Faculty Workshops

Fri September 26

Census Data for Health Care Planning and Community Assessment

UTSA Libraries

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |  JPL 2.01.16   |  Group Spot   |  Main Campus

Learn to navigate the U.S. Census Bureau website, data tools, interactive maps, and quick searches to understand the changing demographics of Central and South Texas communities.

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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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Fri October 24

Roadmap to Funded Research Series 2: Foundations of Grant Writing and Proposal Development

UTSA Research

DR. ANA WANDLESS

Research Program Coordinator

10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   |  DB 1.402   |  Downtown Campus

The key to a successful proposal is presenting quality ideas through concise writing. In this workshop, staff from UTSA’s Office of Research Support will share tips for writing clearly, capturing the reviewers’ attention, and avoiding common errors. Participants will also learn how to apply effective project management strategies to the proposal development process.

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