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 graduate students in STEM and STEM education, undergraduate seniors planning to enroll in STEM or STEM education graduate programs
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • IUPUI University Library, Room 1126

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. Submission deadlines for fellowship applications will be the week of October 21, 2019, the specific day dependent on discipline. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue.
NOTE:Eligibility for the NSF GRFP is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (see Program Solicitation, NSF 19-590, for further eligibility requirements).

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

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Introduction to Grant Proposal Development

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
  • IUPUI 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 funding agencies to give you money. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue.

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

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NSF CAREER Program: General Information

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC assistant professors in disciplines funded by NSF
  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • IUPUI University Library, Room 1126

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 deadlines for submission of proposals are expected to be the third week of July 2020. This session presents an overview of eligibility criteria, agency guidelines, strategies for developing competitive proposals to the NSF CAREER program, and a discussion of OVCR support resources available both pre- and post-award. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue.

With this information session, Proposal Development Services repeats its early-start cycle of support for NSF CAREER applications introduced in fall 2018. Faculty who intend to request support from Proposal Development Services and/or the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute for 2020 NSF CAREER applications should attend this session. Faculty who intend to request support but are unable to attend the session should contact Steven Chin (schin@iupui.edu) no later than Thursday, September 26, 2019.

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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Introduction to the National Science Foundation

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in science (including social, behavioral, and economic sciences) and engineering
  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
  • IUPUI University Library, Room 1126

This session is an introduction to developing grant proposals for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US federal agency supporting fundamental research and education in non-medical fields of science and engineering. 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 allowed in the session venue.

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 Research On-Boarding Orientation

  • Target Audience: All IUPUI faculty, with special emphasis on new and junior faculty
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • IUPUI Campus Center Room 450 B&C
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is pleased to host the IUPUI Research On-Boarding Orientation (ROBO) program. Participants will:
  • Gain a better understanding of the IUPUI campus level research organizational structure
  • Learn about 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
  • Connect with resources that are available through centers, institutes, and other research support units on campus
  • Meet new research colleagues and explore potential collaborations

ROBO begins with a welcome from Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Janice S. Blum. Participants will have lunch at their roundtable while staff from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Research Administration, and Office of Research Compliance rotate tables presenting brief overviews of various topics. Next, broad disciplinary discussions will be held as casual conversations facilitated by current faculty who have experienced early success in their careers here at IUPUI.

In addition, a research resource fair will be held. This will be an excellent opportunity to engage with and gather information from center, institute, and campus unit representatives about resources, support and opportunities that can help advance faculty research programs. Getting to know what types of activities are happening in centers and institutes is a great way to make valuable connections with fellow researchers and perhaps spark interest in potential research collaborations with faculty at all ranks and across many disciplines, which is an important strategic focus for IUPUI.

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