Recently Offered Workshops

Sponsored Programs Workshops


Effort Reporting and PARS:
What You Need to Know Before You Sign

  • Description: The session included:
    • What is Effort Reporting
    • Why is effort certified
    • How is effort certified and what is a PAR
    • What are the PIs responsibilities
    • PAR related audit risks for the university
    • Q&A

Traveling on Grants?
The New Process through Concur

  • Description: The session included:
    • An explanation the new travel process (when travel is charged partially or in full to grants)
    • An introduction the new travel pre-approval forms
    • A discussion on why it is necessary to use the new pre-approval form
    • A discussion on the routing process for the form
    • Q&A

Educational Opportunity Grants
Understanding Grants and Grant Related Processes

  • Description: The session included:
    • A discussion about allowable expenses and justifications
    • A discussion about cost allocations when two or more accounts/programs will be used
    • A discussion on computer purchases and required justifications for the purchase
    • GM Aims review; balances and reviewing transactions
    • Q&A

Cost Sharing – What You Need to Know

  • Description: The session included:
    • A description of different types of cost sharing
    • An explanation of why we cost share and what impact it has on the university
    • A discussion on documentation and the processing of cost sharing at Purdue University
    • A discussion about common cost sharing misconceptions
    • Q&A
  • Facilitator: Maja Marjanovic, Director of Sponsored Programs
  • Audience: Anyone who is involved with grants that have cost sharing, such as Principal Investigators, Department Heads, Deans, and all Business Office personnel
  • Power Point Available: Cost Sharing at PUC (PDF)

Navigating Funding and Collaboration Opportunities using Pivot
(formerly known as Community of Science/COS)

  • Description: The session included:
    • A discussion on the functions of Pivot
    • The benefits of establishing a Pivot profile
    • A simple overview of Pivot
    • Browsing time on the Pivot website for participants
    • Q&A
  • Facilitators:Kristin Sarver, Pre-Award Manager & Maria Tapia, Pre-Award Coordinator.
  • Audience: Anyone who is interested in exploring external funding and collaboration opportunities.

Effort Reporting and PARS: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

  • Description: Topics covered included:
    • What is Effort Reporting
    • Why is effort certified
    • How is effort certified and what is a PAR
    • What are the PIs responsibilities
    • PAR related audit risks for the university

 


The Proposal Process at PUC and Proposal Budget Basics

  • Description: Sponsored Programs staff discussed the proposal submission process at PUC, the pre-Award services available for PUC faculty and staff, and grant related budget development information
  • Facilitator: Kristin Sarver (Pre-Award Manager) and Maria Tapia (Pre-Award Coordinator), Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Audience: Faculty and administrators new to grants at PUC

Export Controls

  • Description: Michael J. Reckowskydiscussed why export controls are important for those who have, or plan to have, grants. Some of the topics that were covered included: the importance of export controls, the impact of export controls on research, foreign travel, and hiring international students.
  • Facilitator: Michael J. Reckowsky, the Research Security Administrator from the Office of Vice President for Research at West Lafayette
  • Audience: Faculty and Administrators

Funding Opportunities, Proposal Writing Strategies, and One-on-One Consultations Workshop

  • Description:  The staff from the OVPR office will discuss how to use PIVOT to set-up profiles and search for funding opportunities as well as ways to sharpen proposal writing skills.
  • Facilitator: Office of the Vice President for Research Development Services
  • Audience: Faculty and Administrators

Coeus Lite – Electronically Reviewing and Approving Proposals (required for all Department Heads, Deans, and Assistants to Deans and Department Heads)

  • Description: Purdue University is transitioning to an electronic proposal approval process via Coues system.  This event is an opportunity for approvers to become familiar with the new system prior to the implementation.   Becoming familiar with the system in advance will prevent any approval delays in the future.  The new system is expected to go live in February of 2012.
  • Facilitator: Kristin Sarver, CRA, Pre-Award Manager.
  • Audience: Deans, Department Heads, Administrative Assistants to Deans and Department Heads.

