2022 Proposal Writing Webinar Series: Considerations Individual sessions can also be found below.

Fall Fellowship Writing & Peer Editing Program: ACLS, NHC, SHC, Fulbright, and More

RIO Webinars & Workshops


The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) invites Faculty, Staff, postdocs, and students to learn how to set up funding alerts specific to your scholarly research or creative work through SPIN, an online database of funding opportunities. In this interactive workshop, Donna Axel of the Research & Innovation Office will walk you through logging in and setting up SPIN for optimal output of External Funding opportunities.

To access SPIN, you will need to have your VPN activated and CU Boulder identikey credentials. Please use your IdentiKey login email for registration.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, and Graduate Students
  • When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 1-2 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

Interested in applying for a Packard Fellowship or a Keck Research Grant? Faculty are invited to a conversation on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships and the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Grants. Previous Packard Fellows and Keck grant recipients will share their successful experiences and be available to answer questions. CU Boulder's Office of Advancement will also provide information about what types of projects each foundation is looking to fund and how to put together a successful application.

Please note that the Packard Fellowships and Keck Research Grants are limited submission funding opportunities, requiring an internal competition to determine the applicant(s) that will submit proposals to each foundation. This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn about how to put together a competitive proposal in advance of the internal competition deadline for each opportunity.

  • Keck Research Grants Internal Competition Deadline: November 7, 2022
  • Keck Research Grants Sponsor Pre-Application Counseling Period: January 1 – February 15, 2023
     
  • Packard Fellowship Internal Competition Deadline: TBD
  • Packard Fellowship Sponsor Deadline: TBD (anticipated March 15, 2023)

To register, please use your CU Boulder identikey email.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty and Research Staff
  • When: Friday, October 7, 2022, 12-1 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

Competitive proposals are planned out well before writing begins. This session will give an overview of how investigators can prepare before responding to a solicitation. 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.

Join RIO Proposal Writer Jim Mazzouccolo for this webinar series covering the fundamentals of Proposal Writing.  The webinars are designed to help you to understand your audience, identify and satisfy review sponsor requirements, and develop a compelling narrative. Whether you choose to attend one webinar to sharpen specific skills or the whole series, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to improve your proposal writing.

Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email for registration.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty
  • When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. MT
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

Register Here

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 organization, word choice, transitions, and narrative flow. Take advantage of opportunities to remind the reviewer of the value of your project. Also in this session, we’ll discuss where these opportunities arise throughout the proposal writing process, and how to use them.

Join RIO Proposal Writer Jim Mazzouccolo for this webinar series covering the fundamentals of Proposal Writing.  The webinars are designed to help you to understand your audience, identify and satisfy review sponsor requirements, and develop a compelling narrative. Whether you choose to attend one webinar to sharpen specific skills or the whole series, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to improve your proposal writing.

Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email for registration.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty
  • When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. MT
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

Register Here

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, general paragraph construction for the whole proposal as well as when and how to use imagery in your text.

Join RIO Proposal Writer Jim Mazzouccolo for this webinar series covering the fundamentals of Proposal Writing.  The webinars are designed to help you to understand your audience, identify and satisfy review sponsor requirements, and develop a compelling narrative. Whether you choose to attend one webinar to sharpen specific skills or the whole series, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to improve your proposal writing.

Please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email for registration.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty
  • When: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. MT
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

Register Here

Faculty and Staff from all four CU campuses are invited to join an overview of the NIH ARPA-H (Advanced Research Project Agency for Health).

ARPA-H is a new entity within NIH seeding “high-risk, high-reward” research to improve health and medical treatments “that cannot readily be accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity.” Lewis-Burke Associates will share insights into the new agency and how to best position your work for funding.

Lewis-Burke Associates is a government relations firm advocating for the University of Colorado at the federal level.

  • Who: Faculty and staff from all four CU campuses
  • When: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12-1 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) invites Faculty, Staff, postdocs, and students to learn to use Dimensions to identify potential funding opportunities using a description of a current proposal idea. Dimensions is an innovative grants and funder database that allows CU Boulder stakeholders to analyze and understand the funding landscape across the U.S. and around the globe. In this interactive workshop, Donna Axel of the Research & Innovation Office will provide one quick way to use Dimensions to achieve optimal results.

Please bring an abstract, paragraph or one-pager on the project for which you seek funding.

To access Dimensions, you will need to have your VPN activated and CU identikey credentials. Please use your IdentiKey login email for registration.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, and Graduate Students
  • When: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 1-1:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

Join the Research & Innovation Office 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 Boulder faculty across all disciplines. At this event, RIO will convene a panel of previous Seed Grant recipients; attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from previous grantees about their experience securing a Research & Innovation Seed Grant. Lunch will be provided! To ensure that we have lunch for you, please register by November 7, 2022.

Register Here

Faculty and staff from all four CU campuses are invited to join the Office of Government Relations and Lewis-Burke Associates for a webinar on what goes into effective appropriations and programmatic requests. With the session occurring after the midterm elections, an update on the federal funding forecast and where Congress is going will be provided.

Questions may be submitted in advance to rio@colorado.edu.

Lewis-Burke Associates is a government relations firm advocating for the University of Colorado at the federal level.

  • Who: Faculty and staff from all four CU campuses
  • When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

Are you planning to apply to the NIH in 2023? Did you know that the NIH is implementing a Data Management and Sharing Policy, effective January 25, 2023? Join this 30-min. workshop, and come away understanding of how to initiate and create a DMP—required by NSF, sometimes NEH, and, as of 2023, NIH. DMPs are essential to demonstrating the long-term valuable impact of your research, excellent project management and foresight, and a commitment to reducing research waste—CRDDS is here to provide support. Data Librarian Adi Ranganath from the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) will walk you through several free resources and tools, including CRDDS' DMP Tool, and you will come away with an initial draft Data Management Plan.

In addition to sharing this free tool, Adi will do a quick tour of CRDDS’ other resources and tools available to CU Boulder researchers, such as: 

  • Data Management Plan Review Service 
  • Templates & "boilerplate" / model language to use in proposals 
  • Storage place (with related fees) 
  • Sample costs required in budgets 
  • Ideas for how to publish data openly (often a requirement by federal sponsors) 
  • Ways to publish data that complies with IRB/privacy/confidentiality (i.e.., ways to anonymize data) 

To register, please use your CU Boulder IdentiKey login email.

  • Who: All CU Faculty and Research Staff
  • When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12-1 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register Here

Past Webinar Recordings

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