November 8, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Faculty Workshop: Understanding NIH

909 Renaissance Park

Introductory workshop for new faculty, or faculty who are new to NIH, to learn about the agency. Workshop will include overview information and agency basics, and a discussion with Nasim Annabi, a junior faculty member who’s had success with NIH, to learn about her experience. A substantial amount of time will be provided for Q&A.

Nasim Annabi is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, as well as a lecturer at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney and a subsequent postdoc at Harvard Medical School before joining Northeastern in Jan. 2015. Her research focuses on the design and synthesis of microengineered biomaterials for tissue engineering applications as well as development of in vitro bioengineering platforms for drug discovery and screening. In addition to a new R01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, she has received an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant (2016) and a FY17 TIER 1 Award.

A more advanced NIH workshop will be held in the Spring semester.


October 26, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Faculty Workshop: Understanding NSF

909 Renaissance Park

Introductory workshop for new faculty, or faculty who are new to NSF. The workshop will include an overview of the agency basics, Q&A, and a discussion with Stratis Ioannidis, a junior faculty member who’s had success with NSF, to learn about their experience.

Stratis Ioannidis is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, where he also holds a courtesy appointment with the College of Computer and Information Science. He received his B.Sc. (2002) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was a research scientist at the Technicolor research centers in Paris, France, and Palo Alto, CA, as well as at Yahoo Labs in Sunnyvale, CA.

A more advanced NSF workshop will be held in the Spring semester.


September 29, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

909 Renaissance Park

Hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Art Kramer, the workshop is an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the Division of Research who can answer questions on how to find research funding, submit proposals, manage awards, and more.

June 14, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Writing a NSF CAREER Summary: An Interactive Workshop

909 Renaissance Park

Learn how to respond to the NSF merit criteria in each section of the summary. Workshop your draft summary with your peers in a small group setting.


May 17, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resources and Strategies for NSF Broader Impacts and Educational Design for Impact

909 Renaissance Park

Broader Impacts matter: Join a panel of CAREER awardees in discussing the strategies and resources they used to design well integrated broader impact components for NSF merit review — and explore existing NU programs and resources that are available to assist you with addressing this critical component of your proposal, including the Center for STEM Education and the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research (CATLR).


April 26, 2017: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

How to Succeed: A discussion with NSF CAREER recipients

909 Renaissance Park

Join a panel of NSF CAREER awardees as they share their experiences and lessons learned along the way to an award. Hear how building a successful CAREER proposal differs from other research grants, how to work with NSF Program Officers, and how to recover from failure to win an award.


October 12, 2016

New Faculty Workshop

Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

Room: 909 RP

Hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Art Kramer, the workshop is an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the Division of Research who can answer questions on how to find research funding, submit proposals, manage awards, and more.


September 29, 2016

New Faculty Workshop

Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

Room: 909 RP 

Hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Art Kramer, the workshop is an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the Division of Research who can answer questions on how to find research funding, submit proposals, manage awards, and more.

June 8, 2016: 11:30 am – 1 pm 

Writing a NSF CAREER Summary: An Interactive Workshop for Writing a NSF CAREER Summary

909 Renaissance Park

Learn how to respond to the NSF merit criteria in each section of the summary. Workshop your draft summary with your peers in a small group setting.

Lunch will be served.


May 19, 2016: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Resources and Strategies for NSF Broader Impacts and Educational Design for Impact

909 Renaissance Park

Broader Impacts matter: Join Center for STEM Education Director Claire Duggan and Carole McCauley, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Marine Science Center, to learn about designing well integrated broader impact components for NSF merit review — and explore existing NU programs and resources available to assist you with addressing this critical component of your proposal.

Lunch will be served.

Effective January 2013, NSF’s merit review policy now calls for the same five elements to be considered in the review for both intellectual merit and broader impacts:

  1. What is the potential for the proposed activity to: (a) Advance knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields (intellectual merit); and (b) Benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes (broader impacts)?
  2. To what extent do the proposed activities suggest and explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts?
  3. Is the plan for carrying out the proposed activities well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on a sound rationale? Does the plan incorporate a mechanism to assess success?
  4. How well qualified is the individual, team, or organization to conduct the proposed activities?
  5. Are there adequate resources available to the PI (either at the home organization or through collaborations) to carry out the proposed activities?

