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Research 2030: UC's 10-yr Strategic Plan for Research

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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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Events + Training

01
Dec

Event

Research 2030: Money, money, money (for research!) – inform your funding strategies using Dimensions data (12/1)

Time: December 1, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Researchers Seeking Funding

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This webinar is presented and hosted by Dimensions (click for more info) and is part of a new series of webinars offered by the Office of Research. These are not Research Development and Support Series events.

In this webinar, we’ll show you how to leverage Dimensions grant and patent data to help:

  • Assess funding trends in varying fields, disciplines and topics
  • Explore potential funders beyond “the usual suspects”
  • Strengthen grant applications by examining successful awards
  • Identify collaborators to help broaden potential sources of funding
  • Surface corporate entities suitable for partnership, collaboration and investment

Dimensions contains awarded grant data from over 500 funders around the globe, amounting to over 1.7 trillion USD in funding. With over 54 million patent records, that include geo-tagged assignees, finding local partners is now easier than ever.

03
Dec

Event

Major Proposal Support Program - Informational Session (12/3)

Time: December 3, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Faculty interested in the Major Proposal Support Program

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

As part of UC’s Research2030 “Invest to Advance” strategic plan, we seek to support and enhance the competitiveness of our research enterprise for major funding opportunities. As a result, the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 RFA for the inaugural Major Proposal Support Program, which will provide internal and external expert support for UC faculty who are targeting major, multi-year, competitive and prestigious funding opportunities.* Awardees will receive up to two waves of pre-submission review and editing of full proposals. Services include project management; expert coaching on program officer outreach and funder expectations; and proposal support in the form of hands-on review and revision services. Tenured- and tenure-track faculty (with at least 80% FTE) are eligible to apply. Awardees will be encouraged to begin drafting proposals upon receiving and accepting the award, however, this program is targeting external funding opportunity submission dates that fall within the window of August 15, 2021 through February 1, 2022. The Office of Research intends to re-release this RFA again in the spring to target major funding opportunities in the time period of February 1, 2022 through August 15, 2022, and then repeat this program every 6 months thereafter.

*The Office of Research appreciates the fact that what is considered a ‘major, highly competitive’ opportunity varies from field to field. Our aim is to increase competitiveness of UC faculty for significant external funding across all STEMM and AHSS disciplines.

Total Awardees: Depending on the number and quality of applications received, up to 6 applications will be selected for proposal development support. RFP Released: December 1, 2020.
07
Dec

Event

Research Development & Support Series: AtKisson Training Group Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Seminar (12/07 & 12/08) (12/7)

Time: December 7, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom - details to follow

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Staff

Research Office: Research Development

This workshop will be broken up over two (2) half-day morning sessions (Monday December 7 and Tuesday December 8).  The workshop is based on a combined presentation, hands-on reading and discussion approach, focusing on the rhetorical elements and information flow that underlie compelling grant proposals. How does the planning process impact the final proposal? What key information must be on the first page? How do you organize the discussion of the approach so that your plan is crystal clear to your reviewer? Many of the answers to these questions are common across funders, and the program provides both conceptual approaches and concrete methods for constructing competitive proposals. The day is facilitated by two presenters with extensive experience in successful grant applications to fund arts and humanities projects use and provide training in skills that can be used across funders.

Mary Hensel, MBA and Sarah James, MA, from ATG will be facilitating this workshop and collectively have over 45 years experience. Each has worked in a variety of roles and most every level of the fundraising / sponsored research ladder.  

For a $35 registration fee, participants receive the presentation handouts and the Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Proposals. The Handbook is used during the day and serves as a resource for proposal writing.
07
Dec

Event

Research Development & Support Series: AtKisson Training Group NIH Grant Writing Seminar (12/07 & 12/08) (12/7)

Time: December 7, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom - details to follow

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

Research Office: Research Development

This workshop will be broken up over two (2) half-day afternoon sessions (Monday December 7 and Tuesday December 8).  The workshop is based on a combined lecture, reading and discussion approach, focusing on the key organizational principles for writing competitive grant proposals. How does the planning process impact the final proposal? What key information must be on the first page? How do you organize the discussion of the approach so that your plan is crystal clear to your reviewer? Many of the answers to these questions are common across funders, and the program provides both conceptual approaches and concrete methods for constructing competitive proposals.

