Faculty grant writing workshops to help obtain research funding

February 15, 2016 | Research, UToday
By Ashley Gearheart



Each year, The University of Toledo Office of Research and Sponsored Programs hosts several grant writing workshops for faculty members seeking research funding.

This year, there are five workshops designed to help faculty find opportunities for external funding, successfully work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and follow the best practices for writing grants. The workshops also will include tips from successful recipients and reviewers.

Faculty Workshop AnnouncementThe workshops are designed to help faculty develop strategies to improve their chances for success, said Dr. William Messer, vice president for research.

Each of the five workshops focuses on a different research area.

“We want to help faculty scholars from all disciplines, not just medicine, engineering and the sciences, to develop their skills and realize their professional goals,” Messer said.

The first workshop will focus on the National Institutes of Health, medicine and life sciences and will be Friday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Health Education Building Room 103 on Health Science Campus.

Other workshops will be held:

• Friday, March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1711 on Main Campus, with a focus on the National Science Foundation science and engineering.

• Friday, March 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1711 on Main Campus with a focus on social science, business and education.

• Friday, April 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Student Union Room 2591 on Main Campus with a focus on communication, art and humanities.

• Friday, May 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Nitschke Technology and Commercialization Complex Brady Engineering Innovation Center on Main Campus with a focus on Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

According to Messer, President Sharon L. Gaber has made growing research a high priority for her administration.

“We want to work with faculty to help them develop as scientists and scholars. Research funding is difficult to obtain, and our faculty have to be ready to compete for limited resources,” Messer said.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Marcie Ferguson at marcie.ferguson@utoledo.edu.