Professional Development & Training

Faculty Opportunities

Professional Development events are hosted by the Grants and Sponsored Projects (GSP) office to stimulate interest in research for professional and educational enrichment. Attendees will be introduced to GSP services while gaining knowledge and insights into the highly competitive arena of government research funding. Faculty will learn about key federal agencies, how to navigate and identify funding sources, and how to plan and prepare for a proposal submission.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Carolynn Julien, University Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects, at (201) 692-2221.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training

The University licenses Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide faculty, staff and students access to online compliance instruction. The following Training modules 1-3 reflect mandatory training requirements for all faculty, staff and students who are developing and/or engaged in research conduct, and/or named in an extramural government grant proposal prior to proposal submission.

Register or Login to CITI Training under FDU’s CITI subscription.

  1. Responsible Conduct of Research Course
  2. Human Subjects Protections in Research as applicable. Contact the IRB Compliance Manager with questions regarding Human Subject course requirements.
  3. Conflicts of Interest in Research Course
  4. CITI Export Controls Course

Institutional Affiliation: If you have taken CITI at or are affiliated with another CITI Institution, please use your previous log-in and password to affiliate with Fairleigh Dickinson University. This will ensure you are in compliance with your current Institution.

Training is valid for three (3) years. Projects will not be accepted unless research team training is up to date. If you completed the training program more than 3 years ago, you must complete the current training program prior to submitting your IRB application

Completion Certificate/ReportThe IRB will automatically receive your completion report from CITI. You do not need to send in a certificate any longer with your application. See links to retrieve your completion report, and Technical Support.

Online Grants Training for Specialized and General Topics

NIH Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review – Webinars and Powerpoint Presentations

In November 2014, the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) held four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinars. These webinars give NIH grant applicants useful insights into the submission and review processes.

National Council for University Research Administrators

(NCURA) YouTube Education

A series of NCURA YouTube videos are designed to educate Faculty and Administrators on important contemporary topics for research, research compliance and grants administration. The reserve contains 100s of brief and informative videos available on topics such as Uniform Guidance, Audit, Award Management, Communication, Contracting, Cost Sharing, Export Controls, NIH & NSF, and Intellectual Property. Check out the site!