UCLA RESEARCH-RELATED WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES
UCLA RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT SERIES 2015 - 2016 (View Event Calendar)
Grantmaking webinars, workshops, and interdisciplinary team-building events to support researchers at all career stages. All events are free and open to UCLA faculty, researchers, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff. PLEASE NOTE: In order to offer a wide variety of resources, this listing is a compilation of events presented by the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as well as some of our on-campus and external partners.
|EVENT TITLE (CLICK THE LINK TO RSVP)||SYNOPSIS/PRESENTER||DATE||UCLA HOST|
|Webinar for New Faculty: Funding Your Research - How to Get Started||
Webinar for new faculty covering strategies for developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, recruiting mentors and collaborators, and writing the proposal. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies: http://tinyurl.com/ldeckard.
October 23, 2015
|Competing for Funding from the National Science Foundation Webinar||
This webinar on the National Science Foundation (NSF) covers the agency's mission, funding priorities, how NSF is organized, how proposals are reviewed, the types of projects funded by NSF, and a step-by-step discussion of how to write a proposal to NSF. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
October 30, 2015
|How to Write Successful Grants for Instrumentation Webinar||This webinar discusses grants that fund instrumentation and equipment and how to develop a successful proposal for those grants. Emphasis will be on NSF Major Research Instrumentation and NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants, but other funding programs will also be discussed. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.||November 6, 2015||OVCR, CTSI|
|Competing for Funding from the NIH Webinar||
2-hour webinar on the NIH covering the agency's organization, mission, funding mechanisms, priorities and a step-by-step discussion of how to write a proposal to NIH. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
November 13, 2015
|Pursuing Funding in the Humanities Webinar||2-hour webinar on the types of funding available to support research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences and how to compete for them. Focused on how to compete for grants from the NEH, NEA, private foundations, and grants to travel to collections and libraries.Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.||December 4, 2015||OVCR|
|White Papers and Concept Papers for DOE, DoD and Others Webinar||
This 1-hour webinar for faculty researchers will address how to develop and write white papers, concept papers and quad charts for unsolicited proposals to the agencies that require them. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|January 22, 2016||OVCR, CTSI|
|Strategies for Planning, Developing, and Writing Large Team Grants||
This 2-hour webinar addresses the challenges facing faculty and research offices in transitioning from smaller research grants to large team grants. This is a "how to” for practitioners challenged with actually planning, developing, and writing LTGs--both faculty and the research offices that support them. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|January 29, 2016||OVCR|
|How to Write Successful Proposals for NSF CAREER, DoD Young Investigator Webinar||
This is a 2-hour webinar for 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. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|February 12, 2016||OVCR, CTSI|
|How to Find and Compete for Graduate Fellowships (Webinar for Grad Students)||
This is a 2-hour webinar for undergraduates planning to go to graduate school and for current graduate students on how to find and successful compete for graduate fellowships. (Most of the fellowships to be discussed require U.S. permanent residency.) Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|February 19, 2016||OVCR|
|How to Write Proposals to the Department of Education & Other Education Funders Webinar||
This 2-hour webinar will focus on how to write successful proposals to the Department of Education and other Education Funders. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|March 11, 2016||OVCR|
|Developing Outreach and Broader Impacts Components for NSF Proposals Webinar||
This 2-hour webinar will focus on how to develop effective outreach and broader impacts components required for NSF proposals. Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.
|March 18, 2016||OVCR|
|Finding and Competing for Graduate/Post-Graduate Fellowships to promote Diversity Webinar||Webinar for students and faculty or staff who mentor them on how to find and apply for graduate fellowships, dissertation grants and postdoctoral grants focused on increasing diversity. Special focus will be on Ford Foundation fellowships/post-doc grants, but other programs including those sponsored by NIH, GEM, and others will be discussed.Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies.||April 1, 2016||OVCR|
|MORE EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS|
|First Fridays, workshops in Entrepreneurship, Industry Networking Sessions, and more events from the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research: http://oip.eventbrite.com|
|UCLA CTSI Events Page||Events, Workshops, and Seminars from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute: http://www.ctsi.ucla.edu|
|UCLA Graduate Division Professional and Career Development Site||Provides graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with diverse opportunities to build practical, professional, and networking skills and mentoring relationships. Sponsored by the Graduate Division in partnership with many other campus entities: http://grad.ucla.edu/careerhub/|
|GrantSpace Webinars from Foundation Center||GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources to provide know-how for securing funding from foundations or individuals. Many of their online webinars, resources, and classes are free. http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/online/(list)/list|
|Pivot Funding Opportunities||These free webinars demonstrate how to optimize your search for relevant funding opportunities using Pivot's comprehensive funding opportunity search tool. http://tiny.cc/5ip8ex|
|GRANT WRITING RESOURCES|
|New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding (Log in with UCLA ID required)||This 81-page-book provides an invaluable tool to help new faculty get started. Addresses the key competitive strategies and grant writing skills new faculty need to master for funding success at federal agencies and foundations. (Click on the link to the left.)||E-book|
|Strategies for Planning, Developing, and Writing Large Team Grants (Log in with UCLA ID required)||
What all faculty and research professionals need to know about writing center-level proposals in a team environment This book is a step-by-step guide for faculty and research professionals transitioning to large team grants. (Click on the link to the left.)
|Materials from Previous Events (Log in with UCLA ID required)||See materials from past events, such as recordings of proposal-writing webinars or presentations from other presenters throughout the year. Topics cover: writing successful proposals to federal agencies, including NSF, NIH, DoE, DOD, DoED, NEH, and others; strategies for success for new faculty awards and building research agenda; connecting with industry or foundations, and more. https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UGC?section=3|
The Research Enhancement Series is offered through the Research Enhancement Office within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. For information or to propose topics for future events, please contact email@example.com.