University of Iowa

Training Opportunities

The Office of the Vice President for Research and its Division of Sponsored Programs offer a variety of training -- i.e., presentations, workshops, and Web-based resources -- to guide UI faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to identify, secure, and manage external funds. Such training is available through the channels described below.

Newer research administrators are welcome to contact DSP in order to arrange a one-on-one or small group session for training in matters related to sponsored projects at the University.

 

Upcoming Presentations

None currently

 

Past Presentations

#963 Iowagrants.gov: Working with DSP
This session is intended for any individual working directly with submitting or managing State of Iowa projects in iowagrants.gov.
May 23, 2019
9:15 – 10:30 am
1117 MERF
Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training, then Course #963.

 

DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS: WHO ARE WE AND HOW DO WE IMPACT CLINICAL TRIALS?
Academy for Research Professionals
May 1, 2019
ICTS Conference Room, C44-A GH

 

#869 Outgoing Subaward (Award Stage)
This class specifically focuses on an overview of requesting subawards once you’ve received the prime award, subaward invoices & payments, subrecipient monitoring and subaward amendments. The class is geared towards research administrators and principal investigators newer to subawards; however, all are welcome.

 

March 11, 2019 (Monday)
1:30 – 3:15 pm (45 – 60 minutes presentation; remaining time for questions)
2189 MERF
Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training, then Course #869.

 

#758 DSP Proposal Routing Form
Learn how to complete a DSP proposal routing form from start to finish plus tips to avoid common problems. Intended for anyone on campus who works with research grants and contracts.
February 28, 2019
Friday
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
UCC 2520D 

Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training, then course #758.

 

Overview of DOD Funding and PI Experiences
Learn best practices for securing funding and working with the DOD and hear perspectives from a former DOD employee as well as current DOD PIs and reviewers.
February 22, 2019 (Friday)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
2117 MERF
Registration here; not required

 

DSP Training Opportunity: Outgoing Subaward (Proposal Stage)
This class specifically focuses on an overview of subawards, roles and responsibilities, when to utilize a subaward and how to incorporate it into a research proposal. The class is geared towards research administrators and principal investigators newer to subawards; however, all are welcome.

February 11, 2019 (Monday)
9:30 – 11:30 am
2520D UCC
Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training, then Course #868.

DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS: WHO ARE WE AND HOW DO WE IMPACT CLINICAL TRIALS?
Academy for Research Professionals
January 30, 2019
2:05 - 3:15 pm
ICTS Conference Room, C44-A GH
Link to registration and additional program information

# 916 INTRODUCTION TO CREATING A BUDGET FOR A SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECT
This course will help you navigate what should and should not be included on budgets for sponsored projects. We will discuss what a budget is, how to create a budget, what allowable costs are, how to calculate Facilities and Administrative Expenses, and how to write a budget justification. The emphasis will be on federally sponsored projects.
January 23, 2019
8:00 am - 9:30 am
2520D UCC
Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training

WORKING WITH DSP: ISSUES IN CLINICAL TRIAL AGREEMENTS
January 3, 2019
Noon - 1:00 pm
ICTS Conference Room, C44-A GH

NIH Public Access: Managing Citations for RPPRs (workshop)

October 23, 2018 
Noon to 1:00 pm
2189 MERF
Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop offered on July 10, 2018

 

#758 DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS (DSP) PROPOSAL ROUTING FORM
October 4, 2018
8:30AM - 10:00AM
2520D UCC
Login to UI Self Service, then under Learning and Development select My Training

DATA USAGE AGREEMENTS: PLANNING FOR DATA USE AND TRANSFER IN SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
October 2, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 am
346 IMU

DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS: WHO ARE WE AND HOW DO WE IMPACT CLINICAL TRIALS?
Academy for Research Professionals
September 26, 2018
2:05 - 3:15 pm
ICTS Conference Room, C44-A GH

TRAINING FOR OUTGOING SUBAWARD MODULE
An Outgoing Subaward (OGS) request module through the DSP Research Tracker has been live since May 5, 2018, and it has been progressing very well. For those who have not yet submitted an OGS request or for anyone that would like a refresher, two training sessions are available in the next two months. The sessions are identical, and no registration is needed.

Session 1
September 13, 2018
Thursday
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Big Ten Theater, IMU

Session 2
October 10, 2018
Wednesday
8:30 - 9:30 am
1117 MERF

Webinar series on University-Industry Research Partnerships 
February through May 2, 2018 (7 sessions)
Room 305, IMU
Information about the sessions: https://research.uiowa.edu/impact/news/webinar-series-will-explore-how-create-better-university-industry-research-partnerships.  

#869 OUTGOING SUBAWARD SERIES: AWARD STAGE
2520D UCC
May 24, 2017
9:30AM - 10:30AM

#868 OUTGOING SUBAWARD SERIES: PROPOSAL STAGE
2520D UCC
May 10, 2017
9:30AM - 10:30AM

#808 CREATING A BUDGET FOR A SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECT 
2520D UCC
1:30PM - 3:00PM
February 7, 2017
Login to UI Self Service, under Learning and Development select My Training

#758 DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS (DSP) PROPOSAL ROUTING FORM
2520D UCC
10AM - 11:30AM
December 12, 2016
Login to UI Self Service, under Learning and Development select My Training

#741 WORKING WITH THE DIVISION OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS (DSP)
2520D UCC
1PM - 3 PM
November 7, 2016

Grantwriting in Arts & Humanities
116 ABW
3:30-5PM
February 9, 2016
PowerPoint presentation

#764 Outgoing Subawards
2520D UCC
1:30-3PM​
February 9, 2016
​Login to UI Self Service, under Learning and Development select My Training
For quick reference, click to download the PowerPoint presentation

#808 Creating a Budget for a Sponsored Research Project
2520D UCC
1-2:30PM
​January 26, 2016
Login to UI Self Service, under Learning and Development select My Training

Past Online Presentations

Available Online Presentations

Successful Proposal Submissions to PCORI

The Division of Sponsored Programs gave a presentation on "Successful Proposal Submissions to PCORI" to a group at the College of Nursing on June 16, 2015. This presentation - audio from the presenters with visuals of the PowerPoint slides - is now available online to the UI community courtesy of the College of Nursing by clicking here.  If you wish to have the additional materials (sample budgets, key slides, and more) emailed to you, please contact Mary Blackwood.

Web-Based Resources