Office of Research & Engagement Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Advanced Agreement Types and Contract Clauses

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This class will examine industry, international, and non-profit sponsored research agreements and frequently negotiated contract clauses and reasons for negotiation. The class will also examine other aspects of these agreements, processes, and commonly occurring issues.

Basic Agreement Types

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There are many different types of agreements and contracts used in sponsored research. The most common types of agreements are grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. During the class, these different types of agreement will be examined. Additionally there are other legal documents which may be used in sponsored research. Examples include: memorandum of understanding (MOU), memorandum of agreement (MOA), basic ordering agreement (BOA), master agreement with task orders, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) agreement, cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), small business innovation research (SBIR) agreement, small business technology transfer (STTR) agreement, membership agreement, confidentiality agreement (CDA), nondisclosure agreement (NDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), material transfer agreement (MTA), product evaluation agreement, and data use agreement (restricted vs. non-restricted). During the class, these different types of legal documents for sponsored research will be introduced.

Biosafety Principles and Bloodborne Pathogens

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This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students working in labs that are registered with the IBC, diagnostic labs handling microorganisms, or teaching labs that meet certain Biosafety criteria. Topics include an overview of the Biosafety Program, Roles and Responsibilities of Lab Personnel, Principles of Biosafety, Biosafety Practices and Procedures, Training Requirements, Occupational Health, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Building Budgets for Sponsored Projects

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This workshop will offer tools and strategies for assisting faculty in developing budgets and detailed budget justifications in compliance with internal fiscal policies, federal regulations, and sponsor guidelines. Topics include federal cost principles, salary and fringe calculation, budgeting annual increases, travel justification, equipment vs. supplies, external collaborators, and F&A costs. The workshop will explore requirements from several sponsors including National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, United States Department of Agriculture, and State of Tennessee.

Cayuse Reports

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This workshop will review the types of reports available to departments regarding proposals and awards that are submitted through the Cayuse SP system.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE: Finding Funding

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Participants will learn how to conduct a funding search using the electronic tools and web based databases subscribed to by the University or freely available online. Particular emphasis will be placed on using Pivot, Grants.gov and Foundation Directory Online. Basic strategies will be discussed for identifying potential funding sources and effectively targeting and managing searches. It is recommended that participants bring a Wi-Fi capable tablet or laptop to the workshop. Architecture and Arts faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE: Introduction to the NEA

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This workshop will cover various funding opportunities available from the NEA and how to navigate crafting a proposal to the agency. Architecture and Arts faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE: NEH Fellowships

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This workshop will provide analytical information about how to construct a successful application for the NEH fellowship in the humanities. Architecture and Arts faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Demystifying the Fulbright US Scholar Program

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The Fulbright US Scholar program is a prestigious national competition that allows faculty members who are American citizens to go abroad for a semester or academic year of teaching or research. This workshop will explain how to succeed. It will provide advice about the distinctive elements of a Fulbright application, and will include informal presentations by UT faculty members who are recent Fulbright scholars. Arts & Sciences faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Finding Funding

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Participants will learn how to conduct a funding search using the electronic tools and web based databases subscribed to by the University or freely available online. Particular emphasis will be placed on using Pivot. Basic strategies will be discussed for identifying potential funding sources and effectively targeting and managing searches. It is recommended that participants bring a Wi-Fi capable tablet or laptop to the workshop. Arts & Sciences faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Introduction to the NSF CAREER Program

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This workshop will include a brief overview of the NSF CAREER program and offer guidance on how to assess your “readiness to write” and position yourself starting NOW to submit a competitive proposal in July. Arts & Sciences faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Serving on Review Panels

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This workshop will cover the logistics of becoming and then guidance for participating in grant review panels. College of Arts & Sciences faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Social Sciences Funding Opportunities

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This workshop will provide an overview of federal and foundation funding opportunities that focus on the social sciences as well as interdisciplinary solicitations. It will also provide updates on policies such as the American COMPETES that impact the amount of funding allocated to the social sciences research. Arts & Sciences faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF COMM. & INFO. - Demystifying the Fulbright US Scholar Program

