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1. Posted 3/22/05: The updated syllabus has not yet been completed, but good progress is occurring..

2. Posted 3/22/05: We will be spending two class periods on grant writing. I found the following announcement from the UO to the research faculty to be quite interesting.

----- Original Message -----
From: Moira Kiltie
To: deans-dirs@lists.uoregon.edu
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 5:24 PM
Subject: deans-dirs: 2005 Summer Research Proposal Development Workshop - Announcement

Please distribute this announcement to your colleagues –

Summer 2005 Proposal Development Workshop

As part of our ongoing effort to support faculty in their pursuit of external funding for research projects, the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a summer workshop for faculty on proposal writing.  The workshop will be held twice, once in June (6/15 and 6/29 from 10am to 3pm) and again in September (9/9 and 9/23 from 10am to 3pm).  The workshop is primarily for those who have active research projects for which they seek external support. The workshop will focus on developing techniques and skills specific to proposal writing. Participants will share writing samples, review excerpts from real proposals that were both successful and unsuccessful and hear from UO faculty about their own experiences in seeking funding from external sources. The workshop will also provide participants with information on finding appropriate funding opportunities and introduce participants to university offices that support grant and research activity.

Participation in the program is competitive.  Selected participants must be far enough along in conceptualizing a research project or other academic activity that they can complete the application form.   Faculty who participate in the full workshop (two sessions) will receive $500 in summer salary.  If a participant submits a proposal to an external institution to support their research before January 31, 2006, they may be eligible to receive an additional $1000 in either research support or summer salary (in summer 2006).  Please see http://rfd.uoregon.edu/research/WPD.htm for the eligibility details, program guidelines and application material.

Please direct questions to Mary Fechner, Director of Faculty Development (346-3196/mfechner@uoregon.edu) or Moira Kiltie, Assistant Vice President for Research (346-3188/kiltie@uoregon.edu).

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