Funding Focus is a monthly forum for OHSU researchers
This brown-bag lunchtime series provides advice from the OHSU research community and beyond on the important topic of funding your research. Bring your lunch, listen to our panel of wise experts, and have your own questions answered. No registration is required. If you would like to suggest a topic for a future workshop, please e-mail us.
Keep an eye for our next Funding Focus on Research News.
March 21, 2017
Dec. 19, 2016
Nov. 3 and 10, 2016What's new with peer review?
May 2015Foundation Funding
-Key differences between government and private funding
-How to target your research proposal to a specific foundation
-Internal processes at OHSU for applying to private foundations and corporations
New ways of finding funding at OHSU
Slides from this talk will be posted shortly!
February 2015New NIH Biosketch Format
NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowships
Research Funding & Development Services is holding a short information meeting for incoming graduate students interested in applying for fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense. These opportunities are limited to students in their first year of graduate school. This workshop will feature students who have received graduate student funding awards as well as information about resources to help you prepare your applications.
Transparency in Peer Review
Peer review has remained largely unchanged for the last few decades: papers are sent to anonymous reviewers and are not published until they pass peer review. In recent years, several scientific publishers have started to open up the peer review process by naming reviewers or publishing referee reports online. July's Funding Focus seminar will feature a special guest from F1000Research, an open access journal in the life sciences. Eva Amsen, Ph.D., outreach director for F1000Research, will discuss changes in peer review over the past few years and lead a conversation about transparency in peer review.
June 2014The new NIH biosketch and tools to support it
No Funding Focus this month due to OHSU Research Week.
Preparing a Poster Presentation
You've done the research, now you need to pull it together for your Research Week poster! This seminar will present the key tips for creating and presenting a poster that will be memorable for all the right reasons. Presented by Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., assistant professor, OHSU Library.
Fulbright Scholars informational seminar
Have you ever considered traveling abroad to pursue your research career goals? Maybe you've wondered if a new environment might allow you to gain alternate perspectives? Or perhaps you just want to see more of the world? If so, you won't want to miss the month's Funding Focus featuring special guest from the Fulbright Program, Dylan Gipson, senior program officer for the Fulbright Council for International Exchange of Scholars. This is a great opportunity for faculty and postdoctoral fellows to learn more about the Fulbright Scholar program and gain insight into how to assemble a competitive application. In addition to his presentation, Mr. Gipson will also be available immediately afterward to discuss with potential applicants their project proposals and specific world regions of interest.
Tips for National Science Foundation grant applications
Learn how to write a successful National Science Foundation research grant from a panel of NSF-funded faculty members. Topics covered will include how to respond to the NSF Broader Impacts Criterion, insights into the NSF peer review process, as well as tips and tricks for putting together a competitive application. Panel members include:
- Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D., professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Michael Danilchik, Ph.D., professor, Integrated Biosciences
- Marcel Wehrli, Ph.D., associate professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Antonio Baptista, Ph.D., director, Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction
Internal Funding Opportunities
Learn about sources for pilot funds, career development awards, and emergency funding at OHSU.
Insights Gleaned from the Military Healthy Systems Research Symposium
The Department of Defense funds research across the spectrum, from very basic science to social and behavioral studies. But how do you take advantage of these funds? Come to December’s Funding Focus, to learn about what the DoD is currently interested in, the importance of networking, and how you can get support to attend the most important DoD biomedical research conference of the year, the Military Health Systems Research Symposium (abstract submission opens January 6, 2014; meeting, August 18-21, 2014).
Grant Writing 101
You’ll learn the key elements of a successful proposal, including how to: plan your work, have all the right elements in place, understand OHSU processes, know your audience, have a great idea and strong science, and write a great application.
OHSU Research 101
Are you new to OHSU or just looking for a refresher on the resources we have available? Join us for a virtual tour of OHSU research resources at this month's Funding Focus seminar. We'll cover tools you'll need for planning research projects as well as how to get your grant application through the OHSU system. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrators are all welcome to attend.
Funding strategies for students and postdocs
SPECIAL TWO-PART WORKSHOP: September 10 & 17
This month, Research Funding & Development Services is partnering with OHSU Women in Science to host a two-part workshop on funding for students and postdocs. Tuesday, September 10 will be a session about funding opportunities at each pre- and postdoctoral stage. One week later, on September 17, there will be a panel discussion with grant awardees and faculty review committee members. All are welcome.
