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.

Past Events

22
Nov

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Writing the One Pager: The Shortest Path to Success (11/22)

Time: November 22, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 450

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

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.
18
Nov

Event

Lunch n' Learn: Ohio Innocence Project (11/18)

Time: November 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building 2351

Target Audience: Office of Research Employees

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Innocence Project has freed 28 Ohioans from prison who together served 525 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.   Professor Mark Godsey, cofounder and director of OIP, will talk of OIP's mission and successes, and one of his exonerated clients, Dean Gillispie, will tell his emotional story of serving two decades in prison for crimes he didn't commit.
18
Nov

Event

Research Development & Support Series – Advanced Budgeting (11/18)

Time: November 18, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This workshop is an expansion on the principles discussed in our basic budgeting workshop. We will go into more detail about some of the trickier elements of budgeting, such as distinguishing between subcontractors and consultants, defining capital equipment, determining the MTDC base, student aid vs. student wages, and other items. We encourage attendees to bring their own questions and cases from budgets they are working or have worked on, and we can provide specific guidance as needed.
14
Nov

Event

Research Development & Support Series – UC Infrastructure (11/14)

Time: November 14, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Langsam Library, Room 462

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

04
Nov

Event

Research Development & Support Series – Building Your Research Team: Undergrads, Graduate Students and Postdocs (11/4)

Time: November 4, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center, Langsam Library, Room 540F

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Forming a research team?  Looking for undergraduate researchers? Graduate Students? Postdocs? Creating successful research teams can be one of the most important activities for faculty.  Identifying appropriate team members, from 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.
29
Oct

Event

Research Development & Support Series – NASA Webinar (10/29)

Time: October 29, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center, Langsam Library, Room 540F

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

23
Oct

Event

Research Development & Support Series – International Research Engagement (10/23)

Time: October 23, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Langsam Library, Room 475

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

While the overwhelming majority of foreign engagement is beneficial or benign we are all aware that there is increasing federal scrutiny and public pressure to disclose and monitor funding and affiliations that might reflect foreign influence. As part of a global university you need tools to help you navigate this rapidly changing landscape and gain insights into identifying potential pitfalls.
17
Oct

Event

Research Development Support – Internal Funding Opportunities: Learning from Past Recipients (10/17)

Time: October 17, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center, Langsam Library, Room 540F

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

11
Oct

Event

Research Development & Support Series: AtKisson Group NEH Grant Writing Seminar (10/11)

Time: October 11, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center - Langsam Library 540 G

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This day-long session 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.

The Presenters: Peg AtKisson has 19 years of grant writing and training experience across multiple agencies and disciplines. She 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. Mary Hensel brings decades of fund raising for arts, environmental and health non-profits with university research and funding development at every level of the fund-raising ladder. She established the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth’s Office of Research Development to coordinate complex submissions and provide infrastructure support to the academic community. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

For a $50 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.
10
Oct

Event

Research Development & Support Series: AtKisson Group NIH Grant Writing Seminar (10/10)

Time: October 10, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building (MSB E351)

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This day-long session 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 $50 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.

The morning session covers aspects such as assessing readiness, identifying funder priorities, and setting time lines for crafting the submission. The second part of the morning covers the all-important first page—the NIH Specific Aims page, or the opening page of any proposal to any funder. In the afternoon we cover clear and compelling ways to present the preliminary data, the foundational literature and the research plan using concrete writing strategies. The rest of the afternoon covers the additional pieces of a proposal, including title and abstract, writing style, and re-submission.
04
Oct

Event

Research Development Support Series: How to Find Funding Opportunities (10/4)

Time: October 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center 540F
(Langsam Library 5th Floor)

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, 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 session, you will learn from 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, missions and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.


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 from the Provost Office and the Office of Research will be briefly covered.

