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Workshops for New Faculty

New Faculty Support: Research Education Opportunities

Grant Writing Crash Course

New COH faculty will have the opportunity to attend the Grant Writing Crash Course (GWCC) as a benefit of their start up package. The cost for the Grant Writing Crash Course will be covered by the Dean’s Office. This is a ‘use it or lose it’ opportunity, and expires at the time of the faculty member’s first formal review.

Experienced University of Utah faculty provide individualized instruction in the mechanics of effective grant proposal writing, how to sell your idea to a sponsoring agency, how to develop specific aims and justifications, and the political and social aspects of “grantsmanship.” Participants will work on their grant proposals at the GWCC, receiving real-time feedback to strengthen their proposals and enhance their likelihood of funding. A high faculty-to-trainee (PI) ratio is provided and attendance is highly limited. The workshop is held twice per year; check with Research Education for exact dates. Registration fees include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend).

The Grant Writing Crash Course is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and currently led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

RATS Research Investigator Courses

New COH faculty are encouraged to attend the Research Investigator ~ Core Courses provided by Research Education. This series acknowledges the study of research integrity in the context of scientific management training. Researchers can take an additional four elective courses to complete a certificate. If you are interested in classes only (not the Research Investigator Certificate, which consists of the core classes plus four electives) the classes are available on-line.

Core Courses

  • Investigator Training Workshop: Pre-Award Session
  • Investigator Training Workshop: Post-Award Session
  • Investigator Training Workshop: Researcher Resources and Funding Searches
  • Investigator Training Workshop: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • Introduction to Technology Commercialization & Intellectual Property
  • Introduction to the IRB, the IACUC and the IBC

For more information about these opportunities, or any assistance with research related-activities, contact Pattie O’Kane, COH Grants & Contracts Office: 801-587-9657