Research & Technology Transfer (RTT) is pleased to offer the 2014 sessions of the Institute for Research Development (IRD). The purpose of IRD is to assist select early-career faculty (or faculty new to grant proposal preparation) in learning the intricacies of the grant proposal seeking, planning, writing, and submission process. Program components include research and evaluation design, grant seeking, grant writing, budgeting and planning, compliance responsibilities, and the tools of the trade.
This summer, two sessions of IRD will be offered. Please indicate which Summer Session you are applying to attend. Faculty cannot teach while participating in an IRD Summer Session. Sessions will generally be held Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
IRD Summer Session 1: June 2 – June 26
IRD Summer Session 2: July 8 – July 31
RTT is proud to offer a new institute this summer - the Advanced Institute for Research Development (A-IRD). A-IRD will be held during the May Interim and is open only to faculty with grant proposal experience. The purpose of A-IRD is to sharpen proposal preparation skills, focus on the preparation of one major proposal and connect with Federal/Foundation program officers. Sessions will generally be held Monday – Friday from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
A-IRD Session: May 19 – 30
IRD and A-IRD applicants must complete the application form along with a narrative (no more than four single-spaced pages) to include the following:
- Brief literature review supporting research idea/concept
- Research idea/concept
- Grant proposal writing experience/knowledge of grant proposal preparation
- (A-IRD Applicants Only) Agency and solicitation identified to pursue
Applicants must also attach a current curriculum vitae and a letter of support from their Chair. Applications must be submitted to their Dean. The Dean will prioritize the applications (with Priority 1 being high), make brief comments about each project, and forward all of the applications to RTT no later than the dates listed in the application.