Presenters: Susan Dunlap, University of Cincinnati Foundation Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
                   Sarah Clift, Office of Research Coordinator Proposal Development Services
                    Keisha Love, University of Cincinnati Associate Provost of Academic Personnel

Moderator: Teri Reed, Office of Research Assistant Vice President Faculty Research Development

Questions? Contact Teri Reed at teri.reed@uc.edu
02
Oct

Event

Research Development Support Series: National Academy of Sciences - Tom Rudin Town Hall (10/2)

Time: October 2, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: College Conservatory of Music, The Baur Room
(CCM -3880 Corbett Center)

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Tom Rudin is the Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — a position he assumed in mid-August 2014. Prior to joining the Academies, Mr. Rudin served as senior vice president for career readiness and senior vice president for advocacy, government relations and development at the College Board from 2006-2014. He was also vice president for government relations from 2004-2006 and executive director of grants planning and management from 1996-2004 at the College Board. Before joining the College Board, Mr. Rudin was a policy analyst at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
30
Sep

Event

Research Development Support Series: Proposal Budgets - More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (9/30)

Time: September 30, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Procter Hall, Room 286

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

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.
11
Sep

Event

2020 Ralph E. Powe Information Session (9/11)

Time: September 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center, Langsam Library, Room 540A

Target Audience: Early Career Faculty interested in applying for the ORAU Ralph E. Powe, Jr. Award

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

There will an informational session held in the Faculty Enrichment Center Rm 540A for the 2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement funding opportunity.  During this time interested faculty members will have the opportunity to hear from past reviewers and awardees.  Interest for this opportunity will need to be submitted through the UC limited submission portal no later than the close of business on September 18, 2019.  We hope to see you on September 11th.
28
Aug

Event

Research Development and Support Series: Kentucky Data Research Center Information Session (8/28)

Time: August 28, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

KRDC offers researchers the opportunity to use restricted-access federal data to conduct advanced research in fields such as economics, management, business, demography, health, epidemiology, geography, environment, urban planning, political science, sociology, criminology, and more. The primary federal sponsors of data in KRDC are the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The advantages of restricted-access data include larger samples, finer levels of geography (in some cases census block and tract levels), additional variables, and more detailed coding of key variables. In addition, many datasets are linked to records from administrative databases.

Popular economic and demographic datasets
• Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)
• Census of Manufactures (CSM)
• Longitudinal Employer–Household Dynamics (LEHD)
• American Community Survey (ACS)
• Current Population Survey (CPS)
• Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

Popular health statistics datasets
• Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
• National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
• National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
• National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
• National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
23
Aug

Event

RDSS: OFRN Information Session (8/23)

Time: August 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Grant Administrators, Business Partners, Contracting Agents

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with the University of Cincinnati to present the OFRN Information Session which will give an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the soon to be released OFRN Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative.

Attendees will:

•Gain an overview of the OFRN and OFRN's Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative

•Acquire insight about the OFRN contracting process and how OFRN’s dollars and contracts work

•Receive free grantsmanship training on going after federal research dollars
Contracting personnel will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with an OFRN contracts officer.

Who Should Attend?
Researchers, businesses, and contracting agents interested in learning about the OFRN and the OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP should attend this informational briefing.
08
Aug

Event

Regional Postdoc Meeting (8/8)

Time: August 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center are happy to host the 2019 meeting of our Regional Postdoctoral Associations on August 8, 2019 from 9am – 3pm at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. This meeting will present an opportunity to network, share, and discuss how to best support postdocs/trainees moving forward.
29
Jul

Event

2019 AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop (7/29 - 7/30)

Time: July 29, 8:00 AM - July 30, 9:00 PM

Location: University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Target Audience: Researchers and Students

Research Office: Research Development

The American Institute for Aeronautics (AIAA) is hosting the 6th annual Intelligent Systems Conference on the University of Cincinnati's campus this July.

Topics discussed will include:
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Vulnerabilities/security  of intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Integrating Autonomy into Existing Ecosystems
  • Developing an Intelligent Systems Workforce
The conference will also host a lightning talk and poster competition for students including monetary prizes.

