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RIO Webinars & Workshops


Amber Cassady of Lewis-Burke Associates will host a webinar on Thursday, September 23rd at 12:15 PM MT that provides an overview on how the Department of Defense (DOD) funds science and technology research and development. The overview will introduce DOD research and development organizations, funding agencies, programs, and strategies for interacting with the DOD agencies. The webinar will also advise on how to successfully compete for DOD research funds and provide follow on support for future engagement plans. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Please register by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to receive the Zoom link for the session.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty & Research Staff
  • When: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:15–1:15 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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Are you considering submitting an NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) award proposal in 2022? Do you feel ready to submit an MCA proposal at this point in your tenure as an Associate Professor? Our 2022 NSF Mid-Career Advancement Writing Program (MCA) 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 individual/one-on-one writing and proposal development coaching, optional peer writing groups, and red team reviews. Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing a competitive NSF MCA proposal with the goal of submitting a strong proposal by the deadline.

The purpose of the workshop is to begin thinking about your readiness as a PI to submit an NSF MCA award proposal. You will also get a chance to hear from two CU Boulder MCA award winners. All eligible faculty interested in learning more are invited to attend.

*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 (CEAS), you will work with Molly Riddell, Research Services Program Manager in the CEAS Research Support Office, (molly.riddell@colorado.edu) to support the development of your NSF MCA proposal. Eligible Engineering Associate Professors are encouraged to attend RIO’s MCA Kickoff Workshop. Molly will be in attendance. Everyone from Engineering is welcome!

To register use your IdentiKey email.
Log in to your CU Boulder Zoom with your identikey credentials.

Please note that this will be a VIRTUAL EVENT. All participants are asked to attend with their VIDEO ON.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty & Research Staff
  • When: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) invites Faculty, Staff, postdocs, and students to learn how to set up funding alerts specific to your research 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.

To register log in to your CU Boulder Zoom with your CU Boulder identikey credentials before clicking on "Register Here" below.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty, Research Staff and Students
  • When: Monday, October 4, 2021, 10–11:30 a.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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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 8, 2021
  • Keck Research Grants Sponsor Pre-Application Counseling Period: January 1 – February 15, 2022
     
  • Packard Fellowship Internal Competition Deadline: December 6, 2021
  • Packard Fellowship Sponsor Deadline: TBD (anticipated March 15, 2022)

To register use your CU Boulder identikey email.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty and Research Staff
  • When: Monday, October 8, 2021, 2:30–3:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) invites Faculty, Staff, postdocs, and students to learn how to recycle your proposal using Dimensions, an innovative grants and funder database providing insights into research activities from multiple perspectives allowing 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 walk you through logging in and how to use Dimensions to achieve optimal results.

To access Dimensions, you will need to have your VPN activated and CU Boulder identikey credentials.

To register log in to your CU Boulder Zoom with your CU Boulder identikey credentials before clicking on "Register Here" below.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty, Research Staff and Students
  • When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10–10:30 a.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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Led by the United States government in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach or pursue important research and professional projects.

Join us for an interactive virtual presentation on Thursday, October 28 to learn more about how to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program.

The discussion will be led by an Outreach & Recruitment Specialist from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty, Research Staff and Students interested in the Fulbright Program
  • When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12:30–1:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual

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As many experienced researchers will tell you, developing a positive relationship with a Federal Agency Program Officer can have long-lasting, beneficial impacts on your career. But how do you initiate contact?

Faculty at all four CU campuses are invited to join the Research and Innovation Office (RIO), the Office of Government Relations and representatives from Lewis-Burke Associates in this conversation about how to effectively communicate and develop a relationship with a Program Officer.

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

  • Who: All University of Colorado PIs
  • When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12–1 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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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.

To register log in to your CU Boulder Zoom with your CU Boulder identikey credentials before clicking on "Register Here" below.

  • Who: All CU Boulder Faculty interested in applying to the RIO Seed Grant
  • When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m. MT
  • Where: Virtual via Zoom

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PI Academy Eligible

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