Research Development Workshops for Faculty

Improve your skills. Increase your funding.

The workshops listed below are designed to help faculty of all levels navigate the world of sponsored research by focusing on topics such as proposal writing, how to find funding, funding agency requirements and more.

Sign up for events – once we have enough interested participants, we will reach out to schedule the event at a time that works for you.

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How to Find Funding Opportunities

What: Overview of different strategies to find a funding opportunity that fits
Audience: Early career faculty, or anyone who needs a refresher!
Presenter: Erika Jermé
Duration: 1 hour

Proposal Writing Best Practices

What: Tips to help you write a proposal that is easy for your reviewers to read
Audience: Early career faculty, or anyone who needs a refresher!
Presenter: Erika Jermé
Duration: 1 hour

Cultivating a Diverse Funding Portfolio

What: Panel discussion about strategies to branch out to new funders
Audience: Mid-career faculty who have had success with one or two funders
Presenter: Panel of 3–4 faculty members
Duration: 1 hour

Influencing Your Sponsor

What: Panel discussion about how to shape a future solicitation
Audience: Mid-career faculty
Presenter: Panel of 3–4 faculty members
Duration: 1 hour

Intro to Lobbying

What: Overview of the federal budget process and how to influence it
Audience: Mid-career faculty
Presenter: Mines’ lobbyists
Duration: 1 hour

Intro to Tech Transfer

What: Discussion of how to move from idea to license
Audience: Early- and mid-career faculty
Presenter: Will Vaughan
Duration: 1 hour

Working with Industry

What: Panel discussion of how to secure industry funding and keep industry sponsors happy
Audience: Early- and mid-career faculty
Presenter: Panel of 3–4 faculty members
Duration: 1 hour

Intro to Human Subjects Research

What: Overview of what constitutes human subjects research and Mines’ process to ensure study participants are protected
Audience: All faculty, especially those who conduct education-related research
Presenter: Scot Allen or other member(s) of HSR committee
Duration: 1 hour

Strengthening Your Broader Impacts

What: Panel discussion about how to write strong Broader Impacts in your next NSF proposal
Audience: All faculty
Presenter: Panel of 3-4 faculty members
Duration: 1 hour

Developing Interdisciplinary Team Proposals

What: Learn tips to help team proposals come together (relatively) smoothly
Audience: Mid-career faculty
Presenter: Erika Jermé or guest speaker
Duration: 1 hour

Working with Specific Sponsors

What: Panel discussion about how best to work with various sponsors (fill in the sponsor(s) you want to learn more about on your sign-up form)
Audience: All faculty
Presenter: Panel of 3–4 faculty members
Duration: 1 hour

Indirect Cost Return (IDC): How It Works

What: Overview of how IDC is calculated and disseminated
Audience: All researchers
Presenter: Johanna Eagan, Director of ORA
Duration: 1 hour