Events Research How-To

Build your research toolkit to find funding, conduct research, bring your ideas to market, and promote your work. Browse upcoming events below, or view past events.

Upcoming Events

Perfect Your Pitch for Fun & Impact, with Linda Plano, PhD

February 11, 12, 18, 20, 2020 | 1:30-3 p.m.

Join communication coach Linda Plano for an interactive seminar to learn and practice simple but effective techniques for translating your ideas into a compelling, authentic pitch that wins over your audience.


Strategic Communications: Podcasting 101, Hosted by PRX

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 3-5 p.m.

How to launch and produce a podcast, how to market a podcast for success, general tips for participating in podcast interviews, and more.


A Deeper Dive into SciVal: Data & Metrics

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 1-3 p.m.

A deeper look into the various metrics and tools available in SciVal, including publication data, media and patent information, and filtering options. 


Is an SBIR Grant Right for You?

March 5 and 12, 2020 | 12-1:30 p.m.

An overview of the SBIR program, including information on the program’s purpose, eligibility, sources of funding, and foundational knowledge of what is necessary to succeed. 


Biotechnology Modernization Strategy: Perspectives from Defense and National Security

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 3-5 p.m.

Dr. Alexander Titus, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, will lead a discussion on how the Department of Defense is seeking to engage with academia to advance U.S. biotechnology.


Strategic Communications: Engaging with Science Media, Hosted by SciLine

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 3-5 p.m.

In this session, attendees will receive an overview of SciLine, a service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that connects U.S. journalists to scientific experts for stories about science-related issues, and learn best practices for engaging with science media.


Equity in Innovation: How Women Innovators Can Beat Gender Bias, with Dr. Dana Kanze

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dr. Dana Kanze will give a talk entitled, “How Women Innovators Can Beat Bias in Investor Q&A: Research and Practice.” The talk will be followed by a networking lunch and panel where we will continue this important conversation.


Going Big: Strategies for Securing Large-Scale Federal Awards

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 3-5 p.m.

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a federal lobbying and consulting firm, will discuss strategies for researchers to ramp up from an individual federal grant to a center grant.


Introduction to SciVal

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 1-3 p.m.

A foundational, hands-on training in SciVal, one of the leading sources of bibliometric data for academic institutions⁠.