Professional development opportunities for researchers

Research Development offers annual programs and workshops to help UVM researchers and scholars expand their knowledge of federal agencies and proposal development.

NSF CAREER Commit to Submit Program

Our CAREER Commit to Submit Program runs annually each spring semester. This is a cohort-style program offered to early-career faculty planning to submit an NSF CAREER proposal in July of that year. Over eight sessions, we provide an overview and insight into the National Science Foundation (NSF), demystify the NSF review process, help you develop your Broader Impact Identity, familiarize you with all sections of the CAREER proposal, and provide tips and tricks for developing your CAREER research and education plans. Participants are prioritized to receive 1:1 grantsmanship support after completion of the program until the annual CAREER submission deadline. 

Every other Friday starting February 10, 2023

Writing Your First NIH Grant Series

Our Writing Your First NIH Grant series runs annually in the spring semester. This series is geared towards those new to grant writing and/or new to NIH proposals, and will be presented largely through the lense of the standard R01 mechanism. Topics include navigating NIH and the NIH review process, selecting the right funding mechanism and how to read the funding solicitation, writing tips and tricks for your Specific Aims page and Research Strategy, developing a budget, navigating the many NIH supporting documents, and exploring grant mechanisms specific to early-career faculty. This series is designed to be a la carte, so you can attend as many or as few sessions as needed. All sessions are virtual and will be recorded.

Every Friday starting March 10, 2023

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Workshop

In collaboration with the Office of Fellowships, Opportunities, and Undergraduate Research (FOUR), we provide a four-session NSF GRFP Workshop designed for undergraduate seniors or early-stage graduate students who are eligible to apply for the NSF GRFP program. The workshop covers topics on how to prepare a strong application and includes a panel of past GRFP reviewers. Workshop sessions are in-person early in the fall.

Coming Fall 2023, schedule TBD


Other Workshops and Seminars as Requested

Research Development can also offer tailored workshop and seminar offerings upon request. We can provide grant funding and writing content specific to your college or department, including targeting specific funding sources and audience career stages. While we try to accomodate all requests, our ability to fulfill requests is dependent on timing and workload availabilty. Please request a consult on our intake form to discuss your needs further.