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NEWS & EVENTS

Multi-Session Grant Development  Workshop

For the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

To be presented at UTA on March 8th & 9th, 2018  

Consultant Lucy Deckard will serve as principal speaker and moderator for the following interactive workshop sessions. For all sessions except for the “Writing Your Proposal” session, it is strongly recommend that participants bring a laptop or electronic notebook that allows them to access potential funders’ websites. 

DAY 1: MARCH 8, 2018 at Rio Grande B, University Center

Funding Your Research - How to Get Started (8 am – 11:30 am)

Workshop session for faculty covering strategies for developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, recruiting mentors and collaborators, talking to program officers, and planning your project.

Writing Your Proposal, Step by Step (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm)

This workshop session will focus on grantsmanship. We’ll cover how to avoid common grantsmanship mistakes, how to structure your project narrative, and how to grab the reviewer’s attention.  We’ll then step through each section of project narrative, discussing what each section needs to accomplish.

How to Write Successful Proposals for NSF CAREER, DoD Young Investigator and Other Grants for Early-Career Researchers (3 pm – 5 pm)

This session will cover junior faculty covering grants specifically for early-career researchers.  The seminar will focus on special requirements for these kinds of grants, how to decide when to apply, and keys to writing a successful proposal for these grants.

DAY 2: MARCH 9, 2018 at Red River, University Center

MINI-SESSIONS ON SPECIFIC FUNDING AGENCIES

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to the National Science Foundation (8:00 am – 9:30 am)

Workshop covering: understanding NSF’s mission and how it’s organized; how to identify funding opportunities at NSF; finding your funding home and talking to your NSF Program Officer; writing an NSF proposal–special considerations; interpreting reviews and resubmitting.

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to the National Institutes of Health (9:30 am – 11:00 am)

Workshop covering: understanding NIH and how it’s organized; types of funding opportunities; finding your funding home at NIH; writing an NIH proposal–special considerations; interpreting reviews and resubmitting.

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to the Department of Defense (11:00 am – noon)

Workshop covering: how DoD is different from the basic funding agencies; parts of DoD that fund research; how to identify funding opportunities that fit; how to get your foot in the door; identifying and talking to the right Program Officer; writing a DoD white paper and proposal–special considerations.

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to NASA  (1:00 pm – 1:55 pm)

Workshop covering: how NASA is different from the basic funding agencies; how to identify funding opportunities that fit; talking to the Program Officer; writing a NASA proposal–special considerations.

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to the Department of Energy (2:00 pm – 2:55 pm)

Workshop covering: understanding DOE, how it’s organized; and how the different parts of DOE are different; types of funding opportunities; finding your funding home at DOE; developing quad charts and white papers; and writing a DoE proposal–special considerations.

How to Develop Competitive Proposals to the Department of Education (3:00 pm – 3:55 pm)

Workshop covering: what parts of DoED fund research; types of funding opportunities; talking to your what DoEd Program Officer; and writing a DoEd proposal–special considerations.

How to Find Funding to Support Your Humanities Scholarship (NEH and other funders) (4:00 pm – 4:55 pm)

Workshop covering: why and when to pursue funding; what types of grants to pursue; how to find funding opportunities that fit your needs; how to understand what potential funders are looking for; how to write an NEH proposal; and analyzing reviews.

Workshops are free to attend, Please RSVP with Fatima Hamza at Fatima.hamza@uta.edu by March 1st 2018 with the name of the sessions you will be attending. Thank you.


Important Information Regarding Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals

NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff.  Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure proposals comply with requirements outlined in Chapter II.C.2. of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

The new set of automated compliance checks will trigger error messages for each of the following rules:

  • Biographical Sketch(es) and Current and Pending Support files are required  for each Senior Personnel associated with a proposal; and
  • Biographical Sketch(es) can only be uploaded as a file, must not exceed two pages and can no longer be entered as text.

Note About Proposal File Update (PFU): Proposers should be aware should that if a proposal was received prior to July 25 and contained only one Biographical Sketch and/or Current & Pending Support file (rather than individual files for each senior personnel), a PFU addressing any section of the proposal will result in the proposal not being accepted if it does not comply with these new compliance checks.  The checks will be run on all sections of the proposal regardless of which section was updated during the PFU.

Note About Grants.gov: Proposers should also be aware that Grants.gov will allow a proposal to be submitted, even if it does not comply with these proposal preparation requirements. Should NSF receive a proposal from Grants.gov that is not compliant, it will be returned without review.

Please note that the new set of compliance checks are in addition to the compliance checks that currently exist in FastLane. You can view a complete list of FastLane auto-compliance checks, including these checks, by clicking here .The list specifies which checks are run depending on funding opportunity type (GPG, Program Description, Program Announcement, or Program Solicitation) and type of proposal (Research, RAPID, EAGER, Ideas Lab, Conference, Equipment, International Travel, Facility/Center, or Fellowship). It also specifies whether the check triggers a “warning” or “error” message for non-compliant proposals.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. For system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Rgov@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.


Email

ogcs@uta.edu 

Phone

817-272-2105

Fax

817-272-5808

Physical Address

University of Texas at Arlington
Research Administration
Center for Innovation Bldg
202 East Border Street
Arlington, TX 76010-0145

Mailing Addresses

University of Texas at Arlington
Grants & Contract Services
Box: 19145
Arlington, TX 76010-0145

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