Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Training Opportunities, Resources and Events

Printable RSP Fall 2018 Events Flyer

 

Events Related to Ethics

IRB Training for Undergraduates

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rod Library Room 287
This session will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  Undergraduates are especially invited but all are welcome.  Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program.  Registration Required.

IRB Training for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm, ScholarSpace (Rod Library 301)
This session will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  Graduate students are especially invited but all are welcome.  Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Graduate College.  Registration Required.

Ethics in Scholarship (Responsible Conduct of Research - RCR) training events

For information, Visit Center for Academic Ethics at http://www.uni.edu/ethics/current-events

 


Events Related to Scholarship

Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:15 pm, Rod Library Room 378

Join us for a panel presentation/discussion to highlight best practices in undergraduate research. Topics include ways of thinking about undergraduate research, effective strategies or approaches, and important factors in mentoring students. Bring your experiences and questions.  Panelists:  Fabio Fontana (Kinesiology and Physical Education), Mickey Mack (Kinesiology and Physi-cal Education), Alexa Sedlacek (Geology), Colin Weeks (Chemistry). Co-sponsored by RSP with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). 

Scholar Connexus

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:00-5:30 pm, Georgian Lounge & Slife Ballroom, Commons

This speed networking event is an opportunity to identify new research collaborators, share ideas and expertise, and meet new colleagues with similar scholarly interests in a fun, informal environment.  Registration is required.

 
 

Events Related to Grants

Celebration of Research and Scholarship

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm, Georgian Lounge, Commons

This annual reception recognizes all of the faculty, staff, and administrators who contributed to seeking and managing external funding throughout the past year. All are welcome. Refreshments are served. 

Intro to Grant Seeking

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, ScholarSpace (Rod Library Room 301)

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. Co-sponsored with the UNI Foundation.

PRAF and Budget Training

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Rod Library 324 (Active Learning Classroom)

Learn to navigate UNI's internal approval process for grant and contract proposals. This hands-on session will cover the electronic Proposal Routing and Approval Form (PRAF) and budgeting templates. Support staff are particularly encouraged to attend; all are welcome.

Time and Effort Reporting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Rod Library 287

One of the most complex areas of grantsmanship is understanding the requirements surrounding tracking and reporting of payroll related costs, or time and effort reporting. Join us for a conversation on time and effort reporting compliance. Co-sponsored with the UNI Foundation.

 


Past Events

Summer Grant-Writing Workshop

In May and June 2018, RSP held an experiential weekly grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff.  Weekly sessions on various grant-writing topics were interspersed with individual, independent grant-writing activities, and culminated in a mock peer review panel at the end of the six-week session.  A similar workshop will be offered in Summer 2019.

Understanding Program Evaluation, Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, at 3pm, in Rod Library 287. UNI Center for Social and Behavioral Research Director and Professor of Psychology, Dr. Mary Losch, will provide great insight into understanding and navigating Program Evaluation. 

Intellectual Property: What You Don't Know, Wednesday, March 28th at 3pm, in Rod Library 287, Katherine Cota, UNI Intellectual Property Officer and Associate Director and Instructor at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.
 

Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution's Digital Research and Creative and Scholarly Output  

Campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm, in CBB 109.  Come to this session to gain an understanding of institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the University.

Effort reporting, December 4, 2013
This is the handout on effort from the Grant Group meeting in December. While effort allocation and reporting is mostly the PI's responsibility, others will benefit from knowing effort reporting basics.

Budgeting, October 28, 2013
For those of you who missed the Grant Group meeting in October, you can view the presentation and agenda/handout.

Cost sharing/matching, May 15, 2013
This was a great meeting with a lot of conversation and great ideas flowing back and forth. For those of you who missed the meeting, you can view the Power Point presentation and agenda/handout.