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The Office for Sponsored Programs offers sessions for faculty on topics such as locating funding sources, the process for submitting proposals and managing award funds.

Additional special topic sessions not displayed below, such as Research Networking Events, will be offered throughout the semester and announced as scheduled. Registration for special topic events will be administered by the Office for Sponsored Programs.

 

Office for Research Calendar of Events

 

Identifying Funding Opportunities

Length:  1 hour

This one hour session focuses on finding external funding through Pivot, a powerful search engine tool available to all faculty, staff and students through the University’s subscription.

The majority of Pivot training sessions are held during the fall in order to accommodate most new faculty. Please contact Sydney Palmer to schedule a one-on-one session or a session for your department or other group.

Click here to register for a PIVOT training session. Registration for this topic is managed through Skillport. You will need your myBama user name and password to register.

 

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and Sponsored Programs Overview

Length:  1 hour

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) facilitates and promotes the pursuit, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge through research, creative scholarship, and technology transfer. The Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) encourages Research, Instruction, and Public Service by supporting faculty and University personnel pursuing externally funded grants and contracts. All components of the OVPRED provide guidance and administrative support that ensures funded projects are in compliance with the requirements of Federal and State laws, sponsor rules and regulations, and University policies and procedures.

This session provides an overview of the OVPRED and covers a variety of topics including the preparation, submission, and administration of research proposals and awards. During the session you will learn how OSP, Contract & Grant Accounting, the Office for Research Compliance, the Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs (AIME) with its ICORPS programs, and the Office for Technology Transfer can assist you.

Date Time
September 7, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
September 7, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
September 29, 2016 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
September 30, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 11, 20162:00 - 3:00 p.m.
October 26, 201611:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Click here to register for a session. Registration for this topic is managed through Skillport. You will need your myBama user name and password to register.

 

RGC Open House

Length: 1 hour

The Research Grants Committee (RGC) Open House is an opportunity for faculty considering submitting a proposal to the RGC to speak with past awardees and representatives from Sponsored Programs, Contact and Grant Accounting, and Research Compliance. Recipients of Level 1 - RGC Seed Project, Level 2 - RGC Collaborative Project, and Level 3 - RGC Equipment awards will be available to answer questions and share their tips for submitting a successful proposal. Also during the Open House, all 2015 Level 2 and Level 3 awardees will have posters available on their funded RGC projects.

Immediately following the open house will be one of the Research Grants Committee (RGC) Funding: How to Apply one hour session that covers the application process, the required proposal components, and the RGC Funding Levels and project Areas.

Date Time Location
Friday, October 7, 2016 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gorgas Library Room 205

Registration is not necessary to attend the RGC Open House.

 

Research Grants Committee (RGC) Funding: How to Apply

Length: 1 hour

This session will provide an overview of the Research Grants Committee (RGC) internal research funding mechanism. The session will cover the application process, the required proposal components, and the RGC Funding Levels and project Areas. The Research Grants Committee, through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), accepts proposals for Research grants each year from full-time tenured, tenured track, clinical, and clinical track UA faculty.

The proposal submission window for 2017 funding will be November 21 – December 19, 2016. All proposals must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. December 19, 2016. Additional information on the RGC is available on the RGC website.

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Date Time Location
October 7, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gorgas Library Room 205
October 19, 2016 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Rose Administration Bldg. Rom G-54
November 10, 2016 9:00 – 10:00 a.mRose Administration Bldg. Rom G-54
December 2, 2016 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Rose Administration Bldg. Rom G-54

Click here to register for a session.