Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
Study of Words Used in NSF Grant Proposals
Study of Words Used in NSF Grant Proposals
A new study in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology analyzed the words used in the abstracts of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. The analysis found that projects received, on average, larger awards when abstracts were longer, used fewer common words and were written with "verbal certainty." The abstract of the study is available Words Used in NSF proposals.
2019 Council of Graduate Schools Summer Workshop and New Deans Institute
Small Teams of Researchers Do More Innovative Work Than Large Ones
In the largest analysis of the issue thus far, investigators have found that the smaller the research team working on a problem, the more likely it was to generate innovative solutions. Large consortia are still important drivers of progress, but they are best suited to confirming or consolidating novel findings, rather than generating them. The results could have wide-ranging implications for individual investigators, the academic centers that employ them and the government agencies that provide so much of the financing.
Seeking Submissions for The Academic Minute
The Academic Minute is seeking individual submissions for upcoming segments on any topic, and campuses are also encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from a single institution. Recent weekly takeovers featured research from Trinity College, Swarthmore College, Arcadia University, and New York Institute of Technology.
Please send submissions to David Hopper at email@example.com, and be sure to tune in daily to The Academic Minute. Thank you for considering this opportunity for public engagement.
2019 Catholic Imagination Conference
The Third Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference
The Future of the Catholic Literary Tradition
Loyola University Chicago | September 19-21, 2019
2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar Program
The deadline to apply for the
2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
competition is September 16, 2019.
Can't join us live? All of our webinars are recorded and uploaded to our website. To view more upcoming and archived webinars, visit our Webinar Schedule.
You can also learn more about exciting opportunities in each world region by visiting our regional highlights web pages.
NIH Proposal Writing Workshop
Writing/Designing Winning NIH Proposals Workshop
June 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center
This one-day comprehensive workshop is geared towards those who wish to submit winning proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in time for the next NIH grant submission deadline.
Participants will learn how to:
* Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for their idea(s)
* Read and interpret RFAs
* Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant
* Address the pieces of the application
* Package the proposal in the requested format
* Understand the scoring system and the review process
* Search for the appropriate study section for submissions
* Learn what actually happens in the study section
* Decipher pink sheets: The inevitable resubmission
* Build an airtight case for funding
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Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $395.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
Discount: $25.00 per person given for two or more registrants from the same organization.
*Space is limited and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*
You may also be interested in the NSF counterpart to this workshop on June 17, 2019.
Receive a discount of $50 by registering for both the NSF and NIH workshops. Only the highest discount will apply.
Can't make it?
An Online Version of this Workshop
University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Oct 21-25 2019 Albuquerque, NM
The Mentoring Institute develops, coordinates, and integrates mentoring evidence-based effective practices into research, consulting, and training activities at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Through the application of instructional design standards, the Institute provides training and certification services for a diverse array of staff, faculty and students, in a centralized effort to recruit, train and develop qualified mentors for the University, the City of Albuquerque and the greater New Mexico community.
October 21-25, 2019
Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program
Your institution is invited to apply to host a visiting scholar to teach on your campus for a semester or full academic year through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program!
Listen to a recording of an S-I-R Overview webinar, which includes an inside look at our website and application and also includes insights from a previous S-I-R hosts. To see a full listing of our webinars for various institutional demographics, visit our website. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Regional Spotlight: Europe and Eurasia
With 264 awards in 45 European and Eurasian countries, there is diverse range of opportunities: from multi-country opportunities in the European Union to discipline specific awards such as Cyber Security in Romania, Gender Studies in Albania, STEM opportunities in Ukraine and France, to Early Career and Flex option awards. Europe and Eurasia awards for the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include but are not limited to:
- Albania: Gender Studies
- Austria: Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
- Belgium: Hasselt University All Disciplines Award
- Estonia: Multiple Disciplines
- France: Grand Est Regional Award
- Kosovo: Higher Education
- Italy: Fulbright Schuman Chair at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy)
- Romania: Media Literacy and Cyber Security
- United Kingdom: Fulbright-Cancer Research UK Scholar Award
- The Iceland-Greece Joint Award on Economic Crisis Management
Application Deadline: September 16, 2019!
For more information about awards to Europe and Eurasia, visit the
Grants Management Courses from Dept of Ed
Recently grants.gov highlighted one of the more comprehensive sets of training modules on offer from the U.S. Department of Education. In fact, there are currently ten self-paced e-learning courses available on ED.gov’s Grants Training and Management Resources page.