IIT Fund Searching Services Team (FSST!) Announces Spring Workshop Series

Illinois Institute of Technology Fund Searching Services Team (FSST!) will be holding the following workshops during their Spring Workshop Series:

Crafting a Strong Research Proposal Workshop
Friday, March 27, 2015
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Siegel Hall, Room 237
Learn how to craft a strong research proposal. Proposal writing is not at all like academic writing. Researchers must use a variety of techniques to ensure a proposal has the best chance of being read, scoring high, and getting funded. Learn ways to create a strong proposal while avoiding common pitfalls. Learn to craft a proposal that’s truly cutting edge. This includes knowing how to show all the references and citations that prove you have a solid grasp of your field. A librarian from Illinois Tech’s Paul V. Galvin Library will present an overview of the resources that can help you prove your case.

Building Research Teams Workshop
Friday, April 3, 2015
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Hermann Hall
If you’re serious about getting your research funded, you must understand how to form, join, or lead a research team. Collaborations of scientists from different fields are key to solving today’s research problems—and funders know it. IIT’s FSST! has teamed up with Russell Betts, dean of the College of Science; Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics; and Roya Ayman, director of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Training Program and professor of psychology, to present this workshop. Learn how scientific collaborations are launched and the role of leadership. The panelists at this workshop bring a wealth of experience on leadership theory and research teams.If you plan to attend this workshop, send any questions for the panel two weeks in advance to Mariam Othman at mothman@iit.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

Sign up
All workshops are intended for IIT faculty and staff. To reserve a spot, email Mariam Othman at mothman@iit.edu. The rooms accommodate 25 participants; walk-ins are welcome as space permits.