Gear Up for Grants Seminars and Workshops

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (RCA) sponsors seminars and workshops on topics related to research and grants.

Seminars and workshops are open to all faculty, postdocs, students and staff involved in research. To register for each, contact Kay Sizer.

2014–2015 Seminar Series

The following seminar dates have been set for the 2014–2015 academic year. Most seminars are held from 3:00-4:30p.m. in the Memorial Union. As seminar topics and other details are confirmed, more information will be added to this webpage. Please mark your calendar for these dates and check back again as the year progresses.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015

2013–2014 Seminar Series

The following seminars were offered for the 2013–2014 academic year.

"Meet and Greet the New Vice President - Dr. Kelly Rusch"
The first of the Gear Up for Grants events this year allows for the campus community to meet the new Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, Dr. Kelly Rusch. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Rusch was a faculty member and administrator at Louisiana State University before taking this position at NDSU. She is a civil engineer with an emphasis on environment. Please join us, even if only for a few minutes! Refreshments will be available. New and junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend. No registration necessary.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
3:00–4:00 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Union-Hidatsa Room
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"Grant Roundtables"
The November Gear Up for Grants event will feature Grant Roundtables, an informal way for Sponsored Programs Administration staff and Grant & Contract Accounting staff to interact with faculty and staff about various topics related to grants. Each round table will feature a different topic with an "expert," and attendees will be able to move from table to table to ask questions and get information of their choosing. Tables will feature such topics as proposal processing, budget development,, grants management, and effort reporting. Newer faculty are especially encouraged to attend and bring any grant-related questions.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
3:00–4:30 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Union-Prairie Room
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"Using PIVOT for Customized Grant Searches and Your Expertise Profile"
NDSU subscribes to PIVOT, a database that provides several useful resources: (1) customized grant searches, and (2) a searchable inventory of faculty expertise profiles. This workshop will provide hands-on practice in using Pivot. The workshop will be held in a computer cluster so that attendees can practice using Pivot while it is being demonstrated on the big screen. Pivot is user friendly and free to faculty, staff, and students. Come find out how Pivot combines expertise profiles with grant information to provide relevant grant opportunities for you.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Quentin Burdick (formerly IACC) Rm 114
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"Working with Industry" - View Powerpoint slides from seminar >>
Presenters: Jolynne Tschetter, Commercialization Manager, ND Dept. of Commerce; Dennis Anderson, NDSU Assoc. Vice President for Business Development & Industrial Relations; Dale Zetocha, Director of NDSU Technology Transfer; and Joycelyn Lucke Love, Sponsored Programs Administration. To contribute to economic development in the state, joint projects between NDSU and the private sector are encouraged. This seminar will provide information about the new Research ND program and the Venture Grants programavailable from the ND Department of Commerce. Information about NDSU policy and procedures related to working with private companies will also be presented, including the topics of intellectual property and licensing.  Various types of contracts and agreements will be covered as well. If you'd like to know more about how NDSU researchers can work with industry, please plan to attend.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
3:00–4:30 p.m.
NDSU Sudro Hall Room 21

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