Research Development Workshops

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Target Audience: Fall 2021 first- and second-year graduate students in STEM or STEM education, undergraduate seniors planning to enroll in STEM or STEM education graduate programs
When: Monday, August 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

This information session introduces interested students to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP is an NSF-wide program that provides fellowships to students in the earliest stages of their graduate careers to pursue non-medical research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Fellowships provide a stipend to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance to the degree-granting institution for up to three years. Topics to be discussed include details of the support provided by the fellowship, eligibility requirements, application requirements and procedures, and strategies for developing strong proposals. Anticipated submission deadlines for fellowship applications are during the week of October 18, 2021, the specific day dependent on discipline.

NOTE: Eligibility for the NSF GRFP is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals, and U.S. permanent residents. See current Program Solicitation, NSF 20-587, for further eligibility requirements.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (Proposal Development Services) and the IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences.

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NIH Predoctoral Individual Fellowships (F31 and F31 Diversity)

Target Audience: Doctoral students planning to conduct dissertation research in National Institutes of Health-relevant areas
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

This session focuses on funding opportunities for predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists.

NOTE: Eligibility for NIH individual fellowships is limited to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals, and U.S. permanent residents at the time of award. See current funding opportunity announcements, PA-21-051 [parent F31] and PA-21-052 [F31-Diversity], for further eligibility requirements and participating NIH institutes and centers.

NOTE: An additional session on the NIH F30 activity code for dual degree doctoral students (e.g., MD/PhD students) will be offered in spring 2022.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (Proposal Development Services).

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SciENcv: A Guide to Building Your Biosketch

Target Audience: Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students
When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

This session provides a step-by-step guide to building NIH and NSF compliant biosketches using SciENcv. Attendees will also learn to use SciENcv to create NSF Current and Pending Support and NIH Other Support documents. After the session, participants have the opportunity to ask questions.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (Proposal Development Services).

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IUPUI Virtual Research On-Boarding Orientation (ROBO)

Target Audience: All IUPUI faculty, with a special emphasis on new and junior faculty
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registrants will receive the Zoom link closer to the event date.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to host the IUPUI Research On-Boarding Orientation (ROBO) program.

Participants will:
  • Gain a better understanding of the IUPUI campus level research support units
  • Learn about the many programs and services that are available to help faculty succeed in their research and creative activities
  • Receive insights from current faculty about how they were able to achieve early success by engaging with research support units and services

ROBO will begin with a welcome and remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kathy Johnson and Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Janice Blum. We will also hear from a few faculty about their engagement with IUPUI research offices and units. Then participants will have the opportunity to join multiple breakout room conversations led by staff from the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Compliance, Innovation and Commercialization Office, Office of Business Partners, and University Library. Come ready to learn about all of the various ways these research support units at IUPUI can bolster and advance your research programs and creative activities.

Questions can be directed to Alicia Gahimer ( algahime@iupui.edu or 317-278-0249) or Etta Ward ( emward@iupui.edu or 317-278-8427).

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Introduction to Grant Proposal Development

Target Audience: Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students
When: Friday, October 8, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

This information session focuses on basic procedures for developing successful proposals to external funding agencies that support the research, teaching, and service missions of the university and campus. Topics to be discussed include clarifying project objectives (e.g., narrowing the scope of research), matching project objectives to funding agencies (e.g., identifying funding opportunities), becoming familiar with funding agencies (e.g., understanding agency missions, application procedures, and review criteria), basic budget construction (e.g., calculating indirect costs), and communicating objectives and methods (e.g., explaining complex ideas in a limited space), all with the goal of persuading funding agencies to give you money.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (Proposal Development Services).

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Community Engaged and Translational Research at IUPUI

Target Audience: Faculty
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

IUPUI has a rich and long tradition of supporting research that is community engaged and seeks to solve complex problems. Students, staff, and faculty are drawn to IUPUI as the place to engage with community partners to collaboratively plan, discover, and generate knowledge and solutions across all disciplines and programs. This workshop highlights pathways to community engaged, translational research endeavors and the myriad resources that support creative inquiry, academic success and research collaboration with community partners.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and will be moderated by Etta Ward, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Steve Viehweg, Associate Director, IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice.

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NSF CAREER Program: General Information

Target Audience: Assistant professors in disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity offering prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of research and education within the context of the mission of their organizations. The NSF deadline for submission of proposals is July 27, 2022. This session presents an overview of eligibility criteria, agency guidelines, strategies for developing competitive proposals, and a discussion of OVCR support resources available both pre- and post-award.

This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (Proposal Development Services and the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute).

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IUPUI Centers and Institutes

Target Audience: Faculty
When:Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom (link provided to registrants prior to session)

This workshop will inform the faculty about IUPUI Centers and Institutes (C&I). Select C&I Directors will present brief descriptions of their respective Center or Institute and then the moderator will help guide discussion on questions such as: How can the C&I’s help young faculty build successful research programs? What is the best way for new faculty to become involved in a C&I? What is/was the rationale for forming your C&I? How has your C&I improved grant funding for your faculty members? What types of research programs have benefited from C&I membership? In other words, what types of grants were only possible because of the value added of a C&I? The goal of this workshop is to explore best practices and campus opportunities for faculty members to engage with Centers and Institutes at IUPUI. The session will be moderated by Dr. Marc S. Mendonca, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI. Participants will be invited to ask questions during and after the workshop.

Please join us on October 20th. This session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

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