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Registration now open for Ready, Set, Grant!

December 15, 2015

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Registration for VCU’s Ready, Set, Grant! workshops is now open. Ready, Set, Grant! offers an array of presentations and hands-on workshops designed to build the VCU community’s skills in competitive grantsmanship. Scheduled for January 12-14, 2016, attendees can participate in program of more than 40 workshops to gain knowledge, develop strategies, and access resources to increase their ability to […]

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Call for Applications for the Open Science Prize

October 21, 2015

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Does your research facilitate the discovery, adaptation and use of open content? Then consider applying for The Open Science Prize. The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance […]

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NIAID offers critical advice to grantwriters “Application Missteps”

October 16, 2015

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In the most recent issues of NIAID Funding News, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases addresses common application pitfalls and how to avoid them. Many grant applications commit these mistakes, however it is difficult to tell through the coded language of reviewer comments. These articles may help demystify the sponsors’ understanding of what distinguishes a […]

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Countdown to “Ready, Set, Grant!”

October 16, 2015

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to host Ready, Set, Grant! on January 12-14, 2016.  These workshops will offer a broad array of information and strategies to strengthen your competitiveness for extramural funding. Ready, Set, Grant! is a university-wide effort. The agenda, which is now being finalized, features presenters who are experts in all stages of the sponsored […]

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October, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

October 16, 2015

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A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. October 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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Are You Ready for Public Access to Your Research?

October 14, 2015

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As part of Open Access Week 2015, VCU Libraries will host sessions that may be of particular interest to grant writers: Taking Open Access to the Next Level: Hosting Journals and Conferences with Scholars Compass Monday, October 19, 2015, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (lunch provided), Cabell Library, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250) This event will […]

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Policy Events for VCU Researchers

October 14, 2015

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VCU’s newly-created Office of Public Policy Outreach (OPPO) is offering two events of interest to investigators. Both sessions will be held at the Virginia Capitol Building, Senate Room 1. Policy in Action: A Behind the Scenes Look (download flyer) Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Join your colleagues for an in-depth look at the legislative process and public […]

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“IOS in Focus” Features Unique Approaches to Broader Impacts

September 29, 2015

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IOS In Focus, a blog of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems at the National Science Foundation, has started a new feature called Focus on Broader Impacts. They state: While there’s no magic formula for proposing and completing Broader Impacts activities, IOS will use this feature to highlight awardees with unique and/or creative approaches to Broader Impacts. In […]

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Army Research Laboratory Open Campus Open House

September 28, 2015

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Registration is now open for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)’s Open Campus Open House, to be held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on November 3 & 4, 2015. ARL has been a national leader in fundamental research for over 20 years. ARL’s research spans the spectrum from high strain rate mechanics and novel materials manufacturing, to cyber defense and […]

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AAAS Visualizing Science Policy 20×20 & Resource Fair

September 22, 2015

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its Third Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20×20 & Resource Fair on October 1, 2015, 5:30-9:00pm in Washington, DC.  This event may be of particular interest to (1) those who are working to improve their skills in communicating science and its impacts across the disciplines, or (2) those who […]

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