Navigating Grant Reports and Projections, and Reconciling Grant Accounts

  • Description: Reviewing grant reports on a monthly basis and reconciling accounts is an important responsibility of all PIs and CoPIs.  The Facilitators will demonstrate how to run your monthly reports, review account status during any time of the month, develop grant account projections and reconcile your accounts.   Attendees will have an opportunity for hands on practice during the event.
  • Facilitators: Jennifer Evans, Post Award Manager, and Tiffany Reason, Post Award Manager.
  • Audience: PIs, CoPIs and Support Personnel.

How to Use National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data for Your Strategic Advantage

  • Description: This event is offered by the Office of Vice President for Research in West Lafayette.  The Office of Research and Graduate Studies may provide funding for transportation to and from West Lafayette.  Please contact M. Marjanovic for more information.
  • Facilitator: Perry Kirkham, Proposal Coordinator at PUWL.
  • Audience: Faculty and Administrators interested in DHHS funding.

Understanding Grants and Grant Related Processes

  • Description: Department clerks, secretaries, and assistants are crucial to the successful administration of a faculty’s grant project.  This event will summarize (in a fun way!) the most important policies, procedures and other items that you should know to help the grant funded faculty in your department succeed.
  • Facilitators: Tiffany Reason, Post Award Manager, and Jennifer Evans, Post Award Manager.
  • Audience: Support Personnel: Secretaries, Clerks, Administrative Assistants, and Graduate Students.

How to Determine Allowability of Charges on Grants

  • Description: Staying in compliance during the post award phase of the grant funded project is very important.  However, understanding all the policies and procedures that determine whether you can do something on a project can be overwhelming.  During this event, we will give you the tools to enable you to make allowability determinations with ease.
  • Facilitator: Maja Marjanovic, CRA, Director of Sponsored Programs.
  • Audience: PIs, CoPIs and Support Personnel.

Finding the Right Opportunities and Developing Grant Proposals

  • Description: Searching for grant opportunities and navigating the grant development/writing process is very difficult.  During this event, the facilitators will present information on:  – Locating funding opportunities;-Using the new Pivot platform;-Proposal preparation including development of a storyline and timeline;-How to interact with agencies and find out what they are funding;-Tips for successful grant writing;-Proposal preparation resources & services.
  • Facilitators: Sue Grimes, Assistant Director of Research Development Services, and Lynne Dahmen, Proposal Coordinator, WL.
  • Audience: Faculty and Administrators interested in applying for externally funded grants and contracts.

Grantsmanship Orientation Workshop #2*

  • Description: This event is offered by the Office of Vice President for Research in West Lafayette, in coordination with the Sponsored Programs Services Office in West Lafayette.  Topics covered will include: – OVPR and Discovery Park Roles in large, interdisciplinary proposals;- Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI);- Industry research;- Management of intellectual property. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies may provide funding for transportation to and from West Lafayette.  Please contact M. Marjanovic for more information.

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant!

  • Description: Please join us for this exciting presentation by Dr. Chen Zhou, Professor of Mechanical Engneer‐ ing (ME) and Director of Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and Dr. Robert Rivers, Thomas Ray Crowel Professor of Science and Technology Education and Director of the Center for Science and Technology Education. Drs. Zhou and Rivers will share with you tips on what TO DO and what NOT TO DO when trying to obtain grant funding for your projects.
  • Facilitators: Chenn Zhou, Director of CIVS and Professor of ME, Robert Rivers.
  • Audience: Open to all Faculty and Administrators.

Getting to Know the Sponsored Programs Website

  • Description: This event will guide the audience through the various tab and resources available on the Sponsored Programs Website, highlighing resources for funding opportunities, as well as post- and pre-award resources
  • Facilitators: Jennifer Evans and Tiffany Lofay, Post Award Managers
  • Audience: Open to all Faculty and Administrators.

Preparing & Processing Documents When Charging Expenses to Grants – What You Need to Know

  • Description: This event will guide the audience through the various tab and resources available on the Sponsored Programs Website, highlighing resources for funding opportunities, as well as post- and pre-award resources
  • Facilitators: Tiffany Lofay and Jennifer Evans, Post Award Managers
  • Audience: Open to all Faculty and Administrators.

 

Other Workshops


Algorithmic Crowdsourcing and Funding Opportunities