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Research Education (REd)

The Office of Research Education (REd) provides “comprehensive training and learning opportunities and resources for faculty, students and staff engaged in responsible conduct of research at the University of Utah.”  The primary goals of the REd Office are to:

  • Offer up-to-date courses and seminars linked to the research enterprise
  • Ensure that faculty, students, and staff develop the necessary skills to implement best practices for research
  • Provide faculty, students, and staff with access to resources and tools to implement best practices for research

Please contact Research Education with questions regarding the below events and resources. For more information about REd classes and certificates, please visit Research Education website.


Research Mentoring Certificate Program

The Office Research Education (REd) is excited to share our new offerings in research mentoring for both mentors and mentees. The goal with this initiative is to provide classes and resources to enhance the knowledge and implementation of effective research mentoring for University of Utah faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students. Some of our new offerings include the Research Mentoring Certificate, a variety of speakers for professional development, a specific research mentoring listserv, and more.

The certificate involves six classes presented in Canvas course format, accompanied by five live meetings held via Zoom. There are two pathways to complete the Mentoring Certificate:

  • Research Mentoring Certificate – Cohort 
  • Research Mentoring Certificate – Individual Classes

The Research Mentoring Certificate – Cohort (Fall 2021) is now open for registration with the cohort running for six weeks from 9/1/2021 - 10/6/2021. The cohort pathway has a participant cap of 40 individuals. Click here to register for the Fall 2021 Research Mentoring Certificate – Cohort. The required classes for the cohort pathway include:

  • Class 1: Elements of Effective Mentoring/Developing a Mentoring Philosophy (Asynchronous)
  • Class 2: Establishing Expectations and Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Class 3: Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence
  • Class 4: Fostering Academic Literacies
  • Class 5: Research and Mentoring Ethics
  • Class 6: Promoting Mentees’ Career Development

Learn more about the research mentoring certificate by visiting our website here. Please reach out to the Research Education team with any questions by emailing


Research Education (REd) Grant Writing Academy – Fall 2021

Registration for the November 5 – 7, 2021 Research Education Grant Writing Academy is now open!  Given the increasingly competitive environment for federal funding, it is essential that the University provide clear guidance and strong mentorship for our junior faculty members in refining their grant proposals and enhancing their likelihood of funding.

Date: November 5 - 7, 2021

Location: The Silver Baron Lodge, Deer Valley Resort

Application: Click Here

Application Deadline: August 27, 2021


The Research Education (REd) Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is a 2.5-day intensive program that utilizes proven strategies and techniques to:

  • Develop successful proposals for a variety of funding agencies including NSF, NIH, DOE, and more
  • Conceptualize clear and concise aims that are specific, measurable, and realistic
  • Communicate research priorities with a focus on significance and impact
  • Build strategies for career development and long-term research plans
  • Interpret program announcements and understand review criteria
  • Revise a grant for resubmission

Specific GWA features and benefits include:

  • Individual mentoring sessions with an experienced and diverse team of senior faculty members, including key subject matter experts and funding agency representatives
  • Group training activities designed to enhance writing and presentation skills, and to identify tools and resources essential to the preparation of a successful grant application
  • Peer networking and collaboration activities that provide abroad perspective and insight into the grant review process

Criteria for Applicants:

  • Hold faculty position at the level of assistant professor or higher or permission from GWA leadership
  • Plan for an externally funded research proposal
  • Attend the full 2 .5-day workshop


Attendance is highly limited!  Please feel free to contact Research Education at for any questions.

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Last Updated: 8/17/21