The approach is based on 19 years of grant writing and training experience across multiple agencies and disciplines. The presenter, M. S. (Peg) AtKisson founded the proposal and research development office at Tufts University starting as a contract grant writer in 2001. In 8 years she and her team contributed to $140,000,000 in funded proposals from NSF, NIH, USDA, USAID, Keck Foundation, and others. After working as a trainer for a grant writing consulting firm, Dr. AtKisson founded AtKisson Training Group (ATG) to expand training beyond the proposal document and into the overall planning for funding and academic success. Dr. AtKisson is a highly acclaimed public speaker with a track record of helping faculty improve their competitiveness for funding.

For a $35 registration fee, participants receive the presentation handouts and the Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Proposals. The Handbook is used during the day and serves as a resource for proposal writing.
09
Dec

Event

Research 2030: Concepts in Dimensions (12/9)

Time: December 9, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Anyone Interested in using Dimensions

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This webinar is presented and hosted by Dimensions (click for more info) and is part of a new series of webinars offered by the Office of Research. This webinar is offered at three different times to accommodate calendar differences. These are not Research Development and Support Series events.

Dimensions is conducting a customer-only webinar on December 9, 2020 to give an overview of concepts in Dimensions - how they work and how to make use of them, including:

  • The difference between keywords and concepts
  • Searching with concepts
  • Concepts in researcher profiles
  • Extracting concepts from a set of publications
  • What you can do with concept relevance and frequency scores
Please join us for a brief presentation followed by plenty of Q&A time dedicated to customer questions - they need not be related to the topic!
09
Dec

Event

Research 2030: Concepts in Dimensions (12/9)

Time: December 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Anyone Interested in using Dimensions

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This webinar is presented and hosted by Dimensions (click for more info) and is part of a new series of webinars offered by the Office of Research. This webinar is offered at three different times to accommodate calendar differences. These are not Research Development and Support Series events.

Dimensions is conducting a customer-only webinar on December 9, 2020 to give an overview of concepts in Dimensions - how they work and how to make use of them, including:

  • The difference between keywords and concepts
  • Searching with concepts
  • Concepts in researcher profiles
  • Extracting concepts from a set of publications
  • What you can do with concept relevance and frequency scores
Please join us for a brief presentation followed by plenty of Q&A time dedicated to customer questions - they need not be related to the topic!
09
Dec

Event

Research 2030: Concepts in Dimensions (12/9)

Time: December 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Anyone Interested in using Dimensions

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This webinar is presented and hosted by Dimensions (click for more info) and is part of a new series of webinars offered by the Office of Research. This webinar is offered at three different times to accommodate calendar differences. These are not Research Development and Support Series events.

Dimensions is conducting a customer-only webinar on December 9, 2020 to give an overview of concepts in Dimensions - how they work and how to make use of them, including:

  • The difference between keywords and concepts
  • Searching with concepts
  • Concepts in researcher profiles
  • Extracting concepts from a set of publications
  • What you can do with concept relevance and frequency scores
Please join us for a brief presentation followed by plenty of Q&A time dedicated to customer questions - they need not be related to the topic!
10
Dec

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Grant Writing Workshop - Large Center Grants (12/10)

Time: December 10, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: All research teams considering large / multidisciplinary projects

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This ½-day online workshop is designed for faculty who have been successful in obtaining funding for single-PI and small team projects and are considering applying for larger grants to support larger and multidisciplinary team projects. The following topics will be covered:

·         How are team grant proposals different from other proposals?

·         Assembling your team

·         Roles of team members

·         Developing a research vision

·         Strategic planning

·         Synergy: What is it and how do you get it?

·         Tackling the logistics of proposal production

·         Writing Key Proposal Sections

·         Characteristics of Successful Narratives

·         Red Teaming and writing for Reviewers

 

Materials: Additional materials and resources will be provided to each participant for download via a link. A link to a recording of the webinar will also be provided for use by the university faculty for a period of 6 months after the webinar date.

11
Dec

Event

Collaborative Research Advancement Program - Pilots Information Session (12/11)

Time: December 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Any faculty interested in the Collaborative Research Advancement - Pilots program

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Associate Vice President for Research, Jennifer Krivickas, will be hosting a webinar to discuss the opportunity, RFA details (e.g., application materials, white paper/concept paper components and review criteria) and answering applicant questions on December 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon). Interested applicants to this program are encouraged, but not required, to attend this webinar.