Workshops

Workshops

Grant Workshop Series

The Division of University Research, in partnership with University Advancement, University Library Services, and IRT, offers workshops on various topics. Faculty/staff are encouraged to register and attend any of the following workshops. Announcements will be distributed through Rowan Daily Mail with registration instructions.

The 2020-2021 Virtual Workshop Schedule follows. Workshops take place from 2-3 pm unless otherwise noted:


DMPTool Workshop
9/17/20

Learn how to use the online DMPTool to create and manage your Data Management Plans for funders such as the National Science Foundation. 


Overview of the Grant Application Process at Rowan
9/18/20

This workshop will outline Rowan’s policies for applying for external funding for research, creative, or scholarly projects. We will provide an overview of necessary approvals, training, internal paperwork, and processes to be obtained/followed prior to submitting grant applications. Further, we will introduce the teams responsible for proposal preparation assistance and the institutional representatives authorized to submit proposals on behalf of the university.


Finding Grant Funding
9/25/20

This course will provide you with tools to find potential funding sources for your research and creative and outreach projects. You will gain insight and direction from grant research professionals and administrators who can show you what it takes to locate a viable funder. Presenters will demonstrate ways to access and utilize funding databases and other resources that are available to Rowan faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, this course will address the importance of grant guidelines in determining a fit with potential funders.


ORCID Workshop
9/29/20
Time: 12-1

Learn how to create and manage an ORCID account to track your research products. 


Cayuse
10/2/20 

Learn how to use Cayuse, Rowan's grant management system. This live demo will cover Cayuse SP, used for internal routing and approval of proposals prior to submission, and Cayuse 424, a web-based application that submits federal grant proposals to grants.gov and features real-time error validations. Please email PreAward@rowan.edu for one-on-one or group training.


Grant Budgeting - Pre-Award & Post-Award Perspectives
10/9/20

Developing a budget is one of the most challenging aspects of preparing a funding proposal. This workshop will offer insights into the Pre-Award budget planning process, including determining direct costs, indirect costs, and cost sharing. Presenters will demonstrate the process for determining anticipated, allowable costs related to a project such as wages, travel, supplies, consultants, sub-awards, and participant costs. This workshop will also introduce aspects of post-award grant management that one should be aware of when creating a project budget.


DMPTool Workshop
10/14/20
Time: 11-12

Learn how to use the online DMPTool to create and manage your Data Management Plans for funders such as the National Science Foundation. 


Writing Winning Grant Proposals
10/16/20

This workshop will show you how to best craft and write an effective proposal in accordance with funders’ requirements, guidelines, and areas of interest. This workshop will provide you with valuable tools and information regarding how to structure and present your projects in a compelling way that tailors to the guidelines provided by a potential funding source. We will review and critique a sample Letter of Inquiry and a sample Proposal.


NSF CAREER Award Workshop
10/23/20 

The CAREER Award Workshop will be presented by Laura Lay from Winning Strategies Washington. This event will benefit those planning on writing and winning the NSF CAREER Award. 


ORCID Workshop
10/28/20
Time: 10-11

Learn how to create and manage an ORCID account to track your research products. Offered by the Research Data Management Group consisting of University Library, IRT, and Division of University Research staff.


Introduction to Open Scholarship
11/6/20 

Description forthcoming.


DMPTool Workshop
11/17/20
Time: 12-1

Learn how to use the online DMPTool to create and manage your Data Management Plans for funders such as the National Science Foundation. 


ORCID Workshop
12/3/20
Time: 3-4

Learn how to create and manage an ORCID account to track your research products. 


DMPTool Workshop
12/10/20
Time: 10-11

Learn how to use the online DMPTool to create and manage your Data Management Plans for funders such as the National Science Foundation. 


Spring 2021

Finding Grant Funding
2/5/21

This course will provide you with tools to find potential funding sources for your research and creative and outreach projects. You will gain insight and direction from grant research professionals and administrators who can show you what it takes to locate a viable funder. Presenters will demonstrate ways to access and utilize funding databases and other resources that are available to Rowan faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, this course will address the importance of grant guidelines in determining a fit with potential funders.


Grant Budgeting - Pre-Award & Post-Award Perspectives
2/19/20

Developing a budget is one of the most challenging aspects of preparing a funding proposal. This workshop will offer insights into the Pre-Award budget planning process, including determining direct costs, indirect costs, and cost sharing. Presenters will demonstrate the process for determining anticipated, allowable costs related to a project such as wages, travel, supplies, consultants, sub-awards, and participant costs. This workshop will also introduce aspects of post-award grant management that one should be aware of when creating a project budget.


Writing Winning Grant Proposals
2/26/20

This workshop will show you how to best craft and write an effective proposal in accordance with funders’ requirements, guidelines, and areas of interest. This workshop will provide you with valuable tools and information regarding how to structure and present your projects in a compelling way that tailors to the guidelines provided by a potential funding source. We will review and critique a sample Letter of Inquiry and a sample Proposal.


Introduction to Open Scholarship
3/5/21 

Description forthcoming.


NIH Workshop
3/26/20

More information forthcoming. 


NSF CAREER Workshop
4/9/20

More information forthcoming.


* Workshop Archives and Special Topics*


Administering Your Grant Awards

Attendees will learn how to effectively monitor and manage award funds and work with the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Advancement in complying with post-award financial requirements. The presentation will cover post-award functions such as how grant accounts are set up, obtaining access to grant accounts, understanding the budget screens, what expenses are allowable and unallowable, and performing functions such as budget transfers, travel requests, salary vouchers, and purchases. We will also discuss financial reporting requirements and who is responsible for submitting such reports. 


Building Relationships with Funders & Say Yes to the Press: Promoting Your Projects - co host Media Relations 

The first part of this workshop will focus on building relationships with current and potential funders through stewardship and reporting. Specific tactics for following up on a declined proposal and cultivating relationships will be discussed. Examples of effective stewardship activities will be provided, along with a check list for a successful site visit. This workshop will provide you with valuable information to create and maintain the kind of relationships with funders that will lead to successful grant proposals and continued funding.

The second portion of this workshop provides way in which you can showcase your research initiatives. Groundbreaking research, high-end awards, collaborations on and off campus, off-beat studies – any number of activities and achievements have the potential to capture the attention of media. In “Say Yes to the Press,” Rowan Media & Public Relations Assistant Director Patricia Quigley will present on the fundamentals of working with journalists. Quigley is an award-winning journalist and PR practitioner who loves to help people tell their stories and who has been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


 

Compliance and Beyond

This course is designed to provide participants an overview of research ethics, compliance, and methods to manage compliance with Rowan University policies and procedures and government/agency rules and guidelines in the pre and post award phases of a research project. Participants will learn about ethical research conduct and principles.This course will include three case studies which will provide participants with an hands-on examination of the compliance and ethical issues present in research.


Creating Complex Grant Budgets

This course will build upon knowledge gained in the Introduction to Grant Budgeting. (Participants who create complex proposal budgets but did not attend the Introduction Workshop are still encouraged to attend.) Participants will learn about cost-sharing and documentation, allowable costs, budgeting for participant costs and consultants, sub-awards, and indirect cost issues.


Effort Reporting

The Effort Reporting Workshop will discuss the new Banner effort reporting process. The effort reporting process has transitioned to an electronic effort certification using the Banner Self Service interface, and the initial roll out of the Banner effort reporting process will only affect the Camden and Glassboro campuses at this time. Principal Investigators and individuals managing or supervising employees paid from a grants project are encouraged to attend. Attendees of this workshop will increase their overall knowledge of the effort reporting process, tips and hints about completing effort reporting, introduction to the new electronic effort reporting form and other relevant information related to the Banner Effort Reporting process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the Banner Effort Reporting process.


Expanding Your Audience: Increasing the Visibility of Your Research

Do you want to maximize the impact of your research? Have you ever wondered just how large of an audience can see your published work?

Rowan University Libraries and the Office of Proposal Development invite you to participate in a workshop focused on maximizing readership and discoverability of your research. 

Please join us for a discussion about understanding open access publishing solutions, measuring scholarly outputs, and navigating grant requirements. In this workshop, our dedicated staff members will be focused on helping you, the researcher, promote yourself and your work through the use of new and powerful scholarly communication tools. 


 

 

Intellectual Property

Attendees will be introduced to internal processes relating to intellectual property including the issuing of a patent, inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements, developing start-up companies and creating an out-license with an industry partner.


 

Lessons Learned from Henrietta Lacks: Rowan's Policies on Protecting Human Subjects

This special workshop presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Advancement reviews the issues of human subjects research. A brief history of human subjects research will be given, which examines the impact of unethical experiments and the subsequent policy changes that were implemented. We will discuss the current federal regulations for protection of human subjects that Rowan University adheres to, including vulnerable populations and informed consent. Further, participants will learn about the composition and function of Rowan's Institutional Review Board (IRB), when and how to submit protocol to the IRB, and types of review. 


New Federal Uniform Guidance Guidlines and Your Existing Awards

Federal awards issued after Dec. 26, 2014 (and possibly renewals, based on Terms and Conditions) are subject to new federal regulations called Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). This workshop will explain the major differences between old regulations and new, especially as they pertain to subawardees, allowable costs, indirect rates and bases, and procurement of services. We will also discuss how awardees can ensure compliance to these new regulations.


 

Post Award & Compliance for Researchers: Your Questions Answered

In an environment of remote learning, remote research and social distancing, we know that you have many questions regarding the management of your awards, including financial, regulatory compliance and commercialization.  We will share with you updates on university processes and strategies for managing your research, and you will also be able to ask questions to post-award and compliance staff during the session as well.  

Please join us for this FAQ-style WebEx on and be sure to send any questions you may have now so that we can ensure that they are answered during the session.  We look forward to speaking with you and helping to answer questions you may have about the management of your sponsored projects.


Promoting Your Projects

Faculty and staff across campus are engaged in cutting-edge research and working on significant projects with students and for organizations and businesses, sometimes as part of a collaboration and often with outside funding. This workshop will focus on ways to promote your project that work internally and externally, discuss what makes an initiative attractive to media, what publications are viable options and how the Office of Media & Public Relations and other Rowan communications departments can assist you in gaining coverage.


Research Regulatory Committees

This workshop presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Advancement provides a review of the research history, evolution, and current topics of interest related to research regulatory committees on campus, as well as an overview of the regulations history, evolution, and current topics of interest. Additionally, a brief overview of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at Rowan University is inluded in the workshop. This workshop is for the inexperienced researcher who may want to understand more about the research regulatory committees, why they are formed, and what purpose they serve to the university and researchers.


Say Yes to the Press

Groundbreaking research, high-end awards, collaborations on and off campus, off-beat studies – any number of activities and achievements have the potential to capture the attention of media. In “Say Yes to the Press,” Rowan Media & Public Relations Assistant Director Patricia Quigley will present on the fundamentals of working with journalists.


Stewardship and Reporting

This workshop will focus on building relationships with funders and potential funders through stewardship and reporting. Specific tactics for following up on a declined proposal and cultivating relationships will be discussed. Examples of effective stewardship activities will be provided, along with a check list for a successful site visit. This workshop will provide you with valuable information to create and maintain the kind of relationships with funders that will lead to successful grant proposals and continued funding.


Topics in Research Compliance

At Rowan University, the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) supports the institution in promoting ethical and responsible conduct of research by managing research compliance.  ORC supports and manages university research oversight committees such as the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Biosafety, Institutional Animal Care and Use, and the Financial Conflict of Interest committees and Export Control to ensure compliance with university policies, federal and local regulations related to research activities.  The compliance oversight committees are faculty-led committees appointed by the Vice President for Research. The ORC works closely with research community by providing education and consultation regarding regulatory requirements, compliance obligations and best practices.