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RF Research Webinars (Nov 2 and Nov 9)

November 2 (12 Noon – 1PM) – Seminar for CUNY Graduate Students Seeking Grants
Overview of Webinar:
This webinar will provide CUNY graduate students with information on funding opportunities that are available for them from Federal agencies and philanthropic nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to databases with information on funding opportunities where they can search for announcements in their specific area of research. The webinar will also address key questions that need to be answered in developing a competitive proposal. Strategies will be discussed on how and what should be included in a proposal to make it an effective and persuasive write-up for submission to external funding organizations. Tips and advice will be provided on how to maximize a student’s chance for receiving an award and avoiding a declination. Most funding organizations use a merit review process which plays an important role in deciding how awards are made. This process will be defined and discussed during the webinar presentation so that students are familiar with how their proposals will be evaluated after they are submitted to the external sponsor.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Graduate Students
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Josh Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2021971522179526672 Webinar ID 901-676-283

November 9 (12 Noon – 1PM) – NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program (MCA)
Overview of Webinar:
Through MCA, the NSF is seeking to fund mid-career scientists who wish to substantively advance their research program and career trajectory. A primary objective of this program is to ensure that scientists and engineers remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research at a critical career stage replete with constraints on time that can impinge on research productivity, retention, and career advancement. Thus, by (re)-investing in mid-career researchers, NSF hopes to enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic rank. The MCA provides protected time and resources to overcome existing constraints and enable advancements in creativity and productivity. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. MCA also seeks to fosters innovation by supporting synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships to catalyze convergence across different disciplines. Scientists at the mid-career stage, post tenure, are freer than their more junior colleagues to pursue bold and innovative research ideas, but at the same time are often more constrained due to increased service and teaching responsibilities that can hamper scientific productivity. Support from this program is expected to help lift these constraints and reduce workload inequities.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Science and Engineering faculty
Presenter: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS
Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/566374257606125070 Webinar ID 956-064-139

ASRC Communicating Your Science Event Series

CUNY Academic Works: A Tool for Sharing Your Research With the General Public

Public access to current scientific research is becoming more critical every day. Learn how to use CUNY Academic Works to further distribute your work and help the general public understand your research better.

Join us on November 4, 2022, at 2 p.m. for a session with Megan Wacha, CUNY University Scholarly Communications Librarian, and Jill Cirasella, the GC’s Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication. They will discuss different ways of making your work open access and demonstrate CUNY Academic Works, CUNY’s public access repository for connecting the world to CUNY-authored research. 

Attendees to this session will:

  • Gain a fuller understanding of the growing role of open access in the scientific literature, especially as it relates to federally funded research
  • Learn what CUNY Academic Works is and how it can increase the reach of their research
  • Learn what can be shared via CUNY Academic Works, and how to do so.

There will be opportunity for Q&A.

You can sign-up here for this month’s Communicating Your Science event.

GrantForward Webinar 

Join the GrantForward Webinar for Researchers on 

Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 am (Central Time).

In this webinar, we will cover the following items:

  • Getting Pre-award Information
  • Finding Grants
  • Receiving Grant Recommendations


Researcher CaseStudy: How Can I Search for Grants Using Advanced Search Filters?

You can also download the PDF of this CaseStudy.

RF Grant Development Training

The Research Foundation of the City Universoty of New York (RFCUNY) Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS) is pleased to announce academic year 2022 – 2023 research training webinars for faculty. 

There will be 14, one-hour RFCUNY Wednesday Brown Bag Research Webinars that will be held between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 14th and 21st
  • October 19th and 26th
  • November 2nd, 9th, and 30th
  • December 14th
  • January 11th and 25th
  • February 8th
  • March 15th
  • April 12th and 26th

Details related to each opportunity can be found here: Upcoming Workshops, Forums, and Training on Grant Development

Further questions can be directed to APPS@RFCUNY.ORG

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