presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience.

  • Pre and Post-award Support
  • Research Computing
  • Core Facilities
  • Educational Outreach / Community Engagement

Presenters: 
Sarah Clift
, OoR Grants Administrator 2
Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
Melodie Fickenscher, CEAS Research Associate
Ken Greis, CoM Associate Dean
Erin Haynes, CoM Associate Professor, Environmental Health
Kathie Maynard, CECH Asst Dean/Asst Prof-Research Innovations & Community
Carol Ross, CEAS Associate Director, Pre-Award Office
 
Moderator:  Phil Taylor,  OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation

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16
Jan

Event

Proposal Budgets: More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (Spring 2018) (1/16)

Time: January 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 400B Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, Office of Research staff will highlight some key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance. The brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where business staff from the OoR and around the University will be available to discuss specific areas of interest to faculty, and answer any questions.

What will be covered: Key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance

Presenters: Joanna Bordenave, CoM Senior Grant Administrator
Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
Amy Townsend-Small, A&S Associate Professor, Geology
Cindy Treacy, A&S Senior Grant Administrator, Pre-Award Services
Simon Tremblay, CoM Assistant Research Professor

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10
Jan

Event

How to Find Funding Opportunities (Spring 2018) (1/10)

Time: January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Whatever your scholarly goals, knowing how to discover internal and external opportunities and the funders most likely to support you, is important. In this 90-minute session, you will learn, from two panels of experts, where to locate information on funding, both internal and external, and gain knowledge and skills that will help you find information about funders interests, mission and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.

What will be covered: Internal funding opportunities offered annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Medicine, the CCTST, and the Office of the Provost. External funding opportunities available via the federal government, the state of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Foundations, and Industry. Introduction of UC’s grant search engine, InfoED SPIN and limited submissions process at UC.

Presenters: Susan Dunlap, UCF Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
Sara Guice, UCRI Director Business Development
Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
Keisha Love, UC Associate Provost Faculty Development and Special Initiatives
Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Economic Development
Amy Short, CCTST Administrative Director Continuing Medical Education

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28
Nov

Event

How to Work with Program Officers (11/28)

Time: November 28, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Are you ready to have a conversation with a federal agency program officer but don’t know how to start? Having this conversation is a key step to gaining valuable insight into the funding potential of your ideas. In this interactive session, you’ll learn from faculty who have recently worked at major federal agencies as they share the do’s and don’t’s of making contact, meeting logistics and follow-up. Plus, you’ll hear their tips on effective ways to talk about your research.

What will be covered:
Faculty will hear from and network with recent federal agency employees and a communication expert to learn tips on interacting with program officers. They will gain skills to help them effectively communicate their research clearly and concisely.

Presenters:
Richard Harknett, A&S Professor and Department Head, Political Science (former Department of Energy IPA)
Teri Murphy, CEAS Professor, Engineering Education (former NSF IPA)
Elissa Yancey, OoR Communication Consultant 

Questions? Contact Heather Geers (513) 558-0026.

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17
Nov

Event

Working With Industry (11/17)

Time: November 17, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: 850 Dyer Hall

Target Audience:

Research Office: Research Development

The University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI) was created to advance industrial sponsorship of research and development activities of the University of Cincinnati (UC) faculty, students, researchers and staff. 

An introduction to industry-sponsored research on UC's campus: how faculty, researchers, students and industry can effectively collaborate on research projects which deliver optimal outcomes for all stakeholders.
31
Oct

Event

Communicating your Research - Impact and Significance (10/31)

Time: October 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: 755 Baldwin Hall

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Do you know what grantmakers look for when deciding what research to fund? The answers might not be what you think. Showing grantmakers that you know what they want is as important as showing them what you can do with their money.

To learn how to effectively communicate the impact and significance of your research through the written word and visuals, we will workshop two white papers, one for a technical audience and one for a non-specialized audience. You will leave with tools you can use to effectively draft white papers and proposal summaries for your own research.

What will be covered: Faculty will gain the tools to create and practice critiquing two white papers; one for a general audience using layman’s terms and one for a technical audience. 

Presenters: Lora Arduser, A&S Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literature
Bob Hyland, A&S Assistant Professor-Educator, Rhetoric and Prof Writing
Elissa Yancey, OoR Communications Consultant

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26
Oct

Event

How to Form Research Teams (10/26)

Time: October 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: University Hall Room 454

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Forming a research team?  Looking for collaborators?  Creating successful research teams can be one of the most important activities for faculty.  Identifying appropriate team members, from co-investigators and collaborators to graduate or undergraduate students to postdocs, can be challenging. 
As you pursue innovative, translational projects that push the boundaries of established fields, departments, and institutions, this session will provide you with tips on how to form and maintain positive team relationships over the life of a laboratory or research grant.

