2020-2021 Office of Sponsored Research and Programs Training Schedule

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) is pleased to offer the following training opportunities for 2020-2021. Registration for each session will close one week prior to the scheduled session. Sessions will be provided online via Zoom; attendees must register in advance and will be provided the link to participate at least two days prior to the scheduled session.

Sessions with an asterisk (*) are working sessions—participants are encouraged to bring a draft of a current proposal to the session to review, edit, and seek feedback from other participants. 

Questions?  Please feel free to contact OSRP (sponsoredresearch@hope.edu).  


This series of three workshops addresses the major sections present in most funding applications. Each session will introduce the importance and aims of this section of an application, discuss strategies, and provide an opportunity to workshop your ideas and drafts with colleagues. You can attend just one, two, or all three.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect schedules and availability to change, and therefore the meeting times of the Oct. 20 and Feb. 16 workshops remain TBD. OSRP is also considering asynchronous options for delivery of these workshops. In the Workshop RSVPs, you will have an opportunity to indicate your scheduling preferences for Workshops 2 and 3.

New this year: Faculty who attend all three Project Development Workshops will be eligible to receive a Grant-Seeking Award of up to $250 to support their application efforts, for instance to hire an outside subject-matter expert to assess the proposal draft. Priority for awards will be given to junior and underrepresented faculty. (Depending on the funding opportunity, it may be possible to substitute Proposal Budgets 101 for Workshop 3).

1. Developing Your Project Statement of Need*–NEW DATE due to All Faculty Meeting on Original Date
Your primary project proposal/statement/problem serves as an introduction to your proposal and must give an effective overview of your project. Learn strategies to draw in your reader and workshop your drafts with the group.

Date/Time:September 29, 2020, 11:30am-12:45pm
Location:Zoom Webinar
Registration:RSVP here by Sept. 22 (https://forms.gle/yYcUSoJvzqBQJZ8b8)

2. Developing your Project Plan, Scope of Work, or Methodology Sections*
These sections of your proposal demonstrate how you will undertake your project. Learn strategies for planning these and communicating your plan clearly to readers. Develop strategies to include the appropriate personnel in your project. Workshop your drafts with the group.

Date/Time:October 20, 2020 (time TBD)
Location:Zoom Webinar
Registration:RSVP here by October 13 (https://forms.gle/aM66xoWaXEEBSrx96)

3. Measuring Your Project’s Impact: Developing Effective Evaluation Plans*
Many proposals ask for an evaluation plan and most grants require a final report demonstrating your project’s impact. Learn the importance of evaluation and how to undertake it. Planning your project’s evaluation from the start will save you time and headaches in the end. Workshop your drafts with the group.

Date/Time:February 16, 2021 (time TBD)
Location:Zoom Webinar
Registration:RSVP here by February 9 (https://forms.gle/dEERNcpji8cfdbGx9)

Proposal Budgets 101
Learn the basics of federal and institutional principles in developing a sponsored project budget.  Learn some of the key factors to consider in developing your budget, including personnel costs, travel, project dissemination, data management, evaluation, and other expenses.  

Date/Time:Available for On-Demand Viewing in/by November 2020

National Science Foundation (NSF) and the 2020 Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
Considering an application to the National Science Foundation in 2021?  This session will provide a high-level overview of key changes coming to NSF proposal preparation and submission for 2021. 

Date/Time:Available for On-Demand Viewing if/when new PAPPG Issued

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