Upcoming internal deadlines, workshops, and events

This list includes workshops, dates and events related to research and community engagement, particularly those offered by offices within the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE). More may be added in the future or individual schools and departments may plan workshops and events, so faculty are encouraged to check their unit’s websites and emails for additional opportunities. Check https://research.uncg.edu/events/ for the complete list.

2020 Upcoming Internal Funding/Nomination Deadlines

January 21
Graduate Research and Creativity Expo registration opens; deadline to register is 2/18/2020.
Registration will be limited to the first 100 entries.

February 9
Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) Requests Due. Summer 2020 Globally Engaged URCA Requests Due.

February 19
Abstract deadline for the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo

February 28
Faculty First Awards Applications Due by 5:00 PM

March 1
2 Minutes to Win It Submission Deadline

March 1
Makership Applications Due

March 1
Jerry McGuire Student Entrepreneur of the Year Submissions Due

April 5
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) Requests Due
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Community Based URCA Requests Due
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Globally Engaged URCA Requests Due


2020 Research and Scholarship Workshops and Events

Community Engagement Fellows

Be Here Club

    • Wed., 1/5, 5:00 PM
    • Wed., 2/19, 5:00 PM
    • Wed., 3/18, 5:00 PM
    • Wed., 4/15, 5:00 PM
    • May TBD, 5:00 PM

The Be Here Club (BHC) is an informal monthly social/networking gathering intended to make the larger UNCG community a little smaller. Academic professionals, including faculty, administrators, and staff, often operate in insulated channels with diverse responsibilities, therefore making communal socialization, integration, and partnerships challenging. BHC is also a forum to encourage engagement with community members and partners from outside of UNCG to add to the aesthetic of Greensboro and create real opportunities for societal improvement on a local level. Above all else, the BHC is simply a place to find, and build, camaraderie and comfort for those who call UNCG and Greensboro home. For more information go to: https://communityengagement.uncg.edu/be-here-club-2/ Email Elise Eifert at ekeifert@uncg.edu or Monica Scovell at mlscovel@uncg.edu for more information about Be Here Club and meeting locations.

Community Engagement Writing Group

Every Thursday (between 1/16-4/23 (spring break TBD))

The Community Engagement Writing Learning Community aims to connect community-engaged scholars to explore opportunities and challenges related to writing for scholarly publication through collaborating, networking, and supporting each other’s ideas. This is led by Dr. Michael A. Hemphill and Dr. Rachel J. Boit. For more information and meeting locations, go to: https://communityengagement.uncg.edu/community-engaged-writing/

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry

Thurs., 1/16, 9:30-11:30 AM, Faculty Center

Faculty development workshop presented by Lee Phillips, Director, Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office. All engaged in facilitating undergraduate research are strongly encouraged to attend. This workshop will focus on the basics of research at the undergraduate level from the faculty perspective. We will discuss student and faculty benefits and expectations, as well as tips for engaging students in meaningful scholarly experiences. Designed for all faculty. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

How to Write a Good URCA Proposal

Thurs., 1/16, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Faculty Center

Faculty development workshop presented by Lee Phillips, Director, Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office. This workshop is designed for faculty interested in developing a competitive proposal for support through the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) program. We will focus on the basics of research at the undergraduate level, student and faculty benefits and expectations, as well as tips for engaging students in meaningful scholarly experiences. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Introduction to R Workshop

Fri., 1/17, 2:00-5:00 PM, 136 Petty

QMS “Introduction to R for Data Analysis” workshop. The workshop is free and open to all UNCG faculty, staff and students, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the QMS website: https://www.uncg.edu/mat/qms/

UNCG Webinars: Research and Application

This UNCG webinar series (http://uncg.libguides.com/webinars/researchapplications for more information on the webinar series) is for UNCG students, staff, faculty, instructors, and librarians. The series will cover topics on library resources and research tools. Please sign up for any of the sessions that you are interested in attending! The library will record these 30-minute webinars in WebEx Meetings and make them available on an UNCG Libraries website. Past webinars can be accessed on their site, as well.

