DOR Grant Workshop

DOR Grant Workshop - Summary Evaluation

What to Know About Grant Submissions and Research Development Opportunities

January 15 & 22, 2013

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DOR presenters (L to R), Stephanie Mitjans, Robert Gutierrez and Ludmilla Etienne

This workshop was presented by the CAS/CEC Faculty Mentor Program in partnership with the Division of Research. Presenters included Robert Gutierrez, Director of Pre-Award; Ludmilla Etienne, Associate Director, Pre-Award; Henry Artigues, Director, Research Development; and Stephanie Mitjans, Assistant Director of Research Development. Topics included an overview of the DOR and the Pre-Award organization, research development opportunities, submitting proposals, finding funding such as bridge funding, mentoring awards, seed funds awards and creative scholarships in the humanities and arts. It was noted that the DOR website is currently under development and will have many updated features.

Results from the post-workshop evaluations showed the majority of faculty agreed that the workshop lived up to their expectations, gave them useful suggestions, and that they were glad they took the time to participate. Requests for a copy of the DOR PowerPoint were made and it was sent out to all participants, as well as an invitation to hear a speaker from the NEH discuss grants in the humanities.

Faculty noted that they learned many new things, from “internal funding opportunities” and “timelines for submitting to the DOR office,” to the “DOR website and uses of it” as well as how to “get specialized searches for funding sources via InfoEd.” They also gained greater awareness on how to find forms online and funding opportunities available through the weekly research listserv. For future workshops, faculty suggested having “sample proposals and listings on site,” “specific information about planning proposals,” and “updated links to the websites.” Faculty also mentioned that the workshop was “very helpful overall” and “well-organized, concise, and informative.”

Detailed Evaluation Results from DOR workshops (January 15 & 22, 2013)

Twenty-five participants (of 27) completed evaluations on the DOR workshops, January 15 & 22, 2013.

Questions & Responses - Effectiveness of Presentation Topics

The session to discuss the Grant Submission process lived up to my expectations.
N= 25 Mean= 5.08 SD=.64 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

The session gave me useful suggestions.
N= 25 Mean=5.25 SD= .72 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

I am glad I took the time to participate in the session.
N=25 Mean= 5.42 SD= .83 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

The session to discuss Research Development Opportunities lived up to my expectations.
N= 24 Mean= 5.08 SD= .83 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

The session gave me useful suggestions.
N= 24 Mean= 5.17 SD= .70 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

I am glad I took the time to participate in the session.
N= 24 Mean= 5.25 SD= .68 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 6 (strongly agree)

Questions & Answers:

Please give an example of at least one thing you learned and will definitely take from the “What to Know About Grant…” workshop to use in your daily research and work.

• Even humanities proposals must go through DOR.
• Getting specialized searches for funding sources via InfoEd.
• Pre-awards and post awards with definitions and process.
• Website that allows search of RFP’s.
• Bridge funding, junior investment award, F&A.
• Need to account for F&A in grant proposals.
• Good info on support available. Will join listserv.
• Specific roles of division of research.
• Sources for external funding.
• I can get specialized searches for funding sources via InfoEd.
• Timelines for submitting through DOR office.
• Internal funding opportunities.
• Steps in pre-award process & post-award information.

Is there anything that could have been improved about this session?

• A kind of flowchart.
• Updated links to the websites.
• Discussion of budget/post award.
• Sample proposals and sample listings.
• Talk by other speaker.
• Specific information about planning proposals.
• Want to have a real example.

General comments about the workshop:

• Very helpful overall.
• Good, just too general.
• Friendly environment.
• Good, well-organized.
• Glad to meet other OSRA staff.
• Well-organized, concise and informative.
• New forms posted and list-serve.