Published: Jan. 12, 2024

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) announces its Spring Faculty Development and Workshop calendar for 2024​. Faculty can explore the full range of offerings for this semester, including What Makes Compelling Requests to Congress, Funding Strategy Office Hours, an AB Nexus Grant Info Session and the featured opportunities highlighted below.

Note: Most events request registration with your CU Boulder IdentiKey email.

NEH Fellowship Peer Editing Workshop Series

The fellowship peer editing process was incredibly helpful. My colleagues offered me both big-picture insights about my proposal as well as close readings and revisions for my writing. This is the kind of interdisciplinary feedback that is critical for such nationally competitive grants, and I cannot speak more highly of Donna’s knowledgeable help throughout the writing and application process. RIO’s approach encourages you to reuse and recycle your materials for different grants, and I was so thankful to be awarded the AAUW Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship and CU Boulder’s CHA Faculty Fellowship.”

—AAUW awardee Brianne Cohen, assistant professor in Contemporary Art History and the Department of Art and Art History

Facilitated by Proposal Writer/Editor Donna Axel, the annual NEH Fellowship Peer Editing Workshop Series includes an Intro + Q&A Session on Jan. 25, a Categories & Requirements Session on Jan. 31, and a Peer Editing Workshop (March, TBD by participants) to hone the narrative portion of your fellowship application.

The virtual program is designed to assist faculty in submitting a proposal to the NEH Fellowships, due April 10. Participants will also learn how to reuse, repurpose and recycle proposals for other opportunities, e.g., NEH Summer Stipends (due in the Fall with similar requirements). 

Learn More and Register Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email to register.

RIO's 2024 NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program

Are you considering submitting an NSF Faculty Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal in 2024? RIO's 2024 NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program can provide you with an easy two-step setup process. With over 160 awardees from CU Boulder, join us to benefit from this valuable institutional knowledge.

Led by Proposal Writer Diane Carillo, this program is designed to support your proposal development from start to finish through one-on-one writing and proposal development coaching, optional peer writing groups, red team reviews and proposal draft reviews. Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing a competitive NSF CAREER proposal with the goal of submitting a strong proposal by the July 24 deadline.

Participants from all colleges and schools are welcome.

Step 1: Register for RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program Kickoff Workshop

Register for our virtual CAREER Kickoff Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to begin thinking about your readiness as a PI to submit an NSF CAREER award proposal. You will also get a chance to hear from past CAREER award winners. All eligible faculty in all departments interested in learning more are welcome and invited to join us for this virtual event!

  • Who: Assistant Professors ​and Eligible PIs with Tenure-Track Equivalency per NSF's eligibility criteria
  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, 12-1:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register for the Kickoff Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email to register.

Step 2: Register for RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program

Once you've registered for the kickoff workshop, email Diane Carillo at to join RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program.

To ensure full participation in the program, be sure to register with Diane by Friday, March 1, 2024. After March 1, contact Diane to discuss scheduling.

View the full Spring 2024 Faculty Development and Workshops calendar to explore more opportunities to kickstart your research funding this year. 

*NEW* JEDIA Scholar Learning Community!

On behalf of the Research and Innovation Office, Dr. Tanya Ennis invites scholars, researchers, creators and innovators to help launch a new Scholar Learning Community focused on 1) applying for justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (JEDIA) funding opportunities, 2) developing JEDIA-related plans to meet agency requirements (e.g., NSF Broader Impacts Plans, Dept of Energy PIER plans), and 3) fostering a safe space for scholars to engage in mutual learning and support. Dr. Ennis is excited to work with scholars across all colleges, schools, and departments! We invite you to participate in the Scholar Learning Community and three workshops offered this semester, providing a unique opportunity to connect with others across the university.

Register below for the first of three workshops “Finding JEDIA Funding Opportunities” supported by the university’s DEI Impact Grant with matching funds from RIO. Up to 40 participants will receive $250 for participation in all three workshops and in the Scholar Learning Community. Please reach out to Dr. Ennis if you have any questions at

  • Who: CU Boulder scholars, researchers, creators, and innovators interested in pursuing JEDIA opportunities
  • When: Friday, February 2, 2024, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: University Memorial Center (UMC) 247

Register for the Kickoff Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email to register.