Research Development Workshops

Research Development encompasses a series of timely trainings and workshops. These currently include: Research BREAKSGrantsmanship Training, NSF CAREER Workshops, NIH Workshops, and Research Mixers. This is not an exhaustive list, and as new workshops and events are developed, they will be disseminated to our campus.

Research BREAKS

All UNT researchers are invited to participate in a new bi-weekly research education series called B.R.E.A.K.S - Building the Research Enterprise and Knowledge Series. Each session will be led by a topic expert in the field in order to elevate best practices, while answering some of the most frequently asked questions by UNT researchers related to the topic. Register for this new series on our events page, and keep an eye on our monthly topics flyers that will be sent out through the colleges.

Grantsmanship Training 

Faculty are invited to register for one of two grant proposal planning and writing workshops that we host annually. The Division of Research and Innovation is partnered with the distinguished AtKisson Training Group LLC, to deliver a one-day grant writing workshop twice per year, which is focused on proposal preparation and review processes that lead to increased external funding submission success. This research development training is designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing, concrete tips, and operational strategies. The session combines a lecture format with engagement activities to fit the range of potential funding targets identified by UNT. The targeted learning outcomes include: 

  • Understanding the preparation steps before beginning the writing process; 

  • Learning techniques for creating a strong argument for the proposed project; 

  • Developing techniques for communicating the approach clearly; and 

  • Understanding how these techniques connect to the process by which a grant proposal is reviewed. 

Integrated into all sessions are ways to make the proposal process part of the everyday academic process and how to strategically plan for longer-term funding. 

This workshop occurred on December 9, 2019, and February 27th, 2020. We will advertise new dates in the fall of 2020. 


UNT's Division of Research & Innovation conducted its annual grant workshop on the NSF CAREER Program on April 16th, 2020. This program is intended for faculty who are listed as Assistant Professor and whose research lies within the NSF CAREER eligible directorate areas: Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science, and Engineering, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Integrative Activities, International Science and Engineering. 

The workshop includes the following:

  • Advice from UNT faculty that have been awarded an NSF CAREER grant 

  • How to match with a faculty mentor to provide feedback on your application 

  • Grant application process and dissemination of relevant information 

  • Approaches for the resubmission process 

  • Overview of Broader Impacts 

  • Ideas for the integrated education plan