Recurring Workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Programs

Slides, handouts, and other presentation resources from current and previous years' workshops may be available on the Workshop Resources page.
 

Department of Defense (DoD) University Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DURIP can provide instrumentation to enhance research-related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD, namely research areas supported by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Between $50,000 and $1.5 million may be requested for equipment or instrumentation that typically cannot be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator DoD awards.    The session will cover DURIP program basics, strategies for success, and information about the resources available through UNH’s Research & Large Center Development Office and the University Instrumentation Center to assist with DURIP proposal development. 

Audience: Faculty and other researchers with current/recent DoD funding and instrumentation/equipment needs
When: March 12, 2020  12:45-1:45 PM
Where: Dimond Library Room 352

How to register:  Register to attend or request more information by clicking by March 11
For more information: Contact Kathy Cataneo

 
Developing the Broader Impacts Component and Partnerships for NSF Projects

The National Science Foundation expects that all the projects it supports will benefit society in some way. This session will cover:

  • NSF's priorities for and definitions of broader impacts
  • How to address broader impacts in your proposal
  • Integrating broader impacts with research and/or education plans
  • Fostering partnerships, an integral part of successful implementation of many broader impacts activities
  • Resources available to UNH investigators for developing broader impact plans and identifying internal and external partners

Presenters:       
Charlie French and Jeff Schloss, UNH Cooperative Extension Program Leaders
Lynnette Hentges, Senior Associate, Research Development Office

Audience: Faculty, post-docs, other investigators planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation
When: January 31, 2020  1:00-4:00 PM
Where:
Dimond Library 343
How to register: RSVP to email announcement distributed in spring semester or from
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Evaluation and Assessment for NSF Projects

NSF expects Principal Investigators to develop metrics and determine the impact their projects have beyond the research itself. This session will provide information about:

  • Why evaluation plans are needed and how they contribute positively to the project
  • Necessary components of appropriate evaluation plans?
  • How to decide whether to use an internal or external evaluator
  • How to locate and select an evaluator/partner
  • How to budget in the proposal for the costs of evaluation
  • What to do pre-award to help make sure the evaluation goes well
  • Tools and resources that are available within and outside UNH to assist faculty in developing these aspects of their proposals and securing experts to perform the assessment or evaluation

Presenters:
Eleanor Jaffee, Owner & Principal Consultant Insights Evaluation LLC (formerly of Carsey School of Public Policy)
Steve Hale, Research Associate, Leitzel Center
Lynnette Hentges, Senior Associate, Research Development Office

Audience: Faculty, post-docs, other investigators planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation
When: February 14, 2020  1:00-4:00 PM
Where:
Dimond Library 343
How to register: RSVP to email announcement distributed in spring semester or from
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Funding Scenarios and Search Strategies for Early Career Researchers and Scholars

This seminar by Research Development Office staff discusses funding scenarios for moving toward independence as a scholar and provides an overview of strategies and resources for taking advantage of the special funding opportunities available to early-career scholars from federal agencies, not-for-profits, professional societies, and other external sponsors. 

Audience: Early career researchers and scholars
When: November 14, 2019  12:40-2:00 PM
Where:  Dimond Library 352
How to register: RSVP to email announcement distributed in fall semester or from
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges
 

Focus on Fulbright - Programs to Foster International Scholarship

For nearly 70 years, American academics, administrators, and other professionals have taught and conducted research abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. UNH has been well-represented among those scholars.  Now, new opportunities and more flexibility have made the Fulbright programs more accessible than ever. 

This workshop provides an overview of the variety of Fulbright programs, followed by discussion with UNH Fulbright Scholars about the impact their awards have had on them personally and professionally, and what advice they have for others seeking to become Fulbright Scholars.

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, and other scholars
When: April 24, 2020  1:00-3:00 PM
Where:
 TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from 
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Finding Funding - Strategies and Search Tools  

Effective strategies for identifying external funding opportunities for research and scholarly activities transcend searching a database. This workshop introduces a range of approaches and tools that help make searching for funding more productive and efficient.

Audience:  Faculty, other researchers and scholars, and graduate students
When: TBD, sometime in academic year 2020-2021
Where:
 TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

NIH Fundamentals: An Overview of Grantmaking by NIH

As the primary U.S. funder for biomedical and behavioral research, the is a complex organization that may seem unfathomable to grant seekers. This session will draw back the curtain on NIH, providing an overview of 1) mission and structure of NIH; 2) getting a sense of  what NIH funds; 3) funding mechanisms and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs); 4)  NIH electronic application submission process and tools; 5) how the application and review processes work; and 6) roles of the NIH extramural staff.  Strategies for finding the appropriate program area and funding opportunity to support your research also will be discussed. Lunch will be served. 

Audience: Faculty, postdocs, other researchers, and students in the fields of biomedical and behavioral sciences
When: TBD, sometime in academic year 2020-2021
Where: TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program 

NSF’s MRI program assists institutions with acquisition or development of major research instrumentation generally too costly or inappropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI awards are intended to increase access to shared (intra- or inter-organizational) scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.  Instrumentation awards range from $100,000 - $4 million.  UNH’s Research Development Office and the University Instrumentation Center offer support to faculty groups interested in applying for MRI awards.   This session provides detailed information about the MRI program and the guidelines for UNH’s Limited Submission Programs pre-application process to select proposals to submit to NSF.

Audience: Faculty and other researchers working in fields supported by NSF and with instrumentation or equipment needs
When: TBD during spring semester 2020
Where:
TBD
How to apply: RSVP to announcement during spring semester or from Master Calendar posting
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

 

Positioning Oneself to Succeed in Grantseeking

Success in obtaining funding for research or scholarly activity is more likely if the investigator has laid a solid groundwork and can communicate ideas effectively to potential funders. This workshop will present advice for: targeting one’s efforts, framing research and scholarly goals as fundable ideas; articulating the human impact/ real-life applications of research/scholarship; the purposes of proposals; and gathering needed information. Assistance and resources available through the Research Development Office, including readiness assessment tools, also will be discussed.

Audience:  Faculty, postdocs, other Researchers and scholars, and graduate students
When: March 30, 2020  3:00-4:30 PM  Postponed until gatherings are allowed again
Where:
tbd
How to apply: RSVP to announcement or from 
For more information: Contact Lynnette Hentges

Contact Information

Kathy Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-0357
k.cataneo@noraoconnor.com

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002
lynnette.hentges@noraoconnor.com

Michael Thompson
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255
michael.thompson@noraoconnor.com