Faculty Development and Education

The Office for Research Development (ORD) offers on-going workshops for faculty on topics such as Pivot – Identifying Funding Opportunities and ORED and OSP Overview. The workshop descriptions and registrations links are below. Contact Angie Shotts at acshotts@ua.edu with questions.

Special Topic Workshops and Networking Sessions

The Office for Research Development (ORD) offers workshops and networking sessions to support faculty in their research and scholarly endeavors.

The special topic workshops, networking sessions, and on-going workshops are offered throughout the academic year and are announced on the Research News Listserv.

 

If you have questions about a specific session or scheduling a workshop for a group, contact Angie Shotts at acshotts@ua.edu.

Click here to go directly to the registration form for all ORD sessions.

 

Office for Research Calendar of Events

 

Spring 2020 ORD Schedule

Economic and Business Engagement: Open Forum

What keeps you from working with industry partners? Do you know where or how to start? What are your biggest concerns or obstacles?

Dan Blakley joined the Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED) as the Associate Vice President for Economic and Business Engagement in January 2020. His new position coincides with the implementation of the ORED five-year strategic plan. Research faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in this open forum to share how he and ORED can better support faculty in their efforts to cultivate strong, lasting collaborations with industry partners. Representatives from related ORED offices, such as Research and Technology Agreements and the Office for Innovation and Commercialization, will also be present to answer questions and to hear your suggestions and requests.

Registration: Lunch will be guaranteed for those who register by close of business on April 1, 2020. Walk-ins and late registrations are welcomed. To register, go to https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop. Contact Angie Shotts with questions.

Update: The date for this session is delayed to comply with social distancing guidelines. As of March 25, 2020, we are considering a May date. Contact Angie Shotts (acshotts@ua.edu) with questions.

Date:                 Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time:                 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location:         NEMB Room 1403, ALRI Training Room

 

Networking: Cancer Related Research

This networking session focuses on developing new collaborations with faculty researching all aspects of cancer and cancer-related issues. Faculty from across all disciplines including health and nursing, social sciences, data analytics, and statistical analysis are encouraged to participate.

Registration:  Due to the complexity of networking sessions, registration is requested by February 25, 2020. Faculty interested in this area of research but unable to attend the session should email Angie Shotts for additional information. To register, go to https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop.

Date:                 Tuesday, March 10, 2020      

Time:                 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:         NEMB Room 1403, ALRI Training Room

 

Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

The Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) is an interdisciplinary, arts-focused research engine driven by the interests of faculty from across the University. By facilitating collaborations across disciplines, CARI maximizes the impact of faculty arts research, while enriching the University, local, and regional communities.

This speed networking session seeks to assist UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research. We invite UA faculty members from a wide range of disciplines to participate in a discussion of ongoing projects, potential funding sources, and next steps toward forming collaborative teams and structuring projects. We encourage faculty with active research projects as well as those with interest in future projects to participate in this networking opportunity.

Speed Networking is a fun and fast-paced way to bring together faculty researchers from different disciplines who otherwise might not meet. The goal is to provide a structured format in which researchers can explore new partnerships outside their usual group of collaborators, discuss research expertise, spark new approaches, and evaluate the potential for future collaboration.

Registration:  Due to the complexity of networking sessions, registration is requested by March 27, 2020. Faculty interested in this area of research but unable to attend the session should email Angie Shotts for additional information. To register, go to https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop.

Date:                 Friday, April 10, 2020      

Time:                 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Location:         Maxwell Hall; 420 Stadium Drive

 

ORED and OSP Overview

Presenters:     Angie Shotts, Office for Research Development and Jennifer Mills, Office for Sponsored Programs

This session provides an overview of the Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED) and covers a variety of topics including the preparation, submission, and administration of research proposals and awards including an overview of Cayuse.

Registration:        https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop

Dates:    

Wednesday, January 29, 2020            3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020               10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020               8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2020                        3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Update: The April date for this session has been canceled to comply with social distancing guidelines. Contact Angie Shotts (acshotts@ua.edu) with questions.

Location: NEMB Room 1403, ALRI Training Room

 

Pivot – Identifying Funding Opportunities

Presenter:       Angie Shotts, Office for Research Development 

Attendees will learn how to use Pivot to locate external funding opportunities during this overview session. Research faculty are encouraged to utilize Pivot so they may receive weekly Funding Alert emails with new or updated opportunities that match their specific research interests.

Registration:          https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop

Dates:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020*                10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020            10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020                4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020          4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: NEMB Room 1403, ALRI Training Room for all dates except January 28 which will be in Room 1003, the Sparks Room.

 

What is EPSCoR?

Presenter:      Charlotte Nix, Alabama EPSCoR and UA ORED

EPSCoR (formerly Experimental now Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is a federal research granting program at the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy (DOE), NASA, Department of Defense (DoD), USDA, and the National Institutes of Health.  EPSCoR was started in 1979 at the NSF in response to the distribution of research and development funding going to only a few states.  Alabama became eligible for NSF EPSCoR in 1985 and is currently eligible for competitive EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like programs at NSF, DOE, NASA, and DoD.  During this one hour presentation, Charlotte Nix, Alabama EPSCoR Program Administrator, will provide an introduction to the EPSCoR Programs for which Alabama is eligible, Alabama EPSCoR staff, the impact of EPSCoR awards on our state, past EPSCoR awards, and the state program that supports graduate students.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by noon on March 23, 2020.

Registration:  https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop

Update: The date for this session is delayed to comply with social distancing guidelines. As of March 25, 2020, we are considering a May date with the option to join by Zoom. Contact Angie Shotts (ashotts@ua.edu) with questions.

Date:                 Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time:                 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Location:          Northeast Medical Building (NEMB), Room 1403 in the ALRI suite

 

Taped Sessions and Videos

All videos are password protected. Please contact Angie Shotts to request the password to access the items listed below.