PACE Workshop Program

The PACE Workshop program is an intensive training for postdocs on the comprehensive lifecycle of research development. Participation is strongly encouraged and required where indicated. Unless otherwise indicated, each session is scheduled for 2 hours. Where indicated, lunch will be provided. You are welcome to brown bag at any sessions.

Welcome and Program Overview

January 15th  @ 12:00

By the end of this program, every participant will have submitted external funding opportunities in order to help sustain their participation. This session will let us get to know each other, set expectations, lay out the program, and get the program started. (lunch provided).  Overview Presentation click here

Finding Funding: Crash Course

January 21st @ 3:00 

In this session we will cover everything you need to find funding - from searching funding databases, to navigating NIH, NSF, grants.gov, and all points in between. We will also give an overview of how to read a funding announcement for important details.  Workshop Presentation click here 

Finding Funding: Workshop

January 24th @ 3:00 (1 hour)

Having explored the funding websites, this session is an optional Q&A to help you answer specific questions about the funding search process.

Proposal Building: Proposal Architecture

January 27th @ 3:00

In this sesssion we will discuss in detail the key parts of the proposal: project summary, intellectual merit, broader impacts, biosketch, budget, citations, data management plan, facilities and equipment.  Workshop Presentation click here

Understanding the Review Process

January 31st @12:00

Join us for lunch as we dig deep into the review process to help you better understand what reviewers are thinking.  Workshop Presentation click here

Proposal Building Workshop: Biosketch Peer Review

February 3rd @ 3:00 

Come with the first draft of your biosketch document for review and feedback from faculty and your postdoc peers.  Workshop Presentation click here

Compliance Overview

February 6th @ 12:00

University compliance officers will be presenting on IRB, IACUC, export control, and other critical compliance issues that you should be aware of.

Proposal Building Workshop: Narrative Writing 

February 10th @ 3:00 (1 hour)

Bring a draft of your narrative for review and feedback from faculty and your postdoc peers

Budget and Finance Overview + Cayuse

February 14th @ 11:30AM (90 minutes)

In this session we will cover everything that goes into internal budgets, external budgets, and budget justifications. We will also review Cayuse in this session. 

Proposal Building Workshop: Formatting and Citation

February 19th @ 2:00 (90 minutes)

Using RefWorks, ensuring proper citation, and other formatting and minor issues related to the 

Faculty Perspective: Navigating SBIR and STTR

February 21st 3:30 

Join faculty who have been through the SBIR/STTR process, and learn from their wisdom. Hosted at the University's research park.

The Science of Data Science: Statistics Technique Review

February 25th @ 11:30AM (90 minutes)

Many of us rely on toolkits, excel, or other resources to conduct quantitative data review and analysis. A refresher on how the statistics and data science underpinning the ANOVA, T-Tests and other techniques we use will help to improve the quality of your studies. 

Proposal Building Workshop: Peer Review Session

February 27th @ 3:00 

Bring any questions or documents for peer review and we will review them as a group

Cooperative Agreements, Contracts, and Other Funding

March 4th @ 3:00

Learn about the other mechanisms, beyond grants, that researchers can use to fund their research and how you can leverage those in your work. 

Post Award Management

March 16th @ 3:00

Congratulations, you're funded. Now what? Learn some of the pitfalls and challenges of making sure your project stays on track and on budget while maintaining a good relationship with your funder. 

PostDoc Research Lightning Talks and Networking and Graduation

March 19th @ 12:00

You will each have an opportunity to present your research to date, your interest areas, and meet potential collaborators. (lunch provided)