What will be covered: Faculty will create a lab/research team plan.

Presenters:  Chip Montrose, Dean of Graduate School
Teri Reed, OoR Assistant VP Research Development
Amy Short, CCTST Administrative Director Center for Improvement Science

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25
Oct

Event

Smart Regions Conference (10/25)

Time: October 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:

Target Audience: Those desiring to see the technological advancements of modern day

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of Research has partnered with the regional smart cities initiative, to sponsor the upcoming the Smart Regions Conference being held on Oct 24 & 25 at the BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky. This is the first regional IoT showcase and expo where together, we are going to showcase UC researchers (and student) work alongside other area researchers' work and Industry-born technologies. For details about the conference, please go to: Smart Regions Conference site In brief, there will be a tech expo, drone and quadcopter races, thought leadership breakout sessions, and a showcasing of regional collaborations. The conference will be attended by public officials, academic and industry experts and leaders, and community leaders committed to technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. The Office of Research has made this investment to encourage UC faculty and student participation. Because we are sponsors, it will be free for our students and faculty. This is a GREAT way for faculty and students to network and develop relationships with researchers outside UC, government officials, community leaders, and industry leaders in the IoT space.
18
Oct

Event

Proposal Development - UC Infrastructure (10/18)

Time: October 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 427 Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: All faculty and research staff including graduate students and post-docs invited to attend. Recent and new faculty hires are specifically encouraged to attend.

Research Office: Research Development

Experts in six focus areas will be participating in a moderated interactive panel discussion with attendees. Grant Opportunities / Grant Writing Research Computing / Libraries Core Facilities / IRB / IACUC Broader Impacts / Educational Outreach / Community Engagement Working in Teams Intellectual Property / Research Commercialization

What will be covered: Key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance

Presenters: Suzanne Boyce, CAHS Research Officer/Professor Comm Sci/Disorders
Sarah Clift, OoR Grants Administrator 2
Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
Jason Heikenfeld, 1819 IH Assistant VP Tech Transfer & Commercialization
Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant VP Integrated Research
Jack Kues, CoM Professor Emeritus/Associate Dean Continuous Prof Devel
Kathie Maynard, CECH Asst Dean/Asst Prof-Research Innovations & Community
Jane Strasser, OoR Associate VP Research Integrity
Phil Taylor, OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation
Cindy Treacy, A&S Senior Grant Administrator

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12
Oct

Event

Proposal Budgets: More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (10/12)

Time: October 12, 1:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Location: University Hall Room 454

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Research Development

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, Office of Research staff will highlight some key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance. The brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where business staff from the OoR and around the University will be available to discuss specific areas of interest to faculty, and answer any questions.

What will be covered: Key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance

Presenters: Joanna Bordenave, CoM Senior Grant Administrator
Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
Sarah Clift, OoR Grant Administrator 2
Shannon Doyle, DAAP Associate Director Business Affairs
Sandy McGeorge, A&S Business Manager
Carol Ross, CEAS Senior Grant Administrator
Amanda Wright, OoR Senior Grant Administrator

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09
Sep

Event

How to Find Funding Opportunities (9/9)

Time: September 9, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Whatever your scholarly goals, knowing how to discover internal and external opportunities and the funders most likely to support you, is important. In this 90-minute session, you will learn, from two panels of experts, where to locate information on funding, both internal and external, and gain knowledge and skills that will help you find information about funders interests, mission and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.

What will be covered: Internal funding opportunities offered annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Medicine, the CCTST, and the Office of the Provost. External funding opportunities available via the federal government, the state of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Foundations, and Industry. Introduction of UC’s grant search engine, InfoED SPIN and limited submissions process at UC.

Presenters: Susan Dunlap, UCF Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
Sara Guice, UCRI Director Business Development
Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
Keisha Love, UC Associate Provost Faculty Development and Special Initiatives
Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Economic Development
Amy Short, CCTST Administrative Director Continuing Medical Education

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18
Apr

Event

Write Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals (4/18)

Time: April 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Vontz Auditorium

Target Audience:

Research Office: Research Development

Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops and the University of Cincinnati
                                       Present
"Write Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals"


John D. Robertson, Ph.D.
17
Apr

Event

Write Winning Grant Proposals (4/17 - 4/18)

Time: April 17, 12:00 AM - April 18, 12:00 AM

Location: Vontz Auditorium

Target Audience:

Research Office: Research Development

Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops and the University of Cincinnati
                                       present
                 "Write Winning Grant Proposals"
                  
John D. Robertson, Ph.D.

Contact

Mailing Address

Research Development Services
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540 ML 0663
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-0026