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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has three divisions with three distinct clients: Research Development (faculty), Center for Research and Learning (students), and IUPUI Solution Center (community). Click on the above links to access the IUPUI Events Calendar for each division.

OVCR Workshops and Events


Basic Proposal Development

When: Friday, January 17, 2014 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This workshop will focus on the basic essentials of building a successful grant proposal for agencies that fund in a variety of disciplines (science, engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences). A wide-range of topics will be covered from developing a strong foundation for your application to key components of the narrative, the basic budget, writing styles, and 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. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


Center Proposals for Signature Centers Initiative

When: Friday, January 17, 2014 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1116

This workshop is intended for established investigators who are interested in submitting high quality center proposals to the Signature Centers Initiative program.  The intent is to provide the participants with a better understanding of what constitutes a research center and its desired attributes. In addition, the review process and review criteria for Signature Centers Initiative applications will be discussed. Ample time will be given for questions.


Finding Funding

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: University Library, Room 0106

This session will provide an overview of the various types of external funding sources, identify tools to locate funding opportunities, explain how to design a funding search, and demonstrate a couple of knowledge management systems that contain thousands of funding opportunities available by the university subscription. This session is hands-on in a computer lab.


How to Extract Data from KC

When: Friday, January 24, 2014 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Where: University Library, Lilly Auditorium

Steve Martin and Jim Becker from the Office of Research Administration will demonstrate how to extract data from KC and other sources.



National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-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 July 21, 22, and 23, 2014, depending on discipline. If you are interested in applying and would like assistance by OVCR staff, be sure to attend all of the following sessions.

»Session 1: General Information & Eligibility

When: Friday, February 7, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


»Session 2: Panel of Successful Applicants

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


»Session 3: Jumpstarting the NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Process

When: Friday, May 2, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Proposal Development team will provide one-to-one support for developing and submitting NSF CAREER proposals. Attendees at this session will present their proposal concepts and be matched with an experienced professional writer/editor who will work with them through submission. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


Ins and Outs of Applying for NSF Funding

When: Friday, February 14, 2014 | 8:30am - 12:00pm
Where: University Library, Lilly Auditorium

How to prepare and submit grant proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) is the focus of presentations by representatives of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office of Research Administration and NSF awardees on the IUPUI faculty. The workshop will provide an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Specific topics include a description of the various funding mechanisms and their appropriateness for each career stage, attributes of high quality proposals, and resources available within the University to support proposal development. Highlighting the event is a panel discussion by current NSF reviewers who will provide an in-depth look into the peer review process.


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

When: Friday, February 28, 2014 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

The NSF REU opportunity includes grant proposals 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 discussed.  The NSF deadline for submission of site proposals is August 27, 2014. If you are interested in applying and would like assistance by OVCR staff, be sure to attend.



Ideas Solving Social and Economic Challenges (ISSEC)

When: Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: Campus Center Theatre

ISSEC is a competition to reward IUPUI students for their innovative ideas to solve social and economic challenges facing the nation and the world. The emphasis of the competition is on providing answers to real-world problems, through new approaches, products, services, or ventures. ISSEC challenges IUPUI students--individuals or teams--to propose original solutions to pressing social and economic challenges.

Questions can be directed to Karen White at or (317) 274-1083.


What You Need to Know About the NIH Policy on Data Sharing - Postponed!

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 9:30am - 10:30am
Where: IB - Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Room 225

Data sharing promotes many goals of the NIH research endeavor. It is particularly important for unique data that cannot be readily replicated. Data sharing allows scientists to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. Do you know what a data sharing plan should include? Are you aware of common practices and standards for data sharing? Do you know what services are available to help share your data responsibly? This workshop will begin to address these questions. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NIH funding should attend. Note: The NIH data-sharing policy applies to applicants seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year of the proposed research.


Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement: What you need to know

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: IUPUI University Library, Room 2120 or stream it online*

As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires a Data Management Plan for all new proposals. This plan should describe how the proposed study will disseminate and share the collected research results. Do you know what this plan should include? Are you aware of best practices and standards for data management, sharing, and preservation? Do you know what support services are available at IU? This workshop will outline the process of developing a data management plan, provide resources for DMP development, and introduce data services available. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend. *If you plan to view the stream, please register so we can share the link when it is available.


Nine Golden Rules to Succeed in Research and Scholarship

When: Friday, March 28, 2014 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This session will reveal the Nine Golden Rules on how to succeed in research and scholarship. It is focused toward new and early career investigators; however, mid career faculty should find information of interest as well.


Making it Work: How to Commercialize Your Innovation

When: Monday, March 31, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This workshop will provide guidance and describe the resources available for commercialization of inventions by IUPUI researchers. IUPUI has a process in place to help, starting with the submission of invention disclosures and patent applications, to the licensing of the patent or in some cases to the development of a start-up company. IUPUI faculty will also be on hand to discuss their experiences in commercial development of their research. Who Should Attend? Faculty, staff, and students who: have an idea for an invention that may be the basis for a new product; are interested in learning the next steps after an invention is made; or want to learn about available resources to support the commercialization process.



Richard Blanco Poetry Reading

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 7:30pm
Where: Herron School of Art and Design Basile Auditorium

Born in Madrid and raised in Miami, Blanco earned a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Florida International University. A practicing engineer and writer, Blanco has taught at Georgetown University and American University, among other institutions. His books include Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), Looking for the Gulf Motel (2012), Boston Strong (2013), and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey (2013). In 2013, Blanco served as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, performing the original poem “One Today.”

This poetry reading is co-sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts Department of English Spring Louise Reiberg Reading Series and by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as part of IUPUI Research Day April 11, 2014.

IUPUI Research Day

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Where: IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450

The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to the 2014 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.


IUPUI Research Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting

The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has been charged to develop an updated IUPUI Research Strategic Plan, as part of the IUPUI campus Strategic Planning process, and to utilize a transparent public process during the development of the plan, to communicate elements of the plan and solicit input from the campus and community constituencies.  Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to present elements of the initial draft of the Research Strategic Plan, to invite input, and to address specific questions that may arise concerning the Plan.

If you cannot attend a town hall meeting and would like to submit comments, email and use Research Strategic Plan in the subject line.

When: Monday, April 14, 2014 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where: Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium


When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: University Library Lilly Auditorium


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Campus Center Theater


Polishing Your Grant Proposal: Writing with Clarity, Conviction, and Confidence

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

Writers from the OVCR Proposal Development Services team will offer tips, techniques, and individual writing consultations to improve the fundability of grant proposal submissions. You are encouraged to bring works-in-progress and other writing samples to discuss. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


Working with Industry on Applied Research & Creative Activity

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of services provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research that help link faculty researchers to industry partners for potential collaborations. Although this information session is geared toward new to mid-career faculty/researchers with a desire to work with industry, all faculty are welcome to attend. The following topics will be discussed: Research vs. applied research; Benefits of collaboration; How much industry research is currently being conducted at IUPUI; What industry looks for in applied research; What industry looks for in an applied researcher.


NASA Destination Station Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 9:30am - 10:45am
Where: University Library, Lilly Auditorium

Destination Station is NASA's International Space Station Program national awareness campaign that promotes research opportunities, educates communities about activities performed on the International Space Station, and communicates the real and potential impacts of the station on our everyday lives. NASA representatives will be at IUPUI to talk about possible opportunities for university researchers to conduct research aboard the space station.



Past Events

» IUPUI Research Day 2009

» IUPUI Research Day 2010

» IUPUI Research Day 2011

» IUPUI Research Day 2012

» IUPUI Research Day 2013