RDS Brown Bag Series

Schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Currently in development. Interested in a topic, let us know by emailing us at ResDev@arizona.edu.

Webinars with Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard established Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC (ARFS) in 2010. She has helped to develop 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. Prior to establishing ARFS, Lucy worked in research development at Texas A&M and as a research engineer in industry where she obtained funding from DoD, DARPA, and DoE. Lucy will be joining us for four webinars in the 2023-2024 Academic Year.


Workshop for New Faculty: Funding Your Research

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11am AZ (MST)

Webinar for new faculty covering strategies for developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, and recruiting mentors and collaborators.

Registration details forthcoming


Pursuing Funding from Mission Agencies

Friday, November 17 at 11am AZ (MST)

For faculty researchers on how to approach mission agencies (as opposed to basic research agencies such as NSF and NIH), and how to develop and write white papers, concept papers and quad charts for unsolicited proposals to the agencies that require them.

Registration details forthcoming


Pursuing Funding for Large Team Center Proposals

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 11am AZ (MST)

Webinar for faculty who have been successful in winning single-PI and small team grants and are looking to transition to larger team and center-level grants. We will discuss how these larger grants are different, what the expectations of the funding agencies are for large team and center grants, successful strategies, and common mistakes to avoid.

Registration details forthcoming


Pursuing Funding for Education Research

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 11am AZ (MST)

Webinar for faculty conducting education research on how to write competitive proposals to education research funders including DoED, NSF, and others. Please note that this webinar does not cover grants for implementation of established education interventions or teacher training that are not tied to an education research component.

Registration details forthcoming

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