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Training Schedules and Registration

See the ORE Event Calendar for all upcoming events and registration links.

The Office of Research and Engagement Professional Development Program offers workshops in proposal development, grant writing, fellowship grants, and compliance free of charge for faculty, staff, and graduate students who are responsible for or interested in the requirements for funded research.

Click on the heading to view all workshops in a category (Funding, Proposal Development, etc.) or you may click on a workshop time to see a description of that workshop and access registration. You may see some duplication as workshops may fit into more than one category.

Cayuse Research Suite

To facilitate the process of preparing and submitting grant and contract proposals, the University of Tennessee System Administration, Office of Research has made available to all campuses an institutional subscription to two software applications from eVisions: Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424.

Introduction to Cayuse SP | January 26; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Navigating Cayuse for Proposal and Award Information | April 6; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Contracts and Agreements

Award Action Form Training | February 23; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
General Ledger Budget Workshop | March 23; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | March 28; 1-2 p.m.
Agreement Types Training | May 2; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Sponsored Research Contract Clauses | May 9; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring Training | May 23; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Core Facilities

There are no current open workshops in this category.

Data Management

Data Management Part 1: Writing the Data Management Plan | April 18; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Data Management Part 2: Data Management Best Practices | April 25; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fellowships

NEH Summer Program Workshop | January 24; 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
NEH Fellowship Workshop | February 16; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Short Term Fellowships at Research Libraries | April 12; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Demystifying the Fulbright US Scholar Program | March 21; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Funding

Laying the Foundation for Success: Basic Strategies for Competitive Proposals | January 18; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | January 24; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Electronic Systems for Proposal Submissions | February 14; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
How to Approach a New Grant Proposal | February 22; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | February 28; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) | Registration Deadline February 22
Internal Funding Overview Session: FY18 ORU and STIR Programs | February 23; 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Framing Your Research for the National Science Foundation | March 7; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | March 22; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Information Session | March 8; 12:30 p.m.
Proposal and Budget Development | March 14; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Writing a Successful Fulbright Application | March 7; 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH: What You Need to Know Before You Write | March 8; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | March 14; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Senior Office of Naval Research Official Visit | March 21; 9:30 a.m.
Preparing Complex Proposals | March 29; 10:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Life Cycle of Cost Share and Program Income | April 26; 10–11:30 a.m

Topics in Research Development Series

The Latest on the NIH Rigor and Transparency Requirements | April 6, 12–1 p.m.
Pitching your Research to Corporate and Foundation Sponsors | April 20, 12–1 p.m.
NIH K-Awards: Who and When | May 4, 12–1 p.m.

IRB

IRB 101 For New Faculty | January 13, 2017; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
IRB 101 | February 1; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | March 9; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | April 4; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Workshop for DRCs and Review Chairs | January 13; 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Webinar: Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool, Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for IRBs | February 23; 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

NIH

NIH Training Spotlight: Summer Research Education Experience Programs | January 17; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
NIH Training Spotlight: Pre- and Post- Award Policy and Procedure Update | February 8; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH: What You Need to Know Before You Write | March 8; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | March 14; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NSF

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Learning Session | January 23; 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) | Registration Deadline February 22
Framing Your Research for the National Science Foundation | March 7; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | March 22; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
NSF GPG 17-1 Update | December 12; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | January 19; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | January 25; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Policy

There are no current open workshops in this category.

Proposal Development

Laying the Foundation for Success: Basic Strategies for Competitive Proposals | January 18; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | January 24; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Electronic Systems for Proposal Submissions | February 14; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
A Workshop on the Elements of Style | February 15; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | February 21 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
How to Approach a New Grant Proposal | February 22; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | February 28; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Writing a Successful Fulbright Application | March 7; 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Framing Your Research for the National Science Foundation | March 7; 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | March 22; 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Proposal and Budget Development | March 14; 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH: What You Need to Know Before You Write | March 8; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | March 14; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Preparing Complex Proposals | March 29; 10:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Life Cycle of Cost Share and Program Income | April 26; 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The RCR Lunch & Learn Series will resume in Spring 2017 with a renewed commitment to provide comprehensive and accessible training in Responsible Conduct of Research to our campus population. Six different topics in RCR will be offered, and there will be more than one opportunity to access the materials for each of them. This semester’s topic areas will build upon the broader topics introduced in the Fall semester.

These workshops are an invaluable resource for faculty and post docs, and this semester The Office of Research and Engagement is highly encouraging all graduate students to attend. Undergraduate students interested in conducting research should also feel welcome.

Any graduate student who substantiates attendance at four topics this semester will earn a Responsible Conduct of Research Education Participation certificate offered by the Office of Research and Engagement for use on CVs and other application documents. A student who attends all six will receive credit for Responsible Conduct of Research training valid for participation on grants.

All of the RCR Lunch & Learn Sessions will take place in conference room A004 of Blount Hall. Pizza will be served and discussion is encouraged!

Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals | February 15; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lab Safety and the APLU Toolbox | March 1; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Library Technology and Resources for RCR | April 12; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
RCR Wrap Up and Review of Institutional Risk | May 17; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Radiation Safety

Open Source Radiation Safety Training | January 20; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | February 2; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | February 17; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | March 7; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | April 4; 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

All of the above training dates for Spring 2017 will be held in room A004 of Blount Hall. Email radiationsafety@utk.edu to inform the Radiation Safety Office of your planned attendance.

The open source radiation safety training is generally scheduled once a month.  This training is required for everyone working in a lab setting with open/loose sources of radioactive materials (powders, liquids, gases). If you need training and cannot make one of the scheduled times listed, please contact the radiation safety office by calling 865-974-5580. The training usually takes 3 hours to complete. It covers radiation hazard information, exposure monitoring, safe use practices, instrumentation, and basic procedures for radiation workers on campus.

Undergraduate Research

Let’s Get Started! Undergraduate Research Information Sessions: Attend these information sessions to learn more about the Office of Undergraduate Research, opportunities for research experience, and strategies for contacting faculty research mentors. Offered Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. (on days when classes are held) Located in Room 407 B Blount Hall. Registration is requested to guarantee a seat.

 

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