VCU offers slate of grant writing workshops for spring 2021

Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to attend the workshops, which will be held via Zoom.
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OVPR Workshops

Introduction to Logic Models

Tuesday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to frame your program's activities and impact effectively in grant proposals using logic models. Nina Exner, Ph.D., research data librarian, and Stacey Wahl, Ph.D., research and education librarian for the basic sciences, will introduce the basic concepts of inputs, outputs and outcomes. These concepts are essential for program evaluation and persuasive grant writing.


Q & A with Iván D. Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., about NIDA SUD Research Funding

Friday, January 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

We are hosting a question and answer session with Iván D. Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about grant funding for substance use disorder research (SUD) at NIDA.


Open Educational Resources (OER) in NSF Broader Impacts

Tuesday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

OVPRI and VCU Libraries present a workshop about open education resources as a strategy for broadening the impact of your research project. Nina Exner, Ph.D., research data librarian, and Jessica Kirschner, M.L.I.S., open educational resources librarian, will discuss how to use educational resource creation and sharing as a strategy to meet the broader impacts requirement for National Science Foundation grants.


Review, Revise and Resubmit: What to Do if Your Grant Proposal is Declined

Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Melissa Throckmorton, M.P.A., director of research development and strategic projects, will discuss strategies for responding to reviewer comments, continuing the conversation with funders, and resubmitting your proposal.


Research and Grant Writing Through a DEI Lens

Thursday, March 4, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

We are hosting a panel with speakers Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., vice president for inclusive excellence, Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., professor of health psychology, and Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D., associate professor of health behavior and policy. Speakers will discuss efforts that can impact diversity, equity and inclusion in research, such as practices for recruiting study participants, recruiting trainees or engaging partners.


Show Me the Money: How to Identify Grant Opportunities

Thursday, May 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Melissa Throckmorton, M.P.A., Director of Research Development and Strategic Projects, will discuss strategies and tools for seeking an appropriate grant opportunity for your project.

Registration link for 'Show Me the Money'


Stand Out with an Exemplary Biosketch

Thursday, June 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

OVPRI and VCU Libraries are sponsoring an interactive workshop designed to help you take your biographical sketch to the next level. Stacey Wahl, Ph.D., research and education librarian for the basic sciences, will discuss ways to make your biosketch stand out and introduce tools for gathering data to demonstrate research quality and streamlining biosketch creation and maintenance.

Registration link for 'Stand Out with an Exemplary Biosketch'


Wright Center Workshops

All sessions will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

January 13: Identifying appropriate funding for your research (Dr. Patrick Nana-Sinkam)

February 4: Positioning yourself to compete for external research funding (Dr. Patricia Kinser)

February 10: Building a successful research proposal – Research strategy (Dr. Henry Donahue)

February 24: Writing a competitive impact statement (Dr. Amanda Hall)

March 3: Making your lay abstract lay friendly  (Dr. Amanda Hall)

March 10: Incorporating rigor and reproducibility into your NIH grant application (Dr. Matt Banks)

March 24: Navigating the National Science Foundation grant process (Dr. Bill Eggleston)

March 31: Navigating the National Institute of Health research grant process (Dr. Gerry Moeller)

April 14: Navigating the NIH career development (K award) grant process (Dr. Pat Nana-Sinkam)

April 28: Navigating the Department of Defense grant process (Dr. David Cifu)

May 12: Leveraging team science to compete for grant funding (Dr. Debbie Diaz-Granados)

May 26: Responding to research grant critiques (Dr. Antonio Abbate)

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