  • Wed., 2/11, 11:00 AM
    Researcher Identity Management” by Anna Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services
    These tools can help you: track citations and other usage metrics related to your publications; make sure your scholarship is attributed to you (and not someone of a similar name) in academic search systems; make your research visible to other scholars, potential readers, collaborators, funders, and others.
  • Thurs., 2/20, 12:00 PM
    New PubMed” by Lea Leininger, Health Science Librarian
    The U.S. NLM has announced the new PubMed. Same great content, exciting new look and features. Please join Lea Leininger, Health Sciences Librarian, for a tour and discussion of the new PubMed.
  • Tues., 3/10, 11:00 AM
    Managing Archival Research Photographs with Tropy” by Maggie Murphy, Humanities Librarian
    Researchers who work in archives often photograph or scan materials for later use, but may not have a way to systematically organize and describe their research photographs for retrieval and use later. Trophy is a free, open-source desktop knowledge organization platform developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University that allows researchers to easy organize, annotate, tag, group, search, and export research photographs. This webinar will demonstrate how to install and use Tropy for archival research.
  • Wed., 3/18, 12:00 PM
    Census 101” by Rachel Olsen, Social Science Librarian and Melody Rood, Student Success Librarian
    2020 is a US Census year! The Census represents a great opportunity for you to be counted in your community. The results of the Census will determine funding for a number of government-run institutions and services, and your participation matters. This webinar workshop will discuss the history and current state of the Census and will provide you with important information about getting counted, data privacy, and more. There will be time for questions and resources will be linked for participants to access at their own pace after the session.
  • Thurs., 4/9, 11:00 AM
    APA 7 & You” by Amy Harris Houk, Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI) and Education Librarian
    This webinar will discuss the changes between the 6th edition and 7th of APA. We will also discuss how library databases reflect these changes.

Banner Finance Contracts & Grants

  • Wed., 1/22, 2:00-4:00 PM, 209 Bryan
  • Mon., 2/17, 9:00-11:00 AM, 209 Bryan
  • Wed., 3/18, 2:00-4:00 PM, 209 Bryan
  • Mon., 4/20, 9:00-11:00 AM, 209 Bryan
  • Wed., 5/20, 2:00-4:00 PM, 209 Bryan
  • Mon., 6/18, 9:00-11:00 AM, 209 Bryan
  • Wed., 7/22, 2:00-4:00 PM. 209 Bryan

This session will cover Contract and Grant specific Banner Finance Content. If you are a Principal Investigator, this is the only session you will need! This workshop will introduce you to the new Banner grant forms containing the details of the Contract and Grant awards in your organization. You will learn to query and view the awards to find the project and budget dates, indirect cost rates, agency information, etc. You will also learn to view the grant expenses and budget availability in both Banner INB and the UNCG Budget Query available in UNC-Genie (Self-service). Note that you must have a Banner account and Banner Finance Access to take this class. Access to Banner Finance requires a Banner user ID which is authorized for the specific data and functions for your need. Fill out the Banner Runtime Account Request at http://accounts.uncg.edu and follow the instructions. Access to your specific Banner Finance funds requires a Banner Finance Access Form. Complete this form (also at http://accounts.uncg.edu) and return it per the instructions. Register for the workshops at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Transforming the Humanities: Mellon Funded Undergraduate Research Workshops

Transparent Design of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

Wed., 1/29, 1:30-3:30, 2711 MHRA

These innovative courses promote experiential learning in the arts and humanities. They include hands-on observation, experimentation, and skill-building perspectives more commonly associated with the natural sciences. Guest: Dr. Mary Ann Winkelmes, Brandeis University. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/Workshop-Schedule/2154

EPortfolios in the Humanities

Wed., 2/26, 12:00-2:00 PM, 2711 MHRA

In this workshop, Professor Bret Eynon will help us explore the benefits of ePortfolios and how they can more fully engage students and faculty in learning and documenting learning outcomes. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/transforming-the-humanities-mellon-funded-undergraduate-research-workshop-eportfolios-in-the-humanities/

Networking around Class Redesign

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2uKx2xi

Date: Wednesday March 11th, 2020
Time: 12-1.30pm
Location: 2711 MHRA

Please join us for a catered lunch and networking event to discuss ways to redesign your class and the success and lessons learned in the process.

Hear how our faculty funded by Transforming the Humanities and the faculty fellows funded by URSCO have redesigned diverse aspects of their classes to include more undergraduate research – a practice that can have great benefits for our students in their participation, GPA, retention, and post-graduation success.

Research and Networking Event

RSVP: http://bit.ly/38PmLhZ

Date: Thursday, April 16th
Time: 1:00-3:00PM
Location: Sullivan Auditorium 101 and Lobby, UNCG (301 McIver St.)

Please join us on Thursday April 16th from 1-3:00PM in the Sullivan Auditorium. Lunch, beer, and wine will be provided.

This provides an opportunity to hear about the research conducted by the Mellon funded interdisciplinary student faculty groups, to meet your colleagues, and discuss possible collaborations. The event will include a brief overview of the funded research projects and poster presentations on the collaborative research by funded faculty student research groups. This will be a chance to celebrate our successes and hear about our colleagues works and to create new research groups.


