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Grant and Research Development

 
 
Workshop Index
 
There will be limited seating for all the workshops so please sign-up early. Further information about these workshops will be announced in The Informer , WSU News and on OGRD's website.

NEW GRADUATE STUDENT PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
 
   This Prestigious Fellowship workshop will lead participants through the process of applying to the top three national new graduate student fellowships- the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ , The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958 , and the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship http://ndseg.asee.org/ . It will be divided into two mini-workshops, as described below:

September 12, 2015 9am-1pm – The Writing Workshop, Pt. 1

Previous winners and WSU Proposal Writing experts will present on the fellowship essays that attendees will write. 50-90 minutes of writing for each essay part will follow the presentations, during which the presenters will individually answer questions/give writing suggestions to attendees. The first draft of the attendees’ essays will be completed by the end of this workshop.

October 10, 2015 by appointment –The Review Workshop, Pt. 2

Attendees of the first workshop will set an appointment with the panel of previous winners and grant writing experts to have a polished draft of their essays reviewed. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE FIRST WORKSHOP TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE REVIEW PANEL.

Eligibility requirements vary slightly, so check the given websites to see if your major is favored by one or more of the funding organizations. In addition, these opportunities are only available to graduate students are US citizens and who have completed less than 12 months of graduate study by the application deadline, which falls around November and December, depending on the fellowship.
  • -Waiting List- (-83 seats left) ( 9/12/2014 9:00am-1:00pm ) CUE 202

PULLMAN:GRADUATE GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
REG. FEE: WSU $20.00, NON-WSU $25.00
 
   The purpose of the grant writing workshop is to serve as an introduction to participants to the process of competitive grant writing, to current trends in grantmaking, and to various skills and strategies that will enhance their grant writing success. The first session of this workshop will cover searching for and identifying funding opportunities, contacting sponsors and developing a fundable idea. We will also cover research compliance issues and the institutional processing of a proposal. In the second session, we will discuss the typical components and characteristics of a competitive proposal, and organizational strategies. We will provide examples and discuss issues that are relevant to the various groups of people who may attend. The grant writing workshop will also discuss budgeting issues. This introductory workshop is primarily designed for graduate students, but faculty, administrative professionals, staff, community members, and all those with limited grant writing experience are also welcome.

Please contact Hannah Merley, hannah.merley@wsu.edu for additional information.

Registration Fee: WSU Students $20.00 non-WSU $25.00

DUE BY: Friday, September 25, 2015 at the OGRD Office, Neill Hall, 423 before 3:00pm any day or mail checks to WSU-OGRD PO Box 643140 Pullman, WA 99164.

Refunds are unavailable due to cancellation. Sorry No Credit Cards.
  • -Sign Up- (55 seats left) ( 4/5/2014 9:00am-5:00pm )  Pullman: CUE 202

HOW TO.... PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
OCTOBER 6TH, 12PM- 1PM, CUE 512
 
   In this workshop, the various types of intellectual property including patents, copyrights, and trademarks will be discussed. This session will also address the process and timeline for disclosing innovations, and WSU’s policies regarding various types of intellectual properties.

Speaker: Michael Staggs, JD, Patent Portfolio Manager, WSU Office of Commercialization

Lunch will be provided.

  • -Sign Up- (16 seats left) ( 10/6/2015 12:00PM-1:00PM ) How to.... Protect Intellectual Property CUE 512

HOW TO.... DEFINE A CORPORATE STRUCTURE FOR START-UPS
NOVEMBER 5TH, 12PM- 1PM, CUE 512
 
   A well-defined corporate and organizational structure is key to attracting investors. This session will provide an overview of the different types of business structures and the process of launching a start-up company. The associated legal and tax implications will also be discussed.

Speaker: Gary Myles, JD, Lowe Graham Jones

Lunch will be provided.
  • -Sign Up- (17 seats left) ( 11/5/2015 12:00PM-1:00PM ) CUE 512

HOW TO.... DEVELOP AND CUSTOMIZE A BUSINESS PLAN
DECEMBER 3RD, 12PM- 1PM, CUE 512
 
   This workshop will introduce participants to the process and benefits of business planning. The key components of a well-researched and successful business plan will be discussed. Resources available through the Washington Small Business Development Center will also be highlighted.

Speaker: Aziz Makhani, Business Advisor, Washington Small Business Development Center

Lunch will be provided.
  • -Sign Up- (16 seats left) ( 12/3/2015 12:00PM-1:00PM ) CUE 512

2015 OGRD DATABASE WORKSHOPS
PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR THE DATE OF YOUR CHOICE
 
   OGRD Database Workshop 2015
OGRD would like to provide regularly scheduled training on the myresearch database for any faculty, A/P, and classified staff employees that would like a bit more in-depth training. The workshop will include, but not be limited to, searches, proposal reports, award reports, status look-ups, acronym clarification, on-line reviewer options, electronic distribution, etc. These sessions are intended to provide training and feedback to users and potential users and will be relatively open-ended.

AMS is available upon request and you will need to have a lap top computer available for your off site training, contact Pam Kelley at pjkelley@wsu.edu
Please state your campus location when registering: example: WSU-Spokane

LOCATION: ETC, Neill Hall, 416

2015 Schedule

Wednesday, August 12th 2:00-3:30pm
Wednesday, December 9th 2:00 – 3:30pm
  • -Waiting List- (0 seats left) ( 8/12/2015 2:00-3:30pm ) ETC, Neill Hall, 416
  • -Sign Up- (9 seats left) ( 12/9/2015 2:00-3:30pm )  ETC, Neill Hall, 416
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