April 27, 2016: 11:30 am – 1 pm

How to Succeed: A discussion with NSF CAREER recipients

909 Renaissance Park

Join a panel of NSF CAREER awardees as they share their experiences and lessons learned along the way to an award. Hear how building a successful CAREER proposal differs from other research grants, how to work with NSF Program Officers, and how to recover from failure to win an award.

Lunch will be served.


November 6, 2015: 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

NIH Webinar: Research Project Grants (R01)

Room: 310R RP

Presented by the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Viewers Will See Presentations by Four to Five CSR/NIH Experts on the following topics:

  • The Review of Your NIH Grant Application Begins Here
  • What You Need to Know about Application Receipt and Referral
  • How Your Application Is Reviewed
  • Key Things to Know About the NIH Grants Program
  • Jumpstart Your Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program

The webinar will also include a 30 minute Q&A session.


October 7, 2015: 12:00 pm1:30 pm

New Faculty Workshop

Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

Room: 909 RP

Hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education Mel Bernstein, the workshop is an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the Division of Research who can answer questions on how to find research funding, submit proposals, manage awards, and more. Lunch will be served.


September 11, 2015: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar: Fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH Grants Process

Join us to participate in a webinar presentation about the fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH grants process, with NIH’s Megan Columbus.

Topics include:

  • NIH’s mission and organization
  • Finding the right NIH funding opportunity
  • Identifying the right NIH contacts
  • How the application and review processes work
  • Understanding NIH resources
  • Using the RePORT tool to your advantage

The format will be a 90-minute presentation by Ms. Columbus (Director of NIH’s Office of Communications and Outreach, Extramural Research), followed by a 30-minute Q&A period.

June 16, 2015

Writing a NSF CAREER Summary: An Interactive Workshop for Writing a NSF CAREER Summary

346 Curry Student Center, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Learn how to respond to the NSF merit criteria in each section of the summary.  Workshop your draft summary with your peers in a small group setting.

Lunch will be served.  


May 12, 2015

Preparing a NSF CAREER Grant Proposal

440 Curry Student Center, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Hear best practices and experiences from knowledgeable staff and other assistant professors who have won a CAREER.

Lunch will be served.  


February 6, 2015

New Faculty Workshop – Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

942 Renaissance Park, 12 pm – 1:30 pm

This will be an introduction to the resources that are available to help Northeastern faculty identify and apply for research funding. Representatives from the Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance will be available to answer questions. The workshop is hosted by Mel Bernstein, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education.


October 17, 2014

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

342 Curry Student Center, 9 am – 11 am

Horst Wittmann, Senior Research Development Officer, will provide strategies for preparing and submitting an outstanding grant proposal. There will also be a faculty panel who share their personal strategies and advice for winning grants. 


October 8, 2014

New Faculty Workshop – Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

942 Renaissance Park, 12 pm – 1:30 pm

This will be an introduction to the resources that are available to help Northeastern faculty identify and apply for research funding. Representatives from the Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance will be available to answer questions. The workshop is hosted by Mel Bernstein, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education.


September 29, 2014

Faculty Workshop on Tufts CTSI Pilot Grant Program: Background and Strategy for Competitive Submissions

942 Renaissance Park, 10 am – 11 am

Please join John Devlin, Acting Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, for an interactive session on the many collaborative research opportunities available within the Tufts CTSI network and tips for success with the CTSI pilot grant program. LOIs for the pilot grant program are due October 10. John has been closely involved with the Tufts CTSI since its inception and is committed to maximizing the benefits of NU’s key role in the CTSI and boosting faculty funding success. Did you know that Northeastern is a partner institution in the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute? 


September 12, 2014

NIH Webinar: Fundamental of the NIH Grant Process & RePORT

942 Renaissance Park, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenter:  Megan Columbus, Director, NIH Division of Communications & Outreach, Office of Extramural Research (OER)
This webinar is designed for those new to the NIH grants process who are interested in obtaining a better understanding of the following:
• mission and organization of the NIH and why this is important to applicants
• finding the right funding opportunity
• identifying the right NIH contacts
• how the application and review processes work
• understanding NIH resources
• learning to use the RePORT tool to your advantage
Grant officers from the Office of Research Administration and Finance will be available to answer questions.

