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Spring 2021 RIO Webinars


Are you planning to submit a proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program? Join Donna Axel at this brief kickoff introduction to RIO’s Arts and Humanities Fellowship Writing Series. From January through early April, participants will draft proposals and participate in peer editing to hone the narrative portion of their NEH Fellowship applications before the NEH April 14, 2021 deadline.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (10–11 a.m. OR 4:30–5:30 p.m.)
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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Part of the NEH Fellowship program, this webinar will provide an opportunity to consider the detailed categories and requirements for NEH Fellowship proposals. Donna Axel will demystify the solicitation, bring attention to key details for developing a strong proposal, and share sample categories used in winning narratives. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have before beginning your draft!

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Thursday, January 21, 2021 (10–11 a.m. OR 4:30–5:30 p.m.)
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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Are you planning on submitting a new NIH R01 proposal for the standard June due date? The NIH R01 Commit-to-Submit Writing Program can help get you there! Led by Research & Innovation Office Proposal Writer Jim Mazzouccolo, this program is designed to support your proposal’s narrative development from start to finish through one-on-one writing and proposal development coaching, a series of workshops, and peer writing groups. Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing a competitive NIH research strategy and will be prepared to submit a proposal by the June 5, 2021 deadline. Please email Jim Mazzouccolo at james.mazzouccolo@colorado.edu to join RIO's NIH R01 Commit-to-Submit Writing Program.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12–1 p.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is launching the second annual Core Facility Assistance Grant (CFAG) Program. The goal of the CFAG Program is to enhance operations within core and shared instrumentation facilities on the CU Boulder campus. The Director of Core Facilities, together with previous awardees, will provide an overview of the grant program and answer questions. 

  • Who: All faculty members, core directors and staff
  • When: Thursday, January 28, 12–1 p.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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The AB Nexus is launching the second round of research collaboration grants.  The goal of the grant program is to support interdisciplinary research activities that leverage expertise across the Anschutz and Boulder campuses.  AB Nexus research partnership specialists will provide an overview of the grant program and answer questions. 

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 9–10 a.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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Is your search for relevant funding opportunities time-consuming and onerous? 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 on a variety of funding databases, including SPIN. You will also learn how to create online accounts and generate customized email alerts from SPIN. RIO staff will demonstrate the capabilities and how SPIN can make your search for funding easier and more robust.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 10–11 a.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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Are you ready to submit an NSF CAREER proposal? The NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program can help get you there! Led by Research & Innovation Office 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, a series of workshops, peer writing groups, and red team reviews. Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing a competitive NSF CAREER proposal, and will be prepared to submit by the July 2021 deadline.

The virtual Kickoff Workshop date is February 10, 2021 from 12-1:30pm and registration will be announced in the RIO Bulletin. 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 some past CAREER award winners.

Attention College of Engineering and Applied Science Faculty: Please note that if you are a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, you will work with CEAS Research Support Office Proposal Writer Molly Riddell (molly.riddell@colorado.edu) to support the development of your NSF CAREER proposal. You are, of course, encouraged to attend the Kickoff Event. Everyone from Engineering is welcome. 

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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The AB Nexus is excited to coordinate a research blitz event in conjunction with the second round of research collaboration grants.  The goals are to 1) build the AB Nexus community by promoting awareness of interdisciplinary research activities and 2) cultivate connections across the Anschutz and Boulder campuses to facilitate opportunities for collaboration.

  • Who: All faculty members
  • When: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 9–11 a.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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Broader impacts are one of two criteria used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to evaluate every grant proposal. For the fifth consecutive year, the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) will convene faculty and staff who support broader impact activities on campus. Campus specialists will share resources and guidance to help you plan effective integration of broader impacts activities into your research, and senior faculty from a variety of departments will share their experiences reviewing broader impacts statements on NSF panels. RIO's Broader Impacts Network (BIN) is the central campus resource for all things broader impacts.

  • Who: All faculty members and staff supporting broader impacts
  • When: March 3, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m.
  • Where: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom

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PI Academy Eligible

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