Workshops and seminars


Grant writing and Faculty development opportunities

External speakers and external workshops

Fall 2015 Seminars

On-line workshops

Grant writing/reading groups

External Speakers and External Workshops

None scheduled at this time

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) works in conjunction with National Science Foundation (NSF) to set up workshops for professors from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI).  Once your registration is accepted, QEM will set up and pay for all the workshop expenses except meals. For more information on upcoming workshops, go to the QEM calendar


Fall 2015 Seminars

  1. TAMIU Intramural Grants - 9/10/2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, KL420
  2. Hands-On Workshop, SPIN: Funding Opportunity Database, TBD


ORSP Webinar/Seminar Library

If you can't wait and have a burning desire to attend one of these seminar series offerings from our library (see list below) or one of the offerings listed above before it's scheduled presentation date, please contact to make arrangements for a screening.  Not seeing what you are looking for, let us know what you'd like to learn more about!!! Webinars in our library that are on CD may be "checked out"by faculty and listened to in your office.  Students may make arrangements to listen to them at our office.

General Grant Writing Webinars
1.  Persuasive Writing for Scientists and Clinicians:  The Basics and Beyond
2.  How to Promote and Sustain Your Research Using the Elevator Speech
3.  Can we talk?  Contacting Grant Program Officers
4.  The Do's and Don'ts of Cost Sharing 
5.  Grant Budget Development
6.  Writing Excellent Grant Proposals

7.  Academic Research Exhancement Award (AREA R15) Grants
8.  NIH Institutional Support: Use Your Environmental Section to Convince Reviewers
9.  Data Management Plans for Successful NIH and NSF Grants  
10.  Revising and Resubmitting Rejected NIH Proposals:What You Should Know Before You Try Again
11. Demystifying U.S. Department of Education Funding
12. NSF Criteria:  Successfully Communicating Broader Impacts
13. EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF

Foundation Grant Hunting
14. Mining for Gold:  Acquire and Retain Foundation Funding
15. Successfully Tapping Unusual Sources of Research Funding 
16. The Quest for Foundation & Private Funding: 3 Key Strategies Every PI Should Know 
17. How to Expand Your Research Funding Niche in a Tough Economy

Internal funding
18. TAMIU Intramural Grants Programs

Compliance and Lab Management
19. IRB Boards and Qualitative Research: Insider Guidance for IRB Forms, Informed Consent
20. Secrets to Building a Stellar Research Program
21. How to Build an Effective Lab Team Communication Environment
22. Beyond the Graduate Student, Teaching Undergraduates Through Research
23. NSF/NIH RCR Training Requirements

On-line recorded grant writing workshops

YouTube - search for NCURA and there are multiple short presentations on a variety of grant writing, compliance and grant application topics

NIH Funding Opportunities, Peer Review and Grant Writing Workshop
Presented Anthony Coelho, sponsored by Stanford University

Module 1:  Scientific Peer Review - An overview of how scientific peer review is carried out at NIH that focuses on how understanding the peer review process can enhance an applicant’s chances of obtaining funding.

Module 2:  Grant Writing for Success - Provides an overview of factors that contribute to applications that succeed in obtaining research funding. This presentation covers the fundamental principles of successful grant writing, including: the most common reasons that grant applications fail, how to make an application "reviewer friendly", how to meet the needs of the reviewers and the funding agency.

Module 3:  Mock Study Section at NIH - A mock study section meeting that provides an inside look at how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. To view this video, please follow the setup and play instructions on the NIH site.


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