RGDO Workshops and Training

Research & Grant Development Workshop Series
The Hall Center for the Humanities Research & Grant Development Office (RGDO) continues to expand learning opportunities for scholars seeking to enhance their skills; advance their research, scholarship, and creative activities; and improve their competitiveness for grants and fellowships. To that end, we have prepared a series of interactive workshops for the fall semester.

Faculty Workshops
Faculty are invited to participate in a five-workshop series designed to guide them through preparation of application materials and successful project management. These sessions will provide information relevant to most funding opportunities, but early sessions will be particularly focused on preparing materials for the Hall Center's Mid-Career and Resident Faculty Fellowships, the College's Research Excellence Initiative, and other KU funding opportunities. Faculty sessions are co-sponsored with the College Dean's Office. Lunch will be provided.

Session 1: Internal Funding and Why It Matters
Thursday, September 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Review key internal funding opportunities, gain insight into those competitions, and hear about the value and importance of these types of funding from peers.

Session 2: Common Problems and How to Fix Them, Part 1
Thursday, September 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

In this first hands-on workshop, discover the most common problems reviewers have identified in applications and learn strategies to avoid them. Participants should come with a draft project description for a small group peer review session.

Session 3: Common Problems and How to Fix Them, Part 2
Thursday, October 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

This second hands-on workshop will explore less common, but frequently seen problems reviewers have identified in applications and strategies to avoid them. Participants should come with a draft project description for a small group peer review session.

Session 4: Pre-award Strategies for Post-Award Success
Thursday, October 31, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Learn how to set up a project for success during the application process by creating realistic budgets, establishing functional partnerships, and managing team efforts. This 90-minute session will be particularly suited for those thinking about applying for seed grants or funding for collaborative projects.

Session 5: Post-Award Management
Thursday, November 21, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

This session focuses on what happens after funding is awarded.  Learn how to navigate financial and human resources systems, convene collaborators, and put plans into action to keep your sponsored project on track.

Graduate Students
Graduate students are invited to participate in a two-workshop series that will introduce the early stages of proposal development, including finding funding opportunities, establishing a strategy, and preparing an approach; then focus on the later stages, including writing a compelling proposal, submitting a polished application, and what to do when an application is accepted or declined.

Graduate Student Introduction to Grant Development Workshops (brown bag):

Part 1: Thursday, September 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Part 2: Wednesday, October 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

If you have questions or require reasonable accomodation in order to participate in these events, please contact RGDO@ku.edu


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