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OVCR Workshops and Events


Basic Proposal Development                                                                  

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC Faculty

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This workshop will focus on the basic essentials of building a successful grant proposal for agencies that fund in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. A wide-range of topics will be covered including: developing a strong foundation for your application; key components of the narrative and the basic budget; writing styles; interpreting agency guidelines; the necessity for knowing how your proposal will be reviewed; funding limitations; and how to communicate complex ideas in a limited space.



The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity offering prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The NSF deadlines for submission of proposals are expected to be July 20, 21, and 22, 2016, depending on discipline. If you are interested in applying and would like assistance by OVCR staff, be sure to attend the following sessions.

Session 1: General Information & Eligibility

Target Audience: Early Career Faculty in Disciplines Funded by NSF

When: Friday, February 26, 2016 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

A brief review of the guidelines and eligibility requirements will be presented. Attendees will also learn what resources are available to support development of a competitive proposal to the National Science Foundation CAREER program.

Session 2: Panel of Successful Applicants

Target Audience: Early Career Faculty in Disciplines Funded by NSF

When: Friday, March 25, 2016 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

As a follow-up to the initial introductory session in February, recent NSF CAREER awardees will share tips on securing funding through this program and answer questions from attendees.


JagStart – IUPUI Student Idea Pitch Competition

Target Audience: General

When: Friday, March 4, 2016 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: University Library, Lilly Auditorium

JagStart is an annual student idea pitch competition that rewards IUPUI students for their innovative ideas to solve challenges facing the nation and the world. The emphasis of the competition is on finding answers to real-world problems through new approaches, products, services, or business ventures. In a three-minute "elevator" pitch format, individuals or teams are asked to propose original solutions to pressing social and economic issues

Diversify Your External Funding Portfolio through Private Sources

Monday, March 21, 2016
10:00am to 12:00pm
University Library Lilly Auditorium Lower Level

As competition for federal funding increases, it is important for faculty and administrators to expand their efforts to seek a diversity of external funding from private sources. Consequently, faculty and administrators must learn a new set of skills to be successful in seeking funding, as grantmakers in foundations and corporations function differently than do program officers and staff at agencies like the NSF and the NIH.

In this two-hour session, we will hear from a panel of IUPUI faculty, staff, and administrators who have demonstrated success in grantseeking with foundations and corporations. We will highlight key aspects of the grantseeking process, discuss best practices, and highlight resources available to faculty and staff at IUPUI. In particular, we plan to highlight examples of successful collaborations among faculty, development staff, and research administration.


Exploring NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Cancelled!

Target Audience: IUPUI and IUPUC Faculty Interested in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

When: Friday, April 1, 2016 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

Discussion will focus on the funding opportunities that faculty can apply for such as the NSF REU program to support student research capabilities. In addition, discussion leaders will explain resources available through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to support faculty ventures designed specifically to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of undergraduate students in thematically-linked, ongoing research projects in meaningful ways. For those with existing NSF funding, supplemental grants to add undergraduate researchers to currently funded NSF projects will also be covered. The NSF deadline for submission of REU site proposals is expected to be August 29, 2016. If you are interested in applying and would like assistance by OVCR staff, be sure to attend.

IUPUI Research Day

Target Audience: General

When: Friday, April 8, 2016 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Campus Center

The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to the 2016 IUPUI Research Day. This open house celebrates the cutting-edge and multifaceted research and scholarly activities of IUPUI. Research Day provides an opportunity for the IUPUI faculty, staff, and students, their academic, industrial, and governmental partners, and the broader community, to come together and learn more about the research enterprise at IUPUI, to explore new collaborations, and to lay the foundation for new partnerships.

NEW! Research Day now offers attendees the opportunity to visit Open Labs and join Self-Guided Tours from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore research and connect with campus researchers to discuss current research, discoveries, and creative activity. Tours and Labs will feature the School of Engineering and Technology and various offerings in the University Library.