April 25, 2014

NSF CAREER Award Workshop

942 Renaissance Park, 11:30am-1:30pm

This workshop will offer proposal writing tips and information specific to the NSF CAREER program. Presenters will include Horst Wittmann, Senior Research Development Officer in the Office of the Provost and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with a panel of recent CAREER award recipients.


April 7, 2014

NIH Grant Strategy Workshop with Kim Lewis

942 Renaissance Park, 12-1:30pm

Please join us for an interactive workshop conducted by Professor Kim Lewis, who will share his experiences, insights, and strategies for securing NIH funding. 


April 3, 2014

Graphical Abstracts Workshop with Jernej Zupanc

942 Renaissance Park, 12 – 1pm

In this lecture, we will discuss the principles and best practices used in visual communication. These can be applied to your graphical abstracts and will help you effectively present your research findings to spark interest among potential readers. 


February 11, 2014

DOD Medical and Biomedical Research Funding Discussion with Dr. Savant-Bhonsale

406 Egan, 12:30pm-2pm

Please join us for lunch and a discussion of the CDMRP with Dr. Smita Savant-Bhonsale, Senior Associate with Command Strategies, a government relations and business development firm that supports Northeastern in developing strategic  opportunities with DOD. Dr. Bohnsale brings to the Command Strategies team 20 years of experience in the biological and medical fields both in research and management. She has significant experience in obtaining and managing federal and private investment in a wide range of medical research and applications. Her time spent in this field has included both the private sector and extensive work for the government and Armed Forces.


 February 7, 2014

New Faculty Workshop – Securing Research Funding:  Resources in the Division of Research

ORAF Training Room, 960 RP, 12 – 1:30pm

This will be an introduction to the resources that are available to help Northeastern faculty identify and apply for research funding.  Representatives from the Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance will be available to answer questions. The workshop is hosted by Mel Bernstein, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education.

Lunch will be served. 


November 26, 2013

The Future of Biomedical Research: A View from the NIH

140 The Fenway 3rd Floor Conference Room, 10:30am-12pm

Alan Guttmacher, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 


November 15, 2013

Tapping SBIR-STTR Opportunities for Biomedical Research and Development

942 Renaissance Park, 12pm – 2pm

SBIR and STTR grants are federal grant programs specifically for small entrepreneurial enterprises working on new technologies. They are a source of non-equity funding for emerging business research and development – and a potential source of support for research in a faculty inventor’s lab. This interactive workshop will focus on SB opportunities that are available from agencies within the DHHS, including the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF. 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Faculty Workshop – Success with NIH Graduate Training Grants

942 Renaissance Park, 12pm – 1:30pm

Northeastern University is sponsoring a workshop to promote the development of training programs supported by the T32 grant program at NIH. We will cover the essential components for a training program and strategies for applying for a T32 grant. Presenters will include Professor John Essigmann from MIT and Alex Makriyannis from Northeastern University. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

942 Renaissance Park, 11:30pm – 1:30pm

The National Science Foundation Grant Writing Workshop will feature panel presenters Horst Wittmann, Yunsi Fei and Penny Beuning. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Faculty Workshop – Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

942 RP, 12PM – 1:30PM

This workshop is hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Mel Bernstein.  The Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance will be giving short presentations on their respective roles in the research process at Northeastern with discussion time to follow.

May 14, 2013

NSF CAREER Award Workshop

440 CSC, 11:30PM-1:30PM

This workshop will offer proposal writing tips and information specific to the NSF CAREER program. Presenters will include Horst Wittmann, Senior Research Development Officer in the Office of the Provost and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with a panel of recent CAREER award recipients. 


March 19, 2013

NIH Grant Strategy Workshop

942 RP, 12PM-1:30PM

This workshop will be geared toward faculty who haven’t yet received NIH funding. Presenters include: Mansoor Amiji, Pharm. Sci., Rebecca Carrier, Chem. Eng., Katherine Tucker, Health Sci., and Erin Cram, Biology. 


