Training and Professional Development

Academic Year 2020-2021 Workshops for Researchers

FALL - all workshops will be provided via Zoom. We will send links to all registered attendees.

  • NIH Overview - Understand the National Institutes of Health as a funding agency. We will cover agency structure, solicitation types and how to navigate them, and useful resources from the NIH website. (Presentation held on 10/21/2020)
  • NIH Review Process - Understand the unique procedures for peer review of proposals at the National Institutes of Health, to help improve your own applications. (Presentation held on 10/28/20)
  • NIH Specific Aims - Learn the art of writing your specific aims for grants to the National Institutes of Health, the most important component of your application. (Presentation held on 11/11/2020)
  • Writing Your First NIH Proposal - Learn how to put together a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. We will cover resources available through RDS and NIH, as well as essential grant-writing tips.


  • NEH/ Humanities Fellowships - Overview
    • Date/Time: TBA
  • Humanities Fellowships - Mock Review Panel
    • Date/Time: TBA
  • An Introduction to Honors and Awards for Early Career Faculty
    • Date/Time: TBA


  • NSF Overview 
    • Date/Time: TBA
  • NSF Broader Impacts
    • Date/Time: TBA
  • NSF CAREER Program
    • Date/Time: TBA
  • Fellowships for Graduate Students
    • Date/Time: TBA

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Customized Training

Research Development Services provide customized training at your request. If you’d like us to prepare and present a workshop or information session on any topic related to locating or applying for funding, please contact us to discuss your needs ( or 541-346-8308).