This series of informational sessions are delivered with the aim to unveil resources available to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences and at Penn State.

About Access Points to Advance Your Research

This webinar series launched from the Office for Research and Graduate Education in spring 2021 with the goal of providing brief informational sessions on the landscape of resources available to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Penn State has an extraordinary network of people and offices that researchers are often unaware even exist or don't know what services they can provide to help ease the burden of advancing research programs. Access Points helps to unveil these resources by:

  • Introducing the PEOPLE with whom you can connect
  • Mapping the network of RESOURCES available at Penn State
  • Demystifying the various PROCESSES to advance your research

Fall 2021

For Fall 2021, we are planning to continue the series with a focus on the Agricultural Experiment Station. We would really appreciate your feedback on what you think would be the most helpful. Please complete the quick survey below to share your interests with us so that we can plan the most useful and productive series for you for the fall!

https://forms.office.com/r/wbNCe5vzzB

Spring 2021

Supporting your Research with Federal and State Funding

The recording is divided into chapters. To access these, click on the "hamburger" button in the top left corner of the video pane and a dropdown menu will appear. Click on the hamburger button again to hide the menu.

Segments:

  • About the Office for Research and Grad Ed : An overview of the office and the people in it
  • Research Development Support : Gretta Tritch Roman describes ways the Office for Research and Grad Ed can support interdisciplinary research, help seek out grants, and promote your research
  • Agricultural Experiment Station : Rachel Unger provides an overview of what the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) is, how it operates, and who to contact for assistance for your capacity grant assignment
  • Office of Grants and Contracts : An overview of the office and the people in it
  • Pre-Award : Diane Rudy provides an overview of the processes and timelines for preparing and submitting an external grant through the Office of Grants and Contracts
  • Post-Award : Maryellen O'Brien gives an overview of how the Office of Grants and Contracts assists you with managing your awards and provides some helpful hints
  • Questions and Answers : The panelists answer questions submitted by participants

Paths to Commercializing your Research

The recording is divided into chapters. To access these, click on the "hamburger" button in the top left corner of the video pane and a dropdown menu will appear. Click on the hamburger button again to hide the menu.

Segments:

  • Introductions: Introducing the panelists for this session: Maria Spencer of the CAS Entrepreneurship and Innovation team and Tim Hurley of the Penn State Office of Technology Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Maria Spencer provides an overview of the assistance provided by the E&I team for College of Ag Sci researchers (guidance/mentorship, navigating Penn State IP and licensing, and more)
  • Office of Technology Management : Tim Hurley provides an overview of the technology transfer process at Penn State, the Office of Technology Management (OTM), and how this office assists researchers in the commercialization of research innovations
  • Resources to Support Research Commercialization : Maria Spencer discusses various funding mechanisms to support research commercialization ( read more about Research Commercialization resources )
  • Questions and Answers : The panelists answer questions submitted by participants

Expanding your Research Support with Private Funding

Video recording coming soon!

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802