Introduction to Online Surveys Using Qualtrics

    • Wed., 1/29, 2:00-3:45 PM, 209 Bryan
    • Tues., 2/25, 2:00-3:45 PM, 209 Bryan
    • Thurs., 3/19, 2:00-3:45 PM 209 Bryan
    • Tues., 4/7, 9:30-11:45 AM, 209 Bryan

Qualtrics is an online survey tool available for use by all UNCG students, faculty, and staff. This class provides an introduction to online surveys using Qualtrics. Topics include survey creation, survey collaboration, question types, survey distribution, and results/reporting. Open to UNCG faculty, staff, and students. To participate, register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Intermediate Qualtrics

    • Wed., 2/5, 2:00-3:45 PM, 209 Bryan
    • Thurs., 3/26, 2:00-3:45 PM, 209 Bryan

This workshop focuses on some of the common but slightly more advanced features that are only mentioned in the introductory class. Topics include: Customizing survey templates, Working with survey blocks, Using panels for e-mail invitations, Piping custom text to your survey questions. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions on any other Qualtrics features. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

High Impact Practices Brown Bag

  • Wed., 2/5, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Faculty Center; Title TBD
  • Tues., 3/31, 11:30AM-1:00 PM, Faculty Center; Title TBD

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Mentor/Mentee Relationships

Tues., 2/11, 9:00-10:30 AM, 2711 MHRA

This session will discuss topics such as: roles and responsibilities of a mentor, characteristics of an effective mentor/mentee relationship, maintaining a productive and supportive research environment, and how trainees can receive the mentoring they need. Sponsored by the Graduate School and the UNCG Office of Research Integrity.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Etnier.
To register, go to https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/responsible-conduct-of-research-workshop-mentor-mentee-relationships/


Thurs., 4/2, 2:00-3:45 PM, Faculty Center

How do you decide who should be an author on a manuscript? What guidelines exist to help with this decision? Are there cultural differences within each discipline you should consider? This workshop will explore these topics and more, including some mock scenarios in which you can weigh in on who should and should not be a co-author.
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Rhea. This event is co-sponsored by RISE.
To register, go to https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/responsible-conduct-of-research-workshop-authorship/

Research Misconduct

Thurs., 4/16, 10:30-12:00, 2711 MHRA

Federal regulations define research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research or in reporting research results. It is important to recognize that the federal definition establishes a minimum standard for measuring acceptable behavior.
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Wideman. This training is applicable toward the Responsible Conduct of Research training requirements for both NSF and NIH. **Registration is required due to limited seating.** To register, go to https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Intro to SPSS

  • Thurs., 2/13, 2:00-3:45 PM, Bryan 209
  • Wed., 3/11, 10:00-11:45AM, Bryan 209

This class will get you started using SPSS for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include data entry, data manipulation and a basic introduction to analysis in SPSS. Open to UNCG Faculty, Staff and Students only. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

GROWTH Lunch ‘n’ Learns

Thurs., 2/14, 12:30-2:00 PM, Edwards’ Lounge, Stone Building

Feasibility, Validity, and Acceptability of a Physical Activity Ecological Momentary Assessment Study Among Minority Older Adults. Speakers: Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone and Dr. Jacyln Maher. Seating is limited. For more information and to RSVP, go to: https://gerontology.wp.uncg.edu/growth-news/

Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities

  • Tues., 2/18, 9:00-11:00 AM, 304 Curry Building
  • Wed., 4/22, 9:00-11:00 AM, 304 Curry Building

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words. Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by University Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2020-01-09&tribe_eventcategory=104 by selecting “Office of Sponsored Programs.”

Intro to SAS

Tues., 2/18, 9:30-11:15 AM, Bryan 209

This class will get you started using SAS programs for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include a tour of the SAS windows (Enhanced Editor, Log, Output, Library, Results, etc.), input, import and export of data, important definitions and introduction to some basic SAS procedures. Open to UNCG Faculty, Staff and Students only. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Collaboratory® Workshop: A Community Engagement and Public Service Database

  • Tues., 2/18, 12:00-1:00 PM, 3603 MHRA
  • Mon., 3/18, 10:00-11:00 AM, 3603 MHRA

Collaboratory® is a publicly searchable, online database that shares an institutional story about who, what, where, with whom, and to what ends community-university partners are working towards community-identified priorities for shared learning and mutual benefits. Attend the workshop to learn more about how to feature your public service or community engagement work in Collaboratory. Participants may come to learn broadly about Collaboratory or to learn how to begin entering your own activity. Faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners are welcome to attend. Visit our webpage to learn more about this database: https://communityengagement.uncg.edu/the-collaboratory/. Register at workshops.uncg.edu.

