Research Workshop



Kansas NASA EPSCoR Workshop - December 10, 2021, 11

Dr. L. “Scott” Miller will present a workshop via zoom on the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program. 

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NCURA Webinars:

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications

Budget justifications have taken on increasing significance in recent years, moving from explaining to reviewers the basis of cost calculations to persuading them that the items are critical to the success of the project. In this webinar, you will learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to Uniform Guidance expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project. Infrastructure supports will also be explored, including sample questions, templates, and automation. Inserting a few more specific details in targeted places in the narrative and budget justification can earn the essential benefit of the doubt points that elevate your projects into the “Funded” category.

This session is designed for individuals who have at least a couple years of experience with proposal writing or have responsibility for assisting faculty with proposal development.


Jeremy T. Miner, MA
Director of Grants and Contracts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Irina P. Diaz, BA
Preaward Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dennis J. Paffrath, MBA
Associate Vice President of Research Administration
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications - August 16, 2021

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications Presentation Slides



Past Workshop Recordings:

Introduction to WSU Office of Research

Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips

Introduction to WSU Office of Research - August 27, 2021

Introduction to WSU Office of Research Handouts


Institutional Review Board & Data Security

Topics Covered: 

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Discussion on process of applying to the WSU IRB for research involving human subjects.
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Discussion about HIPAA and its relevance to University researchers.
  • Data Security - Discussion on data security with regard to sensitive data such as personally-identifying information, controlled unclassified information, and research data in general.

This workshop is recommended especially for those in health professions, and those whose research involves working with human subjects or sensitive data.


Institutional Review Board & Data Security - December 4, 2020

Institutional Review Board & Data Security - December 8, 2020

Faculty Support Committee

This is a panel discussion with the WSU Faculty Support Committee about internal grant funding opportunities available to WSU Faculty, including the URCA, ARC and MURPA. 

The WSU Faculty Support committee will describe:

  • Each funding opportunity,
  • The rating criteria that is used to evaluate applications, and
  • How to improve your likelihood of receiving this internal funding.

Faculty Support Committee - August 26, 2021

Faculty Support Committee Powerpoint

Internal Grant Opportunities Handouts

Hanover Research Workshops

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty

Topics will include: an overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty: Federal Profiles - October 30, 2020

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty: Foundation Profiles - October 30, 2020

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Handouts



Building Your Research Career

Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.

Building Your Research Career: Prospecting & Networking - October 30, 2020

Building Your Research Career: Grant Seeking Strategy - October 30, 2020

Building Your Research Career Handouts



Good vs. Fundable Proposals

Topics will include: the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  

Good vs Fundable Proposals - January 22, 2021

Good vs Fundable Proposals Handouts

How to Write a Concept Paper Handout

PO Outreach Guidance Handout

Links and Resources Handout

National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) R15

This workshop will discuss the National Institutes of Health’s R15 funding mechanism and applying to NIH overall. The R15 is now known as a Research Enhancement Award.  WSU is eligible to receive Research Enhancement Awards, which support small-scale research projects at institutions that have not received major NIH support. 

NIH R15 funding goals include:

  1. Supporting meritorious research, 
  2. Exposing students to research and 
  3. Strengthening the research environment of the institution. 

NIH R15 - January 27, 2021

NIH R15 Handouts

National Science Foundation's (NSF) Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)

On April 21 at 3 pm CT, Kansas State University’s Office of Research is hosting an overview session via zoom on the National Science Foundation’s (NFS) Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE). Our speaker is Dr. Kellina M. Craig Henderson, SBE’s current Deputy Assistant Director. This Directorate focuses on human behavior and social organizations, in particular how economic, political, environmental, social, and cultural forces affect the lives of people from birth to old age – and how people in turn shape those forces. SBE consists of four divisions—Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences, Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The funding opportunities offered by this directorate reflect the diversity of its research interests.

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SBE Directorate Overview Flyer

National Science Foundation Seminars

On April 23, 2021 and April 30, 2021 Dr. Coleen Pugh and Dr. Jan Twomey presented two seminars on applying to the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Pugh covered topics related to general NSF proposal development; Dr. Twomey discussed both the NSF CAREER and NSF ERI programs. 

NSF Workshop Slides - Dr. Coleen Pugh (2021-04-23)

Webinar Recording - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)

NSF Workshop Slides - NSF CAREER - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)

NSF Workshop Slides - NSF ERI - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)