Faculty Workshops

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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Fri October 31

Panel Discussion: NIH Early Career Awards

UTSA Research and College of Sciences

Dr. Floyd Wormley

Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences 

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

A presentation and panel discussion designed to help the UTSA postdoctoral and faculty research community better understand the range of NIH career awards available to them.

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