Research Developement Training
Editing your Proposal
This workshop covers things you will want to look at when editing your proposal.
NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide - NSF 23-1
The NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide outlines all the information you need to submit a proposal to NSF. This document is updated every year, and this year there have been significant changes. This workshop outlines changes all faculty will need to adhere to in January 2023.
Submitting a Proposal to the NSF CAREER Program
This workshop discusses the NSF CAREER opportunity. Any faculty intending to sumbit a proposal for the CAREER Program this year is encouraged to attend this workshop.
Finding Funding Opportunities
Before you can submit or even write your proposal, you need to find the perfect funding opportunity that will fit your research idea. Where do you find the perfect opportunity? This workshop covers finding funding oppotunities in pivot, grants.gov, and other portals.
Writing Reviewer Friendly Text
Writing a proposal is different from other academic writing. A proposal is a sales document and you must convince the review panel, the program officer and the agency to invest in your research. This workshop presents ideas about how to approach a proposal with reviewer friendly text that makes it easier for reviewers to find critical information in your proposal.
Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF)
This workshop gives on overview of the format and requirements of submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation. This workshop covers how to find a funding opportunity at NSF and where to find the information needed to complete a proposal. Also covered in this workshop are changes to the format of several NSF forms including the NSFBiosketch and Current and Pending Support forms.
Understanding the National Institutes of Health INIH) Review
This workshop discusses the NIH review process, its review criteria and how to make sense of the reviewer comments to improve your proposal submission. The workshop also discusses comment review comments and how to address them.
Creating an NSF Biographical Sketch with SciENcv
NSF requires your biographical sketch be created by a fillable PDF form or through the SciENcv portal or through the fillable PDF available on the NSF website. SciENcv allows you to update your biosketch easily because it is linked to your ORCiD account. You select publications/products from your ORCiD account to be used in each biosketch, allowing you to easily change publications without re-typing the form. You may sign into SciENcv using your research.gov login and password. SciENcv offers a five minute video on how to create your biosketch on their portal. To watch the video go to:
For more information on the NSF approved formats for the biographical sketch see: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/biosketch.jsp
Creating an NSF Current and Pending Support Form with SciENcv
NSF requires your Current and Pending Support Form be created by a fillable PDF form or through the SciENcv portal or through the fillable PDF available on the NSF website. SciENcv allows you to update your form easily from a previous form without re-typing each entry. You may sign into SciENcv using your research.gov login and password. SciENcv offers a five minute video on how to create your Current and Pending Support Form on their portal. To watch the video go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhWQYvEEtJs
For more information on the NSF approved formats for the biographical sketch see: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/cps.jsp
Using research.gov to submit your NSF Proposal
Research.gov is the modernization of FastLane, providing the next generation of grants management capabilities for the research community. Research.gov currently provides easy access to research-related information and grants management services in one location. The modernization includes moving legacy FastLane capabilities to a new, modern portal platform. Proposal submissions, programmatic and financial reporting services, notifications, and requests are already available on Research.gov. Soon, FastLane will no longer be available for proposal submission functions. To view the NSF presentation and slides on how to use research.gov to go:
Diane Peebles, Sandia National Laboratories
Wednesday, February 3rd, noon
Title: "Engaging in Research Collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories"
Description: Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program provides opportunities to engage in university collaborations to extend the research being performed at Sandia. This presentation will discuss the LDRD process in general and how university faculty members can connect through this process. It will also cover a broad description of the general research priorities of Sandia labs and the current LDRD call.
Alan Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wednesday, February 17th, noon
Title: New Agenda and Opportunities at Los Alamos
Description: Under new management and promising federal budgets, Los Alamos National Laboratory has taken a fresh look at the Lab Agenda and the Science Pillars upon which all activities are founded. In this presentation, Hurd will cover opportunities and mechanisms to facilitate collaboration.
Steve Buelow, New Mexico Consortium
Wednesday, March 3rd, noon
Title: New Mexico Consortium - Facilitating Collaborations with Los Alamos National Laboratory
Description: The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) was initiated by a Teaming Agreement between the University of California and the three New Mexico Research Universities (NMT, UNM, NMSU) to enhance research and education collaborations with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit 501(c)(3), the NMC Board Of Directors has two members from each University and two members from LANL. The NMC provides financial support to the Universities for faculty, staff and student visits to LANL; organizing and attending workshops and conferences; proposal preparation and matching funds; and student internships and faculty sabbaticals. This presentation will discuss current NMC activities and opportunities for faculty and staff to receive support for developing collaborations with LANL.
Shelley Lusetti, NM INBRE
Wednesday, March 31st, noon
Title: The NM INBRE Program
Description: NM-INBRE is an NIH-supported program dedicated to building research infrastructure in the State of New Mexico. This presentation will cover NM-INBRE opportunities for NMT faculty including research project support, technology access grants, and professional development tools. A program flier attached.
Dan Jones, NCKRI Faculty Research Program
Wednesday, April 28th, noon
Title: New opportunities from the National Cave and Karst Research Institute
Description: The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a research center of NMT that is headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. NCKRI was created by the US Congress in 1998 in partnership with the National Park Service, State of New Mexico, and the City of Carlsbad. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing. NCKRI offers several grant programs designed to facilitate and support cave and karst research at academic and research institutions across the United States, including internal support for NMT researchers and opportunities for NMT students through the Cave and Karst Studies Program.
External Research Opportunitites
CITA – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (research ethics and compliance)