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Summer 2023 Signature Event
2023 Summer Grant Writing Workshop (Download Flyer PDF)
A 5-session grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics. This year’s workshop will feature a series of in-person events, culminating with a presentation by guest speaker Provost Jose Herrera. Please see the schedule below for details and registration links. For more information, please contact Rebecca Rinehart at email@example.com.
Session 1: Planning for Success Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 1:30 – 3 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)
Learn about the services of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation, and how to: find funding opportunities, understand Requests for Proposals and sponsor priorities, write a concept paper, and communicate with program officers.
Session 2: Building a Budget Friday, May 19, 2023, 1:30 – 3 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)
Project planning and budgeting should proceed hand-in-hand. A good budget increases your chances of obtaining funding and facilitates the implementation of your project. This session will present the conceptual basis and technical tips for creating a strong budget.
Session 3: Writing to Persuade Monday, May 22, 2023, 1:30 – 3 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)
What are the commonalities of successful grant proposals? What are typical mistakes to avoid? This session will explore the differences between proposal writing and academic writing, offer style and organization techniques, and share examples.
Session 4: Growing the Skills Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:30 – 3 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)
In this hands-on session, participants will apply the concepts and practice the skills they have learned by working with sample budgets and proposal excerpts.
Session 5: Guest Speaker: Provost Jose Herrera Friday, May 26, 2023, 1 – 3 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)
Note: Registration for the rest of the grant writing workshop is not required to attend the guest speaker event -- walk-ins are welcome.
Spring 2023 Research & Sponsored Programs Training
Grants & Contracts Training and Workshops (Flyer PDF)
Provided by the Research & Sponsored Programs office, these trainings provide an open forum for investigators and administrative staff with experience in award management. All trainings will be available as Zoom virtual sessions with recordings also available on the RSP website. Registration is required for all sessions. To register and obtain meeting information, please click on the individual session to load the Zoom registration page. For questions or other issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Budgeting – An accurate budget is critical to obtaining and successfully managing external funding. This session will provide an overview of the conceptual and technical components of good budgets.
- Wednesday, February 15 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
- Cost Share – Cost-share, match, in-kind dollars, leveraged funds...what is it really, how should it be handled in a proposal, and how do I report it at UNI? This session will provide a detailed look at cost share and reporting cost share at UNI.
- Wednesday, February 8 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
- Tuesday, March 7 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
- Monday, April 10 – 10-11 am | Zoom Virtual Session
- Wednesday, May 3 – 10-11 am | Zoom Virtual Session
Cost Transfers – What are they, and what’s the big deal? This training forum will provide a detailed look at cost transfers including journal entries, labor distribution adjustments, and other issues.
Tuesday, April 19 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Faculty Summer PAFs for Grants – This in-depth training session will walk participants through the process of creating Faculty Summer PAFs for grants, specifically timed for the upcoming Summer 2023 term.
Wednesday, April 5 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Final Accounting – Final accounting is the financial reconciliation of your sponsored project, which helps you take a "final look" at your project and all the expenses related to your project.
- Monday, January 9 – 2-3 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Tuesday, February 7 – 2-3 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Wednesday, March 8 – 2-3 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Friday, April 7 – 2-3 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Tuesday, May 2 – 2-3 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
- Outgoing Subawards & Subcontracts – What’s the difference between the two? This session focuses on an overview of subawards and subcontracts – their elements and when to utilize a subaward versus a subcontract (pre-award) and once you’ve received the prime award (post-award) – roles & responsibilities, subaward invoice approval, subrecipient monitoring, and subaward amendments. The subject matter is geared towards researchers, project directors, and those newer to subawards; however, all are welcome.
- Wednesday, March 22 – 10-11 am | Zoom Virtual Session
- Postaward Project Management – You’ve been funded – now what? This session will cover all aspects of postaward project management, and the paperwork needed, from project start until project end.
- Thursday, February 16 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
- Wednesday, April 12 – 1-2 pm | Zoom Virtual Session
Spring 2023 IRB Training & Events
IRB Training Certification – The CITI Program
IRB Learning Tutorials/Discussion Sessions (Flyer PDF)
IRB Office Hours (Flyer PDF)
Have a quick question? Applying to IRB for the first time? Need help with Cayuse? The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide virtual IRB Office Hours every Wednesday from 10-11 am throughout Spring semester, via Zoom. In a group advising format, IRB Administrator Lisa Ahern will help investigators with their questions related to the IRB application process. Topics may include preparing consent and permission forms, maintaining data privacy, recruiting participants, troubleshooting problems and more. Bring your questions!
Questions addressed in office hours are done so in a group setting. If you wish to have an individual meeting or if this time slot does not work for you, please contact email@example.com to arrange an alternate meeting time.
Sessions may occasionally need to be canceled or rescheduled on short notice.
Spring 2023 Research & Ethics Events
Intro to Grant Seeking (Flyer PDF)
Presented by Preaward Specialist Maggie Heretakis, this is an introduction to external funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies. The basics of crafting a strong proposal and support available at UNI will be covered.
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research (Flyer PDF)
- Re)Presenting the Other: Ethical Caretaking of Narratives - One of the most vexing issues for qualitative scholars is how to collect and present the lived experiences of participants whose identities are different from the researcher's identity. This issue becomes even more pressing when participants are from traditionally marginalized groups and their narratives reveal examples of discrimination, hate, or oppression. In this presentation. Dr. C. Kyle Rudick will discuss the importance of caretaking when (re)presenting others' lived experiences.
Co-Constructing Research Projects From the Start and Beyond: The Ethics of Co-Lead-Authoring Collective Autoethnographic Texts in Education - Within this presentation, Dr. David Hernandez-Saca shares critical reflections about co-constructing critical autoethnographic projects and texts and self-studies in education about dis/Ability at the intersections of power and identities. Implications are discussed about the role of ethics in aligning one's researcher identity, agenda, and scholarship for informing the co-construction of qualitative research projects through a) conceptual frameworks, b) dialogue, c) radical-love (e.g., care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge), c) co-mentorship, and d) an affective, emotive and spiritual paradigm within the qualitative sciences that allowed him and his co-lead authors to critically think, feel, act and write from their own self-determination and self-advocacy regarding their research topics such as the nature of emotion and affect in relation to movements towards social emotional learning in education.