Faculty Research Development Workshops

Generating Research

External Funding

Identifying New Funding Opportunities
3 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. | Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

Research Portfolio Assessment - Identifying New Funding Opportunities Portfolio Analysis




Proposal “Post-Mortem”: Assessing Declined Proposals with Richard H. Nader, PhD
12 p.m — 1:30 p.m. | Thursday, September 21, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

Seeking and securing external funding is a process, not an event! Part of that process is receiving "declined" notices from funders. This workshop will take you on the journey of understanding what happened, assessing the weaknesses identified in your reviews, and knowing whether to try again. Be prepared by reviewing your reviews when you come to the workshop! This will be interactive and we welcome your participation.

Workshop for New Faculty: Funding Your Research - How to Get Started
12 p.m. — 2 p.m. | Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

Workshop for new faculty covering strategies for developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, and recruiting mentors and collaborators.

Finding Funding for International Activities
1 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. | Monday, October 23, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

Seeking and securing funding from international funders and U.S. sources for international projects.


Competing for Funding from the National Institutes of Health
2 p.m. — 4 p.m. | Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

For faculty researchers who are new to NIH, covering how NIH is organized, how to find and understand NIH funding opportunities, how to identify the IC, study section, and program that best fits your research, how NIH proposals are structured, the review process, and keys to writing a competitive proposal.

Grantsmanship 101: Keys to writing effective proposals
12 p.m. — 2 p.m. | Monday, November 6, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - External Funding

A webinar covering the key steps for planning a fundable research project and writing a competitive proposal, best practices, and common mistakes to avoid. The webinar will also cover how to interpret and respond to reviews.

Publication & Creative Works

Publication & Creative Works

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Research Enablers

Learn to do Quad Charts
10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. | Thursday, October 12, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research: Research Enablers

A Quad Chart presents a brief visual overview of your proposal across four quadrants of a single slide. Quad Charts are used by DOD for a variety of planning and communication purposes. Some DOD components, like DARPA, require a Quad Chart as part of their submissions.

Research Accelerants

Preparing for Grant Renewals and Site Visits
3:30 p.m. — 5 p.m. | Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research: Research Accelerants

An overview of winning strategies over the life cycle of proposal development. An in-depth workshop on successful NIH proposal writing.


Power of Partnerships
10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. | Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research: Research Accelerants

Advance your craft through the power of transdisciplinary engagement and strategic partnerships. Learn how your institution can assist you in identifying collaborators and strategic partners. Learn how to establish new partnerships, cultivate and nurture existing partnerships, and gracefully disengage from non-productive partnerships. Learn how transdisciplinary teams can accelerate research to truly innovate.



Leveraging and Maximizing Faculty Insight Data
Monday, November 10, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Generating Research - Research Accelerants

Participants will learn to augment the pre-populated data in their Faculty Insight profiles. There will be a demonstration of how individual faculty members can identify

  1. Internal and external subject matter experts
  2. funding and honorific award opportunities, and
  3. potential collaborators.

In addition, a demonstration of UTSA’s external discovery site will also be provided to reinforce how it is built upon the information curated in Faculty Insight.

Enhancing Research

Methodological Advancements

Data Science and AI for All Disciplines
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, October 30, 2023 | Virtual
Pilar/Pathway: Enhancing Research - Methodological Advancements

UTSA faculty members Jianwei Niu, Ashwin Malshe, and Rebecca Schroeder as they demonstrate AI lesson plans. As part of a UTSA partnership with Mitre Inc., professors Niu, Malshe and Schroeder have developed AI lessons that span across marketing, geological sciences, psychology, biology, and computer science as part of UTSA’s Generation AI Nexus program. This workshop is designed for faculty from all disciplines to incorporate AI lessons into their courses that will help students develop interests in data science and artificial intelligence.“Generation AI Nexus” or “Gen AI,” aims to assist faculty with introducing AI to all students, regardless of their major, understand AI and how to use it as an effective tool.

Administration & Execution

Hands-on Workshop for New Faculty: Planning a Fundable Project
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pilar/Pathway: Enhancing Research - Administration & Execution

Description: We discuss how to articulate your project goals, research questions, objectives or aims, outcomes, and impact in a way that will be compelling to your targeted funder. We will step through the process of planning the outline of your project, using that plan to write a one-pager or concept paper, and discussing it with your Program Officer.

Developing Researchers

Visioning & Leadership Career Advancement

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Personal Development/Skills

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