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Office of the Vice President for Research

Webinars & Training

The VPR Research Development team provides and coordinates training and workshop opportunities. Becca Latimer is the point of contact for training, including the program described below.

NIH Webinars

Looking for ways to improve your NIH grant submission success? iTHRIV and Research Net have partnered to provide a pilot webinar series on developing NIH proposals. This pilot series is designed by an external group, ATG Consulting, to assist the faculty, staff, and students of UVA and their invited partners from Research Net and iTHRIV to navigate the various components of an NIH grant proposal through a series on online training courses.  This training series consists of six sessions and begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019. A detailed schedule is attached below. Participation is FREE and open to all UVA faculty and research staff. Registration is required!

Six 90 minute webinars will cover the following topics:

  • Proposal Development
  • Specific Aims Page
  • Research Strategy
  • Administrative Components
  • Resubmissions
  • Transitions and Renewals

About the Instructor

M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph.D. is a highly acclaimed public speaker with a track record of helping faculty improve their competitiveness for funding and proposal development expert. As a contract grant writer, she works with a number of universities and health systems, including multiple successfully funded Clinical Translational Science Award sites. She brings experience working with over 200 individual researchers on proposals ranging from materials physics to history, coaching investigators through the grant-writing process to leave each faculty member with a new skill set to be applied to every proposal going forward. In January 2017, Dr. Atkisson founded the AtKisson Training Group to expand support for faculty research development beyond grant writing – placing the grant proposal in the context of the individual scholar's larger research enterprise and career trajectory.

Space is limited! To register, contact Becca Latimer:

For questions: Sandra Burks ( Becca Latimer, PhD (

Research Administration Course

The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Curry School of Education and Human Development have partnered in the development of a research administration course as a resource for research administrators at UVA. The course contains four modules: Introduction; Pre-Award; Agreements; and Post-Award.