Grants funding can be critical to faculty careers, but difficult to pull off on your own given limited time. ISSR invites you to take part in a flexible, year-long series aimed at motivating, informing, and supporting faculty writing grants for submission in 2021.
Join at any time. You can stop by each week for remote workshops, writing sprints, and research design office hours that will help you stay on track for your goals, or hop on and off for only the sessions you need. Our registration form offers you a one-stop chance to sign up for the sessions that interest you most, all year long - no need to re-register as the weeks go by.
- Already registered but want to add Spring sessions? No problem, get in touch and we'll add your selections.
- Missed the Fall sessions and want to join now? Great - register now, and take advantage of the Moodle course library and bi-weekly Research Design Office Hours to get up to speed!
All registered participants will be joined to the Funding Fridays Moodle course, where you will find the full year's library of helpful resources for all sessions and stages of the grant writing process. New registrants can review past materials, and seek support for early stages of grant development in our bi-weekly Research Design Office Hours.
Sessions meet every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 am on Zoom, throughout the year. Put these dates into your calendar now to assure that you have a completed proposal draft by May!
Funding Fridays Schedule - Academic Year 2020-21
February 5 Workshop | So What? Significance and Broader Impacts
February 12 Workshop | Conversation with NSF Program Officer Jeffrey Mantz - separate registration required
February 19 Workshop | Budgeting 101: Creating a Realistic Budget
February 26 Writing Sprint and Research Design Office Hours
March 5 Workshop | Hammering out the Details, Part 1: Data Management Plans
March 12 Writing Sprint and Research Design Office Hours
March 19 Workshop | Hammering out the Details, Part 2: Human Subjects Research Protocols
March 26 Writing Sprint and Research Design Office Hours
April 2 Workshop | Hammering out the Details, Part 3: Biosketches and Other Necessities
April 9 Writing Sprint and Research Design Office Hours
April 16 Workshop | You Did It, Get Ready to Submit It!
Fall 2020 Sessions - Materials available via Funding Fridays course Moodle
September 25 Workshop | Finding Funding, with Marco Manoc (Executive Director of Foundation Relations, UMass Amherst)
October 9 Workshop | A Timeline to Success: Planning Your Proposal-Writing Process
October 23 Workshop | Framing is Everything: Making Your Research Questions Fundable
November 6 Workshop | Research Design: Matching Methods to Research Questions
December 4 Workshop | ISSR/CRF Scholars Infosession