Research Development Workshops
Research Development supports an evolving program of faculty research development workshops, seminars, and peer-to-peer mentoring programs intended to support faculty in all fields and at all professorial levels in meeting their research goals and competing for external funding. Programs are designed to be either complementary to or integrated with other faculty development offerings on campus.
Workshops and programs are largely faculty driven and may involve agency and foundation program officers or academic experts. They are organized on the basis of interest by specific groups of faculty, for clearly identified audiences, and tailored to specific needs. Faculty groups are encouraged to request a workshop, seminar or program to meet specific research needs.
For presentations from past workshops please click here.
Specific Aims, as required by NIH, and Research Objectives, as required by NSF, are the most important parts of a research proposal. In fact all hypothesis based research proposals require well-articulated aims or objectives. Mary Fechner,PhD., from the Office of Research Development, will discuss the structure, logical flow, and elements essential to compelling aims and objectives statements. Workshop registrants should be currently working on a hypothesis based research proposal and submit a draft of their aims or objectives page one week prior to the workshop. Drafts need not be polished, but reasonably complete so participants can benefit from critique.
Enrollemnts for this workshop will be limited but other sessions will be scheduled as needed. Faculty members new to writing aims or objectives statements or those who are having particular difficulty are especially invited.
Lunch will be offered.
Registration is required. Registration has CLOSED. Workshop is full.