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Upcoming Summer Events

2020 Summer Grant Writing Workshop - Zoom Online Sessions

Week 1: Planning for Success                       Thursday, May 14, 2020. 1 – 2:30 pm  
Week 2: Budget Development                       Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm  
Week 3: Writing Techniques for Proposals    Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm  
Week 4: Guest Speaker - Jim Casey              Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm   (Jim Casey session flyer PDF)
Week 5: Panel Discussion                              Thursday, June 11, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm  



A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. Due to the ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19, all seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. For more information, please contact Rebecca Rinehart at


Summer Workshop in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Summer RCR workshop has been cancelled.


Spring 2020 RSP Training

Grants & Contracts Training and Workshops

Our ongoing grants and contracts trainings are canceled until further notice. Going forward, we hope to provide Zoom streaming options for all training sessions.


Spring 2020 Research and Ethics Events

Intro to Grant Seeking ​ Google Calendar Button  

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 2 – 3 pm, CME 109P (Upper Maucker Union)   (Download Flyer - PDF)​

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.​


Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research​  Google Calendar Button

Monday, February 3, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm, Rod Library 218​  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)​

This panel will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in quantitative research and scholarship. It will include an interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration as they pertain to quantitative research methods. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members who are experts in quantitative research methodologies. Panel members will be Mary Losch, Director & Professor, Center for Social and Behavioral Research; Kim MacLin, Professor of Psychology; Ron Rinehart, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Psychology, & Leadership Studies; Gunwoo Yoon, Assistant Professor of Marketing.  


Conducting Online Surveys: Methods, Platforms, and Ethical Considerations​  Google Calendar Button

Monday, February 10, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm, Rod Library 287  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)

Anita Gordon, PhD, Director of Research Ethics, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Kristin Moser, PhD, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Megan Vogt-Kostner, M.A., Senior Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Designing an online survey can seem like a breeze at first, but if not done well, can leave you with bad data, small sample sizes, and breaches of privacy - at a minimum, wasting your time as well as those who participated. When designed well, online surveys can be an inexpensive, useful, and efficient way to obtain data for research and program assessment. In this session, presenters will offer guidance on how to effectively conduct online surveys, including how to invite participation to maximize response rates, and how to use the survey platforms available, with an emphasis on UNI's subscription program, Qualtrics. In addition, ethical considerations will be discussed in regard to design, recruitment, and data management. We will not be covering how to develop research questions or design content to answer them. The focus will be on the technical aspects of recruitment, data collection, and data management processes using electronic survey methods.   


Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power​  Google Calendar Button

Monday, February 17, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm, Rod Library 218  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)​

Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include an interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender, race, and ethnicity. Panel members will include Helen Harton, Professor of Psychology (Facilitator); Belinda Creighton-Smith, Instructor, Social Work and Women’s & Gender Studies; Victoria DeFrancisco, Professor of Communications Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies; Tatiana Degai, Postdoctoral Scholar, Geography; Susan Etscheidt, Department Head & Professor of Special Education.  


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