Best Practice Principles for Securing Research Study Grants

While many faculty graduate with their Ph.D. degrees being fully-prepared to engage in a robust publication agenda, most unfortunately are less than optimally prepared in order to meet the challenges of obtaining grant funding. Naturally, most empirical research studies involve financial investments in order to achieve apt design, purchase materials, travel to research locations, obtain research assistance, secure support services, arrange teaching release-time, present the results at national research conferences, and pay open access publication fees. The ability to obtain grant funding recently has become more frequently required for achieving university tenure and/or promotion. In this context, Dr. Tettegah relates various best practices in potentially locating, making application, and securing grant funding for faculty research. She brings a strong background of personal experience, having successfully secured multiple research grants during her tenure as a faculty member and also as an Associate Dean at UNLV. During the keynote address, Dr. Tettegah helps to dispel some common misconceptions, demystifies what often can seem like a very complicated and intimidating process, and shares numerous best practice protocol for scholars desiring to obtain grant funding for their respective research projects.

Sharon Y. Tettegah earned her B.A. in social sciences and M.A. in curriculum & supervision of bi-lingual/multicultural education at the University of California at Davis. Her Ph.D. was earned in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored Projects in the College of Education at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Prior to joining UNLV she was the Program Chair of Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency in the College of Education, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign. She maintains her appointment in the Cognitive Neuroscience in Bio-Intelligence at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and, in addition, she is a Research Scientist and affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and former National Science Foundation Program Officer. Dr. Tettegah ‘s CV is located here.