Planning your research trajectory: Strategies for success

Feet at a crossroads

Learn how to develop a dynamic research strategy by taking part in this workshop that provides information about increasing funding and strategies for success in early career research. This event is intended for early career researchers, but is open to any faculty member who would like to attend.

You are welcome to take part in the workshop in real time or you may watch recordings of the presentations at your convenience. The recordings will be provided to all invited researchers who register for the event. Regardless of whether you join the virtual workshop or watch a recording, you are welcome to attend the live Q&A.

Learn how to develop a dynamic research strategy by taking part in this online workshop via MS Teams.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

9 a.m: Teams meeting opens

9:05 to 11:00 a.m: Strategies for Success Workshop

11:00 to 11:30 a.m: Q&A


Welcome and introductions

Grant writing and development

  • Outlining your research plan 
  • Incorporating the impact of your research in an application

Climbing the research funding ladder

  • Collaborating with other researchers to build a research grant profile
  • Building your research profile locally and globally

Knowledge mobilization and research data management 

  • Knowledge mobilization strategies 
  • Principles of research data management

Research partnerships, intellectual property and commercialization

  • Waterloo’s Policy 73 and entrepreneurship
  • Resources for developing industry, non-profit and government partnerships
  • Research security

Student training and mentoring

  • Importance of supervising students and highly qualified personnel (HQP)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in research design and practice

  • Best practices for EDI in student training (research practice)
  • Best practices for EDI in research design (SGBA+)

Research ethics

  • Responsible conduct of research and ethics clearance

Financial administration of research funds and research communications

  • Use of grant funds
  • Roles, responsibilities and compliance
  • Embargoes and engaging research communications staff

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