Research Development Workshops & Information Sessions

Research Development encompasses a series of timely trainings and workshops. These currently include: Research BREAKSGrantsmanship Training, NSF CAREER Information Session, NIH Information Session, 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 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.

Date: First and Third Thursday a month (except in June/July/August)
Time: 4pm - 5pm

Grantsmanship Training

The Division of Research and Innovation is partnered with the distinguished AtKisson Training Group LLC, 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.

The Fall event will be held on Zoom from Tuesday, December 7, to Friday, December 10, from 1PM to 3 PM each day. The Spring event will be held on Zoom from Tuesday, April 5th to Friday, April 8th, 2022. Registration is required for both events; registering is a commitment to all four days. Limited to the first 100 registrants. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Register for Fall 2021 Grantsmanship Workshop

 

NSF Career Information Session

UNT's Division of Research & Innovation conducts annual information sessions on the NSF CAREER Program. 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 session includes the following:

  • Overview of the NSF CAREER grant program

  • 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 

Next Event Date: April, 2022
 

NIH Information Session

In this National Institutes of Health (NIH) information session, the presenters will:

  • Disseminate information about NIH
  • Develop and facilitate a community of researchers seeking NIH funding
  • Facilitate workshop attendees' understanding of NIH as a funding institute
  • Explain strategies for identifying NIH funding opportunities
  • Suggest NIH grantsmanship considerations

Registration is required for this event.

Date: March, 2022
 

View the NIH Workshop Recording

Arts and Humanities

In this session, faculty will learn the fundamentals of proposal writing, concrete tips, and operational strategies as well as language used in the proposal world. 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:

  • Navigating funding support mechanisms.
  • Understanding peer review systems
  • Developing appropriate and measurable objectives.

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. 

Date: April 5 - 8, 2021
Time: 1pm - 3pm each day

The Arts and Humanities Session has concluded. Thank you to all of those who attended!

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Grantsmanship Workshop

This workshop will give graduate students an overview of how to navigate the grant application process and prepare for award and project success. Graduate students are required to attend all four sessions. These sessions are virtual, and the Zoom information will be provided closer to the event date. Attendance is limited to the 100 registrants, first-come-first-served.

Date: September 14, September 21, September 28, and October 5, 2021
Time: 1pm - 3pm each day

Register for the Graduate Student  & Postdoctoral Grantsmanship Workshop