Helpful Research-Related Links
Databases for awarded grants:
- NIH Reporter / Federal Reporter
- NSF Award Search
- USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS)
- DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS)
- DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
- Government Grants
- Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities (includes grants.gov and foundations)
- Foundation Database
- available in the library
Visualizing Your Research
Wednesday, May 17 ||Presenters: Brittany Fasy, Computer Science, Aurélien Mazurie,Research CyberInfrastructure Group (part of University Information Technology), and Nika Stoop, CFE
Graphic abstracts and figures are valuable ways to communicate your ideas, both in
grants and in publications. The workshop focused on principles of graphic/figure design, peer feedback on the
participants' figures/graphics, and software demos.
- Link to slides from the presentation
- Article Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures
- Video of this event is available.
Demystifying the Funding Process at NSF
Thursday, April 13 ||Presenter: Laura Stanley, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and former NSF Program Director
How to be a PI
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 || Facilitators: Leslie Schmidt, OSP, Jamie McEvoy, Earth Sciences and Nika Stoop, CFE
Guest Faculty: Bok Sowell, Animal & Range Sciences, Mary Cloninger, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Suzanne Held, Health & Human Development
This workshop is designed to help those who are first-time PIs navigate the world of grants management. Guest faculty will talk about student mentoring/coaching, budget management, reporting, and other PI responsibilities.
- Link to slides from presentation
- Video of this event is available.
- Tips & Tricks
- Glossary of Terms
- Responsibilities Chart
- OSP Budget template and information
- Mentoring Worksheet
- Mentoring Building relationships
- OSP "How-to" Guide for Principal Investigators
- John Bohannon, Want to Be a PI? What Are the Odds? , Science, Jun. 2, 2014
- F. Markowetz, You are not working for me; I am working with you , PLoS Comput Biol 2015, 11(9): e1004387.
- David A. Stone, Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator. The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 07, 2010.
- Hugh Kearns & Maria Gardiner, The care and maintenance of your adviser. Nature 469, 570(2011) doi:10.1038/nj7331-570a
Introduction to Writing Research Grants
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Presented by Micaela Young (email@example.com) , Pre-Award Specialist, OSP and Nika Stoop, Grant Training Coordinator, CFE
NSF Broader Impacts
The NSF Broader Impacts Puzzle: Strategies to develop a plan and ideas of activities
Learn more by visiting the Broader Impacts website of Extended University.
Communicationg Your Science Workshop - 2016 Syllabus
Schimel, J., (2012) Writing Science: How to Write Papers that Get Cited and Proposals that Get Funded. Oxford University Press, USA.
Porter, R. (2007) Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals. The Journal of Research Administration. Volume XXXVIII, Number 2, 37.
Williams, J.M., and Bizup, J. (2015). Style : lessons in clarity and grace, Twelfth Edition. edn (Boston, Pearson).
Giddings, M.C., (2015) 8 Concepts Every Grant Writer Must Master For A Successful Proposal!
Pinker, S. (2014) Why Academics Stink at Writing. The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle Review.
Pinker, S. (2014). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Penguin.
Sword, H. The Writer’s Diet Blog - Use the online WritersDiet Test to identify paunchy prose, then follow the no-nonsense advice in the book to strengthen and tone your verbal muscles.
Sword, H. (2012) Stylish Academic Writing. Harvard University Press, USA.
R. Porter (2015) Six Critical Questions to Launch a Successful Grant Proposal. NCURA Magazine May/June.
Randy Olson: http://www.randyolsonproductions.com/
- Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style
- Connection: Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking
- Houston, We Have a Narrative
Edward Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Marc J. Kuchner, Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times