Research Development Workshops

Research development workshops on the IUPUI campus

These workshops are open to all at IUPUI. You can also keep up to date on all research related news and events.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC first-year and second-year graduate students in STEM or STEM education, undergraduate seniors planning to enroll in STEM or STEM education graduate programs
  • Monday, August 27, 2018
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • University Library, Room 1126

This information session is sponsored by the following OVCR divisions: Proposal Development Services and the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. This 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. 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. Submission deadlines for fellowship applications will be October 22, 23, and 25, 2018, the specific day dependent on discipline. NOTE: Eligibility for the NSF GRFP is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (see Program Solicitation, NSF 16-588, for further eligibility requirements). Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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Basic Proposal Development

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
  • University Library Room 1126

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 related to persuading agencies to give you money. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue.

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Introduction to the National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in science and engineering
  • Friday, September 7, 2018
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • University Library, Room 1126

This information session is sponsored by the following OVCR divisions: Proposal Development Services and the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. This session is an introduction to developing grant proposals for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Topics to be discussed include the origins and mission of NSF, budgetary trends at NSF, the organizational structure of NSF, the mechanics of preparing proposals for NSF funding, the proposal review process at NSF, STEM education and workforce development priorities at NSF, and the role of assessment and evaluation in NSF-funded projects. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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Introduction to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Friday, October 5, 2018
  • 9:30am – 11:00am
  • University Library, Room 1126

This information session is an introduction to developing grant proposals for submission to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Topics to be discussed include the origins and mission of NIH, budgetary trends at NIH, the organizational structure of NIH, the different types of NIH funding mechanisms, the mechanics of preparing proposals for NIH funding, and the proposal review process at NIH. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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NIH Institutional Training Grants (T Series)

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty and staff
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • University Library, Room 1126

This information session is an introduction to developing proposals for National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutional training grants (T series awards), particularly proposals for T32 Institutional National Research Service Awards to support predoctoral and postdoctoral research training. Topics to be discussed include program objectives; budget considerations; and application components, including the required training data tables. Food and drink are permitted in the session venue.

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