USDA Proposal Development Workshop
May 17, 2023 – Understanding USDA and Planning Your Project
Lucy Deckard, President of Academic Research funding Strategies explains What USDA/NIFA AFRI funds, how it’s organized, types of funding opportunities, and how to plan a fundable project, including research, education, and extension components. The focus is on Foundational and Applied Science, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, and Education and Workforce Development programs.
May 18, 2023 – Writing Your Proposal, Section by Section
How to write your AFRI proposal, section by section. Presented by Lucy Deckard with lecture and exercises that will step participants through planning their proposal narrative.
Fall 2022 Grants Workshop
September 13, 2022 – SRS: Timelines, Process, and Budgets…Oh my!: Opening remarks for the 2022 Fall Strategic Grants Team Workshop Series by Dr. Henry Fadamiro. Each application for research funding is unique and complex. Learn what to expect when working with Sponsored Research Services (SRS), and tips for a smoother proposal submission experience.
September 13, 2022, – Need funding? Engage Extension for Robust Research: Learn how to incorporate extension into your research program to create more competitive funding proposals. A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension leader will provide updates on the latest advancements in extension methods and opportunities and answer your questions.
September 13, 2022 – Building an Impactful, Competitive Research Program: Learn to use a variety of tools and methods to build collaborations, expand your professional network, and use scholarly impact metrics to track your global research impact, identify areas to develop your research, and build your case for tenure and promotion. Dr. Bruce Herbert will share his expertise on the subject and answer your questions.
September 13, 2022 – Resource Roundup: Texas Research Data Center (TXRDC): TXRDC operates in close collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to enable research that expands basic scientific knowledge and provides benefits to the federal statistical system. The TXRDC serves Texas and the nation by hosting a secure computing lab where qualified researchers with approved projects can conduct research using restricted-access versions of important datasets maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies. The TXRDC is located at Texas A&M University, the lead university in the TXRDC Consortium which includes the Texas A&M University System, Baylor University, Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
September 14, 2022 – Tips for Writing Compelling, Effective Grant Proposals: Learn how to plan and execute a proposal narrative that will convince the reviewers WHY your proposal should be funded on page one and keep them turning the pages to find out more. Learn common mistakes, how to plan for success, and where you can find additional help.
September 14, 2022 – Peer Panel with Q&A: Looking at Successful Proposals and the Review Process: Hear from AgriLife peers about their experiences in leading successful proposals, the proposal review process, and how participating in a review panel can enhance proposal development skills. Come ask your questions and see what others have to say!
September 15, 2022, – Simple, Impactful, and Finished: A Writing Workshop: This in-depth workshop will provide insight into the writing process, discuss writing resources, and teach best practices to help make writing easier and more effective. Bring an article or proposal that you need to write, and you’ll leave the workshop with a rough draft and a plan to write, edit, and finish it.
September 15, 2022 – Working with People? You’ll Need the Internal Review Board: If your research involves human subjects in any way, you will need approval from the Internal Review Board (IRB). A representative will discuss the IRB approval process and answer your questions.
September 15, 2022 – Introduction to the AgriLife Research Cloud (ARC) Service Center: AgriLife Research Cloud (ARC) offers AgriLife Researchers pro-active IT management of hardware, applications, training, and the support necessary to utilize computational and computing technology in all areas of research through a cost-recovery yearly subscription. ARC’s expertise, consultation services, and technical and compliance activities are essential for facilitating the research mission of AgriLife. Visit our website to learn more – https://firstcallhelp.tamu.edu/arc.
Fall 2021 Workshop Series
October 21, 2021 – Overview: USDA: Dr. James Dobrowolski, USDA National Program Leader, will present an overview of NIFA, some of the funding programs that NIFA offers, and how these programs address challenges that everyday agriculture faces.
Email James Dobrowolski: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20, 2021 – Panel Q&A: Hear from AgriLife peers about their experiences participating in proposal review panels. Learn how to volunteer for panels, how participating in reviews can enhance your proposal skills, and provide valuable insights that can positively impact your proposal development skills. Come ask your questions and see what others have to say!
October 5, 2021 – Grant Writing Tips: Learn how to plan and execute a proposal narrative that will convince the reviewers WHY your proposal should be funded on page one and keep them turning the pages to find out more. Learn common mistakes, how to plan for success, and where you can look for additional help.
September 28, 2021 – Early Career Proposals: Review grant opportunities specifically for early-career researchers. Focus on special requirements for these kinds of grants, how to decide when to apply, and keys to writing a successful proposal.
September 22, 2021 – Overview: NSF NIH DOE: Learn about these agency’s missions, funding priorities, and how they are organized. Compare and contrast each agency’s research efforts and distinct requirements. Understand how and when to contact program officers for additional discussion.
