Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

August 7, 2017
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces 8th annual proposal development seminars

Click the image above to download a flyer about the events.

Registration is now open for the OVPR’s annual proposal development seminars!

This year, we will offer the all-day “Planning and Writing Successful Proposals” program on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as well as two two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants. The first half-day session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 5, is focused on STEM awards like the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 5, covers biomedical career development programs like the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students. Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.

Our speaker for each of the sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson, a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

Click here to register for the seminars. Contact Dr. Stacey L. Smith at 254-710-3252 with questions.

Session descriptions: Continue Reading →

October 4, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces 7th annual proposal development seminars

OVPR Proposal Development Seminar Flyer

Click the image above to download a flyer about the events.

Registration is now open for the OVPR’s annual proposal development seminars!

This year, we will offer the all-day “Write Winning Grant Proposals” program on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, as well as two two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants. The first half-day session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 6, is focused on STEM awards like the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 6, covers biomedical career development programs like the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students. Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.

Our speaker for each of the sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

Click here to register for the seminars. Contact Blake Thomas at 254-710-3153 with questions.

Session descriptions: Continue Reading →

March 31, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Proposal development workshop for arts & humanities faculty

The OVPR invites Baylor faculty to a special grant-writing workshop specifically focused on research in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education.

WHAT
The seminar, “Write Winning Grant Proposals,” is intended to help faculty of all levels compete more effectively for external research funding.  Faculty who plan to apply for research funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Education, private foundations and other funding sources are encouraged to attend.

Attendees will receive a printed workshop handout and a copy of the “Successful Proposals to Any Agency” workbook.  Attendance at the seminar is a pre-requisite for faculty interested in applying for any of the OVPR’s Grant Development Program services, including writing and editorial assistance from OVPR staff and the new Mentoring Award, a competitive program that provides selected faculty with one-on-one proposal development assistance from a professional grant writer.

The seminar is open to any Baylor faculty member, but seats are limited and priority will be given to new faculty members (those who joined our faculty in the past year) and to untenured faculty with tenure-track appointments.

WHEN
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks provided.

WHERE
Baylor Sciences Building
Rooms E.231 and E.234

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops is an experienced researcher and grant-writer.  She is the former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University, where she helped faculty win millions of dollars in competitive grant support for their research.  Click here to learn more about Dr. AtKisson.

REGISTRATION
Click here for more information and online registration.

December 8, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: OVPR Proposal Development Workshops

WorkshopFlyer

Click the flyer to access the registration form.

Don’t forget, there’s still time to register for the 2015 OVPR Proposal Development Workshop series!

Just as in prior years, we will offer two sessions of the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” program: one on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, for science faculty and another on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for faculty in the arts and humanities.

In addition to these seminars, this year, for the first time, we will also be presenting two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants.  The first session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, is focused on the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.  The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 9, covers the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students.  Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.

Our speaker for each of the workshop sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.  Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

Click here to register for this year’s proposal development workshops.  Contact Blake Thomas at 254-710-3153 with questions.

Session descriptions: Continue Reading →

November 10, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR to offer proposal development workshops

This spring, the OVPR will present four proposal development workshops intended to help faculty of all experience levels compete more successfully for external research funding.  Just like in prior years, we will offer two sessions of the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” program: one on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, for science faculty and another on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for faculty in the arts and humanities.

In addition to these seminars, this year, for the first time, we will also be presenting two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants.  The first session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, is focused on the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.  The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 9, covers the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students.  Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.

Our speaker for each of the workshop sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.  Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

Click here to register for this year’s proposal development workshops.  Contact Blake Thomas at 254-710-3153 with questions.

Session descriptions:

“Write Winning Grant Proposals” for Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Participants will learn about articulating a research agenda, selecting funding opportunities and crafting proposals to turn reviewers into advocates for your project. This session is intended for faculty who plan to apply for funding from agencies such as the NSF, NIH, Department of Energy, etc.

“Write Winning Grant Proposals” for Faculty in Arts & Humanities Fields
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

A full-day seminar similar to the science session described above, but specifically targeted to faculty who plan to apply for funding from the NEH, NEA, Department of Education, private foundations, etc.

New this year:

“How to Write a Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposal”
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A half-day session for faculty who plan to apply for the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Faculty who are eligible to apply for the CAREER program and have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before (either this year or in a previous year) are invited to this workshop.

“How to Write a Successful NIH Career Development Award Proposal”
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

A half-day session for NIH Career Development Award candidates and their mentors. Session covers mentored grants (K series) and fellowship awards for pre- and post-doctoral students (F series). Open to CDA-eligible faculty and their mentors, as well as grad students and postdocs in NIH-eligible fields.  Attendees must also have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before, either this year or in a previous year.

January 13, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Learn to search for research funding opportunities at the OVPR’s COS Pivot workshop

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, in conjunction with Baylor University Libraries, presents a hands-on workshop to help faculty search for funding opportunities more effectively using the COS Pivot database.

