Research and Sponsored Programs

UToledo Scholars Institute Program (SIP)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the spring semester UToledo Scholars Institute Program (SIP). This opportunity is designed to help prepare researchers with preparing successful grant proposals and developing a fundable research program. Participation in the institute is open to all non-tenured faculty members who are within their first 4 years of hire. 

Participants will acquire broad perspectives and specific advice for developing an externally funded research program.

Topic areas include:

  • Preparing Grant Submissions
  • Identifying External Sources of Funding
  • Effective Proposal Writing and the Review Process
  • Budgets and Proposal Research Goals
  • Accessing UToledo Resources
  • The Proposal Submission Process
  • The Award Process and Sponsor Requirements.

At the conclusion of the workshops, all participants will provide a two-page draft proposal summary and will participate in peer-review of participant proposals.

Other topics may be selected based on the interests of the selected participants.

Who may participate?

Participation is open to all UToledo faculty and postdocs.
Participation will be limited to 25 faculty members.
Preference will be given to those who have not previously participated in SIP.

When will this be offered?

2024 spring institute will consist of 5 daily 3-hour sessions. Discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UToledo faculty and staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Time and Speakers
March 4, 2024   9:00 AM to 12:00  PM 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Individual Writing Time (optional)
R1 Building,
Main Campus
  • Necessity and benefits of extramural funding
  • Developing your proposal ideas
  • Necessary characteristics of a fundable research project
  • Review criteria for two page proposal

Participants will develop a 2-3 page research proposal during the weeklong workshop.

March 5 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Individual Writing Time (optional)
R1 Building,
Main Campus
  • How to find funding sources (SPIN etc.)
  • What’s been funded?  Information resources
  • Internal funding opportunities
  • Structure and content of the proposal
  • Strategic writing/common errors
  • What resources do you need to complete your project?
  • Connecting budget to project goals
March 6  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Individual Writing Time (optional)
R1 Building,
Main Campus
  • Budget and starting the proposal process
  • Jumping through the hoops: human & animal research subjects
  • Research compliance regulations - the essentials
  • Funding has been awarded! Now what?
  • Core Facilities
March 7 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Individual Writing Time (optional)
R1 Building,
Main Campus
  • DEI and integrating activities with your project
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Education components
  • Broader Impacts
  • Interdisciplinary and Collaborative proposals
March 8 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM R1 Building,
Main Campus
  • Project summary review panels and reports


Register Now
Please register by Monday, February 26, 2024
Maximum Registration: 25 participants


Any questions about this opportunity may be sent to Eva English, Director, Grants Development and Strategic Partnerships.

Last Updated: 8/21/23