Faculty Workshops

Mon April 13

Writing a Proposal to the NSF CAREER Program

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This is a seminar on NSF CAREER Award proposal writing.

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Mon April 13

Writing Proposals to the Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This workshop is an overview of the Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences proposal writing.

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Mon April 13

Writing Proposals to the Department of Defense

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

1 - 2:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This workshop provides an overview of the Department of Defense proposal writing.

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Tue April 14

Writing Proposals to the Department of Energy and the National Labs

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System.  Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This workshop provides an overview of the Department of Energy and National Labs proposal writing.

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Tue April 14

Pursuing Funding Opportunities through Corporate and Foundation Sources

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This is a seminar on how to find and compete for funding through Corporate and Foundation sources

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