November 12, 2015

Research Week 2015 Schedule

Research Week 2015

The Sponsored Projects Administration is proud to present Research Week 2015. Research Week is a series of professional development opportunities, information sessions and special presentations designed especially for the Ball State research community. RSVPs are welcome for all events (links in the descriptions), but not required.

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Research Week 2015 Schedule:

RSVPs closed.  

Research Week 2015 Session Presentations (.pptx) available.

Monday, November 16

10:00 - 11:00am

Community-Engaged Research

Bracken Library, Room 104
Jane Ellery, Assistant Professor, Wellness Management and Director, Faculty Learning Community on Community Engagement  
Eva Zygmunt, Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Pete Ellery, Instructor, Landscape Architecture  
Robert Baas, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture  
Adam Kuban, Assistant Professor, Journalism  
In this dynamic session, you will hear from faculty members and community partners about three exemplary projects – short-term, medium-term, and long-term – that demonstrate how community-engaged teaching and research can advance your discipline, open up new funding and publication opportunities, and have a lasting impact on society’s most pressing issues.

11:00am - Noon

Grantwriting 101

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor

Jackie Davis, Associate Director of Pre-award Operations, SPA

Augusta Wray, Proposal Manager, SPA 

Sponsors support their funding priorities, not yours. So how do you turn your project into one that will be funded? The key is in your response to their request. This program will provide an overview of general proposal development. The session will conclude with tips on how to package your proposal into one that meets the sponsor’s needs and priorities. This session is open to all beginning grantwriters.  

Grant Writing - Proposal Construction Presentation 2015 (.pptx)

1:00 - 2:00pm

What is Entrepreneurial Learning and How do I get Involved?

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Kelli Huth, Director of Immersive Learning
Suzanne Plesha, Director of Faculty Support & Assessment  
In this session, we will talk about the emergence of Entrepreneurial Learning as a Ball State priority and the high-impact activities that fall into this spectrum.  This will include an explanation of the reorganization of Building Better Communities and the evolution of the new Office of Entrepreneurial Learning.  We will also discuss how faculty can get involved in Immersive Learning and describe the faculty support services and funding opportunities available for Immersive learning across campus. 

Entrepreneurial Learning Presentation (.pptx)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Fulbright Scholar Information Session

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Dominic Caristi, Professor of Telecommunications and Fulbright Ambassador
Dr. Dominic Caristi, Professor of Telecommunications, presents Fulbright Scholar Program offerings for teaching & research awards in over 125 countries. The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. 

Fulbright Scholar Presentation (.pptx)

3:00 - 4:00pm

Aspire Student Competitions

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Sarah Lee, Proposal Manager, SPA
Jessie Roark, Research Information Coordinator, SPA
How can Ball State help students with their research or creative endeavor activities? This session will discuss the different internal funding opportunities available to students through the Aspire Program and the opportunity to showcase their results in the annual Ball State Student Symposium. This will include a discussion on Aspire funding for undergraduate and graduate projects and conference travel. We will also discuss the uniquely multidiscipline Student Symposium opportunity, the perfect platform for any Ball State creation. 

Ball State Student Internal Grants Programs Presentation (.pptx)

Tuesday, November 17

10:00 - 11:00am

Utilizing Grant Reviewers' Comments for Future Success

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Justin Miller, Director, SPA
You just received notice that your grant proposal was not funded. Now what do you do? Learn how to use the reviewers’ comments to your advantage when revising your proposal. In addition, learn how to become a grant reviewer yourself.  

Not Funded - Now What? Presentation (.pptx)

11:00am - noon

SUBMIT Incentive Program

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Keith Chandler, Proposal Manager, SPA
Linda J. Swartz, Secretary, SPA
SPA receives regular inquiries into its incentive programs, especially the SUBMIT program and Research Incentive Accounts (RIAs). This session aims to answer some of those questions related to the SUBMIT program. Learn more about how this  program works, the purpose of the RIAs, and how to utilize these incentive funds to enhance your research or creative agenda. Appropriate for both faculty and administrative support personnel.

SUBMIT Incentive Program Presentation (.pptx)

2:00 - 3:00pm

Grants Resource Center Faculty Services Webinar

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
The Grants Resource Center, a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967. In this webinar we will be hearing from GRC staff members about the resources offered to Ball State faculty through the University's GRC subscription.

