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Research Leadership Academy Events

Upcoming Events

Exploring External Awards

Date: November 30, 2022
Location: via Zoom Webinar

During this event, participants will have a chance to engage with a group of panelists who have experience identifying, submitting and successfully acquiring external faculty awards. Audience members will participate in an interactive discussion on the challenges faculty face as they work to increase the number of external faculty awards in their portfolio.

Participants will leave this event with new awareness of the following:

  • The importance of external awards for faculty
  • The general process for successfully winning external awards
  • Resources for identifying level appropriate external awards

Past Events

Broader Impact of Research Event

Date: April 5th, 2022
Location: via Zoom Webinar

The Office of Research and Innovation is excited to bring you a faculty forum event hosted by the Research Leadership Academy (RLA). During this event participants had a chance to engage with a group of panelists who have had success in working on and/or marketing triumphs in the broader impact of research.

2022 Equity Research Symposium

Date: February 8th, 2022
Location: Talley Student Union & via Zoom Webinar

Partners from across NC State are coming together in 2022 to share and catalyze new cutting-edge, equity-focused and equity-relevant research. The university’s first Equity Research Symposium will contemplate the question: “what does equity mean to me?” throughout the day. The event will feature panel presentations, lightning sessions, poster presentations, round table discussions and a keynote lecture by Raj Chetty.

2021 Junior Faculty Forum

Date: September 28th, 2021
Location: via Zoom Webinar

During this event, participants will have a chance to engage with a group of panelists who represent different stages of the faculty tenure career path. Audience members will participate in an interactive discussion on the challenges junior faculty will face as they continue on in their research careers.

2021 University Research Symposium

Date: March 22nd, 23rd, and 25th, 2021
Location: via Zoom Webinar

The University Research Symposium provides a forum for cross-college networking and seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines and colleges. The purpose of this event is to introduce researchers and scholars to each other, to explore opportunities for new partnerships, and to envision the future of research at NC State.

This year’s focus will be on Climate Change and Resilience.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges with Foundation Grants for Research and Scholarship

Date: March 10th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: via Zoom Webinar

During this lunch and learn, participants will learn how foundation grants work in different disciplines and across colleges, receive general background information on the types of foundation grants and how to obtain them, and hear from a panel of experts how these grants can benefit you in your career.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Learning From Disaster in the Age of COVID-19

Date: November 9th, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: via Zoom Webinar

Members of the Research Leadership Academy will host a forum focusing on disaster relief research and how these methods can be applied to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

RLA Forum: Highlighting COVID-19 Relevant Research

Date: October 30th, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom Webinar

Members of the Research Leadership Academy will host a forum where the NC State community will have the chance to hear from and question a panel of faculty currently conducting research directly related to COVID-19.

RLA Junior Faculty Forum

Date: September 23th, 2020
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

This event is focused on Assistant and Non-Tenured Associate Professors. In this forum, participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of faculty who are in different stages of their research careers.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Continuing Our Research During COVID-19

Date: September 11th, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Via Zoom Webinar

In this lunch and learn, faculty will have the opportunity to listen and engage with a panel of the following experts who will share how they’ve navigated the ever-changing world of continuing research during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have dealt with obstacles along the way

RLA Forum: Communicating Your Research

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Halls C&D

In this forum, participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of faculty and university communicators and learn how to push through the barriers to telling their research stories.

RLA Junior Faculty Forum

Date: September 24th, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Halls B&C

In this forum, participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of senior faculty and university leaders about their concerns and challenges as junior faculty in today’s research environment. Some of the topics we expect to cover include: when to say yes/no, grant writing, advising and mentoring students, work-life balance, publishing, navigating peer review, collaboration, committee work and finding mentors.

University Research Symposium

Date: March 21st, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (reception to follow)
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

The goal of the University Research Symposium is to introduce research scholars to each other, and to promote opportunities for new partnerships. Participants from faculty across campus are encouraged to attend to learn more about your colleagues and find new ways to address important research problems.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Opportunities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research

Date: February 27th, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union

Interdisciplinary research is the hot topic of many research institutions. Have you always wanted to participate in interdisciplinary research, but haven’t known where to start? Have you been curious how interdisciplinary research will factor into your promotion and tenure? Join the RLA for a Lunch & Learn session on opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research Wednesday, February 27th from 12-1:30 pm.

The RLA Hosts Speaker Melissa Marshall

Date: January 15th, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Ballrooms

Melissa Marshall, a science communications expert, will be returning to NC State to give a speech on “Powerful Presentations.” Melissa’s knowledge and experience have helped transform the way researchers present their science. Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn new presentation techniques to stand out amongst your fellow research peers!

RLA Lunch and Learn: Navigating International Research

Date: December 5th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3285

The Research Leadership Academy will host a faculty Lunch & Learn titled “Navigating International Research” Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm in Talley Student Union. In this Lunch & Learn you will have the opportunity to question a diverse panel with knowledge of participating in International Research at NC State. Learn how to successfully navigate the international research community and have the opportunity to voice your concerns with scholarly panelists.