Education and Training
Appropriate training can facilitate the process of applying for research funding by making sure applicants have the required background and information to find funding, complete applications and manage awards as efficiently and effectively as possible. This section contains some relevant training and informational opportunities.
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) Presentations
We occasionally conduct e-Proposal, Cayuse424 presentations or ad-hoc informational sessions around a topic of current interest or changes in process through the Research Administration Training Series (RATS).
We also offer Proposal Preparation, Processing and Review training through the RATS. Participants learn how to plan for and write a competitive grant proposal and how OSP provides assistance throughout the submission and review process. New and early stage investigators are especially encouraged to attend.
New Investigator Mandatory Training
To assist new investigators understand the training opportunities he/she needs to complete in the early stages of serving as principal investigators, we've compiled the following list:
- Conflict of Interest (COI) training is required before an investigator can apply for external funding. Read more on Conflict of Interest.
- Effort Reporting (PAR) training is required for all individuals certifying and/or administering the Personal Activity Reporting (PAR) system, which verifies effort for grants and contracts. Read more in 9.6 Effort Reporting.
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is mandatory for many federally funded investigators. Read more in Responsible Conduct of Research.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) training is required for investigators and study staff who conduct human subject research.
- Applicable Lab Safety training is recommended for University faculty, staff and students. Among the courses offered are:
- Driver training is required for anyone who drives vehicles - personal, rental, or University - on University business. All employees, students, or volunteers who operate any vehicle on University business, or on an occasional basis must complete this short training and test.
Grant Writer's Workbooks
The Grant Application Writer's Workbooks are recommended tools for developing proposals. These workbooks provide detailed section-by-section grant writing information. Specific workbooks are available for NIH, NSF and "Any Agency". OSP has copies of these workbooks that are available for loan.