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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NSF CAREER Program, Session 1: General Information and Eligibility

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in science and engineering
  • Friday September 21, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • University Library, Room 1126

This information session is sponsored by the following OVCR units: Proposal Development Services and the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. 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 July 17, 18, and 19, 2019, depending on discipline. This session presents an overview of eligibility criteria, agency guidelines, and strategies for developing competitive proposals to the NSF CAREER program, as well as a discussion of OVCR support resources available both pre- and post-award. Food and drink are allowed in the session venue.

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NIH Predoctoral Individual Fellowships (F30/F31)

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC graduate students in research doctoral programs and combined health professional/research doctoral programs
  • Friday September 28, 2018
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • R4 (Cancer Research Institute), Room 101

This information session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Indiana University School of Medicine Graduate Division. This session is an introduction to NIH predoctoral individual fellowships (F30 and F31). Both mechanisms support mentored research training under the guidance of a faculty sponsor in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the National Institutes of Health. The F30 mechanism supports combined, dual-degree training leading to award of both a health professional doctoral degree and a research doctoral degree (e.g., MD/PhD). The F31 mechanism supports applicants currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of the award. The session will include discussions of eligibility requirements for fellowship applicants, the responsibilities of the sponsor(s) in both the application and the award, required components of the fellowship application, and elements of budgeting. Note: By the time of the award, individual fellows must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.

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NIH Postdoctoral Individual Fellowships (F32)

  • Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students
  • Friday September 28, 2018
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • R4 (Cancer Research Institute), Room 101

This information session is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Indiana University School of Medicine Graduate Division. This session is an introduction to National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral individual fellowships (F32). The F32 mechanism supports applicants who hold a doctoral degree who desire to receive mentored research training under the guidance of a faculty sponsor in an area of scientific health-related research relevant to the mission of the NIH. The session will include discussions of eligibility requirements for fellowship applicants, the responsibilities of the sponsor(s) in both the application and the award, required components of the fellowship application, and elements of budgeting. Note: By the time of the award, individual fellows must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.

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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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