Calendar of Events

Grantsmanship Events

To register for any of the events listed below please complete the registration form.

  • Fast and Furious – Understanding Grants and Grant Related Processes in under 30 minutes 

Audience: Administrative and Faculty Grant Support Staff

Description: During this 30 minute session, we will focus on covering processes such as payroll, travel, and ordering supplies on grants. If you provide support to a faculty who works on grants, or if you are a PI who wants to learn more about these processes, this is the right session for you. 

  • Grants 101

Audience: Faculty and staff new to Purdue and/or new to grantsmanship activities.

Description: During this event, we will discuss benefits of grantsmanship, types of grants, grant funding sources, the proposal process at Purdue, proposal development resources, and basics of compliance.

  • Developing and Effective Evaluation Component of Your Proposal

Audience: Faculty and staff

Description: Evaluation is an important component of most proposals. During this session, we will share tips on developing successful project and proposal evaluation plans. 

  • Coeus PI Training

Audience: Faculty and staff who intend to submit a proposal to an external agency and those who approve faculty proposals via Coeus.

Description: During this session, we will demonstrate how you can use Coeus to approve proposals, as well as access proposal information, approvals, and check proposal status. 

  • Cost Sharing

Audience: We highly recommend this session for anyone involved with grants that have cost sharing, such as Principal Investigators, Department Heads, Deans, and all Business Office Personnel.

Description: During this session, we will describe different types of cost sharing, explain why we cost share and what impact it has on the university, discuss documentation and processing of cost sharing at Purdue University, talk about common cost sharing misconceptions, and lastly answer any specific questions that the audience might have. 

  • PARS and Biweekly Effort on Grants

Audience: Faculty and staff working on grants.

Description: Given the large number of policies and procedures that have to be followed, navigating effort reporting and biweekly certifications on grants can be a daunting task. This session will focus on clarifying these processes outlining and federal, sponsor and university requirements.  

  • PIVOT – Hands on Workshop

Intended Audience: All faculty and Staff

Description: PIVOT is a tool for discovering funding opportunities and effectively collaborating with colleagues across universities. During this hands on workshop, we will share practical tips for maximizing your PIVOT experience.  

  • Developing a Successful Proposal Story line

Intended Audience: Faculty interested in pursuing external funding.

Description: During this event, we will share practical tips for developing effective proposal storylines. 

  • Write Winning Grants with Dr. David Morrison (pre-registration required)

This workshop addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal writing process. This full-day (Phase I) workshop is designed for faculty and administrators who have had some exposure to writing grant applications. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers.

The workshop provides intensive grant writing training interspersed with specific details by agency. Participants will also choose one of four workbooks which provide agency specific grant writing tips and suggestions. The choices include: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, or “Any Agency”, which covers agencies other than NIH and NSF. The cost of each book is $75, except for “Any Agency” which is $70.


Coffee Hours

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New Faculty and Their Research Interests

Everyone is invited to come and learn about new faculty members’ research interests and make connections!

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Faculty Success Stories

Faculty who have been involved in research projects and have obtained external funding will discuss their experiences.  Come to learn about their research experiences and make connections. 

Developing a Successful Proposal Storyline

Proposal development experts from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships in WL will present strategies for writing a proposal storyline.  The presentation will be followed by individual proposal consultations*.

* Registration is mandatory.

Funding in Our Region and Beyond

A local funding expert will discuss opportunities in the region.  Join us to learn and make connections. 

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Faculty Success Stories

Faculty who have been involved in research projects and have obtained external funding will discuss their experiences. Come to learn about their research experiences and make connections.