NSF & DoD Graduate Student Research Fellowships
Research Funding & Development Services is holding a short information meeting to talk to incoming graduate students interested in applying for fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. These opportunities are limited to students in their first year of graduate school. This workshop will feature students who have received graduate student funding awards as well as information about resources to help you prepare your applications.
June & July 2013
Series on summer hiatus.
A closer look at PCORI
Are you interested in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research? Are you thinking about applying to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute? Join us for an informal panel discussion with faculty and staff who have participated in the PCORI review process or had their work funded by a PCORI grant. The discussion will cover strategies for writing a successful PCORI grant as well as how PCORI-funded projects differ from federally funded research. Panelists include:
- John McConnell, Ph.D., director, OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
- Katie Wilkes, B.A., manager, OHSU Research Funding and Development Services
- Vance Bauer, M.A., OCHIN research operations director
- Christine Nelson, Ph.D., RN, OCHIN senior research associate
How to write a great specific aims page
The specific aims page is one of the most important components of your grant proposal because it's the one that reviewers are most likely to read. Learn how to clearly articulate your research goals and write a great specific aims page. Presented by Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., Director, Research Communication & Development Services.
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How to write an MRF grant
If you're planning to apply to the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon sometime this year, watch this video to learn what MRF reviewers are looking for.. Presented by David Ellison, M.D., former MRF review committee chair.
NIH Public Access Policy - PMCID: What You Need to Know
Learn about OHSU resources and tools that you can use to manage your compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Presented by Robin Champieux, Assistant Professor, OHSU Library.
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OHSU Internal Funding Opportunities
Learn about sources for pilot funds, career development awards, and emergency funding at OHSU. Presented by Katie Wilkes, Program Manager, Research Funding & Development Services.
Overcoming Writer's Block
SPECIAL DAY AND TIME: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
Publishing papers is essential to getting grants funded—but having grant funding is essential for writing papers. So what do you do when you’re stuck? Join Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., director of research development and communication, for a seminar on Overcoming Writer’s Block. The presentation will cover tricks for dealing with common writing pitfalls; research on what techniques have been successful in beating writer’s block and increasing productivity; and how to integrate writing into your daily routine.
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Understanding Foundation Funding
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
Are you familiar with NIH funding but not sure where to start when it comes to foundations? Maybe you need seed funding for a new project or you’re planning a conference and could use help finding corporate sponsors. Join us for Understanding Foundation Funding, presented by the OHSU Foundation’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. We’ll cover key differences between government and private funding; how to target your research proposal to a specific foundation; and internal processes at OHSU for applying to private foundations and corporations.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
Are you new to OHSU or just looking for a refresher on the resources we have available? Join us for a virtual tour of OHSU research resources. We’ll cover tools you’ll need for planning research projects as well as how to get your grant application through the OHSU system. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrators are all welcome to attend.
OCTRI Program Services and Descriptions
Working with Industry
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
Andrew Watson, Ph.D., from Technology Transfer and Business Development will be speaking about working with small businesses through SBIR/STTR programs, getting industry-sponsored research agreements, presenting your research in a way that’s appealing to industry sponsors, and more.
NIH Peer Review Panel
Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
OHSU faculty who have participated in recent study sections will share their experiences and answer questions about how to improve your NIH proposals. All faculty, researchers, students, and research administrators are welcome to attend. Faculty presenters include:
- David Ellison, M.D., Professor, Nephrology
- Buddy Ullman, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- Eliot Spindel, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
- Rosalie Sears, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular & Medical Genetics
- Matthew Lattal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
- Deborah Lewinsohn, M.D., Professor, Infectious Disease (Pediatric)
- Sandra Rugonyi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Transgenic Mouse Models at OHSU
Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201
Do you use mouse models for your research? Please join us for a town hall on the future of transgenic mouse models on OHSU’s campus. You are encouraged to attend whether you use or plan to use mice provided by the OHSU transgenic facility, or by other external suppliers. The Office of the Vice President for Research relies on your opinion so that we can make well informed decisions and appropriate plans that meet the needs of the transgenic user community at OHSU.