Office of the Vice President for Research

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

19
Sep

Event

CCTST Presents: Team Science Basics (9/19)

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

Location: CAHS Health Sciences Building, Room 250

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The CCTST Center for Improvement Science is presenting a workshop: Team Science Basics, on Thursday, Sept. 19; 2:00-4:30 PM in the CAHS Health Sciences Building, Rm 250.  Speakers include Jack Kues, PhD; Rebecca Lee, PhD, RN; and Saundra Regan, PhD.  This workshop introduces participants to foundational concepts within team science: the importance of interprofessional collaboration in a contemporary research setting, principles of good team communication, and positive team behaviors such as improving communication and enhancing team effectiveness. For more information, contact Jackie Knapke at knapkeje@uc.edu.
27
Sep

Event

Research Development Support Series: How to Find Funding Opportunities (9/27)

Time: September 27, 2:00 PM - 3:30 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
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.
10
Oct

Event

National Lab Day (10/10 - 10/12)

Time: October 10, 12:00 AM - October 12, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Toledo

Target Audience: Students and Researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Toledo is hosting this years Ohio National Lab Day 2019 to explore opportunities for partnerships and connect students and researchers with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

The Department of Energy maintains 17 preeminent labs across the country, providing unique scientific and technological capabilities that are often beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions. The labs maintains user facilities as shared resources that may be accessed by the scientific community. Learn how to access world class facilities and connect with DOE lab researchers.

View http://www.utoledo.edu/research/national-lab-day/ for more details.
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: University Hall, Room 454

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.
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.

Past Events

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)
27
Aug

Event

Lunch & Learn (8/27)

Time: August 27, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall 610

Target Audience: Office of Research Employees

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Come discover the many hats of HR. We can help with your career growth i.e. job duties, promotions, equity reviews. We give support through answering question on Benefits, TOFW and FMLA/MLOA leaves etc. We help ensure fast, fair and equitable hiring. We make sure you get paid correctly and that all time is accurately reported on your paycheck. We are on the cutting edge of teaching good SMART Goals to prepare everyone for the New Performance Management System (PMS) for the FY21 year.
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.
02
Aug

Event

STEM Accessibility Conference (8/2)

Time: August 2, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati

Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The STEM Accessibility Conference, presented by the University of Cincinnati, is a two-day workshop held August 1 & 2, 2019, and will bring together a community of experts to discuss career pathways in STEM disciplines, and collectively identify and begin to address challenges preventing students with developmental disabilities from actively engaging in learning experiences and pursuing STEM careers.

Stakeholders at this conference will include K-12 STEM and Special Education teachers, corporate, government, and non-profit employers, parents, and students with developmental disabilities. The workshop features networking, discussions, and presentations by national experts in the fields of disability studies, STEM education, and workforce development.

All meals included, day care available upon request.

For more information:
Chris Atchison
christopher.atchison@uc.edu
513.556.3613
01
Aug

Event

STEM Accessibility Conference (8/1)

Time: August 1, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: 1819 Innovation Hub

Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The STEM Accessibility Conference, presented by the University of Cincinnati, is a two-day workshop held August 1 & 2, 2019, and will bring together a community of experts to discuss career pathways in STEM disciplines, and collectively identify and begin to address challenges preventing students with developmental disabilities from actively engaging in learning experiences and pursuing STEM careers.

Stakeholders at this conference will include K-12 STEM and Special Education teachers, corporate, government, and non-profit employers, parents, and students with developmental disabilities. The workshop features networking, discussions, and presentations by national experts in the fields of disability studies, STEM education, and workforce development.

All meals included, day care available upon request.

For more information:
Chris Atchison
christopher.atchison@uc.edu
513.556.3613
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.
22
Jul

Event

Fundamentals: Introduction to Sponsored Administration (7/22)

Time: July 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location:

Target Audience: Grant Administrators

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

An introduction to the world of sponsored programs. Learn the language and jargon of the field, the history of university-based research, the differences between funding mechanisms, and an overview of the various laws and regulations governing sponsored awards.
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
18
Jun

Event

Best Practices in Grants Management (6/18)

Time: June 18, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/College Administrators/Staff who Manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

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

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall

Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services, Accounting Division.
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
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
11
Dec

Event

Labor Verification Training (12/11)

Time: December 11, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: UHall 444

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Labor Verification

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Government Cost Compliance Department will be offering Labor Verification Training on December 11, 2018 from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Instructor led training will be offered from 8:30am – 9:30am. This training session will cover the entire Labor Verification process. Training will include how to access and approve statements in UCFlex and view pending or upcoming statements, and how to utilize Labor Verification reporting tools to help manage Labor Verification Statements.
Between the hours of 9:30am – 11:30am there will be an open lab for individualized training. During the time our staff will be available to sit with you and provide one on one training. You can come by anytime during the open lab for personalized training.
There is a limited amount of spots for the instructor lead training. Please RSVP by December 5, 2018 to reserve you spot for the instructor lead training that will be held between 8:30am – 9:30am.
15
Nov

Event

Lunch & Learn - Dr. James P. Canfield "The Millennial Professor" (11/15)

Time: November 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Rm. 610

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. James P. Canfield aka “The Millennial Professor” is an expert in childhood and familial homelessness and poverty.  His research has impacted actions across our country.  In addition to impacting the US he has worked with other countries about issues related to homelessness and poverty.  Please join us at the Office of Research Lunch and Learn (lunch provided), to hear from the investigator who says “at the end of the day, my work is the science and art of being a real-world superhero: get cape, wear cape, fly.”

**Please be sure to register as we need a head count for lunch**

Thank You!
15
Aug

Event

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

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

Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

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

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

Why Attend?
  1. Learn: Hear firsthand about current issues, challenges and solutions that are shaping freight transportation today.
  2. Network: Meet old friends, renew acquaintances and build new relationships to further your professional and personal goals.
  3.  Apply: Take the new ideas and tools you discover at the conference to address your specific freight issues and goals.
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.
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
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
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.
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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University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540 ML 0663
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

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Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

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Phone: 513-558-0026