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Trainings, Workshops, & Events

Current and Upcoming

  • NIH Faculty Success Initiative-Extramural Funding Fellows (FSI-EFF): Applications due 5.4.21, Announcements of the 3rd Faculty Fellows Cohort to be made shortly thereafter 
  • UCM/ANR/State Agencies Teaming/Collaboration Event: June 2021



  • Instrumentation Grants Panel, Co-Sponsored with Core Facilities: November 17, 2020

Instrumentation Grants Faculty Panel Discussion

Are you interested in applying for or want to learn more about instrumentation and equipment grants to support your research?The Offices of Research Development and Core Facilities invite you to join us for a 1-hour virtual panel discussion to hear from recipients of instrumentation grants. These types of grants can be an important resource to acquire critical equipment needed to support, enhance, and advance research collaborations across campus. Most of these grants require evidence of multi-user benefit.

This will be an informal session with past recipients of instrumentation grant funding from the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and DoD Research/Education for HBCU/MSI Equipment/Instrumentation programs. Our panelists will include faculty and research scientists who will share their experience about the respective programs, discuss what reviewers are looking for, and answer questions from participants.

Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 1-2pm, via Zoom | Click here to RSVP (, (zoom link will be provided with registration confirmation). Most of the time will be devoted to Q&A.

If you are considering applying for instrumentation/equipment grant funding, you are encouraged to attend.

Instrumentation Grants Panel Zoom Recording

Instrumentation Grants Panel Slide Deck

  • NSF REU (Sites/Supplements) Virtual Roundtable Discussion for Faculty, Co-Sponsored with Saray Frey, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Are you interested in applying to or want to learn more about the NSF REU Sites and Supplements program?  This funding is available to individual faculty/investigators, groups, centers, national facilities, and others in support of student research.  

The sponsor deadline for next cycle is August 26, 2020.

The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supports active research participation by undergraduate students, through PI funding, in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF.  REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program, through two mechanisms: Sites and Supplements.  The program seeks to expand student participation in all kinds of research—whether disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or educational.  Please join us for a 1-hour Virtual Roundtable Conversation to learn more about NSF REU.  This will be an informal session with past faculty recipients of REU funding who will share their experience about the program and answer questions from participants.  Dr. Sarah Frey, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education and Jorge Arroyo, Ed.D, Director of UROC will provide an overview of how their offices can be a resource for faculty in support of REU programs.  Most of the time will be devoted to Q&A.

Join us on Thursday, 7/23 - 1pm, VIA Zoom | For any questions, please contact Kelly Bolcavage,

Click HERE for an NSF REU Supplement Blueprint

  • Faculty Panel, NSF CAREER, June 25, 2020 

The Office of Research Development invites you to attend a faculty panel on the NSF CAREER Program. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. The panel will be held on June 25 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am via Zoom. 

Please RSVP at this link [] in order to register for the event. Zoom information will follow prior to the event.

NSF CAREER Panel Zoom Recording

NSF CAREER Panel Slide Deck

  • Intellectual Property and Patent Attorney Office Hours, 3 opportunities throughout the Spring and Summer 2020 
  • ORED Faculty Open House, March 2020
  • Faculty Success Initiative: Extramural Funding Fellowship Pilot Program, January 6-10, 2020


Faculty Agency Trip to D.C. 2019

COMPASS Science Communication Workshop [flyer below]


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