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The Fulbright US Scholar program is a prestigious national competition that allows faculty members who are American citizens to go abroad for a semester or academic year of teaching or research. This workshop will explain how to succeed. It will provide advice about the distinctive elements of a Fulbright application, and will include informal presentations by UT faculty members who are recent Fulbright scholars. Communication and Information faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF COMM. & INFO. - Serving on Review Panels

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This workshop will cover the logistics of becoming and then guidance for participating in grant review panels. College of Communications & Information faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF NURSING: Communicating with Program Officers

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This workshop will explore the best practices for communicating with program officers at different agencies. Nursing faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF NURSING: Establishing Collaborations

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Researchers are increasingly using interdisciplinary approaches to address complex problems. Collaboration, whether across campus or countries, adds additional challenges to developing a grant proposal. This workshop will present strategies for successful collaboration with an emphasis on the early stages of planning. College of Nursing faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF NURSING: Serving on Review Panels

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This workshop will cover the logistics of becoming and then guidance for being a reviewer on federal grant panels. Nursing faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
COLLEGE OF NURSING: Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH

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This workshop will cover the different types of NIH research awards, early stage investigator policies, and the NIH review process. The discussion will also include an overview of the major components of an NIH proposal with particular attention on crafting the specific aims section. College of Nursing faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Convergent Research Workshop

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Growing convergent research has been identified as one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, and a new funding opportunity was recently announced with up to $3.6 million available over five years. ORE’s Research Development staff has designed this workshop to facilitate discussion among faculty members.

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Crafting an REU Proposal

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This workshop is for faculty interested in submitting a proposal for the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This year's deadline is August 28, 2019. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
DARPA Presentation: Dr. Valerie Browning, Director of the Defense Sciences Office

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The Office of Research & Engagement is hosting a visit by Dr. Valerie Browning, Director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DSO focuses on basic research and funds projects that could enable revolutionary advances in science and engineering. Dr. Browning will deliver a presentation about how DARPA operates, how to work with DARPA, as well as DSO research interests, which are briefly described here: https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/offices/dso Dr. Browning's talk is open to faculty and graduate students.

Data Management Part I: Writing the Data Management Plan

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Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian at Hodges Library, will cover what information to include in your data management plan (DMP) for your grant proposals. He will cover data types and formats, metadata, data sharing, and archiving and presentation. He will also demonstrate the DMPTool and show how it can be used to create a DMP for 24 different granting agencies' DMP Requirements. This workshop will be hosted over Zoom, at https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/112343095

Data Management Part II: Data Management Best Practices

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Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian at Hodges Library, will cover best practices for managing your research data, including file naming and organization, file versioning, databases vs. spreadsheets, creating metadata, backups and security, and sharing and preservation. Learn how you can archive your research data using Trace, UT's Institutional Repository. It is recommended that faculty who lack familiarity or experience with data management plans attend the workshop Data Management Part I: Writing the Data Management Plan. This workshop will be hosted over Zoom, at https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/126883995.

Data Management Webinar: Using the DMPTool

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In this webinar, Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian in Hodges Library, will demonstrate how to use the DMPTool to create a well-crafted data management plan for over 35 different grant funding agencies. This session will be online via Zoom at https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/762403552

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Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Info Session

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ORE will host an information session about the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) on 16 April, 9:00-9:30 am in room A004 Blount Hall (ground floor conference room). Bruce LaMattina, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Research Initiatives and a former program manager at the Army Research Office, will offer advice on crafting a successful DURIP proposal and answer your questions. Even if you do not plan to submit a proposal this year, this session offers an opportunity to begin planning for next year’s call. Please register here to attend.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Department of Defense Young Investigator/Faculty Programs - An Overview

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This workshop will cover the Young Investigator and Young Faculty programs offered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Eligibility for the programs requires either a limited time since receipt of PhD (5-10 years depending on agency) or since appointment to a tenure-track position (5-7 years depending on agency). The workshop will provide tips on how to structure a successful Young Investigator/Faculty proposal, the amount of funding available, guidance toward topic selection, and the anticipated proposal due dates.

