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

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Upcoming Events

Find a Collaborator: Tools for Making Research Connections at Boston University

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 1-2:30 pm

An overview of available databases to find potential collaborators and identify the expertise of other faculty at Boston University.

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Finding Funding for Biomedical Research: Meet Health Resources in Action

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 1-2 pm

Health Resources in Action will present to faculty and postdocs about funding programs that support award programs to advance public health and medical research.

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Finding Funding in the Sciences: Meet the Pew Charitable Trusts

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 12-1 pm

A workshop to help acquaint BU researchers with the Pew Trusts’ principal funding areas and the foundation’s protocols, including around the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences, and the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research.

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Building Successful Collaborative Relationships with Policymakers

Tuesday, April 11 | 3-4 pm

An in-person workshop on how scholars can develop effective, collaborative relationships with policymakers. We will present new research on why these relationships require effort and intentionality to cultivate, and evidence-based best practices for scholars who are seeking to forge new connections. 

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Finding Funding in Criminal Justice: Meet Arnold Ventures

Wednesday, April 12 | 2-3 pm

Workshop participants will learn about Arnold Ventures’ criminal justice program, grantmaking philosophy, priorities, iterative application process and decision-making procedure, as well as tips for how they engage with applicants. 

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Media Tips: Strategies to Mitigate Risk Before, During, and After Interviews

Thursday, April 13 | 2-3:30 pm

Join Meredith Drosback and Tori Fosheim from SciLine for a remote, interactive workshop to learn how scientists and researchers can play an active role in accurate science reporting. 

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Community-Engaged Research to Advance Health Equity: Co-creating Knowledge through Research

Wednesday, April 19 | 3-5 pm

Learn to shift power to community through research, with insights shared by researchers who have built careers in community-engaged work for health equity.

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