Grants, Research, and Sponsored Projects (GRASP) 2022 Conference

Registrations are now open for the 4th annual GRASP conference.

ASU faculty, post-docs, students, and research support staff are invited to join the researcher support teams as we connect virtually with ASU's resources for researchers and sponsored projects through sessions applicable to novice and tenured researchers. Join us as presenters walk you through common research activities that will help you achieve your research goals.

Dates: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - Thursday, September 8, 2022
Hosted by ASU's Researcher Support teams and sponsored by ASU's Knowledge Enterprise.
These groups offer services and support to researchers throughout the entire research life-cycle, from locating funding opportunities to commercializing new technologies. 

View and download a pdf of the event information here.

 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Keynote Speaker: Sally C. Morton, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
As Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise (KE) at Arizona State University, Morton advances ASU’s research priorities and oversees activities related to KE’s operations, as well as its institutes and initiatives. Morton helps expand the university’s economic development, international development, technology transfer and corporate engagement and strategic partnership agendas while identifying and pursuing high-level research opportunities. Morton is a professor in the College of Health Solutions and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and holds the Florence Ely Nelson Chair.




Developing your Proposal Success: Hands-On
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Walk through strategic intelligence, eligibility, and best practices when responding to a solicitation. This hands-on approach is appropriate for anyone who has not yet submitted a proposal to a federal agency and those who are looking to improve their existing techniques and knowledge.

Find out more in sections 2 and 3 of the Researcher Support Guide.

Research Development at ASU


Entrepreneurship + Innovation
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
Valuing entrepreneurship is one of ASU's design aspirations. One way ASU accomplishes this is through the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, a pan-university resource for ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community supporting their entrepreneurial endeavors. This session will detail supports and resources available to faculty and researchers to dimensionalize their use-inspired research whether through the development of new products, services or processes or through entrepreneurial methods and approaches to their labs, units, or workflows. Ji Mi will discuss and demonstrate some resources available such as the E+I training and development options centered on lean startup methodologies and tools including those as part of the NSF I-Corps program, for which Ji Mi serves as ASU PI. 

Find out more in section 6 of the Researcher Support Guide.

Ji Mi Choi

Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise and Founding Executive Director of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute





Supercharge Your Research with Research Computing!
Noon - 1:00 p.m. 
The ASU Research Computing facility provides services and resources for Arizona State University’s researchers, students, and computational professionals across all disciplines. Offerings include physical, virtual, and cloud computing resources, GPU resources, data storage, and workshops.

Learn how to supercharge your research with ASU's supercomputer and join Research Computing in hands-on demonstrations for accessing and utilizing the supercomputer, data and file transfers and sharing, as well as domain-targeted applications and services to optimize and supercharge researcher workflows and success.

Find out more in section 5 of the Researcher Support Guide.

Rebecca Belshe

Sr. Software Application Analyst
Research Engagement, Research Technology Office

Gil Speyer
Director, Computational Research Accelerator

Jason Yalim
Postdoctoral Scholar (ACD), School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences





Getting Started with Labarchives
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
Labarchives is ASU’s enterprise grade electronic research notebook. It is a powerful tool for managing the information associated with your research. This session will show you how to get started, get organized, and get the most from this powerful and flexible product.

Deborah Robbins
Research Data Manager, Knowledge Enterprise






Different Tools for Different Times
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
The research data lifecycle covers everything from experimental design to project closure when you publish your results. Knowledge Enterprise in partnership with the ASU Library provides a broad range of technology tools, and data management services to help you be successful in your research. This session will present an overview of the lifecycle and the tools and services available as you pass through each phase of your research.
Find out more at

Philip Tarrant

Research Data Management Officer, Knowledge Enterprise

Matthew Harp
Research Data Services and Outreach Librarian, ASU Library

Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Tools for Co-Authoring Proposals and Managing Grant Participation
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Co-authoring a proposal with multiple people is a challenge. In this session, we will organize our writing team in a single Word document that allows for live co-authoring, embedded communication, and includes the detailed formatting options we need for a complex proposal.

Then we will move on to managing a research study that must keep in contact with a group of participants. We’ll automate reminder messaging that is adaptive to each participant's status. By fully automating reminders and updates, we’ll save time while improving retention through to the end of the project.

Drew Brown, Ph.D.
Director, RTO Strategic Solutions















Leveraging Analytics to Elevate Your Research
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Join the Knowledge Enterprise Analytics team as they show you how to set up and use popular analytical and decision support tools for researchers that will help you find collaborators, demonstrate the impact of your research, and discover cross or interdisciplinary areas of research using:

  • Experts: A publicly available expertise profiling system based on publications and grants data.
  • SciVal: An online platform for analyzing publication trends and collaborations available to the ASU community.
  • Dimensions: A platform for analyzing publications, funded grants, and more. 

Attend this session to discover what data feeds into each system and how to use them for your research needs.

Find out more in section 2 and the additional resources sections of the Researcher Support Guide.

Vyvian Tran

Data Analyst, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics

Maura Jennison-Obenshain
Business Intelligence Analyst, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics








Deep Editing: Let Us Be Your "Fresh Eyes"
11:00 a.m. - Noon
ASU's Proposal Editing team edits for clarity, logic, and coherency of the presentation, as well as grammar and its nuances, free of charge to ASU faculty.  In this session, we will discuss some of the more common issues we see while editing grant proposals (and journal manuscripts). And if you want some action, interspersed will be hands-on problems (from grammar to hypothesis structuring to data interpretation) for you to work on, if you wish.  Native and non-native English speaking faculty of all levels are welcome.

Find out more in section 3 of the Researcher Support Guide.

Terry Christenson, Ph.D.

Editor Research Proposals and Publications, RTO Research Editing











Walkthrough the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Conflict of Interest (COI) Modules of the Enterprise Research Administration System (ERA)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Learn everything you need to know about submitting to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and disclosing your financial interests. Presenters will devote the session to a walkthrough of the IRB and Conflict of Interest (COI) compliance areas via the Enterprise Research Administration (ERA) system. Presenters will also share information about the associated review processes. This session is designed for faculty, staff, and student investigators who would like support from the IRB and COI compliance perspective.

Find out more in section 4 of the Researcher Support Guide.

Ramya Turaga

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Manager, Office of Research Integrity & Assurance

Lael Thompson
Compliance Coordinator Sr, Office of Research Integrity & Assurance

Additional Resources

Researcher support 
ASU's step-by-step guide to services and support for faculty researchers throughout the entire research life-cycle, from locating funding opportunities to commercializing new technologies. 

grasp iconGRASP 2019-2021 
Session recordings and resources are available to view online at any time.


How to Get Research Funding
Self-paced online material that assists ASU faculty and staff through finding funding opportunities and writing a grant application.

Example proposals 
Examples of awarded proposals provided by funded ASU faculty and assorted sponsors are available from your Research Academy home page. 

Additional upcoming events and workshops 
Researcher support teams offer over 200 events and workshops throughout the year to ASU staff, faculty, and students. New events are added regularly. New events are added regularly and are available from your Research Academy home page. 

Student Research
Self-paced online material for ASU students interested in joining the ASU research community, building their research portfolio, learning about common student research activities, or advancing their current research knowledge and skills.