Events, Workshops, and Training

Throughout the year, research-related workshops and events are available to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Our office collaborates with research development professionals across campus to offer grant-related professional development.

Upcoming Events

Cross-College Grant Series 

Navigating the grant life cycle process can be overwhelming! Come learn some of the basics for success as well as to hear about tips and tricks to make your application package all that more competitive. The sessions will be led by college-level support personnel working collectively. Each month we will host short sessions focusing on different grant-related topics. All trainings will be held remotely this year so be sure to register to receive the Zoom link prior to each session. For 2021-22, we have brought back some of most popular sessions and added a few new offerings.  Video recordings are posted after the sessions here (scroll to Training Session Videos).

  • Grant Writing Basics.  This mini-workshop is a great place to start if you have never submitted a grant application at OSU.  Topics include proposal structure, budgeting, and OSU submission processes. Oct. 19, 2021, 3:00 - 3:50 pm.
  • Cayuse and the OSU Grant Submission Process – why, when, how?  Interested in submitting a grant, but not sure how to navigate university approvals and submission?  Join college-level grant personnel to learn how the grant submission process works at OSU and what you need to know about “Cayuse” research administration software. Nov. 10, 2021, 12:00 - 12:50 pm.
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics.  How can you construct a grant budget that strengthens your grant application and meets all of the sponsor’s requirements?  Join college-level grant professionals to learn the basics of putting a grant budget together. Dec. 13, 12:00 - 12:50 pm.
  • Managing Your Grant Part 1:  Award Received! What Now? This session is a must-attend for new principal investigators and anyone finding the award management process confusing or time-consuming.  What should you do and who should you work with all the way from notification from the sponsor through common spending challenges? Jan. 20, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm.
  • Managing Your Grant Part 2:  Managing Changes and Closeout.  Sometimes, a principal investigator moves to a new institution or steps down.  You or a sponsor may want to make changes in scope or funding to a grant.  Join college-level grant personnel to find out how to successfully make necessary changes and to wrap up the grant with minimal administrative burden. Feb. 22, 2022, 3:00-3:50 pm. POSTPONED
  • Agency Specific Strategies: Success with NIH*.  Submitting a successful grant application depends on understanding the agency culture and mission.  The alphabet soup of NIH institutes and grant types can be confusing at first, but NIH has opportunities to support health-related research throughout a researcher’s career.  Join us for tips from successful faculty on how to approach NIH with social science, science and engineering projects. March 7, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm.
  • Involving Undergraduates in Research and Scholarship.*  Thinking about how to engage students in your research or scholarly activities?  The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts (URSA) supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty-mentored research and scholarly work across all disciplines and campuses at OSU.  We will also discuss grant strategies and opportunities to support student workers or trainees. April 27, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm. Register here.
  • Understanding Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships at OSU*. Confused about the differences between graduate assistants and fellows, how to request support from funders for these positions, and how to administer these positions without headaches?  This session will discuss common concerns and have plenty of time for questions and answers. May 10, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm. Register here.
  • Agency Specific Strategies: Success with NSF*.  Submitting a successful grant application depends on understanding the agency culture and mission.  Join us for tips from successful faculty on how to approach on how to approach NSF with social science, science, engineering and interdisciplinary projects. June 2, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm. Register here.

*new this year

CLA Events

Completed 2021-22 Events:

Friday, January 14, 2022, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.  Virtual Workshop: Foundation Funding – Writing a Letter of Intent in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  A letter of intent or inquiry is a key tool in establishing a relationship with private foundations.  These letters are an opportunity to introduce your proposed project to a funder in hopes that an invitation to submit a full proposal will result. Letter of intent processes of major funders in Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities will be compared, and narrative structures for creative art, research, and project-based proposals will be presented.  Participants  leave with an outline of a letter of intent for a proposal of interest.

Friday, October 22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Identify a Grant that Matches your Interests and Goals – Foundation Grants for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Learn more about how to find a grant program that fits your project ideas and interests.  Major funders in arts, humanities, and social sciences will be covered, along with search databases for private funding and tips on interacting with foundations. 

November 18-19, 2021, 9:00 – 4:30 pm.  Professional Grant Development Workshop: Arts, Humanities, and Social Science.  Grant Training Center.  This comprehensive in-person workshop covers the diversity of donors, key search engines, and converting ideas into fundable projects or research. After the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that propels your project or research beyond other submissions. You will also understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various guidelines.  Apply by November 12, 2021. Registration closed.