2018-2019 ORA Research Workshops

Published September 4, 2018

From research grant fundamentals to manuscript writing for high-impact journals, the Office of Research Advancement offers workshops to help you.

Workshops - learn more or questions: Maggie Shea: 645-5376

2018-2019 Workshops


Learn About NSF - public presentation by Dr. Katharina Dittmar, Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:00 AM
Clemens Hall, Room 120

Dr. Katharina Dittmar will talk about NSF, its mission, priorities for the coming year (NSF’s Big Ideas), review process, and suggestions for submitting a competitive proposal.  Although the focus will be on NSF’s Biology Directorate, Dr. Dittmar’s presentation would be relevant to researchers from any discipline and who wish to learn more about NSF.

More information can be found HERE

NIH R01 Workshop
Friday, December 14, 2018 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Parker 104

This workshop provides an overview of the R01 proposal requirements and suggestions for developing a strong application. Participants who have not yet submitted an R01 will benefit most from this introductory workshop.

More information can be found HERE.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (1:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Capen 107

This session will benefit early-career researchers who will be applying for NSF CAREER funding in July 2019. Get insight from CAREER Awardees on their experience applying and receiving this prestigious award. ORA editors will be on hand to discuss the nuances of writing a successful CAREER proposal and SPS will review budgeting basics.  

More information can be found HERE

NIH Fellowship Workshop
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (12:00 - 1:30 PM)
UB Commons 109 (Tech Transfer Suite)

This meeting will help graduate students and early postdoctoral fellows plan for their F31 or F32 submission. The workshop will provide tips to help participants prepare a competitive application, a checklist and timeline for planning the submission, and information on pre-award services available through the Office of Research Advancement (ORA) and Sponsored Projects Services (SPS).  

More info to come!

Institute of Education Sciences (iES) Workshop
Wednesday, June 12 (12:00 - 1:30 PM)
UB Commons, Suite 109 (Tech Transfer Suite)

This workshop will benefit researchers interested in obtaining funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (iES). An overview of the general requirements for submitting to iES will be presented along with grant writing tips and document templates. This workshop is best suited to faculty who are unfamiliar with this sponsor and applying to the Education Research opportunity (84.305A) due August 2019. 

More info to come!

DoD Workshop Series

Faculty are strongly encouraged to explore other avenues of funding, including Department of Defense (DoD) research grants. To assist faculty in this process, SUNY Central hosted a SUNY DoD DC Day in June 2018, which provided the opportunity for faculty to meet face to face with DoD senior leaders and program managers, and learn about their strategic directions and funding priorities. To continue the momentum gained from SUNY DoD Day, the Office of Research Advancement will organize a series of workshops during the year geared toward faculty who are interested in pursuing DoD funded research grants.


More info to come!