May 28 ► RIO Insider: Introduction to the Shared Instrumentation Network

Have you considered moving into a new area of research, but have been hindered by a lack of research equipment? The Shared Instrumentation Network can help! Join Claudius Mundoma for a discussion of CU Boulder’s Core Facilities, and how you can tap into additional research infrastructure via the Shared Instrumentation Network.

  • When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 10:30am-10:45am
  • Who: All faculty
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom*
  • Registration: Please Register Here by May 27

June 4 ► Getting the Most out of Your Proposals: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

It’s no secret that crafting a grant proposal, takes time, care, and effort. Capitalize on your work by identifying ways to reuse, repurpose, or recycle your proposal for another opportunity. Proposal Writers Donna Axel and Diane Carillo will provide tools for reworking your existing proposals, and you’ll hear from Cheryl Higashida and Amanda Carrico, faculty members who have successfully transitioned materials from one opportunity to another.

  • When: Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 10:30am-10:45am
  • Who: All faculty
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom*
  • Registration: Please Register Here by June 3

June 18 ► Integrating NSF's 10 Big Ideas into Your Proposal 

In the last several years, NSF has identified 10 Big Ideas for future investment, and projected that they would invest $30 million in each Big Idea.  How do NSF’s 10 Big Ideas impact your writing for NSF funding opportunities? Join RIO Proposal Writer Diane Carillo in a short discussion of these initiatives and the importance of integrating them into your NSF proposals.

  • When: Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10:30am-10:45am
  • Who: All faculty Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom*
  • Registration: Please Register Here by June 17 

June 2 ► Knowing Your Audience and the Review Criteria

 Incorporating funder language and directly addressing stated review criteria increase proposal competitiveness. This session will address where this language can be found, as well as providing methods for addressing review criteria. Who: All faculty

June 9 ► Explaining the Project in One Paragraph

A robust, one paragraph description of your project can quickly garner reviewer interest. Participants will be introduced to the necessary elements for creating a compelling one paragraph description.

June 16 ► Writing a One Page Project Summary

The “one pager” has multiple uses and is arguably more difficult to write than other proposal components. In this session participants will learn best practices for drafting a compelling “one pager.”

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Tuesday, June 16, 10:30am-11:00am
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom
  • Registration: Registration Coming Soon

June 23 ► Keeping the Narrative Simple

A project narrative that is easy to read is one that is more likely to be read. In this session we’ll cover the concepts of word choice, transitions, and narrative flow.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Tuesday, June 23, 10:30am-11:00am
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom* 
  •  Registration: Registration Coming Soon

June 30 ► Sustaining Your Argument

Take advantage of opportunities to remind the reviewer of the value of your project. In this session we’ll discuss where these opportunities arise throughout the proposal writing process, and how to use them.

  •  Who: All faculty
  • When: Tuesday, June 30, 10:30am-11:00am
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom*
  • Registration: Registration Coming Soon

► Frontiers in Energy Research Blitz

► Philanthropic Funding: How to Win Foundation Grants for Research, Arts and Humanities

► CUblitz: Quantum Research Blitz

 

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Past Workshops 

 

PI Academy Eligible             

Workshop

Principal Investigator Academy logo RIO Proposal Writing: Planning Before You Write
May 26, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Enhancing Collaborations with CU Anschutz Investigators
May 21, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Accessing RIO Support for Your Research & Creative Work 
May 19, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo NSF Broader Imacts: Tips from a Former NSF Program Director 
April 14, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Finding Funding: SPIN, Dimensions and Foundation Directory Online
April 9, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Mentoring Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows 
April 8, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Expectations and Accountability: The Advising Agreement
March 18, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Proposal Budgeting 101
March 4, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program Kickoff
February 19, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Addressing Student Mental Health Concerns
January 21, 2020
Principal Investigator Academy logo Applying to the Research & Innovation Seed Grant Program
November 6, 2019
Principal Investigator Academy logo Mentoring Series: Mentoring Postdoctoral Associates or Fellows
November 5, 2019
Principal Investigator Academy logo Inside the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) Program with Division Director Dr. Kon-Well Wang
October 17, 2019
Principal Investigator Academy logo Applying to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering
October 9, 2019
Principal Investigator Academy logo

Finding Funding: SPIN and Dimensions
October 2, 2019

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