Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees its counterpart offices regarding administration and research support.

20
Jun

Event

SBIR/STTR Road Tour (6/20)

Time: June 20, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: The Ohio Union at Ohio State University

Target Audience: Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, and/or Small Technology Firms

Research Office: Research Development

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America's Largest Seed Fund.

Local innovation supporters in communities who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs have invited representatives of America's Largest Seed Fund to engage the small advanced technology community, including women and minority-owned research and development businesses. Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

So, if you're an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity!
15
Aug

Event

Ohio Conference on Freight (8/15 - 8/17)

Time: August 15, 12:00 PM - August 17, 2:00 PM

Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Target Audience: Anyone interested in the movement of freight in Ohio and the Midwest

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Conference on Freight is the Midwest’s leading freight conference, convening over 300 professionals from across North America to share their expertise in the areas of supply chain/logistics, smart transportation technology and federal and state policies supporting freight-related transportation and economic development.

The day-and-a half conference consists of four Plenary sessions and 12 Breakout sessions covering the latest topics, tools and trends in the world of freight today.

Why Attend?
  1. Learn: Hear firsthand about current issues, challenges and solutions that are shaping freight transportation today.
  2. Network: Meet old friends, renew acquaintances and build new relationships to further your professional and personal goals.
  3.  Apply: Take the new ideas and tools you discover at the conference to address your specific freight issues and goals.

Past Events

26
Apr

Event

Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit (4/26)

Time: April 26, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Union Hall

Target Audience: Any researcher

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit will highlight smart cities projects and leaders in Greater Cincinnati, and explore the potentials of Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles as the Cincinnati region continues its digital transformation. There will be welcome remarks from local elected officials, a keynote speaker focused on smart mobility, and two panel sessions exploring the pillars of smart city planning. Following the program, guests are invited to attend the leadership luncheon where awards to local smart cities leaders will be presented.
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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09
Apr

Event

Research and Innovation Week 2018 (4/9 - 4/14)

Time: April 9, 12:00 AM - April 14, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Cincinnati

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Our 2018 theme, Industry, innovation, and infrastructure for enhanced well-being and livelihoods, closely aligns with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, speaks broadly to the issues important to our region, and ties to UC’s Strategic Directions.

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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: Office of the Vice President for Research

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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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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10
Jan

Event

Office of Research Expert Buffet (1/10)

Time: January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

As the new semester begins, the Office of Research is providing an overview of services and information in an interactive format that we call the Office of Research Expert Buffet. Sate you appetite for research must-haves during information-packed, moving sessions followed by questions and answers with top institutional leaders who can help you make the most of your research efforts at UC!

What will be covered: Topics include the following:

    Covering your OARs –Financial disclosures, OARs, and conflicts of interest
    Green Light your Research – Institutional Review Board
    Partner with Panache – Industry Collaborations with the UCRI
    What is the Difference? – UC Foundation and Sponsored Research Services
    Double Your Money – Internal funding from the Office of Research
    Keep Calm and Log On – IT and Research
    Protect Yourself –Intellectual property and disclosure
    Be Our Guest – Core facilities
    Beyond Books – UC Libraries

Presenters:

    Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement
    Mike Linke, Chair of IRB Committee
    Angela Braggs-Brown, OoR Director, Human Research Protection Program
    Sara Guice, UCRI Director Partnerships & Industry Alliances
    Julie Collinsworth, UCRI Project Manager
    Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
    Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
    Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
    Amy Latessa, UCIT Research Coordinator, Research & Development
    Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization
    Phil Taylor, OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation
    Gino Pasi, UC Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Moderator: Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development
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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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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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: Office of the Vice President for Research

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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Contact

Mailing Address

Office of the Vice President for Research 
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