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Research/Grant Series

The Research/Grant Series consists of workshops, discussion groups, speakers, and other events that will be of interest to graduate students who are interested in conducting original research. We are interested in expanding this series; if you have ideas for topics, please send your suggestions to

Research Series At-A-Glance

Fulbright Workshop April 9, 3:30-4:30pm (In Person)

Fulbright Workshop

Are you interested in applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Presented by Kelli Anderson, Director of Study Abroad, this workshop is designed to introduce U.S. citizens to the Fulbright application process.

Tuesday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in San Jacinto (UC)

Click here to register for this event.

Previous Events in this Series

Poster Presentation Workshop

Are you attending a conference and would like to learn the best ways to communicate your research to the public? Presented by Dr. Raymond Jackson, Associate Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies, this workshop is designed to introduce you to the best practices for poster presentations. 

Intro to Pivot 

Pivot is a subscription-only database of funding opportunities that is available to UT Arlington graduate students. It is an indispensable tool for managing deadlines, finding research collaborators, and creating a personal profile. In this workshop, you will learn how to create/claim your Pivot profile, perform searches targeted to your research interests and discipline, and set up an email digest so you stay up-do-date on the latest funding opportunities for which you are eligible.

Introduction to Qualtrics

Does your research include surveys? Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Qualtrics and how it can make creating, distributing, and analyzing data easier.

Introduction to Research Design

Are you interested in beginning a research project? Not sure how to organize your research so that the process is orderly, focused, and reproducible? This workshop will look at the best practices in beginning and constructing your research project so your study is accurate and contributes to your field in a substantial way. Also, if you plan to apply for the I Engage Mentoring Program this workshop will help you construct a summer research experience for your mentee. 

How to Find and Compete for Funding - Grant Workshop for Graduate Students

This hands-on workshop, presented by Lucy Deckard, President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, will discuss the following questions and more:

  • Why apply for graduate fellowships?
  • What types of graduate fellowships are available?
  • How do I identify fellowships that fit my situation?
  • How do I apply for a graduate fellowship?
  • What are the common attributes of successful applications, and what mistakes should I avoid?

Priority registration will be given to doctoral students, but all graduate students are welcome to apply. Seating is limited. Notifications of acceptance to the event will be sent out on Tuesday, September 26. 

This event has already occurred. Please check back for more opportunities. 

About the speaker:

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. 

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.