Conversations on Competitive Grants

Desired Outcomes:

  • Create an understanding of successful strategies and available resources for IANR faculty to achieve success in obtaining external funding.
  • Create a network of peers and grant support resources to assist IANR faculty prepare and submit applications for external funding.
  • Become familiar with roles and responsibilities of IANR Associate Deans.

Target Audience:

  • Faculty new to IANR within the past three years.
  • Tenure leading and non-tenure track IANR faculty in Lincoln, Research & Extension centers, and Extension offices throughout Nebraska.
  • IANR faculty that want to enhance their competitiveness for external funding.


  • Informal gatherings to encourage conversations and discussions.
  • Fourth Friday of the month during the spring and fall semesters.
  • Meetings in the East Campus Union at 9:30 a.m.
  • Webinar at 11:00 a.m. (central time). Recording will be archived on ARD website.


February 16, 2016 Hatch Projects PPT File Webinar
March 8, 2016
"How to Maximize Your Research Identity and Impact"
Supplemental Link: UNL Library Guide to Measure Research Impact
PDF File Webinar


January 23, 2015 My Strategy | UNL Resources PPT File
February 27, 2015 My Strategy | DC Visit PPT File Webinar
March 27, 2015 Navigating USDA NIFA                 (NIFA Staff Directory) Webinar
April 24, 2015 Finding Collaborators at UNL PPT File Webinar
May 15, 2015 Nebraska Innovation Campus PPT File Webinar
August 28, 2015 Navigating NSF PPT File Webinar
September 25, 2015 Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED)

PPT File: Goddard
PPT File: RCS1
PPT File: RCS2

October 23, 2015 Demonstrating Impact PDF File: Broader Impacts - Representative Activites
PPT File: Julie Thomas - BroaderImpacts.9
PDF File: Meier Broader Impacts for IANR
November 20, 2015 Science Literacy PDF File Webinar