March 28 – Private foundation and residency opportunities and how to find them

Looking to identify a perfect artist-in-residence or sabbatical experience? Getting the most out of these experiences requires planning and foresight. This session will help faculty launch their searches for those opportunities, secure them, and maximize the potential opportunities that comes from them. Participants will hear from faculty colleagues who have be successful at doing that very thing.
March 28, 12:30-1:30, Library 101

January 24 – Major proposal blunders and how to avoid them

The ability to attract extramural funding is essential to the efforts of most faculty to build and maintain an internationally recognized research program. However, winning grant support has never been more challenging. Fortunately, proposal-writing is a skill that can be developed and refined. This workshop will help USU researchers hone their grant-writing skills by learning how to avoid common -and painful- proposal blunders from a panel of highly successful and experienced grant writers and reviewers.
January 24, 12:30-1:30, Library 101

November 29 – Getting the most out of your professional society

For faculty researchers, gaining fellowship in their discipline is an achievement many regard as a career topping event. To achieve fellowship requires excellence in three areas: (1) A successful, transformative research program that is well documented in the literature (2) Leadership engagement in one's discipline on a local national and international level (3) Acknowledgement among peers in your discipline, often taking the form of recognition awards for scholarship. This workshop will host a number of faculty fellows who will share their experience achieving excellence in theses areas and their path to being named a fellow of their discipline.
November 29, 12:30-1:30, Library 101

September 27 – Managing your scholarly presence online

In an increasingly digital world, promoting, preserving, and claiming your research is more complicated and more hectic. In this Training For Research Faculty, we will explore managing online scholarly presences, including the creation of profiles with Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and Selected Works as well as setting up ORCIDs and Google Scholar profiles.
September 27, 9:30-10:30, Library 154


September 14 – Utilize faculty resources

In this Training for Research Faculty workshop, we will highlight several resources provided by our office to help you jump start your research programs. Join us to learn the ins and outs of how to access these readily available amenities.
September 14, 12:00-1:30pm

October 12 – Open access to data: What do I need to know?

At this TRF we will hear from data management experts on the process USU has developed to meet federal requirements and make publications and data publicly accessible.
October 12, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Library 101

November 9 – Increase your pool of potential graduate students

You have funding and work to support a graduate student, but struggle to get top candidates to apply to your program. Learn how to recruit more top tier students to your program and how the Office of Research and Graduate Studies can help!
November 9 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Library 101

Support students who struggle with mental health issues

We all know, graduate school is demanding. Faculty who are aware of mental health questions and resources available to students, will be better prepared to create a healthy experience for students.
December 7 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Library 101

Discover opportunities in interdisciplinary graduate training

To be competitive today, graduate students need to have expertise in more areas than just their own discipline. Providing your students with that interdisciplinary education, though, can sometimes seem daunting.
February 22 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Library 101

Finding human subjects for your research

March 22 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Library 101


Components of an Outstanding Sabbatical

Learn about sabbatical compensation and benefits, hosting from other institutions/organizations, and key takeaways.

Tools for Mentoring Graduate Students

We’ll look at three case studies — the bad, good and great student — and provide tools to elevate your student to the next level.

Lessons Learned in D.C.: How to Maximize my Proposal Chances

A vital tool for increasing acceptance of proposals is networking with the program officers who will ultimately review your submissions. Faculty will pass on the lessons they learned visiting federal agencies in D.C. to you.

Broader Impacts: How to Include Them on my Proposal

Date:  March 16, 2016 Place:  Library 154 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

An Insider’s Perspective to Making Tenure and Promotion

February 17, 2016 Merrill-Cazier Library 154 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The promotion and tenure process is an integral part of a researcher’s professional standing. There exist important steps and documentation before apply for tenure in [...]


Find your “once-in-20-years” student. Every year.

One outstanding graduate student can transform your research program, but a simple CV posted to the web won’t be enough to attract the best.

RFAST (and Furious)

RFAST certification is now required for all faculty members. If you attend this two-hour workshop, you can receive instruction in a format designed especially for recently hired faculty members.

I have to do WHAT with my data?

In this month's Training for Research Faculty we will focus on the new infrastructure and tools offered by USU to store and publicize your data and to assist researchers in creating their own data management plans.

Becoming a Rising Star

Come to this workshop to hear straight from an NSF program officer and current USU awardees about strategies to submit a successful CAREER proposal.

Tools for Complex Project Management

Come to this workshops to learn simple strategies to adopt and tools to use to keep your project on track, allowing you to spend more time focusing on the research.