Research & Scholarship Programs

Research & Scholarship Programs

Programs offered for faculty to explore and develop research and scholarship, email Julie Strauss-Soukup, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship. Co-sponsored by the Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship and the Center for Faculty Excellence.  Please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at with questions.

Recorded Programs

How to Write Specific Aims for Different Granting Agencies

  • Watch the program recording and view PowerPoint presentation
  • Link to Grant Central website to purchase workbooks to learn more about specific type of grant writing.  These books are also available in the CFE library, RAL-L33.
  • Contact Creighton University's Sponsored Programs Administration which provides members of the Creighton community with the services and resources they need to successfully obtain and manage funding for their research, scholarly, and service endeavors. Sponsored Programs Administration is responsible for protecting the interests of the University by ensuring compliance with sponsor rules and regulations. The department assists faculty with searches for funding opportunities, grant editing, budget preparation, routing proposal for University official approvals, and electronic proposal submission.  Contact Beth Herr, Director, (402) 280-5769 or  Barbara Bittner, Sponsored Programs Administrator, (402) 280-3209.  They have “open door” Zoom sessions for assistance.   The Zoom link for the Open Door hours is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9-10 AM CT/7-8 AM MST and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 PM CT/12:30-1:30 PM MST.

Full Program Description:  The Specific Aims page of many grants is the most important part of the entire grant proposal.  This one-page description must grab the attention of reviewers and showcase the relevance and importance of your work.

Our panel discussion will focus on writing specific aims for various types of grants – the basic and biomedical sciences, other STEM fields, social sciences, nursing, dentistry and more.  Please come learn about best practices and helpful hints with regards to writing your Specific Aims page from your colleagues:

  • Jason Bartz, PhD, School of Medicine; Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN, College of Nursing
  • Rebecca Murray, PhD, College of Arts & Sciences; Department of Cultural & Social Studies
  • Sonia Rocha-Sanchez, MS, PhD, School of Dentistry; Department of Oral Biology

Planting the Research Seed:  Creighton Internal Grant Funding Opportunities

·       Watch the program recording and view PowerPoint presentation

Program Description:  Rooted in grant funding decisions is impactful evidence that the grant will be sustainable over time in the areas of research, scholarship, teaching, student learning, specific discipline, assessment, and/or faculty development.  Creighton University has many internal grant funds for all types of faculty research and scholarly activity. 

The goal of this panel discussion program is to educate faculty on these opportunities (eligibility, funding, required presentations/final reports, etc.) and best practices for writing these types of proposals.  Often times an initial internal grant leads to an opportunity for application to a larger grant beyond its original scope. 

Join us to learn about Creighton’s internal grant opportunities.  

  • Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Awards with Amanda Holman, PhD, Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship
  • Dr. George F Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund with Barbara Bittner, MA, CRA, Sponsored Programs Administrator
  • CFE Faculty Development Grants for Assessment of Student Learning with Deb Ford, PhD, Center for Faculty Excellence
  • Kingfisher Institute Curriculum Development Grant with Tracy Leavelle, PhD and Charise Alexander Adams, Kingfisher Institute