There is a cost to attend: $150 for standard admission and $35 for students

Visit istcws2019.org for more information and to register.
28
Jun

Event

Logic Models and Evaluation: A Skill-Building Workshop (6/28)

Time: June 28, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: University Hall - 450

Target Audience: Research Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

In this interactive session, Dr. Liz Litzler from the University of Washington will work with attendees to build their capacity to create a useful logic model that can be used to design and evaluate a project/grant. Logic models are a solid tool to help ensure continuity and achievement of your project goals. The session will also help attendees understand what working with an evaluator can look like and how to set the stage for a strong, productive relationship. Attendees will walk away with a greater level of comfort and confidence about logic models and evaluation as well as some resource handouts. If there is a specific grant proposal/project you would like to work on, please bring those grant proposal/project documents with you!
27
Jun

Event

Logic Models and Evaluation: A Skill-Building Workshop (6/27)

Time: June 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Langsam Library - 462

Target Audience: Research Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

In this interactive session, Dr. Liz Litzler from the University of Washington will work with attendees to build their capacity to create a useful logic model that can be used to design and evaluate a project/grant. Logic models are a solid tool to help ensure continuity and achievement of your project goals. The session will also help attendees understand what working with an evaluator can look like and how to set the stage for a strong, productive relationship. Attendees will walk away with a greater level of comfort and confidence about logic models and evaluation as well as some resource handouts. If there is a specific grant proposal/project you would like to work on, please bring those grant proposal/project documents with you! View Handouts Here
07
Jun

Event

Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (6/7)

Time: June 7, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Langsam Library - Room 462

Target Audience: Research Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The purpose of the webinar is to provide information on the mission, programs, and priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and how it supports extramural research and development.  The presentation will include overviews of DOE’s basic and applied research offices and anticipated funding opportunities, as well as advice on how university researchers can most effectively engage with the agency.  Additional information will also be provided on cross-agency initiatives that are guiding investment in new and emerging research areas.

Presented By:
Ben Kallen is one of Lewis-Burke’s key contacts for federal science policy in the physical sciences.  He has led firm-wide and client-specific engagement on emerging federal science priority areas, including quantum information science and space weather research.  Ben relies on a keen understanding of agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver advanced intelligence on forthcoming opportunities and help clients deepen their connections to the federal research and development enterprise.  Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Ben gained experience in legislative affairs as well as science and business advocacy in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer and at the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF), a trade association that promotes the policy interests of the space industry.  Through these experiences, Ben developed and honed valuable research and analytical skills while gaining an understanding of the complex political trends affecting national science and education policy.

View Handouts Here
22
Apr

Event

Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase (4/22)

Time: April 22, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Anyone interested in research

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join us for a one-day event where hundreds of students from across the university share new knowledge, new understanding, and creative and technical innovation brought forward through scholarly process.

The showcase is free and open to the entire campus community!

Organizers are looking for judges for the day-long event April 22, where undergraduate students get practice presenting new knowledge, understanding, and creative and technical innovation. Judges need not have subject matter expertise. Sign-up ends Feb. 15.
17
Apr

Event

Research Support - UC Infrastructure (R) (4/17)

Time: April 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

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

· The Collaboration Network
· Research Computing / Cyberinfrastructure
· Community Engagement / Educational Outreach

Presenters:  Prof. Jack Kues, Director, Center for Improvement Science
                      Prof. Prashant Khare, Chair, Advanced Research Computing Faculty Advisory Committee
                      Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
                      Prof. Kathie Maynard, Assistant Dean for Innovations & Community Partnerships
                            
Moderator:  Phil Taylor,  OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation


View Handouts Here
04
Apr

Event

Resolving to Save Lives: Partnerships for the goal of ending the opioid epidemic (4/4)

Time: April 4, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 1819 Innovation Hub

Target Audience: The UC Community

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This is a moderated panel discussion on the impact of the opioid crisis on families and communities in our region. Our distinguished panelists will also share new initiatives and approaches that are helping bend the arc of this devastating epidemic. 

