October 5, 2017


RSO – Search for Funding Opportunities with our New Database – Plus Much More

Research Services Office (RSO) recently launched a new website which comes with some much anticipated new features including a searchable funding opportunities database, reporting of key statistics, and a library of online training videos.

Funding Opportunities

Johnson and Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Program

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.  The six inaugural awards will be available in 2018 and aim to fund one woman per area of STEM2D concentration in the early career stage where they have concluded their advanced degree training but are not at the level of tenure in their accredited university or design school institution.  Institutions are only allowed to support one application per discipline, which appear to be somewhat defined by the applicants degrees (https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d/award-criteria). 

Contact RSO by Tuesday, October 10 by 12:00 (noon) should you wish to apply.

For more information about the program, click HERE.

Programs & Events

Planning to apply to the Insight Development grant competition in February of 2018?

Combining the benefits of a writing group with facilitated learning, the IDG Boot Camp will help you achieve a good first draft of your  application, in 6 half-day sessions. Our analysis shows that participation in the boot camp improves the quality potential of an application’s success. Participants’ feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

2017 Session Dates: October 10, 17, 24, November 6, 14
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Each session will include strategies and advice about a key section of the application, with time for your own writing too. Participants will be paired for some sessions, with each reading their partner’s section drafts as homework, and providing verbal feedback. Details on the boot camp sessions HERE.

Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This is not a ‘drop in’ program. Space is limited. An application is required. If you are interested in participating in the IDG Boot Camp, please complete this application by October 6, 2017.

Working Sessions to Design your Program of Research

The Research Portfolio would like to invite you to attend a two-part workshop to help you design a program of research.

What you need to know:

  • Coffee and light refreshments will be providedY
  • You must bring a laptop or tablet as this is a working session and will require active participation
  • Bring your current program of research, be it a previous draft, a preliminary draft based on the outline, or your ideas to complete the outline
  • Be prepared to give and receive respectful feedback to and from your peers

What you can expect:

  • You will be required to attend Part 1 and Part 2 (please choose one Part 1 and one Part 2 according to the dates that best fit your schedule)
  • The first session, Part 1, will be an active drafting session where we walk through the outline and content of a Research Program
  • During the second session, Part 2, you will provide a copy of a written draft summary of your program of research to all participants and give a brief 3 – 5 min presentation on the main points of your draft Research Program, with time for immediate feedback from your peers to follow
  • At the end of the second session, you will have a draft of the document describing your program of research

Dates (please RSVP to one Part 1 and one Part 2 session):

Part 1 – Tue. Nov. 21st10am – 12pm
Part 1 – Fri. Nov. 24th1:30pm – 3:30pm
Please RSVP by Nov. 10th

Part 2 – Tus. Dec. 12th10am – 12pm
Part 2 – Thu. Dec. 14th1:30pm – 3:30pm
Please RSVP by Dec. 1st

RSVP to rachael.chavez@ualberta.ca.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.

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