Workshop Support

Award Cycle: Quarterly
Limit on Proposals per PI: An individual may participate as PI on one Research Workshop (RW) proposal per cycle. 
Limit on Awards per PI: An individual may not have more than two active RW awards at a given time.
Proposal Due Dates: First University of Arizona business day of October, January, April, and July
Earliest Start Date: Three weeks after quarterly due date
Award Period: Nine months from award date
Applications:  Accepted through UA Competition Space 

Description: RII supports workshops that bring experts together to discuss recent research or education findings in order to support the long-term planning of interdisciplinary, team science programs. Ultimately, these workshops should enable the future submission of a high-quality and relevant research proposal to an external sponsor. RII is particularly interested in funding workshops to further the UA’s Strategic Plan.

Shared support by partner institutions is encouraged. A workshop proposal should generally be submitted at six months in advance of the scheduled date. Workshops must be accessible and welcoming to diverse audiences (see the UA DRC event planning guidance).

Applicants may request up to $15,000 in support of a workshop.

Proposal preparation, submission, and processing information is available in the RII Proposal Preparation Guide (PPG) v6, which is downloadable within the InfoReady competition. The PPG includes requirements for the project narrative and supplemental documents; it is strongly encouraged that interested applicants read the PPG in full as proposals that do not match the PPG will be returned without review.

Solicitation Specific Requirements:

Proposal Preparation:

  1. Narrative: the two-page narrative should include statements on the need for such a workshop and the list of topics to be discussed, the overall impact of the workshop, the societal impact of the workshop, significance or intellectual merit of the workshop, and the potential return on investment. In addition, the narrative should include why UA is well positioned to be a leader in the proposed area as well as an analysis of recent workshops or events at other institutions.
  2. Supplemental Documents:
  • No more than one-page table including the names and organizational affiliations of the organizing committee and invited participants.
  • No more than one-page on how the meeting will be organized (including a draft agenda)


Updated: August 27, 2021