Finding Funding Workshops

Finding Funding Workshops:

 

Researchers @ Pitt Bootcamp: Friday September 22, 2017

The Office of Research, The University Library System, and the Health Sciences Library System present a day-long research bootcamp designed to help early-career and new-to-Pitt faculty. The event is designed to give participants hands-on experience with a wide range of tools and resources; by the end of the day faculty will be better positioned to take advantage of the many research support services at the University. There is no cost to register, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet. The program will include:

Finding support for your research at Pitt

Creating and managing your online profile

Identifying funding opportunities

Planning and writing your grant proposal

Communicating your research

Managing your project

Connecting to research computing

Registration open for Friday, September 22, 2017, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm; Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons, G-49

 

Finding Funding: Resources and Opportunities for New Researchers: Tuesday September 26, 2017

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.

Registration open for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1-2:00 PM; Office of Research, Meeting Room B (University Club, Lower Level)

 

Finding Funding: Resources and Opportunities for New Researchers: Thursday October 5, 2017

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.

Registration open for Thursday, October 5, 2017 10-11:00 AM; Office of Research, Meeting Room B (University Club, Lower Level)

 

Pivot for Research Administrators: Workshop Tuesday, October 10, 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 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A.  All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (rkc12@pitt.edu). Feel free to bring a lunch!

 

Interdisciplinarity: Pivot for Research Collaboration: Tuesday, October 24, 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 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A. All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (rkc12@pitt.edu). Feel free to bring a lunch!

 

Federal Funding: Pivot & Defense University Research Initiatives: Thursday, November 2, 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 Thursday, November 2, 2017 (12 noon) at the Office of Research- Meeting Room A. All are welcome to attend, but please register with Ryan Champagne (rkc12@pitt.edu). Feel free to bring a lunch!