Must take four.
Participants must complete four sessions, one from each core content area. Session titles vary from meeting to meeting.
1. Proposal Development: Overview and Proposal Components
This topic area covers the basics of proposal development and the role of the research development professional in identifying funding sources; interpreting application guidelines; coaching and assisting investigators in developing proposals.
Examples of workshops and sessions that would meet the Proposal Development requirement include:
- any introductory or basics sessions on specific funding agencies,
- proposal and budget development,
- specific proposal components such as abstracts,
- aims and objectives,
- letters of intent,
- white papers,
- logic models, and
- submitting the complete grant application.
2. Developing Investigator Capacity
This topic area covers educating and mentoring investigators in effective proposal development, establishing individual strategic funding plans, facilitating contact with funding agencies.
Examples of sessions that would meet this requirement include:
- any introductory session on designing and presenting faculty workshops,
- strategies for working with inexperienced or inactive investigators,
- communicating with agency program officers,
- understanding the agency review process.
3. Collaborative and Large-Scale Projects
This area covers identifying and managing the development of large-scale, collaborative projects for research, outreach or education. Topics in this area include:
- identifying and forming teams,
- providing project management for proposal development,
- drafting non-technical proposal sections,
- coordinating multiple authors and providing editorial assistance for proposal narratives,
- organizing red team and external reviews,
- communicating with and coordinating external partners, and
- managing limited submission grant opportunities.
Examples of sessions that would meet this requirement include sessions on:
- specific grant programs,
- team science,
- managing conflict,
- developing templates,
- boilerplate language,
- coordinating internal and external review teams,
- conducting workshops on large-scale,
- collaborative proposals and other relevant topics.
4. Research Development Management and Infrastructure
Sessions in this topic area include:
- professional growth and management for the research development specialist,
- identifying and training RD staff,
- coordinating RD across the institution,
- managing a hybrid position in research development and research administration,
- collaborating with other research administration offices and functions,
- managing limited submission proposals,
- managing internal grant programs,
- collecting and managing research development metrics,
- publicizing and
- recognizing research success, and other relevant topics.