The panel will be moderated by Terry DeMio, the Cincinnati Enquirer staff writer who was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her moving special report, “Seven Days of Heroin.” DeMio received training at the American Society of Addiction Medication, and she works as a full-time heroin beat reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Our distinguished panelists include:

James Canfield, PhD: Assistant Professor at the UC College of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Canfield’s area of research & practice is focused on the impact of homelessness and poverty on child, youth, families and health disparities.

Angela Clark, PhD: Assistant Professor at the UC College of Nursing, Dr. Clark’s research has highlighted the dire need for widespread prevention efforts regarding the opioid overdose epidemic that is plaguing the country. Dr. Clark has ten years of clinical and public health nursing experience and has focused on the identification and treatment of at-risk communities and individuals.

Lori Criss: Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Criss comes to Governor Mike DeWine’s Cabinet with over 20 years of operations and leadership experience with addiction and trauma treatment. Director Criss has extensive experience in policy related to recovery housing, opiate addiction, and integrated physical and behavioral healthcare.

Lisbet Hope Portman: VP of Digital Content & Strategy at Addiction Policy Forum, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminated addiction as a major health problem. Ms. Portman has advocated for treatment access and reform as a writer, research, and teacher for over a decade with a focus on science translation and education.

J.D. Vance: New York Times Best Selling author who recently returned to his home state of Ohio. Vance, an Investor in Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital is also managing partner of the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, a $150 million early stage venture capital fund. Vance has begun creating his nonprofit, Our Ohio Renewal, to work on the opioid epidemic and other socio-economic challenges that he himself grew up with and that Ohio families face today.
04
Apr

Event

Hutton Ethics Lectureship (4/4)

Time: April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: MSB E351

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Benjamin Wilfond will be the Hutton Ethics Lectureship keynote speaker at noon on April 4 and plans to pose a radical question to the UC medical community. He asks: Why does medical research and clinical work have to exist separate from one another? If the approach was reevaluated to include the opinion of patients and include informed consent—think about all that could be accomplished, Wilfond says. He’ll discuss his Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) project, a collaborative effort of Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington and Stanford University.
01
Apr

Event

Research Week 2019 (4/1 - 4/7)

Time: April 1, 12:00 AM - April 7, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Cincinnati East and West Campuses

Target Audience: Everyone

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

R&I Week 2019 will be honoring our past 200 years of extraordinary research by showcasing the impactful, imaginative, and innovative work researchers at UC are doing today.

This week-long event is a celebration of inclusivity, innovation and the broad societal impacts the work of our researchers has on Cincinnati, the region, and beyond.

This is the bicentennial edition of R&I Week and our opportunity to highlight our commitment to our current and future students and our community.

Please join us and for more information, visit our website: http://research.uc.edu/researchweek
28
Mar

Event

Building Your Research Team: Team Science (3/28)

Time: March 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Medical Science Building, Room 7051

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Forming a research team? Understanding the principles of Team Science can be helpful in selecting team members, developing strategies of operation, becoming more effective, and being more successful with grant applications and project completion.

Funders are prioritizing cross-disciplinary research and projects that are able to demonstrate that they are building high-performance teams. Understanding the general area of team science and how to take advantage of tools and strategies to develop research that is translational will make you and your team more competitive and successful.

What will be covered:  Basic concepts of team science including; what makes a successful team, how to recognize and overcome team dysfunctions, and taking a transdisciplinary approach to research. 

Presenter:  Jack Kues, Director, Evaluation of CCTST and Associate Dean for Continuous Professional Development, UC College of Medicine
18
Mar

Event

Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (3/18)

Time: March 18, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Lindner Hall, Room 112

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Registration is required and closes March 1st, 2019.
Presenter:  Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops

What will be covered:   This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process.  Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers.  Regardless of the agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.