3:00 - 4:00pm

NIH Tech Tools for Grantsmanship

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor

Augusta Wray, Proposal Manager, SPA 

Maria Bumbalough, Proposal Manager, SPA

Jackie Davis, Associate Director of Pre-award Operations, SPA 

There's more to NIH grantsmanship than just writing a great proposal. This session will help investigators successfully navigate and utilize the features of NIH's electronic Research Administration system, eRACommons. Also, NIH's new biosketch requirements will be reviewed along with an introduction to SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae system, which allows investigators to more easily assemble  their biosketch information and customize their Biographical Sketches to meet varied format requirements including NIH, New NIH and NSF and to support specific proposals.

Wednesday, November 18

 9:00 - 10:00am

Indiana Campus Compact + Ball State

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Judith Gray,  Associate Professor of Social Work  

10:00 - 11:00am

The New Office of Community Engagement

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Julie Halbig, Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement
Delaina Boyd, Director, Office of Community Engagement  
Over the summer, Ball State’s division of Building Better Communities was reorganized to, in part, reflect an increased emphasis on engagement with Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana. During this session, we will (re)introduce you to the staff of the new Office of Community Engagement and share about the resources and project management support that are available to help you connect with the local community.

2:00 - 3:00pm

Professionalizing your Approach to Grantseeking

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Stan Geidel, Campus Liaison, SPA
Stan Geidel, SPA Program Manager, will discuss how to professionalize your approach to seeking external funding. Perhaps you have previously written and submitted a grant or have met with some preliminary success and received external funding for a smaller project. What’s next? This one-hour session invites you to embrace a fully professional approach to the quest for external funding. 
Professionalize your Grantwriting Presentation (.pptx)

4:00 - 6:00pm

BeneFacta Day Celebration

Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
This annual, invitation only gala, celebrates the researchers and creative artists who have received internal and external funding for their work in the previous academic year. BeneFacta also serves as the launch party for SPA's Ball State Research Magazine (the newest edition will be available after BeneFacta). The Sponsored Projects Administration is thrilled to once again host this celebration and honor our outstanding faculty on their accomplishments. 
BeneFacta Day Celebration 2015 Presentation (.pptx)

Thursday, November 19

 10:00 - 11:00am

Post-Award Processes

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Matthew Moore, Associate Director of Post-award Operations, SPA
Once a grant proposal has been funded by the sponsor, it is important to understand what happens next. This session will discuss the management of funded grants, starting with award acceptance and moving through to grant closure, and will include the following topics: administration of the award, authorized signatories, the role of the Grant Manager, and more. If you are curious about the next step in the awards management process, this session is for you.
Post-Award Basics Presentation (.pptx)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Intellectual Property / Technology Transfer Process & Policy

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Stephanie Roof, Proposal Manager, SPA
Navigating the intellectual property process can be confusing for faculty and administrators alike. During this session, attendees will learn more about the intellectual property and technology transfer process and related policies at Ball State. Learning outcomes include a better understanding of the IP process for faculty, the BSU IP policy, and an introduction to the Ball State Innovation Corporation (BSIC).

Intellectual Property / Technology Transfer Process & Policy Presentation (.pptx)

4:00 - 5:00pm

Animated Film: Claire & The Keys

Arts & Journalism Building (AJ) 175 (Near the entrance to the Atrium)
John Ludwick, Assistant Professor of Art
Two Best Short Awards, two Best Animation Screenplay awards, First place Animated Musical, screened in Hollywood twice, and New Zealand’s renowned Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Professor John Ludwick will officially present his 2D Animated film "Claire & The Keys" on the Ball State campus for the first time during Research Week, and talk about what it takes to create an award-winning short film. He’ll be joined by the film’s Sound Designer and Mixer, Earshot Audio’s Brice Bowman.

5:00 - 6:00pm

*Session Full*

Focus on the Search

SPA Conference Room
Jessie Roark, Research Information Coordinator, SPA
Focus on the Search is a one-hour intensive session on searching for funding opportunities. At the end of this session participants will: (1) Understand why it is important to make searching a regular part of your routine; (2) Learn about the resources SPO has to offer; (3) Learn how to use the COS Pivot database; (4) Conduct a search of your own.

Friday, November 20

 9:30 - 10:30am

Budget Development

Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, 1st Floor
Jacqueline Davis, Associate Director of Pre-award Operations, SPA
Developing a project budget and appropriate funding request can make or break your proposal. You know what you want to do and how you want to do it. You have measurable goals, a strong evaluation plan and the best collaborators. You have found a sponsor whose funding priorities are in line with your project. What’s left? THE BUDGET. How much do you ask for? What costs can or should you ask for? How much will your project cost? Welcome to Budget Basics! This session will provide an approach to budget development that can be applied to any type of project or proposal. You will also leave with a basic understanding of the terms “Allowable, Allocable, Reasonable, Costshare and the Prudent Person Test.” This session is open to all grantseekers, regardless of grantwriting experience. 

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