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Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)

We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include:

  • Best practices for engaging with sponsors
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process
  • Drafting a compelling narrative
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear

Presenters include:

Kristina Ward, Director, Foundation Relations
Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, staff, and graduate students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library


Introduction to the Red Team Review Process (Presentation)

In this session, we provide an overview of the “Red Team”, a critical review step in the proposal development process. We will discuss the importance, timing, and composition of the review, as well as how this review process differs from others, such as peer reviews. We describe the Red Team stages, roles, responsibilities, and we will include a live demonstration of a Red Team meeting to highlight the key features and benefits of the process.

Who: OSU Faculty
When: Thursday, November 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Introduction to Developing a Proposal Win Strategy- Part One (Presentation)

This session introduces the concept of developing a proposal win strategy for a specific funding opportunity prior to the solicitation release. You will learn how strategy development fits into the proposal and project lifecycle and how this approach leads to differentiating your proposal from your competitors. This introductory session is open to anyone interested in learning about the proposal development process. We recommend that participants attend this introductory session before registering for the subsequent hands-on workshop on how to develop a proposal win strategy.

Who: OSU Faculty
When: Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Access the June 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”


The current issue (June 2016) is now available; topics this month include:

  • Interdisciplinarity Makes Strange Bedfellows
  • National Mircobiome Funding 2016/2017
  • IES Basic Grants Webinar Report
  • Where is NSF Going & Why & Where Will the $’s Be?
  • An Overview of the Big Data Strategic Plan
  • Research and Educational Proposal Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News, Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities

Access is available at (OSU login required). Feel free to forward this to anyone involved in research, i.e., faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students. The writers and editors are experts in research/proposal development and this resource should be required reading for anyone preparing a grant proposal. The recommendations are especially helpful to those who are new to grant writing or want to enhance their proposal development skills.

Quick Hits

NSF Broadening Participation Portfolio Link
Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan Link
New Portal to Human Subjects Protections Information Link
Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society Link
NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements Explained Link

Predatory Publishing, Solicitation Scams, and Unethical Publishing Practices: A Panel Discussion

Event Details
Thursday | April 7, 2016 | Noon – 1:30 PM
Research Commons | 3rd Floor 18th Avenue Library | 175 West 18th Ave.

Lunch provided, please register for this event.

Join us for an informal presentation and discussion about the alarming increase of predatory publishing and other scams. This session will focus on the quality and integrity of the publishing process, responsible editorial policies, transparency & ethical manuscript review, and things authors should look out for when assessing a journal. Presenters will share resources on both the potentials and pitfalls of open access publishing and where to go for additional information when it comes time to publish your research. This session is open to all members of the university community, i.e., faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Learn more about this topic.


Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Alliances | Global Academic Relations | Elsevier

Adjunct Senior Instructor, School of Professional Studies | Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations | Northwestern University

Editor-in-Chief, AWIS Magazine | Association for Women in Science

Founding President | National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Melanie Schlosser
Digital Publishing Librarian, Associate Professor, Collection & Technical Services

Jennifer Yucel, PhD
Research Integrity Officer & Director Office of Research Compliance

Caroline Wagner, PhD
Chair, University Senate Research Committee, Wolf Chair in International Affairs, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Vladimir Kogan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Jan Neiger, PhD
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski’s visit is being coordinated by the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS), University Research Committee of the Faculty Senate, Office of Research, and University Libraries.

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