Dimensions Research Knowledge System

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This workshop will present an overview of the Dimensions research knowledge system. With Dimensions, you can search and report across grants, publications, clinical trials, patents and policy simultaneously, enabling you to build a richer picture of the global scholarly landscape by tracing research from idea to impact. Additional filters, further analytical views and increased export capabilities make this an advanced solution for informing research and grant application strategy, reporting, conducting ongoing analysis and evaluation, and more. ** You must register to receive a Zoom meeting ID. **

Electronic Systems for Proposal Submissions

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The objective of this session is to demonstrate many of the sponsor portals and submission methods used when preparing proposals to various sponsors. The session will highlight many of the areas that OSP frequently receives questions. Sponsors/portals to be discussed include the NEW Grants.gov Workspace, NASA (NSPIRES), NIH (ASSIST), and NSF (Fastlane).

ENGINEERING: Department of Defense Young Investigator Programs

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: This workshop will cover the Young Investigator and Young Faculty programs offered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Eligibility for the programs requires either a limited time since receipt of PhD (5-10 years depending on agency) or since appointment to a tenure-track position (5-7 years depending on agency). The workshop will provide tips on how to structure a successful Young Investigator/Faculty proposal, the amount of funding available, guidance toward topic selection, and the anticipated proposal due dates. Engineering faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ENGINEERING: Introduction to the NSF CAREER Program

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This workshop will include a brief overview of the NSF CAREER program and offer guidance on how to assess your “readiness to write” and position yourself starting NOW to submit a competitive proposal in July. Engineering faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ENGINEERING: Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH

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This workshop will cover the different types of NIH research awards, early stage investigator policies, and the NIH review process. The discussion will also include an overview of the major components of an NIH proposal with particular attention on crafting the specific aims section. Engineering faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ENGINEERING: Winning Strategies for the DoD

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The process of obtaining funding from the DoD and agencies other than NSF and NIH, may appear complex and daunting. However, billions of dollars of research and development funds are available. This presentation will take the DoD enterprise and break it down into a simplified and understandable format. Once this groundwork is established, the focus of the talk will shift to the development of winning strategies formulated from an insider’s perspective. These strategies will be categorized according to the type of funding (Program Elements: 6.1-6.4) spanning from basic to applied research. Finally, an outline of relevant agencies and opportunities will be presented along with useful informational resources. Engineering faculty only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty Fulbright Program: Session 1

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Where do I go? - A review of Fulbright opportunities, because you can apply to only one country. Each session will include examples and exercises and will be offered twice. Participants will receive hard copies of successful Fulbright applications.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty Fulbright Program: Session 2

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How do I get there? - A review of Fulbright application requirements, because Fulbrights are unusual. Each session will include examples and exercises and will be offered twice. Participants will receive hard copies of successful Fulbright applications.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Finding Funding – Researcher Resources and Search Tools

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Participants will learn how to conduct a funding search using the electronic tools and web based databases subscribed to by the University or freely available online. Particular emphasis will be placed on using Pivot, Grants.gov and Foundation Directory Online. Basic strategies will be discussed for identifying potential funding sources and effectively targeting and managing searches. It is recommended that participants bring a Wi-Fi capable tablet or laptop to the workshop.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Framing Your Research Proposal for the National Science Foundation

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This 1-hour workshop will cover the different NSF funding mechanisms, proposal review criteria, and the latest updates to the proposal guidelines. The discussion of the NSF proposal components will include common errors to avoid, characteristics of a competitive proposal, and UT resources for developing the data management plan and statement of broader impacts.

How to Approach a New Grant Proposal

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This 1-hour workshop is designed to assist those new to proposal writing or those looking for a refresher on common characteristics of a competitive proposal. Among the topics that will be covered: Selecting an appropriate funder, strategic planning, proposal structure, and writing with reviewers in mind.

