Faculty Workshops

Mon September 29

Roadmap to Funded Research Series 1: Foundations of Grant Seeking

UTSA Research

Dr. Ana Wandless

Dr. Belinda Flores

Dr. Floyd Wormley

Ms. Lauren Moore

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

The goal of this session is to assist early career faculty and/or grant writing novices in developing a plan for pursuing funded research. Topics include establishing long-term research and grant writing goals and collaborations; seeking and identifying relevant funding opportunities; critically reading funding solicitations; communicating with program officers; and accessing UTSA resources for research and grants support.

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Mon October 06

Building the NSF Grant Proposal

UTSA Research - San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Dr. Robert Porter

Former Director of Research Development, University of Tennessee

Dr. Robert Porter has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years' experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal.

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Mon October 06

Writing Successful Grants

UTSA Research

Dr. Robert Porter

Former Director of Research Development, University of Tennessee

Dr. Robert Porter has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years' experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan.

1 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

For those who are new to the grant game, this introductory workshop covers basic principles of good grant writing, starting with the phrasing of a compelling research theme to the actual construction of the proposal itself.

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Wed October 08

Community Roundtable: A Discussion on Exploring the Civic Mission of UTSA

Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion - Service-Learning

8:30 - 10 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22A   |  Assembly Room - Side A   |  Main Campus

A discussion group of fellow faculty, staff and community partners on pre-selected articles from the Civic Monograph Series of the AACU.

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Thu October 09

Digital Measures: Preparing Your Annual Report

Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Sandra T. Welch

Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Welch is Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and a Professor of Accounting at UTSA. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and also maintains her CPA license. She teaches financial accounting and fraud investigation. The latter is the subject of her primary research and the majority of her publications. She assisted with the development of the Digital Measures system at UTSA, and is knowledgeable about its use for developing both a vita and an annual report. 

2 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 2.01.16 - Side B   |  GroupSpot Room   |  Main Campus

Join us for this hands-on session to help you document your academic career using Digital Measures. This training will focus on the most effective ways to input details regarding your accomplishments for your official Annual Report.

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