There is a $75.00 fee which covers the cost of the participant’s copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.  Participants can select their choice of one workbook focusing on NIH, NSF, USDA/NIFA, or Any Agency (for proposals other than NIH, NSF, or USDA).  The workbook begins with refinement of the idea and then systematically progresses through tips and strategies for each section of the proposal, concluding with pre-submission review and writing of the accompanying cover letter.

Lunch is provided.  Registration is required and closes March 1st, 2019. 

Parking:  Woodside and Campus Green parking garages are easily accessible.

Contact Nikki Arde at Nikki.Arde@uc.edu for more information.
08
Mar

Event

Early Career Faculty: Outreach and Education Panel (3/8)

Time: March 8, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building, Room 7051

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join this panel of experts from all over the UC campus to hear of how to partner with them or others for your outreach and education plans associated with Career and Young Investigator proposals. 

Panelists:  Chris Atchison,  Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Founder and Executive Director of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity
                   Whitney Gaskins, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Outreach, CEAS, Founder of the Gaskins Foundation
                   Margaret Kupferle, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, PI of current Research Experience for Teachers program
                   Megan Lamkin, Assistant Professor of Experienced Based Learning & Career Education, Director of the UC Research Experience for Undergraduates program
                    Kathie Maynard, Associate Dean of Innovations and Community Partnerships, CECH, Leader of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative and the UC Scholars Academy

Moderator: Teri Reed, Assistant Vice President for Research Development, Office of Research
08
Mar

Event

Early Career Grant Writing Workshop (3/8)

Time: March 8, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: UC (Academic Health Center), Medical Sciences Building, MSB 7051

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Lucy Deckard of Academic Funding Research Strategies will be here on Friday, March 8 for a basic grant writing workshop focused on early career and/or young investigator grants and is open to all faculty. This workshop is highly interactive and is targeted toward faculty who are ready to, or are considering applying, for early career or young investigator grants within the next few years. The workshop includes a series of discussions about the workshop topics along with some exercises and examples. 

Materials: Additional materials and resources will be provided to each participant on flash drives. These will include additional background materials, resources, and example sections of successful proposals.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, iPads, or similar devices for workshop exercises.

Special Note: This workshop is followed by a panel on Educational and Outreach Opportunities at UC, located in the same room from Noon to 1:30 pm. 
07
Mar

Event

Early Career Grant Writing Workshop (3/7)

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

Location: Carl Blegen Library, Room 308
2602 McMicken Circle

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Lucy Deckard of Academic Funding Research Strategies will be here on Thursday, March 7 for a basic grant writing workshop focused on early career and/or young investigator grant writing and is open to all faculty. This workshop is highly interactive and is targeted toward faculty who are ready to, or are considering applying, for early career or young investigator grants within the next few years. The workshop includes a series of discussions about the workshop topics along with some exercises and examples.

Materials: Additional materials and resources will be provided to each participant on flash drives. These will include additional background materials, resources, and example sections of successful proposals.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, iPads, or similar devices for workshop exercises.

Special Note: This workshop is proceeded by a panel session of successful early career faculty who will share tips on how they gained their successes, located in the same room from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
07
Mar

Event

Early Career Faculty: Getting Started Panel (3/7)

Time: March 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Carl Blegen Library, Room 308
2602 McMicken Circle

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Learn tips for early career and young investigator grant writing from a panel of faculty who have succeeded in these efforts. They will discuss visiting with program officers, early career programs you should consider, how they made early career decisions, and general tips on how they gained their successes.

Panelists:  Leyla Esfandiari,  Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
                   Tamara Lorenz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
                   Manish Kumar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
                   Ashley Paz y Puente, Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

Moderator: Teri Reed, Assistant Vice President for Research Development, Office of Research
01
Mar

Event

Talking to Your Program Officer (3/1)

Time: March 1, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Room 425
Tangeman University Center

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Are you ready to have a conversation with a federal agency program officer but don’t know how to start?  Are you interested in learning about how an NIH Study Section works?  Having these conversations and understandings are a key step to gaining valuable insight into the funding potential of your ideas. In this interactive session, you’ll learn from faculty who are or have recently worked at major federal agencies or with NIH 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 current and recent federal agency employees such as NSF and NASA and persons associated with NIH study sections to learn tips on interacting with program officers and review committees. They will gain insights to help them effectively communicate their research clearly and concisely.

