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Helping Junior Faculty Jumpstart their Search for Research Funding!

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Helping Junior Faculty Jumpstart their Search for Research Funding!

As new faculty arrive on your campus this fall and confront — many of them for the first time — the need to find and compete for funding to support their research, there are some important ways that university research offices can help them get off to a strong start. We will discuss effective strategies for assisting and mentoring new faculty and things you'll want to make sure they understand as they embark on their academic research careers.

Lucy Deckard has a book called: New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding. Please take a look at Chapter 1: Developing a Strategic Plan for Funding Your Research.

Making the Jump to Larger Grants: What Faculty Members Need to Know!

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Making the Jump to Larger Grants

Many faculty get stuck in a rut in their grant-writing, being turned down for individual grants time after time, or sticking to grants that are too small to advance a career or research agenda. This webinar will discuss how to make a jump to larger grant programs, and how to successfully integrate grant-seeking and management into a faculty career.

Crafting a Sales Pitch for Your Grant Proposal

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Crafting a Sales Pitch for Your Grant Proposal

One of the more daunting challenges facing new grant writers is the need to adopt a different rhetorical style. Instead of the expository mode that characterizes most academic writing, a strong grant proposal has to be persuasive from the outset, i.e., it must sell the fundamental idea to a body of grant reviewers, who quickly adopt a mental "thumbs up/thumbs down" attitude toward the document they are reading. This session will describe a three paragraph template for a sales pitch that will jump start the first page of the grant proposal.

How to Better Position Yourself as a Scholar, Researcher, and Grant Writer!

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How to Position Yourself as a Scholar, Researcher, and Grant Writer!

Dr. David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research at Northern Illinois University, has written two articles for the Chronicle of Higher Education: Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator and How Your Grant Compares. These articles introduce the concept of positioning, the idea that there are many things that a faculty member needs to do before he or she considers writing a grant that will heavily determine whether that grant is funded. For this webinar, Dr. Stone discusses positioning in greater detail, takes questions on how you might best position yourself, and discusses the importance of collaborative tools in facilitating better positioning.

Ten Inexpensive Ways to Stimulate Proposal Development

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Ten Inexpensive Ways to Stimulate Proposal Development

Conventional wisdom says that the way to win more awards is to get researchers writing more proposals. Yet many incentives designed to stimulate proposal development can be hard on the bottom line, especially those that pay researchers for their time or to attend grant-writing workshops presented by outside consulting firms. Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Robert Porter, Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, as he shares ten inexpensive strategies the research office can use to stimulate researchers to write more and better proposals.

SBIR/STTR: Do You Really Understand the Differences?

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SBIR/STTR:  Do You Really Understand the Differences?

Not knowing the differences could cause you to lose out on opportunities! Maximize opportunities by understanding how to choose the mechanism.

Just Because You're Eligible Doesn't Mean You're Competitive

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Just because you're eligible doesn't mean you're competitive

The competition in today's grant market is rapidly increasing. That's why it's even more important than ever to know the ins and outs of the decision-making process for grant awards. Join InfoReady and Lisa Kurek, Managing Partner of Biotechnology Business Consultants, for a webinar specifically intended to help increase your chances of identifying appropriate grants.

Reach Out, Get Social, Get Results

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Reach Out, Get Social, Get Results

So you know Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo? What have we learned from these tools that will help us reach out and actually get people to respond? This webinar will help you understand how to apply social networking and web-based tools to dramatically improve participation and win rate in your process.

3 Game-Changing Trends that Will Rock Your Grants World!

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3 Game-Changing Trends that Will Rock Your Grants World

You will be introduced to 3 trends that are taking shape in the pre-award grant management process. These trends have been brought on not only by challenges in the economy but by the increased focus and demand by organizations to submit more grant proposals and win more opportunities.