Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

2018 Events

 


FALL 2018 EVENTS


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.

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 Physical 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.

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 – 4:00 pm, 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.

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.