Innovative Research Program
The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.
The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022. Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.
January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.
2022-02-14 to 2022-03-28
Time Management + Setting Goals
Please join CGA members and Leslie Blood for our second Hidden Curriculum seminar in the series to discuss time management and setting goals!
The Hidden Curriculum seminars were developed by Amanda Donaldson, Galen Gorski, Colleen Murphy, Jenny Pensky, Adam Price, Christina Richardson, Araceli Serrano, and Margaret Zimmer* because much of the graduate school experience is focused on tangible and formal skill development surrounding research and teaching. These seminars focus on the informal “hidden curriculum”/"soft skills" in graduate school that can complement formal student learning to help individuals lead successful research careers.
The second seminar of this series will focus on time management, led by Leslie Blood from the CU Graduate School. Leslie currently leads the Endurance PhD/MA program and many of the professional development workshops at the university. She will discuss how to prioritize your work and manage your time in a way that will help you make deadlines.
Please join us on Friday March 4th @10 am - 11:30 am MST on zoom to hear some tips and ask your own questions. In order to receive the zoom link, please RSVP using this form by Thursday March 3rd by 5 pm MST.
Import resources mentioned during the event:
Accountability/productivity seminar through CU Graduate School: Endurance PhD/MA seminar
Personal values test (may be useful to help understand your motivators): https://personalvalu.es/personal-values-test
The fourth tendencies personality test: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/four-tendencies-quiz/
Stolen Focus: https://stolenfocusbook.com/
Different types of planners:
Best self: The best self planner
Productivity planner: The productivity planner