Panelists:     Melinda Butsch-Kovacic, Associate Dean and Professor of the College of Allied Health Science, NIH Study Group Member
                       Charles R. Doarn, NASA Research Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Director of Telemedicine, Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer
                       Teri Murphy, Professor, Engineering Education, Former NSF IPA of the Division of Undergraduate Education                  
                        Sheryl Sorby, Professor, Engineering Education, Former NSF IPA of the Division of Undergraduate Education
08
Feb

Event

How to Find Funding Opportunities (R) (2/8)

Time: February 8, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454
51 Goodman Drive

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 session, you will learn from 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, missions and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.

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
                          Sarah Clift, Senior Grant Administrator, Office of Research
                          Keisha Love, Associate Provost of Academic Personnel, Office of the Provost

Moderators:   Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
                          Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development
31
Jan

Event

Proposal Budgets - More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (R) (1/31)

Time: January 31, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: University of Cincinnati (West Campus)
Tangeman University Center, Room 425

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; Examples

Presenters:     Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President, Operations & Management
                         Cindy Treacy, Assistant Director - Grants, College of Arts & Sciences
29
Jan

Event

Office of Research Expert Buffet (1/29)

Time: January 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center
Room 427

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.  Meet the experts in-person from the following areas during information-packed, moving sessions followed by questions and answers with top institutional leaders and experts 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
• What is the Difference? – UC Foundation and Sponsored Research Services
• Double Your Money – Research Development Service 
• 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
                        Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
                        Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
                        Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
                        Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization
                        Phil Taylor, OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation
                        Kevin Grace, Head and University Archivist, UC Libraries

Moderator:  Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development
10
Jan

Event

DOD 101 – How to Successfully Compete for DOD Funding (1/10)

Time: January 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building, 6051

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

Research Office: Research Development

The event on the East Campus is co-hosted by the Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries (CRANI).

What will be covered:  Dr. Reed Skaggs from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will provide a “DOD 101” seminar to introduce the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Security related research and development opportunities. The seminar will be an overview of how the DOD is organized, funds science and technology including identification of funding agencies, programs, partnerships, solicitation interpretation, and engagement strategies. Come learn the ins and outs of how to successfully compete for DOD funding for your research.  A Q&A session will follow the seminar.

View Handouts Here
10
Jan

Event

DOD 101 – How to Successfully Compete for DOD Funding (1/10)

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

Location: West Campus: Langsam Library, Room 462

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

Research Office: Research Development

What will be covered:  Dr. Reed Skaggs from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will provide a “DOD 101” seminar to introduce the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Security related research and development opportunities. The seminar will be an overview of how the DOD is organized, funds science and technology including identification of funding agencies, programs, partnerships, solicitation interpretation, and engagement strategies. Come learn the ins and outs of how to successfully compete for DOD funding for your research.  A Q&A session will follow the seminar.

View Handouts Here
08
Jan

Event

The First Annual Community Gathering of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (1/8)

Time: January 8, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Old Chem, Room 615
West Campus

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and administrators interested in and/or focused on discipline-based education research

Research Office: Research Development

Please RSVP as lunch will be served
(Please send dietary restrictions to teri.reed@uc.edu)


Are you engaged in evidence-generating activities in education research? Are you focused on some aspect of the education continuum: discipline-based preK-12 education, undergraduate education, graduate education, teacher education, faculty development, workforce development, etc.? Are you looking for a community of colleagues to advance your research/scholarly efforts?

High quality evidence-generating education research combines knowledge of a discipline, the challenges of student success in that discipline and the research of student success, generally.  If you identify with this type of research, consider attending the first annual community gathering of discipline-based education research (DBER). This is a networking opportunity to share and learn about other’s interests and expertise with the goal of building future collaborations and developing projects in the DBER area.

