Seminars and Workshops

Research Development Services hosts a number of writing groups in support of faculty pursuing extramural funding. See the navigation to the left hand side of the screen to identify our upcoming programs.

Schedule for 2021-2022 Academic Year


NSF CAREER Grant Preparation w/ AtKisson Training Group

   October 18, 2021 
   Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
   Location: This webinar will be hosted via Zoom 

Research Development Services is hosting a virtual interactive informational session for faculty interested in developing proposals for the NSF CAREER program. Peg AtKisson, PhD, of AtKisson Training Group will lead the course.

NSF CAREER Education & Broader Impacts 

   April 13, 2022 
   Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm 
   Location: ENR2 N595

The Office of Societal Impacts is partnering with RDS to support faculty in the development of the broader impacts, education plan and evaluation components of the NSF CAREER proposals. This in-person session will share advice for developing a competitive submission and provide resources such as relevant literature along with ideas for connecting with potential campus or community partners whose expertise and infrastructure can be leveraged and supported through collaboration.

2022 Self-Study Online Guide by Academic Research & Funding Strategies

The University of Arizona has purchased the institutional access for this online course. Access is available through April 1, 2023. Please do not distribute access outside of The University of Arizona. This online course provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the NSF CAREER program and how to write a winning proposal, stepping through the process from developing an idea to interpreting reviews. The course (access here) includes videos, downloadable slides and resources:

  • The NSF CAREER Program: The Basics

  • Planning your research component

  • Identifying your NSF program and talking to your PO

  • Planning your education component

  • Final planning steps and writing your proposal, step by step

  • Understanding and responding to reviews

Background materials provided for download: