The P.I. Academy is an annual workshop series designed to orient faculty across all disciplines to UC Santa Barbara's research community and resources. Any faculty member is welcome to attend any topic of interest.

Through the P.I. Academy, faculty actively engage with presenters and facilitators on a number of core research topics designed to ensure investigators are well-positioned to apply for and secure external funding for their research and creative endeavors.

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Fall Quarter

 (all events will be virtual)

Proposal Submission 101
Learn the ins and outs of submitting a proposal at UCSB. 
October 16, 2020

Finding Funding with the Pivot Search Engine
Learn how to enroll in and use our campus subscription search engine PIVOT.
November 6, 2020

Early Career Research Programs
There are a number of science and engineering funding opportunities exclusively open to young researchers. Attend this workshop to plan your submission calendar, and to learn how our campus handles STEM junior faculty awards that limit the number of campus submissions.
December 11, 2020

Winter Quarter

This session will include an overview of the NSF CAREER Program, a Q&A with a panel of UCSB’s past CAREER recipients, and advice on best practices for developing your Education & Outreach component.
February 2, 2021, 3pm
Register for a Zoom invitation

Funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions
As an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), UCSB faculty are eligible to apply for a variety of federal grants.  In this workshop you will learn about the available funding opportunities and tips for writing competitive proposals.
March 10, 2021, 12pm
Register for a Zoom invitation

Spring Quarter

Designing Your Research Portfolio
This workshop will help you create a strategic plan for your research career towards meeting tenure, promotion, and other professional goals.  You will create a mental map of your research interests, as well as a chronological plan for how and when to fit a variety of research funding opportunities into the arc of your career.
April TBD

Data Management and the DMPTool
Developed in collaboration with the UCSB Library, this workshop will go over the essential elements of a data management plan. Come learn about the DMPTool, an online tool for crafting funder-specific data management plans, and other resources available through the Library.
Access the Slides and Recording from 2020 (Anyone at UC Santa Barbara with this link can view)