Each semester we offer 8–10, hour-long classes, which are designed to assist you with all areas of research development. Topics include budget planning, broader impact opportunities, supplementary documents, research compliance, and more. The schedule varies and is often updated a month prior to classes beginning. Sign up early as class space is limited.
Finding Funding as a Grad Student
September 7th at 10:15 am — Virtual
Which federal and non-federal sponsors are interested in funding your idea? Learn the ins and outs of searching the Pivot database for funding opportunities specific to your area of research. ORAP Pivot expert, Emily Brashear, will help you set up notifications, track funding opportunities, find collaborators, and share opportunities with your coworkers.
Making Headlines: Promoting Research in the Media
September 28th at 1:30 pm — Virtual
Not all studies work well in the media, but some novel, impactful research can make big headlines, bringing important findings to a wide audience – if they’re presented in an accessible way. Join WSU Science Writer Sara Zaske for a short presentation on press releases followed by a Q&A discussion with a panel of journalists whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, NBCNews, Geekwire, Science Friday, and the New Scientist, among other outlets.
Introduction to Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at WSU
October 3rd at 10:15 am — Virtual
Intellectual property (IP) protection and licensing can help turn creative endeavors and discoveries into impactful products and services to benefit the public and help sustain research. In a session led by Eric Wannamaker of the Office of Commercialization, learn about IP and WSU policies and resources to promote innovation and technology based entrepreneurship.
Foundations of Community Engagement
October 26 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am — Virtual
Not sure where to start with community engagement? Staff from the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) present the basics, including how to identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships with community partners. The CCE maintains a database of 1000 community partners affiliated with Washington State University and can provide guidance in collaborating with partners to develop your community engaged research.
Community Engaged Research Seed Grants
November 1, 10:30 am – 11:30 am — Virtual and in-person (WSU Pullman, Lighty 405)
Associate Vice President for Research Kim Christen introduces the new Community Engaged Research Program and seed grants available to faculty at WSU Pullman. Dr. Christen will discusses the whys and hows of community engaged research, the types of projects the grants are intended to fund, deadlines, and how to apply. This session will be of interest to faculty at WSU Pullman who do community engaged research or who are interested in getting started.
Preparing for Tribal Engagement in Research
November 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm — Virtual
Dr. Ken Lokensgard, Co-Director of the Center for Native American Research & Collaborations (Native American Programs/Tribal Relations) provide dan overview of the things you should consider before submitting research protocols, requests for letters of support/collaboration, and grant proposals that involve working with Tribal partners.
It’s not a Pipeline Problem
November 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm — Virtual
Dr. Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence, discussed why we should think differently about the lack of diversity academia, particularly in STEM fields.
More information to come.