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Fall 2014 ORP Workshop Schedule

To make an inquiry, contact Patience Graybill Condellone: pgraybi@siue.edu or x5618.

Thurs.
Aug. 28
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

or

Fri.
Aug. 29
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

or

Fri.
Sept. 26
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall 1203

Introduction to the Grant Forward Funding Database

A new funding database called Grant Forward has arrived at SIUE to accommodate searches for external funding sources. Users have access to over 8,000 federal opportunities and 6,000 foundation opportunities in the arts, medical sciences, education, humanities, social sciences, business, technology, physical sciences, law, and more. Saving searches makes it simple to return to and revise your search terms. In addition, researcher profiles allow one to search the extensive database for qualified collaborators.
This one-hour session will introduce participants to profile creation and basic search methods in the database. No previous experience with databases is required.

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Thurs.
Sept. 4,
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

or

Fri.
Sept. 5,
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Morris University Center,
Missouri Room

Information Session Regarding the FY2016 STEP Research Grant Competition

The Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) Program for faculty provides an opportunity for seed funding on a competitive bases to support research and creative activities. But what is a seed project? Who will be reviewing the applications? What makes a competitive proposal in the small SIUE environment? These and other questions regarding the program will be addressed during an open information session with two available times. Be sure to bring your questions about the STEP program guidelines, available at http://www.siue.edu/orp/internalgrants/step.shtml .

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Thurs.
Sept. 11,
2:00 - 3:00

p.m.

or

Fri.
Sept. 12,
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

MUC,
Willow Room

STEP Grant Mock Review Sessions

Advance Registration Required with pgraybi@siue.edu .

Understanding the aspects of a winning proposal to grant programs can be a daunting and elusive task, especially for those who are novices to a particular grant program or to grant writing . The STEP Grant Mock Review Session provides participants an opportunity to experience the STEP peer review process from the inside. This session is designed to give potential applicants insights into the STEP grant review process in ways that may improve their own understanding of the program and aspects of a winning proposal. Participants occupy the reviewer's position to increase knowledge of the program guidelines and review criteria. Performing this role also increases awareness of those elements that help some proposals stand out over others.

The mock review will be facilitated by Program Coordinator, Patience Graybill Condellone, as well as former members of the Research and Development Committee. Interested participants are asked to register at least a week in advance to allow for reading time and session preparation.

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Thurs.
Sept. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Lovejoy Library,
Third Floor Conference Room



Broadening Your Research Impact Through Social Media - A Faculty Panel

With the increased importance of digital resources and open source materials, faculty researchers are seeing more opportunities to expand their online presence and increase the impact of their research. Through social media, blogging, and online research networks, one’s research and projects can acquire a vast audience and a wider impact than might have been previously imagined. Furthermore, federal agencies and other funders are looking more frequently to online profiles to help streamline procedures. The Graduate School and Library and Information Sciences invites interested faculty and research staff to engage in a discussion about the new age of creating a digital presence for your scholarly and creative endeavors. Jamie Conklin from Lovejoy Library will provide a brief overview of Altmetrics. A faculty panel, including Drs. Howard Rambsy, English Language and Literature; Pamela Gay, SIUE STEM Center; and Mark Poepsel, Mass Communications will introduce their experiences with and best practices for using social media and other digital tools to expand one’s research presence.

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Mon.
Oct. 6,
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Graduate School Conference Room, RH 2214

What I Learned at the NIH Regional Conference - Perspectives from a Young Investigator

What does it take to prepare a successful proposal to the National Institutes of Health? Dr. Josh Wooten, a junior faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education recently attended an NIH Regional Seminar to learn more about the process. This workshop will present information on the National Institutes of Health proposal formats and policy updates. Further presented will be reports from a faculty member who attended intensive NIH workshops and will share secrets passed from the federal agency experts in preparing proposals. The NIH R15 (AREA) Grant will be a particular focus.

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Friday, Oct. 10
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Founders Hall, 2207

Registration Required

Preparing for High Quality Proposals at the National Science Foundation

Dr. David Brown, Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation will host a workshop at SIUE (with teleconference to SIU Carbondale) on Friday, October 10 titled, Preparing for High Quality Proposals.

This workshop will include discussions and activities focused on aspects of preparing high-quality proposals for projects. Workshop participants will be provided an overview of DUE programs and funding opportunities, along with select programs and funding opportunities from other NSF units. The activities are designed to assist participants in developing skills for planning and preparing evidence-based and evidence-generating projects.

The full day event is scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Founders Hall room 2207. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Registration is required. SIUE’s Office of Research and Projects will cover the cost of registration for a limited number who register before September 26.

The National Science Foundation and Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market are sponsoring the workshop. The event organized by the Education Outreach Offices of SIUC and SIUE.

This is a unique opportunity to interact with a NSF Program Officer. Even if you do not have immediate plans to submit an NSF proposal I encourage you to consider attending.

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Tues.
Oct. 21,
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Graduate School Conference Room

What I Learned as an NSF Reviewer

Many of those applying to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding support spend countless hours interpreting the program guidelines and wondering what the reviewers will seek from the proposal. How much space does one devote to certain sections of the proposal? What holes will the reviewers detect in my proposal? What is “Broader Impacts” anyway? Do they really read the Data Management Plan? What makes one proposal stand out above the rest? Many individuals wish for a crystal ball that could assist them in unveiling the mysterious process of peer review at a federal agency. In this workshop, we invite two faculty members who reviewed for the NSF for the first time to share what they learned about the review process and how the process taught them to understand NSF proposals better. Elaine Abusharbain, Biological Sciences, will discuss her experience with the Division of Undergraduate Education, and Anita Joy, School of Dental Medicine, will share experiences from the Biological Sciences Division.

Topics addressed will include information about how one is invited to participate in peer review, the process for reviewing proposals, information about NSF-specific review criteria like Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit, and what the faculty presenters learned about those features that make strong proposals.

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Thurs.
Oct. 30,
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lovejoy Library,
Instruction Room B

Tools for Measuring Your Scholarly Impact

the SIUE Office of Research & Projects (ORP) and Library and Information Sciences (LIS) co-sponsor an introduction to tools for measuring the impact of your scholarly activities. Whether it is in preparing tenure and promotion dossiers, tracking the performance of one article, or simply understanding one’s place in the field, faculty members often need to measure their own impact upon the discipline. Faculty members from the LIS have teamed up with the ORP to demonstrate useful tools to help you research your own scholarly impact. Databases like Scopus and Google Scholar can provide high quality measures for tracking the citations of various articles and authors. Learn how to make the most of such tools in this brief introduction.

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Fri.
Nov. 14

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lovejoy Library,

Instruction Room B

ORCID and Your Online Scholarly Identity

Today’s online tools have revolutionized the way scholars are able to search and find significant research and collaborators in their fields. The ability to locate a researcher’s profile and publications online now has broad implications for one’s research impact. One tool, called the ORCID, is providing a means for researchers to create a persistent digital identifier and online profile that a) creates automatic connections to one’s research productions and b) makes one more readily identifiable by fellow colleagues. This workshop provides a brief introduction to the ORCID and other author identifiers that allow one to showcase scholarly contributions.

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