Research

Research & Innovation Workshops

AY23:

Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Thursday, October 13 & Friday, October 14 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Zoom

Over two-half days, this online workshop, led by AtKisson Training Group, will address planning and writing successful grant proposals. The two 4-hour sessions combine lectures, interactive discussions, and experiential learning to provide concrete and actionable tools that can impact both the proposal and the researcher.

Every grant proposal is a story that needs to tell the reviewer that you have the right idea, the expertise and resources, and a clear plan to successfully execute a research project. This seminar is designed to help you achieve that through understanding the “why” behind the “how” for each component. It will address the steps you need to take before writing, techniques for creating a strong argument for the proposed project, ways to clearly communicate the research plan, and how the components of a grant proposal connect to the review process.

  • Registration open to UNCW faculty and staff.
  • Attendees must be able to attend both days of the training.
  • Capacity is limited. First come, first served. Registration deadline September 29.
  • Inquiries and RSVPs to wisneskik@uncw.edu

PAST WORKSHOPS:

PROFESSIONAL NSF GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Monday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 11 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Zoom

Over two-half days, this online workshop, led by AtKisson Training Group, will address planning and writing successful grant proposals with a specific focus on the National Science Foundation (NSF). The two 4-hour sessions combine lectures, interactive discussions, and experiential learning to provide concrete and actionable tools that can impact both the proposal and the researcher.

Every grant proposal is a story that needs to tell the reviewer that you have the right idea, the expertise and resources, and a clear plan to successfully execute an NSF research project. This seminar is designed to help you achieve that through understanding the “why” behind the “how” for each component. It will address the steps you need to take before writing, techniques for creating a strong argument for the proposed project, ways to clearly communicate the research plan, and how the components of a grant proposal connect to the review process.

  • Registration open to UNCW faculty and staff.
  • Attendees must be able to attend both days of the training.
  • Capacity is limited. First come, first served. Registration deadline April 29.
  • Inquiries and RSVPs to wisneskik@uncw.edu

PROFESSIONAL NIH GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

This two-day interactive online training, led by the Grant Training Center, will focus specifically on submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The workshop will address the overall strategic plan for writing grants with an emphasis on application development, Specific Aims, and proposal writing. After the training, you will understand how to navigate the NIH RePORTER website and identify the best funding mechanism for you. Exercises will familiarize you with NIH’s organizational structure and its many processes, including peer review and resubmission. The second day will end with a dissection of exemplary NIH grants and a mock panel review.

December 15-16, 2021 / 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Important Information

  • Only UNCW faculty (as defined in the UNCW Faculty Handbook, Chapter III, Section B, Article 1) are eligible to register for the workshop.
  • You must be able to attend both days of the training.
  • Participation requires some preparatory work, including a homework assignment and pre-training meeting.
  • Capacity is limited to 25. First come, first served. . Registration deadline 11/5.

 Inquiries and RSVPs to Kirsten Wisneski

PROFESSIONAL GRANT DEVELOPMENT ONLINE TRAINING

The Research, Innovation & Commercialization Office (RICO) will offer a two-day workshop on grant writing May 12 and 13, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Led by the Grant Training Center, this workshop will address the overall strategic plan for writing grants. It will cover the diversity of donors, key search engines, and converting ideas into fundable projects or research. After the training, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your projects or research beyond other submissions. For more info or to RSVP contact wisneskik@uncw.edu.

COMPASS VIRTUAL SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

Effective communication is critical for everything we do as scholars, and it is one way to grow the impact of our research. In this interactive science-focused workshop, COMPASS will introduce tools and strategies to help you break down complex topics into digestible messages appropriate for diverse audiences. April 13 & 15, 1-3 pm (Participants must commit to attending both days.) RSVP to Dianne Bass  Presented by the Office of Research & Innovation and the Center for Faculty Leadership