This informal seminar series provides SSOE faculty with useful information or resources to improve implementation, management, funding or translation of their research programs. Topics will cover a wide variety of areas under this general theme, and suggestions for new topics are more than welcome (and should be sent to the Associate Dean for Research's office at
All lectures will be in Benedum 102 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Registration is required for lunch.
Harvey Borovetz, Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
"NIH Funding --- Steps to Preparing a Competitive
Application in 2016-2017"
This lunch/learn will suggest steps for our engineering
faculty to consider in applying for NIH funding. SSoE can boast of numerous faculty who have
been awarded NIH funding. An overview of
the NIH application process will be provided to include NIH application funding
statistics; NIH peer-review and the Center for Scientific Review (CSR); pay
lines for funding and how they are determined; pay lines for funding for new
investigators (where applicable); application resubmissions; and, preparing an
investigator initiated application.
Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh presentation and discussion with Director, Dr. Greg Reed and Associate Director, Dr. Goetz Veser
NSF Review and Discussion with Program Director, Biomedical Engineering Program, Dr. Michele J. Grimm
PINSE Nano-Fabrication and Characterization Facility Overview and Services with Technical Director Dr. Esta Abelev.
Making Research Work with the Office of Research Operations and Business Engagement Executive Director, Brian Vidic
Energy Innovation Center Incubator Space with Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Mark Redfern
**Please check back often for new details about upcoming sessions!
If you would like to cancel an existing registration or if you have any special dietary needs, please notify
Melissa M. Penkrot