Friday May 10, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM PDT
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California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium 
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Jill Sweitzer 
UCLA OVCR - Research Development


Special Event: Building a Foundation in Research at UCLA 

This half-day workshop will provide faculty, researchers, staff, postdocs, and graduate students with an overview of some of the many resources available to the UCLA research community. Presentations include:  

  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • Working with Foundations and Corporate Giving
  • Industry Sponsored Research
  • Research and Collaboration Tools
  • Resources available from UCLA CTSI
  • Writing and Rewriting NIH Proposals

Please see the full schedule of presentations below. Free. Light refreshments provided. Reservation required; RSVP here:

9:30 am - 10:25 am


PIVOT Funding Database Training
Master the tools for finding funding opportunities and collaborators.
Jason High, Lead trainer, PIVOT, Community of Science 

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Opportunities
Learn the first steps of the proposal process and how to develop new
partnerships with corporations and foundations that can lead to funding.
Nancy Katano, Executive Director, UCLA Office of Corporate and
Foundation Research Relations (CFRR)

11:00 am - 11:30 am

11:35 am - 12:05 pm

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm


Working with Industry 
A guide through the Industry Sponsored Research process and what
you need to know about engaging in alliances with potential industry
Karla Zepeda, Assistant Director, Industry Sponsored Research
UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research

Research and Collaboration Tools
An introduction to freely available, web-based tools to help researchers 
work collaboratively and better manage their research and citations.
Lisa Federer, Research Informationist, UCLA Louise M. Darling 
Biomedical Library

What's Next with the OVCR
Explore some of the programs that will be offered starting Fall 2013
through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, including training, 
team-building, and faculty programming activities, seed grants, 
and an open call for proposals featured through the upcoming UCLA 
Grand Challenges initiative.
Michelle Popowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research 
and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges 

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm


12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Navigating the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Overview of the grant, training, skill development, and other resources
available through the CTSI. Most opportunities are open to
all disciplines.
Marisa Briones, Ph.D., Research Facilitator, Office of Investigator

Writing Successful NIH Proposals
This presentation covers strategies for success in writing or rewriting 
NIH proposals and working with a grant editor.
Denise Gellene, Director of Academic Support Programs, UCLA CTSI