Grant Writing for Maximum Impact

  • Wed, 2/19, 10:30AM-12:00PM Location MHRA 2711
  • Thurs., 3/12 2:00PM-3:30PM Location MHRA 2711

Enhance your grant writing skills! This workshop will dive into writing for grant proposals, with practical tips, proven strategies, and examples from proposals where those tips/strategies have been applied. Instructors will be Dr. Aubrey Turner and Julie Voorhees, Office of Sponsored Programs. To attend, register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2020-01-09&tribe_eventcategory=104

Zotero Workshops

  • Mon., 2/24, 2:00 PM, Location: CITI Lab in Jackson Library
  • Wed., 2/26, 12:00 PM, Location: CITI Lab in Jackson Library
  • Thurs., 2/27, 12:00 PM, Location: CITI Lab in Jackson Library

The liaison librarians at the University Libraries will be holding Introduction to Zotero workshops that are open to all graduate students and faculty. Zotero is an open-source software that will help you collect, organize, and use sources. The sessions will walk you through downloading, account creation, adding and organizing resources, and incorporating citations into Word or Google Documents. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNpCq1xjBygsu2ZmTOvT28TrU77LrplRobIf68IFHbX7j07w/viewform. Please contact Amy Harris Houk at a_harri2@uncg.edu or your librarian with questions.

CFRN Lunch and Learn Workshops

  • Wed., 2/26, 11:30-1:00 PM
    Location: Alexander Room, EUC
    Title: Building Interdisciplinary Research Teams
  • Tues., 3/31, 11:30-1:00 PM
    Location: 2711 MHRA 
    Title: Crafting Successful Specific Aims Sections
  • TBD: Late April/End of May: End of semester reception

Email cfrn@uncg.edu to RSVP for these, seating is limited.

NIH Loan Repayment Program Workshop

Wed., 2/26, 2:00-3:30, UNCG Faculty Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $50,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. This session will provide information about who qualifies for the LRP, the application process, and examples of funded applications. Co-Sponsored by the RISE Network and the UNCG Office of Sponsored Programs.
Instructors: Dr. Chris Rhea of Kinesiology, with Dr. Aubrey Turner and Julie Voorhees from the Office of Sponsored Programs.
To register, go to: https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/national-institutes-of-health-loan-repayment-program-nih-lrp-workshop/

Human Subject’s Research Training

Tues., 3/3, 9:00-11:00 AM, 2711 MHRA

This two-hour session in human research protection covers all required categories to meet the requirements of our assurance with the Office of Research Protections (OHRP). This workshop will cover areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and is offered as an alternative to CITI training. Sponsored by the Graduate School and the UNCG Office of Research Integrity. Instructor: Melissa Beck. To register, go to https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/human-subjects-research-training/

Steps to submit successful grant applications

  • Tues., 3/17, 9:00-11:00 AM, 2711 MHRA
  • Wed., 4/29, 1:00-3:00 PM, 2711 MHRA

General guidance on preparing a competitive grant proposal based on sponsor guidelines.
Instructor: Dr. Helen Kiss (Office of Sponsored Programs).
To register, go to https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2020-01-09&tribe_eventcategory=104.

2 Minutes to Win It Business Competition

3/27, HQ Greensboro

Each year, the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Greensboro sponsors the 2 Minutes to Win It Business Idea Competition. 2 Minutes is open to all full-time students who are at least 18 years old at UNCG, NCAT, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University, Guilford Tech and High Point University. On Pitch Day, the 20 Finalists selected by a panel of First Round Judges will have two minutes to pitch his or her idea to another panel of 30+ Entrepreneur Judges. The winners will be announced at the following reception. Prizes include $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place and $250 for the best presentation, as well as other prizes. More information is at https://startup.uncg.edu/2_minutes/

April 1 – Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

Wed., 4/1, 1:00-3:30 PM


April 2 – Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo


GROWTH End of the Year Event

Thurs., 4/4, 5:00-7:00 PM, Mad Hatter

Thanks for a great year of aging-related conversations, networking and research. Please join us for an opportunity to mingle with others that are interested in the Gerontology Research Outreach Workforce development and Teaching Hub! Questions? Email Rebecca Adams at r_adams@uncg.edu. To RSVP and to find out more information please go to: http://gerontology.wp.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2019/03/GROWTH-April-4th-event-.pdf

Deepening and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Wed., 4/15, 12:00-1:00 PM, 1607 MHRA

UNCG supports community-engaged teaching, research, and service. This brown bag will provide a brief overview of community engagement at UNCG. We will focus on best practices for identifying collaborators within the community, how to get the word out about your community engagement, and how to plan for documenting your community engagement for promotion, tenure, and/or annual reviews. The Institute for Community Engagement and Economic Engagement also creates and curates various resources that are available online at http://communityengagement.uncg.edu. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.

Humanities Network and Consortium Grant Proposal Workshops

The Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) connects the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public, supports faculty research, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations. HNAC holds several grant-proposal workshops for scholars in the humanities seeking internal or external funding. For a complete schedule or further information please visit https://hnac.uncg.edu/ or contact Jen Feather at Jennifer_Feather@uncg.edu.