IBC 101

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This overview of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requirements and procedures is done online and is open to and appropriate for faculty members seeking IBC approval for research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville- whether you are new to the campus or need a refresher. Topics include: Overview of the Biosafety Program and IBC, Submitting a New Registration, Submitting Change Requests, and Submitting Annual Updates, Amendments, and Third Year Renewals. Bring your laptop so you can follow along!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Interdisciplinary Funding Opportunities and Programs at NSF

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Join Dan Sui, Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SBE/SES) at the U.S. National Science Foundation, to learn about “Interdisciplinary Funding Opportunities and Programs at NSF.” SES seeks to enhance the understanding of individual, social, and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, and by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences. SES promotes research, infrastructure, and training in three disciplinary programs - Economics, Political Science, and Sociology and seven interdisciplinary ones: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Law and Social Science; Measurement, Methods, and Statistics; Science of Organizations; Science, Technology, and Society; and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace.

International and Commercial Research Agreements

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This presentation will cover the process for both international and commercial (industry) research agreements. We will discuss some of the unique aspects of these agreements and how UT interacts with these sponsors.

Introduction to Cayuse SP

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Join us for a presentation on the electronic proposal routing system, Cayuse SP, to improve your knowledge of the system and learn what is required to submit proposals to the Office of Sponsored Programs for review. This session will include a demonstration of how to build a Cayuse proposal. We will work through multiple proposal scenarios and sponsors.

IRB 101

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This overview of IRB requirements and procedures is open to and appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville- whether you are new to the campus, new to human subjects research, or just want a refresher. Topics include: Do I need IRB approval, how the IRB process works, who can help me with my IRB application, and how to submit one.

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IRB 101 for New Faculty

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This workshop is aimed at faculty who are new to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. In addition to basics such as how the IRB process works here, and how to submit an application using our iMedRIS submission system, we will share specifics about how to move your data and/or projects from other institutions, so that you may continue to analyze and/or collect data.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
IRB: Revised Regulations

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The Revised Common Rule, federal regulations governing research with human subjects, will go into effect on January 21, 2019. What does this mean for investigators at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville? In this workshop, we will cover the same content as presented in the video emailed to the campus by the IRB Chair, Colleen Gilrane, with the addition of time for discussion and Q & A.

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Know Your Sponsor: Department of Energy

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The Office of Sponsored Programs will be offering a new session entitled, “Know Your Sponsor: Department of Energy”. This session is designed to address proposal and award topics specifically related to the Department of Energy. Such topics include an agency overview, unique proposal and budget preparation requirements, electronic portals used by the agency, sponsor specific terms and conditions, and award management information related to the sponsor.

Know Your Sponsor: NASA

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The Office of Sponsored Programs will be offering a new session entitled, “Know Your Sponsor: NASA”. This session is designed to address proposal and award topics specifically related to NASA. Such topics include an agency overview, unique proposal and budget preparation requirements, electronic portals used by the agency, sponsor specific terms and conditions, and award management information related to the sponsor.

Know Your Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

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The Office of Sponsored Programs will be offering a new session entitled, “Know Your Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)”. This session is designed to address proposal and award topics specifically related to NSF. Such topics include an agency overview, unique proposal and budget preparation requirements and forms, electronic portals used by the agency, sponsor specific terms and conditions, and award management information related to the sponsor.

Know Your Sponsor: NIH

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The Office of Sponsored Programs will be offering a new session entitled, “Know Your Sponsor: NIH”. This session is designed to address proposal and award topics specifically related to NIH. Such topics include an agency overview, unique proposal and budget preparation requirements, electronic portals used by the agency, sponsor specific terms and conditions, and award management information related to the sponsor.

