This fall’s Research Development Series will focus on topics designed to provide Virginia Tech researchers with critical information and guidance on the journey to winning prestigious Series P grants from the National Institutes of Health, a overview of Virginia Tech’s support services and how to leverage them for success and career advancement and an overview of the Fralin Institute for Biomedical Research at VTC and the establishment of competitive multidisciplinary health-related research collaborations on the campus.
At the fourth event, the National Science Foundation’s Deputy Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, Erwin Gianchandani, will discuss the new dictator’s mission and the growing portfolio of funding opportunities in the context of advancing innovation and technology ecosystems, establishing translation pathways and partnering to recruit diverse talent.
“Vince Baranauskas, our Senior Research Development Coordinator, led efforts with our Research Development team to plan an outstanding fall lineup for the third year of our Research Development Series,” said Dan. Sui, Virginia Tech’s senior vice president for research and innovation. “We look forward to welcoming academics and outside thought leaders who can provide guidance to help our researchers build their portfolios.”
In January 2021, the Office of Research and Innovation launched its Research Development Series to support faculty on their journey to increasing the reach and impact of their research, creativity and innovation portfolios. . With events focusing on different facets of sponsored research, from sponsor-specific perspectives to how to work with partners, this webinar series aims to answer researchers’ top questions and enlighten researchers at every stage of their career.
This year’s events will be held in virtual, in-person or hybrid formats. While the topics in the series are intended for researchers, the wider Virginia Tech community is also invited to attend.
“Our team is extremely excited to deliver a group of high-impact events during this fall’s Research Development Series.” said Baranauskas. “Given the tremendous capacity for continued growth in biomedical research, we have dedicated two events to this topic. Our priority is to further support faculty to pursue their research and development aspirations and show the world what Ut Prosim [That I May Serve] means at Virginia Tech.
Research Development Series: Strategies for Obtaining National Institutes of Health Program Center/Project Grants
September 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
How can researchers take health-related research to the next level? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides the world’s largest public funding for biomedical research. The most important grants are Project/Program Center Grants (Series P) which support large multi-project efforts that typically include a wide range of research activities. This seminar is designed to inspire both experienced and new research faculty, providing insight into Series P grants and the winning strategies used by guest speakers.
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Research Development Series: Resources and Training for Researchers at Virginia Tech
October 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
In Person: Kelly Hall, Room 310, Blacksburg
This seminar is designed for beginning and mid-career faculty and will provide an overview of Virginia Tech’s research and development support services and how to leverage them for success and career advancement. Guest speaker Baranauskas will provide an overview of support services including proposal writing support, graphics support, limited submission workflow, industry team and intellectual property with LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, budget and contract with the Office of Sponsored Programs, and many more topics.
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Research Development Series: Establishing Collaborations with VTC’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
November 4 | 1-3 p.m.
In person: Riverside 4, room G101 A/B, Roanoke
VTC’s Fralin Institute for Biomedical Research is one of the nation’s fastest growing academic biomedical research enterprises and a destination for world-class researchers. Virginia Tech scientists at the institute focus on diseases that are the leading causes of death and suffering in the United States, including brain disorders, heart disease and cancer. In just over 10 years, the research institute has experienced unprecedented growth: doubling its corporate and lab facilities in Roanoke, while investing in all-new labs at the National Research and Innovation Campus for Children in Washington, D.C. At this event, Virginia Tech researchers can learn from Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Executive Director Mike Friedlander and institute researchers about the mission, portfolio, and work opportunities of collaborative team of the institute.
Registration is coming soon. Visit the webpage for updated information.
Research Development Series: Introducing the National Science Foundation’s New Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships Directorate
November 10 | 4 p.m.
In person: Executive Briefing Center, Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington
The NSF launched its Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Directorate in March. As NSF’s first new leadership in 30 years, she aspires to accelerate the development and deployment of use-inspired translational technologies and solutions that meet societal and economic needs; stimulate the creation of new high-paying jobs; and strengthen the country’s international competitiveness. Aimed at faculty at all stages of their careers, Steve McKnight, Vice President of Strategic Research Alliances, will host guest speaker Erwin Gianchandani, NSF Deputy Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, who will discuss the mission of the new dictatorship and growing portfolio of funding opportunities under three focus areas during the seminar. The in-person seminar will be followed by a reception, hosted at the Executive Briefing Center in Arlington.
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Recordings of previous events can be viewed online. For more information and future listings of research-focused events, visit the Events and Programs page. For more information on research development, including resources, training, funding, and more, visit the research development microsite.