GDSU Fall 2018 Seminar Series

The Grant Development Support Unit is hosting educational opportunities throughout the fall.

Making “Cents” of NIFA Budgets (Budget Basics)Register
Sept. 24, 3-4 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus)
Oct. 1, 1-2 p.m., Research Services 130 (Wooster)

This workshop will provide an overview of the expenses most commonly requested in grant applications, specifically focusing on NIFA applications. We will also discuss critical issues associated with developing budgets, including direct costs, allowable costs, and budget justifications.
Presenter: Lori Kaser, Grants and Contracts Administrator

Introduction to the PI PortalRegister
Oct. 16, 1-2 p.m., FABE 200 (Wooster)
Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m., Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus)

This workshop will provide an overview of the new, redesigned PI Portal, demonstrate its enhanced features, and address questions. In this session, you will learn tips on how to use the PI Portal system to manage financial aspects of a project, verify remaining balances, reconcile outstanding expenditures, monitor cost-share activity, and review commitments and personnel appointments. We will also review project deadlines, uploaded documents, invoices/payments, expenditure allocation, important alerts from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and how to use the Portal to close Purchase Orders.
Presenter: Angie LeMaster, CFAES Finance

Navigating the CFAES Research EnterpriseRegister
Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m.
Video-linked: Parker Food Science and Technology Building 120 (Columbus) and 122 Gerlaugh Hall (Wooster)

Join us to learn the different responsibilities of the Primary Investigator, Grant Development Support Unit, and the Office of Sponsored Programs when working on sponsored project proposals and throughout the life of a project.
Presenters: Lori Kaser, Grants and Contracts Administrator and Traci Aquara, Senior Sponsored Program Officer

Communicating ScienceRegister
Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus)
Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., FABE 200 (Wooster)

It is incredibly important that scientists are able to communicate their research in ways that the general public can understand. In this session, we will discuss tips on how to communicate your work to non-scientists, including how to write compelling impact statements.
Presenter: Kayla Arnold, Administrative Associate, Office for Research and Graduate Education

Working with the Private SectorRegister
Dec. 6, 2-3 p.m.
Video-linked: 130 Research Services (Wooster) and Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus)

The university interacts with industry partners in many ways. In this session, we will consider the opportunities and advantages of engaging with private sector companies, non-profits, commodity groups, and philanthropic organizations and entrepreneurship early and often in your academic career.
Presenter: Shauna Brummet, President of BioHio

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