Seminars/Workshops

Research Development Services is planning a number of different seminars and workshops that can assist faculty in becoming more familiar with the resources available and strategies necessary to obtain funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Spring 2022 Interactive Workshop Series

We are pleased to introduce a new collaboration between Faculty Affairs and Research Development Services. The new yearlong Interactive Workshop Series is designed to address key issues central to faculty development and success. Each virtual workshop is mentored by experienced faculty and staff at Mason. The goal is to have productive conversations and leave with concrete strategies and understandings of effective practices that can be tailored to the needs of Mason’s faculty. Faculty from across disciplines and fields of study are welcome to attend. 

For more information please click here: Faculty Affairs and Research Development Interactive Workshop Series

NEW! 2nd Annual Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation and Refresher: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for this orientation and refresher. The program is designed to help faculty become more familiar with the grant lifecycle process at Mason and the resources available to assist faculty in obtaining external funding for their research, scholarship and creative work.

Register in advance for this event: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rce2spz0oHd1AGNrQScRkOFOCJNywgnxa

Over the course of the orientation sessions faculty will:

  • Meet the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact and his leadership team and learn about the Associate Deans for Research; 
  • Discover resources available from Research Services including the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Research Integrity and Assurance and the support these teams can provide;
  • Hear about University level Institutes and connect with their multidisciplinary teams; 
  • Discover how faculty repurpose a non-funded proposal package;
  • And more! 

2021 Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and Thursday, January 20, 2021, the Office of Research conducted the first Research and Scholarship at Mason orientation.  The orientation, which focused on new faculty, but open to all, was designed to help faculty become more familiar with the resources available and strategies necessary to undertake extramurally supported and impact driven projects as they lay the groundwork for excellence in research, scholarship and creative work. Over 100 faculty, staff and administrators registered for the event and there were over 70 participants over the two-day orientation. Participants heard from the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact; Associate Deans for Research; and a faculty panel in addition to representatives from the Office of Sponsored Programs; Office of Research Integrity and Assurance; Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Education; Corporate and Foundation Relations; Office of Research Computing, Entrepreneurship; Innovation & Economic Development; and University Level Institutes (IBI, ISE and IDIA). Thank you to all who participated.

A link to the agenda, presentation slides, and videos can be found here: Research and Scholarship at Mason SharePoint

You Won a Grant. Now What?
April 9, 2021

Maggie Ewell and Amanda Fucci-Bartoszek, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Congratulations on winning a grant award! In this competitive environment, winning a grant means you did a great job putting together a well-written, compelling narrative that speaks to your ability to achieve the specific measurable outcomes that aligns with the funders’ goals. Once awarded, faculty are often eager to get started, but there are quite a few administrative tasks that need to be completed BEFORE you actually get started. Join us to learn the ins and outs, average timeline, and what to expect during post award set up – from lab safety, IRB and IACUC approvals to Conflict of Interest and Export Control plans and sponsors special conditions – this session will give you information so you can help us help you get started as soon as possible. 

 A link to the presentation slides and video can be found here: You Won a Grant, Now What?