Powering Discovery and Creating the Future

At our research-intensive, urban public university, we are proud to embolden the next generation of research pioneers. Our world-renowned researchers and scholars collaborate across disciplines, colleges and campuses as they address the most pressing challenges throughout the world and in our communities.

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Incentive programs help Cincinnati researchers build networks and gain funding

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Twenty-three female undergraduate students from across campus spent their summers working alongside experienced mentors to further develop their research skill sets thanks to UC's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program.

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The Office of Research is accelerating research at University of Cincinnati and economic growth in our region by connecting industry, government, and community leaders with the University of Cincinnati thought leaders and innovators. Together, we can positively impact the lives, environment, and the economy in our region and beyond. Some of our key research strengths are highlighted below.

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Analytics

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Skin Science

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Cancer

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Digital Humanities

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Infectious Diseases

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Medical Devices

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Neuroscience

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Smart Cities

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Urban Futures

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Events + Training

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

Please RSVP Here
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        

RSVP Here
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
17
Oct

Event

Best Practices in Grants Management (10/17)

Time: October 17, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/college administrators/staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

This training is geared toward individuals responsible for managing anticipated and awarded grants and contracts in the UC Flex accounting system.  Topics include: Manual A323 Preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management, and Cost Transfer Training.  Cost Transfer Training is required before submitting any cost transfer requests to PI’s for approval or Reallocation Requests to SRS Accounting Grant Administrators for processing.

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall

Contact Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services, Accounting Division with any questions.
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