Research Workshops

Grant writing workshops are offered to provide tools and training on topics related to growing a robust research enterprise here at the USF Sarasota Manatee. Click on the workshop title to go to the registration page.


Research Productivity Workshop
Friday, September 15, 2017

The aims of this workshop will be to help faculty develop tailored research productivity plans specific to their scholarly expectations. The topics will include: Building research area: a trajectory of success, Submitting competitive proposals, Mentoring junior faculty and graduate students, Communicating science, Service counts: Peer Review panels

Grant writing workshop that reviews best practices in grant-seeking activity. Grant writing workshops have demonstrated correlation with grant-seeking success.

Part 1 (10:00am to 12 noon) Invited speaker: Dr. Victoria Stuart, Assistant Program Director, Faculty Honors, Prizes & Awards, USF Research & Innovation

Synergy Lunch from 12 noon 1:00pm

Part 2 (1:00pm to 3:00pm) Invited speaker: Dr. Karen Holbrook, Executive Vice President of USFSM and Senior Advisor to the President of the USF System, former president of The Ohio State University, and Interim President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


NSF Grant Writing Workshop
Friday, September 29, 2017

This workshop provides an overview of the NSF, their strategic goals and current funding opportunities. We will discuss best practices when reaching out to your NSF Directorate as well as service on peer review panels. We will also cover the proposal development timeline for a competitive grant proposal and resources in the Office of Research to reduce your work in grant preparation.

Synergy Lunch from 12 noon 1:00pm

In Part 2 of this workshop we will focus on the nuts and bolts of competitive grant applications, navigating FASTLANE, avoiding ‘Returned without review’ and understanding research compliance.  Topics will include: Your 15-page Project Description; budget basics, and new proposal sections (Collaborator Matrix, Impact Statement). Participants will walk away with a more granular understanding of the process and the resources available to assist faculty research productivity including tools/templates for proposal development; insight into internal and external peer review; and more.


Students Research Engagement Workshop
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
11:00am (lunch provided)

The purpose of this workshop is to increase students engaged in the research enterprise, promote mentoring through research assistantships and provide interested students with the tools that they need to be research active.

This workshop will incorporate the voices of faculty mentors, students who wish to become engaged in research, Academic Advisors and the USFSM research office.  Topics include:

  • Connecting students with a faculty mentors
  • Funding research assistantships
  • Meeting expectations in research and scholarship
  • Time management for Research Assistants
  • Posters and presentations at the Research Showcase
  • Participating at professional conferences

If you have Research Workshop topics that you’d like to see covered, send your suggestions to Sandy Justice sjustice@usf.edu


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