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Faculty members seeking research funding: Make plans to attend workshops on grant writing in March.

Presented by The University of Toledo Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the workshops are designed to help faculty develop strategies to improve their chances for success, said Dr. William Messer, vice president for research.

Faculty Workshop Announcement.001The programs are tailored to assist 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.

Each workshop 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.

Listed by date, upcoming 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 for faculty in 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.

The Feb. 19 workshop on Health Science Campus looked at the National Institutes of Health as a funding source for faculty in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

“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.

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