As new faculty arrive on campus this fall and confront – many of them for the first time – the need to find and compete for funding to support their research, there are some important ways that departments can help them get off to a strong start. We will discuss effective strategies for assisting and mentoring new faculty and things you’ll want to make sure they understand as they embark on their academic research careers.
The presenter, Lucy Deckard, is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 to help universities and faculty compete more successfully for research funding. She will be discussing how to help junior faculty accelerate their search for research funding.
Date: Thursday August 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/483391590
Call for Presentations
The SUNY Center for Professional Development through the Teaching, Learning, Technology Cooperative (TLT CoOp) supports campus professional development efforts by offering various one-hour webinars throughout the academic year, facilitated by SUNY Professionals for SUNY Professionals.
The TLT Cooperative is a program with the goal of sharing SUNY expertise on a particular topic related to teaching, learning, and/or technology with others throughout the system, so that each campus can learn from one another without having to “reinvent the wheel,” the program, or the research on each campus. The TLT CoOp acts as a catalyst for communication throughout the System, offering a big picture view of the interests, talents, successes, and challenges, with the purpose of learning from one another.
TLT Cooperative Courses: Call for Presentations
The SUNY Center for Professional Development through the TLT Cooperative is seeking to develop new one-hour webinars to be offered during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semester.
- submit your proposal for the Fall 2012 semester NO LATER than July 1, 2012.
- submit your proposal for the Spring 2013 semester NO LATER than January 1, 2013.
Format: Webinars lasting 1 hour
Previous offerings have included:
• Infuse Learner-Centered Teaching into the Online Environment
• Developing Strong Relationships with Online Students
• Using Web 2.0 Tools to Optimize Learning
• Developing an Infrastructure for Blended Learning
• Cool Tools that Work for Teaching & Learning Online
• Student-Faculty Partnerships in Technology with a Twist
• ANGEL Groups: More than just Courses Delivery
• Second Life in the Classroom
• Generating E-Portfolios for Program Assessment
• Confronting fair use and copyright issues in the classroom
• Designing Activities and Assessments for Adult Distance Learners
• MERLOT Webinar Series – Multimedia Instructional Resources for Learning and Online Teaching
Campus Suggested Topics:
• How to present visual information to the online student
• Handling cloud based media and copyright
• Teaching with clickers, what questions to ask?
• Syllabus design
• A series of presentations from students:
o Experience of online learning from a students point of view
o A panel of first time online learners to very experience online learners.
o A graduate of a fully online program talking about the experience
• More pedagogically focused topics like this.
o Using other web based tools
o Pedagogy in the 21st century, ie in relation to the “21st century skills”
o Online course issues..interface, layout, getting people to contribute
o Course Team building and collaborating online
• Teaching Large Classes
• On-line teaching in the sciences
• Handling disruptive students in an online class and how to promote positive class interactions
• Serving an international population through online learning
• Minimizing your Workload When Teaching Online
• Teaching to Learn in Teams
• Generalizability Theory
• Uses of learning object repositories for faculty
• Formative assessment strategies for the classroom
• Rubric creation processes and strategies
To submit your proposal go to:
From the New York Academy of Sciences
Leadership and Personal Success Through Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
The eBriefing is a workshop for increasing self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills from the perspective of scientific fields such as cognitive behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology.
From Scientist to Entrepreneur
Seminars in this series provide an in-depth look at everything from opportunity recognition, to leading tech transfer and writing a comprehensive business plan—critical information for scientists considering commercializing their innovations.
Editor’s Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Paper
Publishing is critical to the scientific profession yet few opportunities exist for science PhDs to gain formal training in this area. A former editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation provided an inside look into the editorial review process and how to present scientific results.
A Presentation by the SUNY Center for Professional Development, in partnership with The Research Foundation
Dates: Begins March 7th and Ends March 26th (Online format)
Based on the book, Writing Successful Science Proposals* this virtual workshop outlines the components of a successful proposal and the steps to get there. Learn how to improve your chances of getting funded through fund sourcing, proper planning and organization, concise writing, collaboration, and proposal submission. Participate in interactive and relevant discussions and activities with faculty from the comfort of your home or office.
* Although the course is based on a book about scientific proposals the learning and activities are applicable to all types of grant proposals
At completion of this workshop, all students should be able to:
• Define the types of grants available
• Find grant opportunities
• Find and work with collaborators
• Develop concise proposal sections
• Submit a proposal electronically
Required Text: Participants should purchase Writing Successful Science Proposals, 2nd edition by Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt available at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com
Meets Online Via Elluminate on: March 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, and 26 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm; Participants are expected to participate in each of the 1.5 hr sessions.
