Ongoing Programs | Research Development | The University of Vermont(title)

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


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. 

Our CAREER Commit to Submit Program runs annually each spring semester. 


Writing Your First NIH Grant Series


This series is geared towards those new to grant writing and/or new to NIH proposals, and will be presented largely through the lens 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. 

Our Writing Your First NIH Grant series last ran in spring 2023. All sessions were virtual and recorded. Recordings can be viewed on our sharepoint site.


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.


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 accommodate all requests, our ability to fulfill requests is dependent on timing and workload availability. Please request a consult on our intake form to discuss your needs further.

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Other Resources

You can view recordings and presentations from past series on our Sharepoint website

RD Sharepoint Site