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Professional Development for Researchers

The Office of Research and Innovation Services offers frequent professional development opportunties for researchers. These opportunities cover a wide range of topics, from equity, diversity and inclusion in research, to navigating UWindsor hiring to knowledge mobilization skills.

Upcoming events

Monthly Writing Retreat at Mackenzie Hall

Designate a full or half day to quiet, dedicated writing time at an ORIS Monthly Writing Retreat. These events are open to faculty, postdoctoral students, and UWindsor staff. All writing projects are welcome, and ORIS writing support is available for those developing research funding applications. Please bring your own laptop. Refreshments are welcome, and an extension cord may be a useful addition to your supplies!

Next retreat: Date to be announced




Archived Events

Preparing an application for an internal grant program


  • Kate Rosser-Davies, Research Systems and Metrics Coordinator
  • Youstina Asaad, Research Facilitator

The Office of Research and Innovation Services hosts a virtual information session for researchers interested in applying to one of the following internal research grant programs:

  1. Exchange grant for travel and knowledge mobilization
  2. UWindsor-SSHRC Explore Grant
  3. Research Grants for Women
  4. Undergraduate Research Experience

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(Please note there was an issue with slides advancing during the presentation so you may find it helpful to download the slide deck to follow along)


You won a grant! Now what? Where to get started when getting a new research project off the ground

Getting funding in place for your research project is a big deal and receiving your Notice of Award is exciting! Now you have to navigate the post-award world so that you can get your research started. This session, presented jointly by the Office of Research and Innovation Services, the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation, Research Finance, Human Resources and the Office of Research Ethics, will give you all the tools you need to figure out accessing your grant funds, hiring your research personnel, getting your project cleared for safety and ethics purposes, and staying on track with your reporting. 



Kate Rosser-Davies, Research Systems and Metrics Coordinator

Amy Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Research and Innovation

Paige Sowerby, Manager of Restricted Funds

Harmony Peach, Manager, Office of Research Ethics



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Join Nicole and Kate from the Office of Research and Innovation Services to learn about Pivot-RP, a grant opportunity database where you can customize searches, receive email updates about new opportunities, and sync deadlines to your calendar.

April 3, 2024

Presenters: Nicole Noel, Research Coordinator for Institutional Projects and Communications | Kate Rosser-Davies, Research Systems and Metrics Coordinator

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On-Demand EDI Resources