Grant Development Series

Webinars

Overview of Research for Funding Opportunities

Description: Analyzes the current grant funding landscape and is an opportunity to look at different methods when searching for funding opportunities and finding a good match.

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Grant Writing: A Different Writing Genre

Description: Outlines basic aspects of grant-specific writing, focusing on grant terminology, characteristics of proposals that have been funded, garnering strategic information from the call for proposals, and understanding the fundamental differences between academic writing and grant writing.

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Federal Grants: Strategies for Preparing a Competitive Application

Description: Focuses on understanding the intricacies of federal grants submissions, particularly looking at funding opportunity announcement (FOA) analysis and identifying how to structure the grant, timeline for the application development, communication (with the team and program officers), and overcoming pitfalls. The details around submission process will also be discussed.

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Non-Federal Grants: Strategies for Success

Description: This session focuses on the particularities of non-federal grants (foundation and corporate), specifically looking at eligibility issues, letters-of-intent essentials, academic writing vs. grant writing, communication with the sponsor, and tips for success.

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What’s the Secret to Developing a Solid Grant Budget?

Description: Focuses on key principles to consider when building a grant budget (allowability, allocability, consistency, etc).

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Workshops and Roundtables

Finding Funding Opportunities: Use of PIVOT Search Engine

Description: Looking for grant funding to support your research or programs? Come learn how to search for funding using APU’s subscription to COS Pivot. This is a hands-on training, and at the end you will have a Pivot account, an updated profile, and a search strategy leading to a short list of likely funders. Class size is limited. Contact org@apu.edu for availability and registration.

Upcoming workshop:
May 19, 2017

NIH Grants Discussion and Team Building

Description: This roundtable provides the opportunity to discuss aspects related to NIH grants application, review system, and strategies. In addition, this is a chance to build new teams. Faculty having all levels of expertize with NIH grants are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming roundtable:
(date TBD)

NSF Grants Discussion and Team Building

Description: This roundtable provides the opportunity to discuss aspects related to NSF grants application, review system, and strategies. In addition, this is a chance to build new teams. Faculty having all levels of expertize with NSF grants are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming roundtable:
(date TBD)

Faculty Research Panel: GROWING Our Understanding and Valuing of Qualitative Research

Host: Donald Isaak
Moderator: Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet
Panelists: Pamela Cone, Stacy Kula, Katharine Putman

Description: Qualitative research is a powerful voice for understanding persons and societies and affecting change. Qualitative studies, however, are often misunderstood by scholars who use other methods, and by qualitative researchers themselves. Indeed, depending on one’s discipline, methodology, philosophical assumptions, and goals, there can be wide differences on what ‘good’ qualitative research is and what is learned. This presentation features a panel of individuals from diverse disciplines discussing nuances of qualitative studies. Whether participants use qualitative methods, all should GROW in understanding the value of qualitative studies from attending this session.

Upcoming panel:
May 16, 2017 (to be confirmed)