LIBRARIES: Finding Funding

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Participants will learn how to conduct a funding search using the electronic tools and web based databases subscribed to by the University or freely available online. Particular emphasis will be placed on using Pivot. Basic strategies will be discussed for identifying potential funding sources and effectively targeting and managing searches. It is recommended that participants bring a Wi-Fi capable tablet or laptop to the workshop. This workshop is for library faculty and staff only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LIBRARIES: How to Approach a New Grant Proposal

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This workshop is designed to assist those new to proposal writing or those looking for a refresher on common characteristics of a competitive proposal. Among the topics that will be covered: • Selecting an appropriate funder • Strategic planning • Proposal structure • Writing with reviewers in mind Libraries faculty and staff only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LIBRARIES: NEH Opportunities

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This workshop will cover a range of the opportunities for funding or seminar and institute participation for the NEH. Libraries faculty and staff only.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Life Cycle of Cost Share and Program Income

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This session will provide important information on the life cycle of both cost share and program income. Specific areas of conversation regarding cost share and program income will include: obtaining approvals, various types, governing cost principals, award review of funding, account setup, and monitoring/reporting of commitment.

NEH Fellowships: Informational Workshop

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The workshop is intended to prepare potential applicants to participate in the humanities faculty fellow review process, which for the NEH will start in January 2019 in anticipation of the April 10, 2019 deadline. Discussion will include analytical attention to successful NEH fellowship proposals, copies of which will be distributed in advance. Alan Rutenberg, Interim Director of the Faculty Development Team, will lead the workshop, and the humanities faculty fellows, Nancy Henry (English), Roy Liuzza (English), and Shellen Wu (History), will also participate. Lunch will be included.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NIH Proposal Writing Institute

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The Fall 2018 NIH Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is a guided proposal development program for UT faculty who intend to submit an NIH research proposal (R01, R15, R21, R03) to one of the standard October or February deadlines. The NIH PWI combines a series of workshops with a sequence of writing prompts designed to lead participants through the process of developing a new NIH Research Plan. Members of the Faculty Development Team (FDT) are also available to provide individualized proposal consultation leading up to submission. The PWI will be comprised of six group meetings beginning on September 12 and concluding on November 19. Each session will be held on a Wednesday from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. in A004 Blount Hall with the exception of the final session, which will be on a Monday. Individual workshop topics will include things like how to select the right R-mechanism for your proposal, how to identify an appropriate study section, the structure of an NIH proposal, how to budget your project, the difference between “significance” and “innovation,” and how to comply with the rigor and reproducibility requirements. The workshop will be held on the following dates: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, and November 19. The PWI is open to faculty who are eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator on an NIH proposal submitted by UT-Knoxville. Attendees should have a specific NIH-appropriate research project in mind prior to the first session. Identification of a target Institute and prior communication with a program officer is preferable. The deadline for registration is September 10, 2018. Please contact Jim Mazzouccolo at jmazzouc@utk.edu with any questions.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NOAA ATDD and UT Joint Science Workshop

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UT will host the second Joint Science Workshop with scientists at the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of NOAA on Thursday, September 20. The purpose of the workshop is to engage scientists and faculty at the ATDD and UT in order to build stronger research partnerships. This year’s workshop will build on the unique but complementary strengths of UT and NOAA/ARL/ATDD in order to improve our knowledge of the earth-atmosphere system, on local, regional and national scales. These collaborations will help us to train the next generation of scientists and engineers to process atmospheric data through scientific analysis and present results to the global scientific community. The workshop will begin with welcome and overview sessions, followed presentations from ATDD researches highlighting challenges and priorities, as well as opportunities for partnerships during the morning session. The afternoon session will consist of concurrent breakout discussions on each of the relevant topics. The day will conclude with a report-out session and presentation of actions plans for future collaborations. We hope you can join us for this exciting workshop!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute

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The 2019 NSF CAREER PWI is reserved for CAREER-eligible* faculty members on the UT, Knoxville campus who are submitting (or resubmitting) a proposal to the July 2019 deadlines only. This year’s CAREER PWI comprises five sessions meeting every other Tuesday from 1-3pm beginning April 9 (April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21 and June 4 )and will cover effective strategies for crafting the proposal, as well as UT resources available in support of proposed broader impacts. *Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by the NSF, be an assistant professor with a tenure-track appointment (or equivalent) but not tenured as of October 1, 2019.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program Info Session

