Office of the Vice President for Research Lunch & Learn for Internal Funded Programs

Researchers considering submitting proposals to the Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI), the Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS), the Presidential Cost-Sharing Program for Research Tools (CoSPRT), Bridging the Divide, Bailey or Margaret B. Barry programs are encouraged to attend this session, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Associate vice presidents...

Broader Impacts Identity

Memorial Union Cardinal Room

Most researchers are comfortable thinking about and discussing their research identity — who they are as researchers and what contributions they hope to make to their discipline through their research over the course of their careers. It is far less common, however, for researchers to think about their impact identity — the lasting impacts they...

Informed Consent

Memorial Union Room 3512

In this session, participants will learn about the informed consent process, including participant recruitment and the informed consent document. Discussion will center around what's required of the researcher, and best practices for designing and administering consent.   Registration

Post-Award Actions 201


Take a deeper dive into post-award actions with a focus on the Rebudget Request process. This will be an interactive conversation where participants can get answers to questions and advice on how to handle unique situations with specific sponsors. Participants will leave with useful tools and resources to be more efficient in day-to-day work.  ...

Protecting Human Research Subjects

Memorial Union Gold Room

Participants will discuss risk in human subjects research and approaches for minimizing or mitigating risk. This event will also examine confidentiality and data security measures to protect research subjects.   Registration

Write Winning Grant Proposals

ISU Alumni Center Reiman Ballroom (South)

Join us for this comprehensive presentation that addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. This workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, e.g., to focus on funding agency or agencies (federal, private, and industry) that are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given...

Submitting Proposals and Reporting with


Join us to gain some tips and tricks for working in the portal. We'll cover some common areas that prove difficult and provide some insight on ways to work efficiently. Registration

IRB Special Topics: Secondary Research


So you know you can't begin collecting your research data before getting IRB approval, but what about using secondary data? Join us for this in-depth discussion about secondary data. This session is most useful for attendees who have completed IRB 101 or have basic knowledge of IRB principles and processes.   Registration

IRB 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session participants will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the IRB. A member of IRB staff will walk through key sections of the IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process.   Registration

Working with the USDA’s ezFedGrants System


In this session, participants will get detailed instructions on how to navigate the USDA ezFedGrants system, which is currently used by APHIS, Foreign Agricultural Service, and will soon be used by NRCS and other USDA agencies. Participants will learn how to obtain system access, prepare and submit applications, and manage progress reporting. Attendees will leave...

PIRI Lunch & Learn

Researchers interested in learning more or considering submitting proposals to the Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) are encouraged to attend this session, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Associate vice presidents for research Jim Reecy and Surya Mallapragada will be available to share their perspectives and answer your questions. Please feel...

Beyond the Basics: Budgets, Cost Share, and More


This session will dive more deeply into budgets, cost share, special circumstances, excel tips for budget preparation, and preparing proposals with subrecipients. Registration