Research and Sponsored Programs

UT Scholars Institute Program (SIP)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the fall semester UT 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 for grant submissions
  • identifying external sources of funding
  • effective proposal writing & the review process
  • budgets & proposal research goals
  • accessing UT resources
  • the proposal submission process
  • the award process & 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 faculty and postdocs.
Participation will be limited to 35 faculty members.
Preference will be given to those who have not previously participated in SIP.

When will this be offered?

2019 spring institute will convene on March 4, 2019 and will consist of 5 daily 3-hour sessions, concluding, March 8. Discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UT faculty and staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Date
Time
Location
Topics
March 4   9:00 AM to 12:00  PM  Main Campus
Research & Technology Complex 1 Building (R1)
1st Floor Conference Room
  • Necessity and benefits of extramural funding
  • Developing your proposal ideas
  • Necessary characteristics of a fundable research project

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

March 5 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Main Campus
Research & Technology Complex 1 Building (R1)
1st Floor Conference Room
  • How to find funding sources, Using SPIN
  • What’s been funded?  Information resources.
  • Communications with program officers and review criteria
  • The review process:  Linking project goals to review criteria
  • Review criteria for two page proposal
March 6  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Main Campus
Research & Technology Complex 1 Building (R1)
1st Floor Conference Room
  • 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 7 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Main Campus
Research & Technology Complex 1 Building (R1)
1st Floor Conference Room
  • Budgeting and starting the proposal process
  • Jumping through the hoops: Human & animal research subjects
  • Research compliance regulations – the bare essentials
  • Funding has been awarded! Now what?
  • Core facilities
March 8 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Main Campus
Research & Technology Complex 1 Building (R1)
1st Floor Conference Room
  •  Project summary review panels and reports

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
On or before Monday, February 25, 2019
Maximum Registration: 35 participants

Questions

Any questions about this opportunity may be sent to Jack Schultz, Senior Executive Director of Research Development in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Last Updated: 6/30/19