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. The program supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers, and builders. Track 1 proposals are for acquisition or development of instruments from $100,000 to $1 million, and Track 2 proposals are for acquisition or development of instruments from $1 million to $4 million. The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) will present an information session that will provide an overview of the MRI program, ORE’s current cost share procedures, the internal limited submission process, and criteria that will be used to identify up to three proposals for submission to NSF in January 2019. ORE will conduct the annual internal limited submission competition for the MRI program in September. Any researcher considering a submission to the internal competition should attend this information session or send a representative. Registering will ensure that you receive updates and relevant materials, even if you are unable to attend the information session. Questions? Contact Kimberly Eck (keck@utk.edu) about the MRI program, and contact James Mazzouccolo (jmazzouc@utk.edu) about the internal limited submission competition. Please see the NSF MRI program page for information on past awards, the current solicitation, FAQs, and more. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18513/nsf18513.htm

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NSF PAPPG Update

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Learn about the upcoming changes to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). This training will be very beneficial to anyone who currently assists or submits NSF proposals or is planning to in the future or who is involved in post-award administration activities. For more information, please contact the instructor of the course.

NSF Proposal Writing Institute

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The NSF Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is designed to provide support and structure for faculty planning on submitting a proposal to NSF. The NSF PWI combines a series of presentations on preparing a competitive proposal, writing assignments that break up the proposal into sections, and opportunities for faculty to share writing strategies. Topics will include types of funding opportunities, communicating with program officers, the review process, the structure of an NSF proposal, budgeting, and broader impacts. The PWI will consist of six sessions held from 9:00am-11:00am on the following dates in Blount Hall, Room 409: September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, and November 13. All faculty eligible to serve as the principal investigator on an NSF proposal submitted though the UT Knoxville Office of Sponsored Programs may participate.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
On Fulbright Review Panels

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Sarah Lowe, Professor of Graphic Design, will be giving an informal presentation about her time serving on Fulbright review panels. She had a Fulbright to Norway in 2012-13 and has served on review panels several times. This talk is open to faculty who have already registered for the Faculty Fulbright Program and anyone else who is interested in applying for a Fulbright.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
ONR Presentation

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Dr. Joan Cleveland, Deputy Chief Scientist in the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will visit UT on Thursday, 29 November and will give a presentation about ONR research opportunities at 9:45am in 500 Tickle. The Office of Naval Research funds basic and applied research as well as technology development at universities, and as a former program manager Dr. Cleveland will discuss how to work effectively with ONR. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend her presentation and should register here to do so.

Overview of Cost Share and Program Income

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This session will provide important information on cost share and program income. Specific areas of conversation regarding cost share and program income will include: obtaining approvals, various types, governing cost principals, award review of funding, account setup, and monitoring/reporting of commitment.

Proposal and Budget Development

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The objective of this session is to make proposal and budget development easier by describing the processes and providing helpful tips for developing proposals and budgets for multiple sponsors. It will explore many of the different budget formats required as well as cover some of the recent proposal preparation updates issued by different agencies. This training is geared towards College and Departmental Staff.

Proposal Fundamentals for Early Career Faculty: From Finding Funding to Submission

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Please note that this session is by invitation only. This workshop will serve as an introduction to crafting proposals. It is exclusively geared toward new and early career faculty who will be seeking external funding for their research. Members of the Faculty Development Team will give a step-by-step overview for new Principal Investigators (PIs) on: - Finding funding opportunities - Interpreting solicitations - Understanding preliminary requirements - Writing a proposal. The goal of this workshop is to clarify the specific process at UT of seeking and obtaining external funds as a first-time or early career PI. Lunch will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Proposal Submission Systems

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The objective of this session is to demonstrate sponsor portals and submission methods used when preparing a variety of proposals. The session will highlight areas in which OSP frequently receives questions. Sponsors/portals to be discussed include: Grants.gov Workspace and NIH ASSIST.

