The Research Enhancement Series provides grantmaking webinars to support researchers at all career stages. All webinars are free and open to UCLA faculty, researchers, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff.

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Note: The FY 2016-2017 Research Enhancement Series is complete. Materials from previous events are accessible at the links below.   The FY 2017-2018 series will begin in Fall 2017.


Materials from Previous Events

Webinar materials will be accessible for up to one year after the event. Please see below.

Getting Started: Identifying funding opportunities and analyzing funders (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID)

Webinar for new faculty covering strategies for developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, and recruiting mentors and collaborators 10/26/2016 OVCR
Grantsmanship 101: Keys to Writing Effective Proposals (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar covering the key steps to planning a fundable research project and writing a competitive proposal, best practices, and common mistakes to avoid. The webinar will also cover how to interpret and respond to reviews. 11/02/2016 OVCR
How to Write Successful Proposals for NSF CAREER, DoD Young Investigator and Other Grants for Early-Career Researchers (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar on NSF CAREER and other grants specifically for junior faculty. How to identify the right grants and how to write those proposals. Emphasis will be on the NSF CAREER, but other early career grants will also be discussed. 11/9/2016 OVCR/CTSI
How to Write Successful Grants for Instrumentation (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar discussing 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). 11/15/2016 OVCR/CTSI
Competing for Funding from the National Institutes of Health (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar on the NIH covering the agency’s organization, mission, funding mechanisms, priorities and a step-by-step discussion of how to write a research proposal to NIH.
11/30/2016 OVCR/CTSI
Pursuing funding for Social Science Research at NSF, NIH, and Foundations (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar for social scientists on how to identify and understand which programs within NSF and NIH fund social sciences, what reviewers are typically looking for, and common mistakes to avoid. The webinar will also cover out to identify private foundations that may be interested in funding your social science research 12/07/2016 OVCR/CTSI
How to Pursue Funding from DOE, DoD and other Mission Agencies (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar for faculty researchers on the differences between mission agencies (e.g., DOE, DoD, USDA, NASA, etc.) and basic research agencies such as NSF and NIH. The webinar will cover how to understand mission agencies, how to identify and approach program officers that may be interested in your research, what to ask, how to develop concept or white papers, quad charts, and full proposals 1/18/2017 OVCR, CTSI
Writing SBIR and STTR Proposals (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) This webinar will cover the basics of small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer grants: who funds them, who can apply, how to write a competitive SBIR or STTR proposal, and how faculty can use these kinds of grants as part of their research funding strategies. 1/25/2017 OVCR
Developing Outreach and Broader Impacts Components for NSF proposals (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar for faculty on how to develop strong outreach and education components to meet NSF’s broader impacts requirements. (Note that the emphasis will not be on education components for CAREER proposals, which will be covered in the CAREER webinar.) 2/1/2017 OVCR
Strategies for Planning, Developing and Writing Large Team and Center Grants (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar for faculty who have been successful in winning single-PI and small team grants and are looking to transition to larger team and center-level grants. We will discuss how these larger grants are different, what the expectations of the funding agencies are for large team and center grants, successful strategies and common mistakes to avoid. 2/8/2017 OVCR, CTSI
Funding Research in the Humanities and Humanities-focused Social Sciences (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar on the types of funding available to support research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences and how to compete for them. The seminar focuses on how to compete for grants from the NEH, NEA, private foundations and grants to travel to collections and libraries. 2/22/2017 OVCR
Finding and Competing for Graduate Fellowships (Please log in to Box with your UCLA ID) Webinar for students, and faculty or staff who mentor them, on how to identify graduate fellowships for which they can apply, how to prepare a competitive application, and common mistakes to avoid. 3/1/2017 OVCR
Pursuing Research Funding from Industry Webinar for faculty about how to develop collaborations with industry and how to pursue industry funding for research. 3/8/2017 OVCR
This e-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.
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.



UCLA Technology Development Group

First Fridays, workshops in entrepreneurship, industry networking sessions, and more events from the UCLA Technology Development Group:
UCLA CTSI Events Page Events, Workshops, and Seminars from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
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:
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.


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

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, BOX 951405, 2147 Murphy Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405