Workshops and Brown Bag Topics. Available on Demand
  • Addressing the Significance and Impact Criteria in Your Proposal: Learn how to effectively write significance and impact sections of the proposal.
  • Creating a Network: This workshop will provide some techniques on developing a network of internal and external collaborators. Learn about UTEP’s Expertise Profile System and how to market your research expertise.
  • Collaborative & Social Media: From Lotus Live to Twitter: . . Are you interested in using the web to connect with people professionally, but aren’t sure where to start, or how? Come find out about the various networking tools and collaborative work technologies that you can use professionally. We will be focusing on Twitter, LotusLive, and UTEP’s Expertise website.
  • Developing a Proposal Budget: It is essential that the proposal budget and budget justification is aligned with your proposal narrative. This workshop presents strategies and tools for preparing a budget and writing a budget justification.
  • Finding Funding Sources: Learn how to use electronic search engine tools to find funding opportunities. As a part of the presentation, a Community of Science (COS) representative, Stephanie Faulkner, will provide an interactive online overview of the new UTEP Library database COS Pivot Platform that brings together funding searches, research opportunities, and people.
  • Finding Opportunities in the Arts & Humanities: Learn how to assess the mission and goals of agencies that fund the Arts & Humanities. Participants will use the Community of Scholars (COS) search wizard in a hands-on exercise to identify funding available from federal, state, foundation and private sources.
  • Identifying Funding Opportunities and Analyzing a Solicitation: Participants will learn how to use an electronic search engine to search for funding opportunities and will then analyze a solicitation. This workshop provides a hands-on approach with opportunities to sign up for electronic funding notices from selected agencies.
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing: Learn about the lifecycle of proposal preparation including: the role of the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects; submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI); the importance of networking; identification of funding sources and basics of proposal preparation.
  • Participating in an NSF Peer Review Panel: A Mock Peer Review Exercise: This session will provide participants the experience of serving on a mock panel review discussion using actual funded proposals. This mock review will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the NSF review process.
  • Project Assessment: Developing a Project Evaluation Plan: As a continuation of the workshop on Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment, this workshop will provide a more in-depth view of preparing a project evaluation plan
  • Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment: A solid management plan convinces a review panel that you have the experience and capability to complete the work. Every proposal requires an evaluation and assessment plan. Learn how to write a project management plan, develop a timeline, and prepare an evaluation and assessment plan.
  • Research and Education Plans: Winning proposals have a well designed research and education plan. This workshop focuses on establishing clear research questions, as well as goals and objectives.
  • Research Responsibilities and Oversight: This workshop provides an overview of the responsibilities of the researcher in the conduct and management of a project, pre and post award.
  • Selling Your Idea: Reviewers must be convinced that your research is innovative; transformative; and, most importantly, exciting. Learn how to write the sections of the proposal that will sell your idea.
  • Team and Community Building : This session is led by experts in building collaborative teams to generate cross-disciplinary research.
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Grant Writing: Learn to define a strategy of what to do and not to do when writing a competitive proposal.
  • Using the ORSP Budget Tool and Writing the Budget Justification: When you are writing your proposal, it is essential that the proposal budget and budget justification align with your proposal narrative. This workshop presents the ORSP Research Budget Tool and some strategies on preparing a budget and writing a budget justification.
  • U.S. Department of Education (DOED) Grant Writing Seminar: A comprehensive review of the DOED programs and tips on how to read a DOED RFP are provided in this workshop. Guidance is given on organizing your project narrative, project timelines and responding to the Section 427 of the GEPA Provision requirement.
  • Webinar
    • NSF-supported STEM-Interactive Web-Based workshops to prepare faculty to submit proposals in response to the TUES solicitation
  • Writing an Executive Summary/white paper: Learn to write a one-page summary that is a succinct and compelling description of your research. The executive summary should capture the interest of an agency program officer or reviewer, and provide a clear description of your goals, vision and the significance of your research
  • Writing an NSF (National Science Foundation) Proposal: Learn how to prepare a competitive NSF proposal by analyzing NSF’s mission and goals and addressing the intellectual merit and broader impact review criteria. Participants will receive tips from PI’s of successful NSF proposals.
  • Writing Proposals to NIH (National Institutes of Health): This workshop provides information on the fundamentals of applying for an NIH proposal, including an overview of the NIH mission, Institutes and funding mechanisms. Presented by an NIH funded faculty member and the ORSP Proposal Development Team, this workshop will offer participants some insights on writing the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections of a proposal.
  • Writing the Arts & Humanities Proposal: This workshop will provide participants with some strategies that will help in the planning, development and writing of successful proposals to agencies that fund the Arts & Humanities.
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