Upcoming Events

College of Arts & Sciences Research Development Events



Every second Wednesday of the month from 12-1 pm the College of Arts and Sciences hosts an interactive lecture related to grant writing and finding funding opportunities.

In addition, once per semester a workshop will be co-sponsored with RASP.

See below for the list of events during the 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring semesters. Bring your own lunch!


Past Events are listed below.


Everyone is invited to join Lique Coolen, Associate Dean Faculty Research Development for coffee/tea and open discussion about anything related to grant writing or funding opportunities, even if to celebrate or just vent. Bring your ideas, your grants, or other documents for input and feedback.

Thursday 9-10 am: every week
Stop by without appointment
113F Bowman Hall
Coffee and tea will be served

She will touch on specific Topics during some of the weeks:
September 19th:
How to best use your Biosketch (NIH, NSF, DOD and others)

October 17th:
What to include in your Facilities page (NIH, NSF, DOD and others)

November 21st:
Resilience and Responding: How to deal with reviewers’ criticisms



Wednesday October 9, 2019 12-1 pm:
Finding Funding Opportunities: Getting the most out of Pivot [PDF]
Speaker: Dr. Mark van ‘t Hooft, RASP
Location: Schwartz Room 203
Learning Objectives:
This interactive workshop is intended to provide faculty with detailed information on how best to utilize and customize PIVOT to find funding opportunities for research and educational activities.

Wednesday October 30, 2019 2-4 pm:
NIH Grant Writing Workshop [PDF]
Co-sponsored by Dr. Doug Delahanty, Associate Vice President, Research Faculty Development, RASP and College of Arts and Sciences
Speakers: Doug Delahanty and Lique Coolen
Location: Schwartz Room 203
Learning Objectives:
The goals of this workshop are to provide faculty with information about different R-funding mechanisms (including R01, R21); tips for grant preparation R-grants; information about the peer review process of R-grants.
This workshop is of interest to all faculty, independent of experience with any of the NIH R-grants.


Wednesday November 13th, 12-1 pm:
Finding Funding Opportunities: Foundation and Industry Grants [PDF]
Speakers: Benjamin Tipton, Director of Foundation Relations and Paul Sturm, Director of Corporate Relations.
Location: Michael Schwartz Center 177
Learning Objectives:
During this interactive workshop faculty will receive with detailed information about finding funding opportunities from Foundations and from Industry/Business. Speakers will discuss process of applications and the support offered by the Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Corporate Relations.
This workshop is of interest to all faculty, independent of experience with any foundation or corporate funding mechanisms.


Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 12-1 pm:
Updates on requirements for scientific rigor and reproducibility [PDF]
Speaker: Lique Coolen
Location: Bowman 206
Learning Objectives:
Speakers in this interactive lecture will provide updates on policies from funding agencies and publishers on requirements for scientific rigor and reproducibility. The audience is encouraged to engage in discussion regarding best practices to further enhance scientific rigor and reproducibility. Finally, open science platforms for data sharing will be introduced and discussed.
This workshop is of interest to all faculty at all career stages.