Research.gov Updates

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In April 2018, NSF added the Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission Site that aims to modernize proposal submission capabilities. The new system focuses on enhancing the user experience and reducing administrative burden with an intuitive interface and automated compliance checking. The new system is being developed incrementally and, as more FastLane features become available in Research.gov, the system features will expand until it replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission. FastLane will continue to be available, and users will have the option to use either Research.gov or FastLane to prepare and submit proposals. In this session, we will discuss the most recent features and functionalities that have been released by Research.gov for proposal preparation and submission.

Social Sciences Funding Opportunities

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This 1-hour workshop will provide an overview of federal and foundation funding opportunities that focus on the social sciences as well as interdisciplinary solicitations. It will also provide updates on policies such as the American COMPETES that impact the amount of funding allocated to the social sciences research.

Soliciting Research Funding from the NIH: What You Need to Know Before You Write

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This workshop will cover the different types of NIH research awards, early stage investigator policies, and the NIH review process. The discussion will also include an overview of the major components of an NIH proposal with particular attention on crafting the specific aims section.

Sponsored Projects and Intellectual Property

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Join us to learn more about intellectual property and externally sponsored projects. The factors that should be considered when a project may involve background intellectual property will be discussed along with impacts for new intellectual property.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Sponsored Research Contract Clauses

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This basic contract review class will take a look at what a sponsored research contract is and how to read the sponsored research contract terms and conditions. How to read a sponsored research contract in order to find information on the performance and deliverable requirements placed on the University of Tennessee, Principal Investigator, and Sponsor.

Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring

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A review of the outgoing subaward process and requirements for sponsored research agreements held by the University of Tennessee. This class will go over the University of Tennessee’s process in issuing of a subaward to another entity under a sponsored research award including risk assessment and approval requirements. Understanding the flowdown of terms and conditions from the Prime Contract to the subrecipient will be examined. This class will take a look at what the University of Tennessee is required to do to be in compliance with subrecipient monitoring requirements, including FFATA reporting.

Submission Portals, NSPIRES and Fastlane

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The objective of this session is to demonstrate sponsor portals and submission methods used when preparing proposals for submission to NSF (Fastlane) and NASA (NSPIRES). This session will highlight frequently asked questions that are encountered during proposal preparation, review, and submission.

Support Staff Strategies for Proposal Preparation

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This session is appropriate for staff who support principal investigators in submitting proposals. The session will cover several strategies to successfully prepare a proposal in collaboration with your PIs. Topics to be discussed include: 1) engaging PIs, other units on campus, and external partners, 2) building timelines and improving communication, 3) analyzing solicitations, 4) preparing more complex budgets, and 5) overcoming common obstacles in the proposal preparation process. RECOMMENDED: If attendee is not experienced with basic budgeting, it is recommended they attend the "Building Budgets for Sponsored Projects".

Top 10 Most Common Errors in Proposal Preparation

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During proposal preparation there is an enormous amount of information required to assemble a proposal. With so many moving parts, it's difficult to remember every step of every process. In this session, the OSP Proposal Group will discuss some of the most common errors found in proposals we review. By knowing more about the pitfalls and when they happen, attendees will be better able to avoid them and make the proposal preparation process easier, faster, and more efficient.

UT-Battelle Life Cycle

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UT‐Battelle, LLC, was established in 2000 as a private not‐for‐profit company for the sole purpose of managing and operating the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. UT-Battelle was formed as a 50-50 partnership between the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute. This session will discuss the life-cycle of a UT-Battelle award from the initial proposal conversations to the award being entered into Cayuse SP. We will discuss best practices and common pitfalls. ** This session is not intended to cover the Joint Faculty Program with ORNL.

Workshop for Department Review Chairs (DRCs) and Committees

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Department Review Chairs and committee members, please come for breakfast and stay for a refresher workshop on conducting departmental reviews. The workshop will discuss specifics of and updates to the review process itself, and available resources, as well as technical aspects of conducting reviews in iMedRIS. Breakfast will be at 8:30, followed by the workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.