School Funding

Research funding information sessions offered this fall

The Research and Innovation Division is hosting a series of information sessions on research funding this fall. The six hybrid sessions will be led by campus experts in each field. All faculty and staff interested in learning more about these topics are welcome.

Campus Research Proposal Resources: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
During this first session of the year, we will highlight the on-campus proposal resources available to scholars applying for external sponsored funding. We will hear overviews of services offered by sponsored programs, research integrity and compliance, academic library data services, industry research partnerships, the office of foundation relations, the research group. publishing and consulting grants and research development.

ScienCV 101: Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Join Lora Lennertz, Data Services Librarian, in this session covering all things ScienCV. Lennertz will explain what ScienCV is, which sponsors need its use and how to create a profile and add information to the ScienCV system.

Post-Award Basics: Monday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
In this session, Katie Tracy, Director of Research Accounting, will explain what happens when a sponsored project receives funding. It will cover basic post-award terminology, steps in the post-award process, and common post-award pitfalls to avoid. It will also tell participants who to contact if a researcher has questions about the price of their sponsored project.

How to read funding opportunity announcements: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Molly Throgmorton, Associate Director for Research Development, will walk attendees through all aspects of a funding opportunity announcement. Participants will learn about the different types of funding opportunity announcements, the information that is commonly communicated in them, and how to develop a proposal using this information.

Introduction to SBIRs and STTRs: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Join Lauren Merriman, Associate Director for Industry Research Partnerships, as she reviews key information on the SBIR and STTR funding programs. This session will provide an overview of the purpose of these two programs, their eligibility criteria and the type of proposals considered competitive. We’ll also look at key features of successful U of A SBIR/STTR proposals.

Overview of Ministry of Education Funding: Thursday, December 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
This session will provide an overview of the Department of Education as a federal funding agency. We will discuss Ministry of Education funding priorities, solicitation types and proposal resources. We will also hear from a panel of Ministry of Education awardees on campus. These panelists will offer tips on how to find funding opportunities that are right for you, tips for developing successful proposals, and tips for the administrative side of the proposal process.