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Training Schedules and Registration

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.

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Note: Only the next 10 workshops in each category are displayed where applicable.

These workshops cover the many aspects involved in understanding contracts and agreements used in sponsored research. This includes a basic overview of grant agreements, cooperative agreements, and contracts, as well as what sponsored research contracts are and how to read contract terms and conditions.

Date Time Event Location
Tuesday, October 24 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEH Public Scholar Program E102 Melrose Hall (Humanities Center Seminar Room)
Tuesday, November 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

These workshops coincide with the UT Core Facilities, which offer access to high-end instrumentation, technical support, and expert consultation to the University of Tennessee research community.

Note: Open source radiation safety training is required for everyone working in a lab setting with open/loose sources of radioactive materials (powders, liquids, gases). Find the schedule for radiation training here or email radiationsafety@utk.edu for more information.

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The objective of these workshops is to facilitate the process of preparing and submitting grant and contract proposals. This includes review of the intricacies of proposal and budget development, elements of style, common errors in proposal preparation, and workshops on approaching new grant proposals.

The Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424 software applications are also available to all campuses. Workshops detailing the electronic proposal routing system are available below.

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Date Time Event Location
Tuesday, October 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Support Staff Guide to Preparing Complex Proposals A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, November 7 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Electronic Systems for Proposal Submissions A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, November 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am Life Cycle of Cost Share and Program Income A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, December 5 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Cayuse Reports A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, December 12 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm NSF Update: 18-1 PAPPG A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, December 19 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm NSF Update: 18-1 PAPPG A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Tuesday, January 16 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm NSF Update: 18-1 PAPPG A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

These workshops encompass essential components of training, regardless of a researcher’s source of funding, including data management and research policies.

IRB-related workshops promote best practices for the protection of human subjects in research.

The Responsible Conduct of Research series provides awareness and application of professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research, including mechanisms to promote honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity in research.

Date Time Event Location
Thursday, November 2 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop 106 Panhellenic Building
These workshops focus on awards that allow scholars to devote time to their research. Those who are looking for information on the variety of funding available to them, as well as those new to proposal writing or those looking for a refresher on common characteristics of a competitive proposal, should start here.

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Date Time Event Location
Wednesday, September 6 - Wednesday, December 6 9:00 am - 11:00 am Fall 2017 NSF Proposal Writing Institute A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Friday, September 15 - Friday, December 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Topics in Research Development A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Thursday, October 26 10:00 am - 11:30 am Data Management Part II: Data Management Best Practices Online
Friday, October 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Introduction to Pivot: Finding the Right Research Funding, Part 1 A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Friday, November 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Introduction to Pivot: Finding the Right Research Funding, Part 2 A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Monday, November 13 8:30 am - 3:30 pm FUSION: Quantum Leap Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy
Friday, December 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Introduction to Pivot: Finding the Right Research Funding, Part 1 A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
Friday, December 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Introduction to Pivot: Finding the Right Research Funding, Part 2 A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

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