What is the cost?
$200 – CPD Members – Use your CPD Training Points to pay for this event!
$230 – SUNY Non-CPD Members
$260 – Non-SUNY
The Research Foundation has established an RF/SUNY Scholarship Program which awards CPD points to SUNY faculty, post-docs, grad students and sponsored program administrators to participate in CPD-sponsored opportunities. Contact Patricia Aceves, in the Department of Teaching, Learning, &Technology (email@example.com) ext. 2-2786 for further information on accessing CPD points to attend these programs.
The SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) and Pacific Crest are pleased to bring you this series of Faculty Development Workshops. These one-day workshops will provide participants with an introduction to the concepts and goals of each area within the context of Process EducationTM. Process EducationTM is a performance-based philosophy of education which integrates many different educational theories, processes, and tools in emphasizing the continuous development of learning skills.
Monday, February 27th – Orientation to Process Education
Location: Medaille College, Buffalo
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
An introduction to innovative tools and processes that increase student success. For complete details, costs, and to register, visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/zcq9vk
Tuesday, February 28th – Critical Thinking
Location: The College at Brockport, Brockport
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Creating learning activities that target the improvement of students’ critical thinking skills, and disciplinary contexts. For complete details, costs, and to register, visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/5cq9dv
Wednesday, February 29th – Student Success
Location: Onondaga Community College, Syracuse
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Learn strategies and tools to develop personal growth and increased success in students. For complete details, costs, and to register, visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/rcq9mw
Friday, March 2nd – Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Location: Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Selden
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Develop applied research skills related to teaching and learning and strengthen the use of assessment information as a basis for publishable research. For complete details, costs, and to register, visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/hcqk89
Facilitator for these workshops will be Dr. Daniel K. Apple, founder and President of Pacific Crest. Questions? Contact Lisa Raposo at the SUNY Center for Professional Development, phone 315-214-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Research Foundation established an RF/SUNY Scholarship Program which awards CPD points to SUNY faculty, post-docs, grad students and sponsored program administrators to participate in CPD-sponsored opportunities. Contact Patricia Aceves, in the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Technology (email@example.com) ext. 2-2786 for further information on accessing CPD points to attend these programs.
Training on IRBNet
Need a first time, or refresher training on IRBNet or the approval process for IACUC and/or IBC? Our next in-person training for IACUC and IBC’ers will be:
Thursday, February 2nd, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Office of Research Compliance, Melville Library (Main Campus), 5th floor, W5530.
Snacks will be served. Interested? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Involvement in Research
An educational webinar opportunity from our accrediting organization, AAHRPP:
What: Community Involvement in Research: What Researchers and IRBs Need to Know (Element I.4.C.)
When: Thursday January 26, 2012 / 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: Office of Research Compliance, Melville Library (Main Campus), 5th floor, W 5530.
How come? Community-based participatory research is a popular methodology to study participants in hard-to-reach populations. Community involvement helps make many research projects more successful. But community-based research has its own set of ethical issues that can be challenging to IRBs that are not experienced or knowledgeable in this type of research. This webinar will describe the processes and issues involved in community-based participatory research and what IRB members and researchers need to know.
Snacks will be served. Interested? RSVP to email@example.com
Due to high demand, a second date has been added for the educational session “IRB Application and Submission Basics” on June 17th 1-3 p.m. in the Office of Research Compliance Conference Area, Melville Library, Suite W5530. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be scheduling a session in the near future specifically for IACUC and IBC investigators...stay tuned!
Who Should Attend: Investigators and study coordinators who are new to the IRB process.
Why you should attend: Investigators will learn how to navigate the IRB application and submission process, the different types of review, the materials required for submission, helpful hints for successful completion of paperwork, and use of the IRBNet system. And, of course, we will offer delightful snacks and beverages!
Date: Wednesday, June 8 (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
Location: Office of Research Compliance Conference Room, Melville Library, 5th Floor, W5530.
Who Should Attend: Investigators and coordinators who are involved in consenting subjects for participation in their studies.
Why you should attend: The consent process is much more than just a subject’s signature on a form. Investigators will learn about what is involved in obtaining ethically and legally valid consent from a research subject. And, as always, you will be fed delightful snacks and beverages.
RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2011 – NIH, AHRQ, HRSA
Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-067
This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-10-047, and establishes new stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2011 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the table below. The Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows remain unchanged, and are also provided below.