February 6, 2013

New Faculty Workshop

Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

942 RP, 12PM – 1:30PM

This workshop is hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Mel Bernstein.  The Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance will be giving short presentations on their respective roles in the research process at Northeastern with discussion time to follow. 


December, 13 2012

Pitching Your Research to Legislators and Funding Agencies

942 Renaissance Park

Presenter: Tim Leshan, VP for Government Relations

Conducted by the Office of Government Relations, this workshop will give faculty the perspective needed to maximize the impact of their interactions in Washington. With a focus on how to present one’s research to agency and legislative representatives, this session will also help participants prepare to serve as experts to be tapped by policy makers.


November 15, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week

SBIR/STTR for Entrepreneurial Faculty

942 Renaissance Park

The purpose of this workshop is to explore ways of expanding Northeastern University’s participation in the SBIR/STTR programs. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.” The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is similar to the SBIR program, but requires companies to team with universities. The workshop will start with an overview of the SBIR/STTR program, first from the perspective of the Department of Defense (DOD), followed by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Workshop Presenters: Dr. Jeffrey Everson is Director of J. H. Everson Consulting LLC, Dr. Betsy Ohlsson-Wilhelm (CEO) 


November 14, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Pitching Your Research to Venture Capitalists

942 Renaissance Park 


October 15, 2012

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

942 Renaissance Park (Horst, Carla Mattos, Lee Makowski)

Presenters: Horst Wittmann, Carla Mattos, Chemistry, Lee Makowski, Electrical Engineering

The workshop will discuss the nuts and bolts of writing an NSF proposal.  Research Administration and two faculty members will also respond to questions and share best practices. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Jan Rinehart at j.rinehart@neu.edu.


 October 5, 2012

New Faculty Workshop

Securing Research Funding: Resources in the Division of Research

942 Renaissance Park

An introduction to Northeastern resources that support faculty in identifying and applying for research funding, including the Offices of Research Development, Research Administration and Finance, and Research Compliance. Hosted by Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education Mel Bernstein.

June 14, 2012

Successful Grant Writers (with ADVANCE)

Presenters:

For more information on this workshop, contact Jan Rinehart in ADVANCE, j.rinehart@neu.edu  x5061. 


May 24, 2012

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

Presenters: Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Horst Wittmann, Faculty Panel of CAREER Award Recipients

For more information on this workshop, contact Jan Rinehart in ADVANCE, j.rinehart@neu.edu  x5061. 


March 15, 2012

How to Secure Funding From Foundations: An Inside Perspective

Presenter:   Anita H. Plotinsky, Ph.D., Anita H. Plotinsky and Associates, LLC

This interactive workshop will explore strategies for securing and expanding foundation support for your work.  It will cover the basics of foundation fundraising, from researching foundations and corporations to developing productive relationships with funders.  It will also include up-to-the-minute information about trends and practices in institutional philanthropy. There will be time for questions and discussion.

For more information on this workshop, contact Karen Drew k.drew@neu.edu  X4824. 


October 28, 2011

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop

Presenters: Kim Lewis, Biol; Mansoor Amiji, Pharm Sci; Alex Makriyannis, Pharm Sci; Lisa Feldman Barrett, Psych.

This Research Development workshop features distinguished, senior faculty who will share their insights on how to write successful NIH proposals. The emphasis will be on strategic approaches that have led to past successes. For more information on this workshop, contact Horst Wittmann, h.wittmann@neu.edu  x3638.


September 9, 2011

Drug Discovery, Delivery & Development: A Special Presentation Providing an NIH Perspective on Translational Research

A presentation by Christopher Austin, Director of the NIH Chemical Genomics Center and Senior Advisor to the Director for Translational Research at the National Human Genome Center. Dr. Austin will be sharing his perspective on the changing landscape of translational therapeutics and the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).  This is a great opportunity to hear about the research and funding priorities of this new entity, whose mission is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of diseases and conditions.  For more information on this workshop, contact Sarah Balal, s.balal@neu.edu  x4644.