September 16, 2021 – Grant Resources: Join the grants team for an overview of faculty grant resources within AgriLife Research and Texas A&M. Find out how to search for relevant funding opportunities, different project types, and who to contact as you plan and apply for grants. Learn about multiple resources around campus that can enhance your grant development skills and, in turn, impact the quality of the proposals you submit.
Sponsored Research Services
AgriLife Grants Team Presentation
AgriLife Contracts Presentation
Corporate Engagement and Research Support Presentation
Intellectual Property Presentation
AgriLife Research Computing (ARC) Presentation
AgriLife Digital Education Presentation
April 22, 2021: Creating Education and Outreach Content with AgriLife Digital Education. Join us to hear about the services AgriLife Digital Education can provide to faculty including course development, publications, graphic design and more. Digital Education is also now partnering with the AgriLife Grants Team to enhance education and outreach components of proposal submissions. Find out how and when to engage with Digital Education and get your questions answered!
April 2021 Slide Show
March 25, 2021: Kansas State University Project Evaluation Team. Join us to learn about the field of evaluation, a growing requirement for writing federal proposals. Learn what evaluation is and how to incorporate it into your next proposal from the KSU-OEIE office guest speakers. KSU-OEIE conducts program evaluations of both large and small-scale projects for a broad range of clientele in educational institutions, governmental agencies, and foundations. Established in 2000 and affiliated with Kansas State University’s College of Education, OEIE has a wide depth of evaluation experience and expertise, including projects within the fields of agriculture, engineering, public health, education, and workforce development.
March 2021 Slide Show
February 25, 2021: AgriLife Intellectual Property and Commercialization (IPaC) Office. Please join us to hear from AgriLife Intellectual Property & Commercialization. The Intellectual Property and Commercialization (IPaC) office is the tech transfer office for Texas A&M AgriLife. They focus on bringing Texas A&M AgriLife’s research results to the benefit of the public by commercially licensing rights to research results to companies that will use, make, and sell products using these rights. The process begins with a disclosure of information to IPaC. Join us to learn about the type of information needed for the initial disclosure step and how sponsored research and third-party materials have an impact on management of intellectual property.
February 2021 Slide Show
Disclosure of Invention Form
January 19, 2021: Agrilife Ethics & Compliance: Hemp in Research, UAS & External employment/Faculty Consulting – updates to our new hemp research procedures, the AgriLife Supervising Authority Committee for our UAS and clarifications on faculty external employment and consulting regulations.
January 2021 Compliance Update Slides
January 2021 Dr. Provin Hemp Slides
September 16, 2020: Winning your proposal on page 1: In proposal writing, capturing the reviewers’ attention quickly is key to selling your idea. In this webinar, we will explore common mistakes made on the first pages of grant proposals, and provide examples and strategies for creating a winning first page.
September 2020 Lunch & Learn Slides
First Page Sample
August 18, 2020: Data Management Plans and Pivot
August 2020 Lunch & Learn Slides: Pivot and Data Management Plans
July 15, 2020: Advanced Database Searching and Setting Up Database Alerts. Creating a literature review for your proposal or paper and overwhelmed by the deluge of returns you get from Google Scholar? The University Libraries provide access to hundreds of databases that can help you pinpoint and access just the literature you are looking for. In this session we will look at which database is right for you, review research techniques, and take a deep dive in into CAB Abstracts, the world’s foremost agricultural database.
July 2020 Lunch & Learn Slides
Find Journal Articles in Library Databases
Search String Worksheet
June 16, 2020: Crafting Your Narrative: Digital Identity, Impact, & Metrics using Scholars@TAMU Profile System. Scholars@TAMU(scholars.tamu.edu) is a profile system that hosts searchable expertise for faculty and TAMU organizations by gathering data from institution-level/enterprise systems, publicly available research data (e.g., grants and publications), and other authoritative sources. The data is compiled into a profile that youcan edit to best represent your scholarship and expertise. In this webinar, we will look how the Scholars@TAMU can enhance your scholarly reputation, support promotion and/or tenure for faculty on different career tracks, and aid interdisciplinary research.
2020 Lunch & Learn Slides
June 2020 Questions
February 27,2020 – 4 hour Workshop: Understanding NSF. Video Link
Nov. 13, 2019 11:30am-1:00pm: Preparing your federal proposal budget I – budget basics Video Link
Oct.15, 2019: Navigating the proposal submission process through SRS and Maestro Video Link
September 10, 2019 – 1 day workshop: Writing Successful Proposals to USDA-NIFA Video Link
- AgriLife Weekly Funding Opportunity Posts
- Funding Opportunities from TAMU Division of Research site
- Comprehensive Database of External Funding Opportunities: by Pivot
Competitive Grant Preparation and Submission
- TAMU Sponsored Research Services
- Who is my SRS contact?
- TAMU CORE facilities
- Federal grant forms and templates (downloadable)
- Budget Resources: