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Fall 2020 RIO Webinars


October 1 ► Finding Funding Using SPIN

Is your search for relevant funding opportunities time-consuming and onerous? Looking for a collaborator aligned with your research or creative work area?  Join the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) to learn how to get customized funding alerts delivered directly to your inbox. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to effectively search for funding opportunities using SPIN, CU Boulder’s primary funding platform. You will learn how to set up profile preferences, find relevant opportunities, and generate customized email alerts from SPIN.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: October 1, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here

October 8  Applying to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering or the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Grant Program

Have you been working on a project that has high potential, but is also high-risk? If so, your research may be a good fit for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, or the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Grant Program. Each of these limited submission funding opportunities seek to fund high-risk, high-reward research with the potential to impact the world positively. In this webinar, RIO staff will discuss the application details and deadlines, and former grant recipients will discuss their successful strategies, and answer any questions that you may have about submitting a proposal to the internal and external competitions.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: October 8, 2020, 10:00-11:00am 
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here

October 13 How to Talk to a Program Officer with Lewis-Burke Associates

As many experienced researchers will tell you, developing a positive relationship with a Program Officer can have long lasting, beneficial impacts on your career. But how do you start to develop a relationship? Join RIO and representatives from the DC-based government affairs firm Lewis Burke Associates  in this conversation about how to contact, communicate with, and develop a relationship with your Program Officer.  

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: October 13, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here

November 10 Research & Innovation Seed Grant Program Information Session

Join the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) for a discussion about the Research & Innovation Seed Grant Program. Designed to catalyze new areas of research, scholarship and creative work, the Seed Grant Program awards nearly $1 million annually to CU Boulder faculty across all disciplines. At this event, RIO will convene a panel of previous Seed Grant recipients and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from previous grantees about their experience securing a Research & Innovation Seed Grant.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: November 10, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here

November 12 ► Recycle Your Proposal Using Dimensions 

Have you been developing a proposal over the course of the summer? Be sure that you’re getting the most out of your hard work! Join Donna Axel in this 20 minute, interactive webinar where you will use an existing project summary paragraph to find relevant funding opportunities using Dimensions. Dimensions is one of numerous funding databases that CU provides to its research and creative work communities, and can be a valuable tool for finding funding for your project. Please come prepared with an abstract or project summary and your CU Boulder login credentials. 

  • Who: All faculty members 
  • When: November 12, 2020, 10:00-10:30am
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here 

November 17  The 2020 Election and The Future of the Research Funding Landscape with Lewis-Burke Associates

Knowing more about the upcoming federal funding landscape is crucial to developing your own strategy to putting forward research proposals. Join RIO and representatives from CU's Office of Government Relations and Lewis-Burke Associates in this discussion on upcoming federal funding priorities and recent trends, as well as strategies to succeed in today’s political climate. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: November 17, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom
  • RegistrationRegister Here

PI Academy Eligible

Have questions about any of our workshops? Contact rio@colorado.edu.