Finding Funding Workshops:
Interdisciplinarity: Pivot for Research Collaboration: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Emergent research areas like mobile cybersecurity, innovative manufacturing, and disaster preparedness benefit from scholars who can draw upon disciplinary expertise to build collaborative research teams and address the ambitious program calls from research sponsors like DARPA, NIST and the State Department. This workshop will focus on identifying and building these kinds of collaborations through profile information in Pivot.
This session for interested team scientists will be offered on Wednesday February 22, 2016 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A. All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (email@example.com). Feel free to bring a lunch!
Pivot for Research Administrators: Workshop Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Research administrators provide myriad services to the departments, laboratories, and groups with whom they work. In some settings, this work involves active awareness and participation in a constantly changing funding opportunity ecosystem. In this introductory workshop to Pivot, a funding opportunity database, you will learn how to create and maintain deadline calendars; to automate new program announcements; and to share this information with your constituencies.
This session for research administrators will be offered on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A. All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to bring a lunch!
Federal Funding: Pivot & Defense University Research Initiatives: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors basic and fundamental research across an array of disciplinary areas at academic institutions. Researchers may better prepare materials when applying to prestigious annual programs like the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), the Defense University Instrumentation Program (DURIP), and the DARPA Young Investigators Program (YIP) by receiving timely program updates. Learn how to use Pivot and other available databases to gain a competitive edge when applying to DoD-sponsored research.
This session for interested team scientists will be offered on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A. All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (email@example.com). Feel free to bring a lunch!
Finding Funding: Resources and Opportunities for New Researchers
The University of Pittsburgh subscribes to Pivot, a web-based tool that provides timely and comprehensive information on funding opportunities tailored to your scholarly profile. Pivot is accessible to the campus community through the Office of Research website and the ULS databases.
Join us for an introductory session to Pivot led by Ryan Champagne from the Office of Research and Robin Kear from the University Library System. The hands-on session will provide an overview of this resource and how it may be used to find funding and collaboration opportunities to support your research. Additional resources related to funding competitions coordinated within the University, as well as funding programs for junior faculty, will also be presented.