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Each year the Office of Research hosts workshops and panels for faculty to learn
about specific research awards and experiences, and career development goals.  


For the 2023-2024 academic year, the following events are scheduled: 



We welcome your suggestions and comments for additional agencies and topics.  Please write to us at

 Internal Grants Workshop

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

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In this virtual information session, we will discuss the different types of internal funding opportunities administered by the Office of Research.  We will address questions about which type of grant to apply for depending on your project's scope and goals, eligibility, and more. For a recording of this session, contact us at


Pivot Training Session

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

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Lehigh Libraries and the Office of Research will be hosting a virtual training session for PIVOT-RP, a research opportunities database.

PIVOT is one of the most widely used grant-searching tools in higher education, capable of searching available grants and awarded grants, as well as providing funding alerts and newsletters for research teams. Pivot offers researcher profiles to help you connect with users around the country who share your research interests.

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to take a look around. You can find help documentation here.  

Learn how to:

  • Set up your profile & identify potential funding opportunities (research, travel, fellowships, training)
  • Get automated email updates by setting up Search Alerts 


Writing a Trade Book 

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

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In this virtual panel discussion, Profs Danielle Lindemann (Sociology) and Dominic Packer (Psychology) share their recent experiences on non-academic book writing - from writing a proposal, finding an agent, the writing process, working with your publisher to promoting your book.  

Early Career Grant Options

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

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Join us for a panel discussion on the variety of grant mechanisms open to early career faculty. We will discuss the various options and strategies for success including NIH MIRA grants, NSF Career, and Department of Defense early career grants. Panelists Esther Lindstrom (Special education), Nader Motee (MEM) and Johanna Kowalko (Biological Sciences) will join us. This event will be held virtually over Zoom.

NSF Career Award Workshop

Date: Thursday January 18, 2024

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM, HST 140

Lunch provided.

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This is a peer workshop for Early Career faculty to learn more about applying for the NSF Career Grant. We will be joined by recent awardees who will share their experiences, insights, and answer questions.  This is an opportunity to ask questions and get advice on deciding when to apply, how to develop your proposal and other aspects of the program. The panelists this year are:

Rosi Reed, Dept of Physics
Siddha Pimputkar, Dept of Materials Science & Engineering
Roberto Palmieri, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering
Kate Arrington, Dept of Psychology (NSF Rotator) 

The NSF Career Award Workshop is a pre-cursor to our popular NSF Career Proposal Writing Group, which works with faculty from planning stages to proposal submission.  

Additional NSF Career resources:

  • Take a look at our Tips and Advice sheet

  • Prof Kelly Schultz, Dept of Chemical Engineering, 2018 Career Award recipient - shares her path in this Powerpoint and provides a roadmap to planning a proposal submission.

  • Prof Yu Yue, Dept of Mathematics, 2018 Career Award recipient - shares her experience in this Powerpoint, with helpful details on reaching out to program officers. 

  • Check out the NSF website info here: NSF Career Grant

  • NSF released an FAQ about the CAREER grant program here: NSF CAREER Grant FAQs 


NIH Workshop

Date: Jan 2023

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DOE Workshop



Broader Impacts Outreach Projects

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 1:00- 2:00 PM

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Our Broader Impacts workshop hosts a panel discussion with campus faculty and staff who can partner with you and share their insights on how to develop a strong outreach project: advanced planning is key. 

Faculty looking to develop an outreach project for their NSF Career or other proposal are encouraged to attend this workshop.  

Our partners include: 

  • Elise Schaffer, Coordinator, Museum Experience & Accessibility, Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG)

  • Christina Haden, Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

  • Carolina Hernandez, Assistant Dean and Director, Community Service Office

  • Ashley Sciora, Assistant Director, Center for Community Engagement

  • Chayah Wilbers, Program Manager, RCEAS. 

    • ​The CHOICES camp brings middle school girls to campus in the summer to learn about engineering and are always interested in new opportunities for the girls to learn. 


Date: TBD

Request a Workshop

You can request a workshop for your department or institute.  We are available to speak with you about specific funding, resources and services offered through our office. 

For more details, contact us at