Prerecorded Webinars

The NEH recently recorded a 25 minute presentation which offers suggestions on writing a successful application to the NEH Summer Stipends program (deadline September 23, 2020). In this recording, NEH officials introduce the program, describe the review process, discuss review criteria, and offer input on things to avoid. View the recording here

Federal Funding: Introducing the Department of Defense

The Department of Defense sponsors several programs that award faculty members from Institutions of Higher Education. The DOD Young Investigator Mission is designed to attract outstanding tenure-track faculty members to: foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the DoD's research programs.

Session 1: Proposing Research to the DoD Friday, March 26, 2021 12-1:00 pm  Recording Here
Session 2: Young Investigator and other DoD University Programs. Friday, April 2, 2021 12-1:00 pm Recording Here
Session 3: Developing an Outreach Strategy - Concept Papers 101. Friday, April 9, 2021 12-1:00 pm Recording Here

Please contact the Research Development team start to build a plan to prepare a submission to one of these prestigious programs.


Federal Funding: Introducing SBIR/STTR Programs

SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)/STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs are federally funded programs that provide grants to startups and small businesses to further develop University intellectual property for the purpose of commercialization. The primary goal of the program is to introduce the available SBIR/STTR opportunities to Pitt researchers as a source of research and development funding, as well as to help them become more familiar with the process.

The Innovation Institute, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Pitt consultant, McAllister & Quinn are partnering to deliver an educational program to help inform Pitt stakeholders and local businesses of SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)/STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) opportunities. Recording Here