The budgetary categories described in this Notice are effective only for Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2011 funds. All FY 2011 awards issued using FY 2010 stipend levels will be revised to increase the stipend category to the FY 2011 level. For institutional training grants already awarded in FY 2011, if trainees have been appointed to the FY 2011 budget period, the grantee institution must amend those appointments to reflect the FY 2011 stipend level once the revised award is received. Amended appointments must be submitted through xTrain in the eRA Commons. Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2010 are not permitted.
Effective with all Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2010, the following annual stipend levels apply to all individuals receiving support through institutional research training grants or individual fellowships, including the Minority Access to Research Career (MARC) and Career Opportunities in Research (COR) programs.
Undergraduates in the MARC and COR Programs:
|Career Level||Stipend for FY 2011|
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral:
|Career Level||Years of Experience||Stipend for FY 2011|
|7 or More||$53,112|
These stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process.
NRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees, and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows. The NIH provides eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position. (The presence of eight discrete levels of experience, however, does not constitute an endorsement of extended periods of postdoctoral research training.)
It should be noted that the maximum amount that NIH will award to support the compensation package for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero level postdoctoral stipend, as described in NOT-OD-02-017.
Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses, and Institutional Allowances for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipients
The NIH will provide funds for tuition, fees, health insurance, and training related expenses, as detailed below.
A. Tuition and Fees
- Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows: For institutional training grants (T32, T34, T35, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F30, F31) an amount per predoctoral trainee equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports formally combined dual-degree training (e.g., M.D.-Ph.D, D.D.S.-Ph.D.), the amount provided per trainee or fellow will be 60% of the level requested up to $21,000 per year.
- Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows: For institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F32, F33) an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $4,500 per year, will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports postdoctoral individuals in formal degree-granting training, an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided.
B. Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants
- For institutional training grants (T32, T34, T35, T90, TL1) these expenses (including health insurance costs) for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees will be paid at the amounts shown below for all competing and non-competing awards made with FY 2011 funds.
- Predoctoral Trainees: $4,200
- Postdoctoral Trainees: $7,850
C. Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows
This allowance for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows will be paid at the amounts shown below for all competing and non-competing awards made with FY 2011 funds.
- Institutional Allowance for individual fellows (F30, F31, F32, F33) sponsored by non-Federal Public, Private, and Non-Profit Institutions (Domestic & Foreign, including health insurance):
- Predoctoral Fellows: $4,200
- Postdoctoral Fellows: $7,850
- Institutional Allowance for Individual fellows (F30, F31, F32, F33) Sponsored by Federal and For-Profit Institutions (including health insurance):
- Predoctoral Fellows: $3,100
- Postdoctoral Fellows: $6,750
See Questions and Answers Related to NRSA Tuition, Fees, and Health Insurance Policy: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa_tuition_q&a.htm.
Specific questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the appropriate NIH Institute or Center, AHRQ, or HRSA.
General inquiries concerning NRSA stipend and tuition policies should be directed to:
Rodney Ulane, Ph.D.
NIH Research Training Officer
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3516
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7963
Phone: (301) 451-4225
FAX: (301) 480-0146
The SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute is the premier training module for underrepresented minority (URM) scientists interested in strengthening their leadership skills.
Developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute is an intensive five-day training filled with leadership courses, small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among participants.
Application Deadline: March 24, 2011
Postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and professionals in academia, industry, federal agencies, and nonprofits who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:
1. Current SACNAS membership (required)
2. Doctoral degree (required) or equivalent
3. STEM field (preferred)
The director of the Leadership Institute is Dr. Joseph Garcia, Bowman Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and Director of the Karen W. Morse for Leadership Western Washington University. Dr. Joseph Garcia will be accompanied by co-facilitators Dr. Donna Blancero, Associate Professor of Management, Bentley University, and Mr. Richard Weibl, Director, Center for Careers in Science and Technology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Participants will engage in a comprehensive curriculum. Sample sessions include:
Building and Maintaining High Performance Teams
Challenges for People of Color in Leadership Roles
Decision Making and Delegation Skills
Creating a Leadership Development Plan (LDP)
Management and Conflict Resolution
MEMBERSHIP FEE WAIVERS
We are in great admiration of your dedication to the STEM community and want to ensure membership fees do not affect your ability to apply for the Leadership Institute. To receive a SACNAS membership waiver, please follow these steps:
1. Complete the Membership Waiver Request form (see the membership page to explore other memberhsip options)
2. In the membership Request section, select Professional Waiver and click on the Waiver Request checkbox
3. Sign the Waiver Request section, select Waiver Type = Membership Campaign and type coupon code: LD11SLI in the Waiver Request Notes
4. To submit, click the Confirm Contribution button