What will be shared:  Time has been allotted to share via a networking exercise participant’s general bio, their research questions or agenda, researcher expertise, and needs. All participants will be expected to create and submit a brief interest and needs sheet (in a template provided at this link) by Friday, January 4 at noon. Once created, please place single sheet using the naming convention shown in the example files or email final sheet to teri.reed@uc.edu. This single sheet will serve as our community building mechanism and will be shared ahead of time to all participants. This will not be a formal presentation, but a small group activity.

Organizers:   
Teri Reed, Assistant Vice President of Research Development, Office of Research                                                                                                Victoria Wangia-Anderson, Associate Professor – Educator and Program Director, Clinical & Health Information Science, College of Allied Health Sciences         
Teri J. Murphy, Professor of Engineering Education, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Jamie Leslie, Assistant Professor – Educator, College of Nursing        Kathy Koenig, Associate Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
P.K. Imbrie, Department Head and Professor of Engineering Education, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Katie Hobbing, Assistant Professor – Educator, Pharmacology and Systems Physiology, College of Medicine 

                                                                              
RSVP
Tentative Agenda
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.     Introduction to a new UC community
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.   Speed Dating - Small group introductions using the brief interest and needs sheets
11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Group Dating – Networking Discussions
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Grab lunch - Discussion of Future Activities of the Community - What was sparked today that you would like to continue and what do you need to continue this community?
11
Dec

Event

Finishing the One Pager: 1-1/2 Day Workshop (12/11 - 12/12)

Time: December 11, 9:00 AM - December 12, 1:00 PM

Location: Rhodes Hall, Room 801M
University of Cincinnati

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

Research Office: Research Development

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AND

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided on Tuesday. Please email any dietary restrictions to teri.reed@uc.edu by Friday, December 7.

Do you know what grantmakers look for when deciding what research to fund? The answers might not be what you think. Showing grantmakers your project is a good fit in their portfolio 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, this will be an intensive day and a half workshop with an outcome of a focused white paper for your specific research area(s). This workshop will give you tools you can use to effectively draft white papers going forward. You will also leave the workshop with a proposal summary for your own research, one composed with guidance from writing experts here at UC, and with the benefit of peer-review by fellow workshop attendees

What will be covered:  This intensive day and a half workshop will focus on writing strategies for a variety of documents, such as a brief response to a request for proposals (RFPs), white papers, letters of inquiry/interest/intent (LOIs), and research abstracts such as a Specific Aims page. The sessions will include small group activities and one-on-one interactions with workshop facilitators. Participants should bring a draft of a project they are currently working on, even if it is in bullet format.

Presenters:  Lora Arduser, A&S Associate Professor, Professional Writing
                     Bob Hyland, A&S Assistant Professor-Educator, Rhetoric and Professional Writing
10
Dec

Event

Arts & Humanities in the Age of Impact (12/10)

Time: December 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: DAAP 8220, Materials Library

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

Research Office: Research Development

Have you received or are interested in NEH funding, have written proposals, and/or are interested in the national agenda concerning Humanities funding? This is an opportunity for you. Please consider attending this session as it is an excellent opportunity for us all to hear from the new Dean of CCM and NHA perspectives as well as about projects, goals and forecast as related the humanities.

Presenters:     Dean Stanley Romanstein, College Conservatory-Music
                        Cecily Erin Hill, Program Director, National Humanities Alliance
Moderator:     Jennifer Krivickas, Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
               
Lunch provided - please email teri.reed@uc.edu with any dietary restrictions.
30
Nov

Event

How to Work with Local and State Governments (11/30)

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

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 425

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

Research Office: Research Development

Are you interested in learning how to get started working with state and local government entities? Would you like to learn from researchers who have already had success working with state and local government agencies? Want to learn how our government relations staff help faculty navigate government entities and develop relationships with the right individuals in office? If yes was the answer to any of these questions, this is the forum for you. Come meet successful researchers, government relations staff, and individuals who work for the City of Cincinnati. 

