Education and training for faculty to promote successful research include the Funding Success Initiative (FSI) and campus Research Development Services, including an annual Washington DC agency visit.
FSI-Extramural Funding Fellowship (FSI-EFF)
A campus-wide initiative supported by the Schools (SSHA, SoE, SNS), Graduate Division, HSRI, SNRI, and the Office of Research and Economic Development. This four day selective and focused training program is based on tools used by San Diego State University that have proven successful in helping faculty to maximize their success in securing extramural funding. The program focuses on mentoring early-career faculty and new investigators in skills that range from communicating with grant officers, to finding funding opportunities, developing successful proposals, and interacting with the media, and more.
Washington DC Agency Visit
UC Merced faculty members are eligible to join yearly Washington DC agency visits. Meetings with federal funding officials and elected representatives all aim to strengthen the relationships between UC Merced and federal partners. The trip is usually planned for late October. To participate, contact HSRI Executive Director Trevor Hirst or the Office of Research Development.