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Upcoming Proposal Development and Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration Seminars

Submitted by Kris Boone,

Below are some upcoming proposal development and interdisciplinary team development seminars.  Registration required for each topic.

When Disciplines Collide: Pulling Back the Curtain on an Interdisciplinary Team  

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Event

Join us to learn more about the nitty gritty of interdisciplinary collaborations. This series of discussions is based on the experiences of teams of researchers working on an NSF-Advancing Informal STEM Learning Project: Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives. In the second panel discussion, researchers who have participated in an interdisciplinary team will discuss how they have built a high-functioning team, the process of finding an advisory team from outside the university and negotiating potentially contentious topics of publications and communication. Come and hear about some of the foundations to building and sustaining a successful interdisciplinary team. Project website:

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Introduction to the Heilmeier Catechism  

April 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Online Event

The Heilmeier Catechism, developed by George H. Heilmeier, is a series of nine questions originally used to evaluate proposed research programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This presentation will provide an overview of these questions, which can be employed to develop stronger, more competitive proposals by providing a framework for proposal organization that works for nearly all research areas and disciplines. Participants will learn how to employ these questions to create a compelling narrative and increase their chances of funding.

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Corporate Research Engagement 101: The Basics

Online Event

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will benefit Ohio State affiliates who participate or will participate in corporate research engagement.  Attendees will learn what industry partners value from their relationship with academia and how academia benefits from engaging in collaborative industry-sponsored research.  Other topics include how to use existing industry/university relationships to identify company contacts; how to gather intelligence on past and current Ohio State industry partnerships; the industry-sponsored research process; advice on proposal development; research agreement terms and the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator and the Sponsored Programs Officer.  The webinar will conclude with an introduction to the university’s research support ecosystem and The Ohio State Universities Libraries’ resources available on this topic.

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