WHAT
Pivot is an online system that contains thousands of funding opportunities from a wide range of sponsors including federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit organizations and more. The workshop will cover a number of topics including:

  • Establishing a Pivot account.
  • Viewing pre-selected funding opportunities based on prior research.
  • Searching for currently available opportunities and narrowing results with advanced search techniques.
  • Setting up weekly funding alert emails with newly listed opportunities.

WHEN
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
12:20 – 1:10 p.m.

WHERE
Moody Library
Room G-42

RSVP
All Baylor faculty members are invited to attend, but seating is limited.  To RSVP for the event or for more information, contact Blake Thomas by email or by phone at 710-3153.

LIVE WEBINAR
Can’t make it in person?  The session will also be presented as a live webinar session using Blackboard Collaborate.  Contact Blake Thomas for login information.

December 19, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Last chance to register for the OVPR proposal development workshop

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s almost time for the OVPR’s annual proposal development workshop. This is your last chance to reserve your seat!

WHAT
Fourth annual OVPR Proposal Development Workshop. The workshop is intended to help faculty members at all levels of grant-writing experience compete more successfully for external funding.

WHEN
January 9 & 10, 2014. The session on Thursday the 9th will be geared toward faculty in the sciences (those primarily interested in applying to the NSF, NIH, Dept. of Energy, etc.), while the session on Friday the 10th will be aimed at faculty in the arts and humanities (those primarily interested in applying to the NEH, Dept. of Education, private foundations, etc.).  The sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided by the OVPR.

WHERE
Baylor Sciences Building, room E.231

REGISTRATION
Click here to register:  Seats are limited, and preference will be given to tenure-track faculty.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Blake Thomas at 710-3153 for more information.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
The presenter for this event is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops. Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist by training and made significant contributions to over $140 million in funded grants while working as the director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

November 4, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: Registration is open for the OVPR Proposal Development Workshop

The OVPR invites Baylor faculty members to attend our 4th annual proposal development workshop on Jan. 9 and 10, 2014. The workshop is designed to help faculty members of all experience levels become more effective proposal writers.

You’ll attend just one of the two days depending on your academic area and target funding agency. Faculty in science disciplines (those primarily interested in applying for funding from the NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, etc.) will attend on Thursday, Jan. 9, while those in the arts & humanities (those targeting funding from the NEH, NEA, Dept. of Education, private foundations, etc.) will attend on Friday, Jan. 10. The seminar will be held on the Baylor campus (exact location TBA) and each day’s session will last from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided by the OVPR.

Our presenter is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. A neuroscientist by training, Dr. AtKisson is the former director of proposal development at Tufts University. Click here to learn more about Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.

The workshop is sponsored by the OVPR, so there is no cost to attend. Seats are limited and we typically have a full house, so sign up early to ensure you are able to join us.

To register for the workshop, click here and fill in the online form. Contact Blake Thomas at 710-3153 with any questions about this event.

October 28, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Learn to search for research funding opportunities at the OVPR’s COS Pivot workshop

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, in conjunction with Baylor University Libraries, presents a hands-on workshop to help faculty learn to search for funding opportunities more effectively using the COS Pivot database.

WHAT
Pivot is an online system that contains thousands of funding opportunities and RFPs from a wide range of sponsors including federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit organizations and more. The workshop will cover a number of topics including:

  • Establishing a Pivot account.
  • Viewing pre-selected funding opportunities based on prior research.
  • Searching for currently available opportunities and narrowing results with advanced search techniques.
  • Setting up weekly funding alert emails with newly listed opportunities.

WHEN
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
1:30-2:30 p.m.

WHERE
Moody Library
Room G-42

RSVP
All Baylor faculty members are invited to attend, but seating is limited.  To RSVP for the event or for more information, contact Blake Thomas by email or by phone at 710-3153.

September 11, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: OVPR Proposal Development Workshop

The OVPR would like to invite all Baylor faculty members to attend our 4th annual proposal development workshop on Jan. 9 and 10, 2014. The workshop is designed to help faculty members of all experience levels become more effective proposal writers.

You’ll attend just one of the two days depending on your academic area and target funding agency. Faculty in science disciplines (those primarily interested in applying for funding from the NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, etc.) will attend on Thursday, Jan. 9, while those in the arts & humanities (those targeting funding from the NEH, NEA, Dept. of Education, private foundations, etc.) will attend on Friday, Jan. 10. The seminar will be held on the Baylor campus (exact location TBA) and each day’s session will last from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided by the OVPR.

Our presenter is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. A neuroscientist by training, Dr. AtKisson is the former director of proposal development at Tufts University. Click here to learn more about Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.

The workshop is sponsored by the OVPR, so there is no cost to attend. Seats are limited and we typically have a full house, so sign up early to ensure you are able to join us.

To register for the workshop, click here and fill in the online form. Contact Blake Thomas at 710-3153 with any questions about this event.