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Fiscal and Administrative Requirements for Managing Project Funds

Feb. 1st, 1:30PM – 3:00PM, ERB room 228

Presented by Jeremy Forsberg, Assistant Vice President for Research, and Stephanie Scott, Associate Vice President for Business Affairs this session will address the cost and administrative principles for managing federal funds as well as available tools and functions of UT Share to assist PIs and department administrators with their oversight responsibilities. This will include how to better understand balances, finding information within UT Share and requirements for reviewing statement of accounts. Topics will include allowability costs, proper cost allocation methodologies, supporting documentation for cost as well as specific administrative requirements.

To attend, please contact Brittney Taylor at brittney.taylor@uta.edu

 

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPs

 How to Write Successful Proposals for NSF CAREER, DOD Young Investigator and Other Grants for Early-Career Researchers

 Mar 31st - 8:30AM TO 12:00PM – ERB room 228

 This ½-day interactive workshop focuses on identifying and competing for grants that are specifically for junior (untenured) faculty. A special focus will be on the NSF CAREER grant, but other grant programs will also be discussed. Topics to be covered will include the following:

  • Overview of early-career grants
  • How early-career grants are different
  • Understanding the NSF CAREER program
  • Finding your funding home
  • Planning your project: Your research component and your education component
  • Talking to the Program Officer
  • Writing your proposal, section-by-section
  • Interpreting reviews and resubmitting

It is strongly recommended that participants bring a laptop or electronic notebook that allows them to access the NSF (or other funders’) website. Writing Proposals for Large Team Projects Mar 31st – 1:00PM to 4:00PM – ERB room 228

This ½-day highly workshop is designed for faculty who have been successful in obtaining funding for single-PI and small team projects and are considering applying for larger grants to support larger and multidisciplinary team projects. The following topics will be covered:

  • How are team grant proposals different from other proposals?
  • Assembling your team
  • Roles of team members
  • Developing a research vision
  • Strategic planning
  • Synergy: What is it and how do you get it?
  • Tackling the logistics of proposal production
  • Writing Key Proposal Sections
  • Characteristics of Successful Narratives
  • Red Teaming and writing for Reviewers

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Workshops are free to attend.  Please email Brittney Taylor at brittney.taylor@uta.edu to RSVP with the workshop(s) you would like to attend.  Refreshments will be provided. 

About the presenter

Consultant Lucy Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants.  In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, helping new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals.  She also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked as a research engineer in industry for 16 years, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy