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Western Michigan University
Office of the Vice President for Research

Research and Dessert

Friday, November 16, 2012
The Fetzer Center
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
 
Please complete this short form to RSVP for Research and Dessert and register for Research and Dessert workshops.

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A variety of short workshops will be held during this year's Research and Dessert. Check in and grab a dessert between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. Workshops are organized by strand, begin on the hour, and last 50 minutes.

You can design your own Research and Dessert experience - attend a workshop or two, visit the information tables, join an interdisciplinary discussion group, or just enjoy dessert and visit with colleagues.

Drawing for prizes - an iPad3 and travel to visit funding sponsors - will be held after the last workshop @ 3:55 p.m. You must be present to win.

Friday with Friends will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.

To help us plan, please use this section to design your experience by indicating your workshop choices. Click on "register me" to indicate your choice.

PLEASE NOTE:
Scroll through the workshop descriptions BEFORE making your selections as the "system" won't let you de-select an item once it has been selected.
 
 
 
Strand: Managing Projects

Title: Basics of Grant Administration

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Shellie Mosher

This workshop addresses key functions regarding management of your externally funded grant or contract.
 
 
 
Strand: Managing Projects

Title: Contracts for Research and Creative Activities

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Kathy Purnell and Lisa Garcia

This session focuses on key points in developing project agreements and research contracts.
 
 
 
Strand: Managing Projects

Title: Allowability of Costs and Cost Sharing

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Carole Nelson

Information about the kinds of costs allowed as direct costs in project budgets; key concepts of cost sharing and tracking cost share provided for the project.
 
 
 
Strand: Ethics and Compliance

Title: Conflicts of Interest - What They Are and How to Avoid Them

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Julia Mays

This session provides WMU's new Conflict of Interest Policy and training materials.
 
 
 
Strand: Ethics and Compliance

Title: Research Ethics Resources

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Sandy Borden

A demonstration of online courses for integrating research ethics in the curriculum and resources available from the Center for Ethics in Society
 
 
 
Strand: Ethics and Compliance

Title: Export Controls: Why Do I Care?

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Lee Ryder and Julia Mays

Export control policies - what you need to know about traveling with a laptop, inviting international scholars, and other international interactions.
 
 
 
Strand: Collaborative Research

Title: Implementing Change in STEM Education

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Charles Henderson and Andrea Beach

This session provides a brief overview of strategies for creating change in undergraduate STEM education followed by a discussion of those interested in developing collaborations and grant proposals in this area.
 
 
 
Strand: Collaborative Research

Title: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change Research and Training - Sponsored by the University Center for the Humanities

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Dave Karowe, Carla Koretsky, Kathryn Docherty

This session provides an exploration of potential interdisciplinary proposals that combine natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities perspectives on climate change research and instruction.
 
 
 
Strand: Internal Funding

Title: Develop a Winning FRACAA Proposal

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. and 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Steve Bertman and Brooks Applegate

Guidelines and strategies for developing and submitting a FRACAA proposal are presented. Note the deadline for submitting 2013-14 project proposals is January 18, 2013.
 
 
 
Strand: Internal Funding

Title: Develop a Winning SFSA Proposal

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Brooks Applegate and TBA

Guidelines and strategies for developing and submitting a SFSA proposal are presented. Note the next deadline for proposal submissions is January 31, 2013.
 
 
 
Strand: Proposal Preparation

Title: What Am I Approving? Things to Consider When Reviewing the Proposal Approval Form

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Paula Kohler

This session is designed primarily for chairs and office coordinators regarding what to look for in reviewing the PAF.
 
 
 
Strand: Proposal Preparation

Title: Developing and Justifying the Proposal Budget

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Paula Kohler

This session provides guidelines and strategies for preparing proposal budgets aligned with your work.
 
 
 
Strand: Proposal Preparation

Title: Writing Effective Evaluation Components

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): John Risley

This session presents strategies for developing evaluation plans for external funding proposals.
 
 
 
Strand: Proposal Preparation

Title: Through the Eyes of Reviewers - Perspectives on Successful Proposals

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Susan Stapleton (NIH), Steve Kohler (NSF), Kristal Ehrhardt (DoEd)
Key components and content in external funding proposals from the perspective of those who review them; how to become a proposal reviewer.
 
 
 
Strand: Implementing Research and Creative Activities

Title: WMU's Statistical Consulting Center

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj and others

This session provides an overview of statistical consulting services at WMU.
 
 
 
Strand: Implementing Research and Creative Activities

Title: Online Survey Tools

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Lydia Schuck (Question Pro), Terrell Hodge (Qualtrics), Julie Scott (WMU system)

This session provides an overview of online survey tools available at WMU.
 
 
 
Strand: Implementing Research and Creative Activities

Title: Digital Visualization and Dissemination Tools

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Paul Howell, Sheila Bair, Jason Glatz, Maira Bundza, Michele Behr, Sue Steuer

This session provides an overview of library tools and services including in-house digitization, GIS mapping, descriptive metadata, traditional and open access scholarly publishing options and citation services.
 
 
 
Strand: Implementing Research and Creative Activities

Title: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Carla Koretsky and Terrell Hodge

A panel discussion regarding strategies, benefits, and examples of engaging undergrads in research and creative activities.
 
 
 
Strand: Finding Funding

Title: The NSF Career Awards

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Sherine O'Bare, David Huffman, Carla Koretsky

In this session learn about strategies for preparing an NSF career award.
 
 
 
Strand: Finding Funding

Title: Funding Search Strategies

Time: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): Kim Squiers

In this session, learn about a variety of state and federal agencies that fund research and creative activities and strategies for identifying these opportunities.
 
 
 
Strand: Finding Funding

Title: Working with Foundations

Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Presenter(s): John Greenhoe

Learn about a variety of foundations that fund research and creative activities and strategies for working with them.

 
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