Presenters:   
                      Oliver Kroner, Green Cincinnati Plan and Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Environment and Sustainability, City of Cincinnati
                       Jiaqi Ma, Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering, CEAS
                       Mark Policinski, CEO, OKI (Ohio Kentucky Indiana) Regional Council of Governments 
                       Margie Rolf, Associate Vice President, Governmental Relations
                       Amanda Webb, Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering, CEAS  
                       
Moderator:     Jennifer Krivickas, Assistant Vice President Integrated Research

Register Here 
14
Nov

Event

Working with Industry and Foundations (11/14)

Time: November 14, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

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

Research Office: Research Development

This introduction to funding through industry and foundation avenues will be in a panel format. Join us to hear from faculty who have been successful at securing funding from industry and foundations. In addition, hear from companies and foundations who fund UC research. Learn what makes for a successful grant and long-term relationship through these paths to funding. 

What will be covered:  Resources available to support efforts through industry research and foundations.

Presenters:     Deepika Andavarapu, Research and Evaluation Officer, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
                       Eric Avner, CEO, People’s Liberty
                       Susan Dunlap, UC Foundation Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
                       Heather L. Norton, Associate Professor - Department of Anthropology, Co-Director - UC WISE-REWU Program, Faculty Director - UC Skin Science and Technology Collaborative
                       Aretha Adams, Senior Grants Administrator

Moderator:  Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research

RSVP
                                
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 (SBER)

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:  Claudia Norman, Education and Outreach Specialist in UC’s Human Research and Protection Program

View Handouts Here
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
30
Oct

Event

Building Your Research 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

Forming a research team?  Looking for undergraduate researchers? Graduate Students? Postdocs? Creating successful research teams can be one of the most important activities for faculty.  Identifying appropriate team members, from 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:  Resources available for undergraduate researchers, graduate students and postdoc staff will be highlighted. Faculty will discuss how to create a lab/research team plan.

Presenters:    Dr. Chip Montrose, Dean of Graduate School
                        Dr. James Mack, Associate Dean of Graduate School
                        Dr. Megan Lamkin, Director of Undergraduate Research Experiences
                        Dr. Teri Reed, OoR Assistant VP Research Development


View Handouts Here
25
Oct

Event

Writing the One Pager: The Shortest Path to Success (10/25)

Time: October 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Baldwin Hall, Room 661

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

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:  Participants will gain insights into the persuasive nature of successful one-pagers, and be better able to write one for both specialized and non-specialized audiences.

Presenters:     Lora Arduser, A&S Associate Professor, Professional Writing
                        Bob Hyland, A&S Assistant Professor-Educator, Rhetoric and Prof Writing


View Handouts Here
19
Oct

Event

INTERNAL FUNDING @ UC (10/19)

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

Location: University Hall, Room 450
51 Goodman St.
Cincinnati, OH

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

Research Office: Research Development

Get to know UC Program Officers (PO) and gain valuable insight into UC’s internal opportunities! Get the low-down on internal funding  from POs of Office of Research internal funding opportunities. In this session, the POs will disclose details about internal funding programs and lead a discussion about the value of internal funding (beyond money). Participants will gain concrete information, examples, and advice which will give them A LEG UP. The call for these opportunities is now available at research.uc.edu…

What will be covered: UC Internal Programs sponsored by the Office of Research;  Information about how internal funding helps faculty gain skills and momentum that increases chances for external funding, Discussion 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:
OoR Program Officer Phil Taylor, Office of Research Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
URC Program Officer  John Cuppoletti, CoM Professor Emeritus, Physiology

Moderator:
OoR & URC Program Officer Jennifer Krivickas, Office of Research Assistant Vice President, Integrated Research & Adjunct Instructor, DAAP School of Design
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


View Handouts 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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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        
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
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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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!
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

See slides from presentation
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.

More Information
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.

View Presentation Here
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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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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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.

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