Research Funding Workshops

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

NSF’s MRI program is designed for major instrumentation acquisition or development. Faculty are invited to a panel discussion on the program, which will feature CU MRI grantees. Grantees will share strategies for proposal development and answer questions from the attendees. This is a limited submission program, which means RIO administers an internal campus competition to determine the applicant(s) that will submit proposals to NSF. More information on the internal campus competition can be found here.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 / 12 – 1:30pm
  • Location: University Memorial Center (UMC) 247
  • RSVP by 5:00pm on August 31 to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided.

Introduction to the Research & Innovation Office (RIO)

Designed for new faculty members, RIO will provide an overview of the office’s various units and roles in supporting the research and creative work enterprise on campus. From proposal writing support to developing strategic partnerships, RIO functions to catalyze ideas through innovation and transformation. 

  • Date and Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017 / 8:30 – 10am
  • Location: University Memorial Center (UMC) Aspen Rooms 285-289
  • RSVP by 5pm on September 8 to reserve your spot. Breakfast will be provided. 

David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Early-career faculty are invited to a conversation on the Packard Foundation’s fellowships in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Previous Packard Fellows will highlight their successful experiences and answer questions. Packard is a limited submission program, which means RIO administers an internal campus competition to determine the applicant(s) that will submit proposals to Packard. This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn what goes into a winning proposal in advance of the internal competition deadline. 

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / 12 – 1:30pm
  • Location: University Memorial Center (UMC) 247
  • RSVP by 5:00pm on September 28 to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided.