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FRDO organizes regular trainings, writing retreats, and lunch and learn series. We can also create custom workshops for specific cohorts, colleges or schools, departments, or teams. If you have an idea for a workshop or would like to inquire about slides or recordings of past trainings, please email

Sample/Past Workshop Topics

  • Budget Building
  • Building a Research Strategic Plan
  • Creating a Strong Broader Impact Plan
  • Data Management Plans 101
  • Finding Funding
  • From Research Idea to Proposal Submission
  • Grant Writing 101
  • Introduction to UNM Research Processes
  • Securing Foundation Funding
  • Sponsor or opportunity-specific trainings (NSF, DOD, etc.)
  • Streamlyne trainings and tutorials
  • Writing for Different Audiences
  • Using SciENcv

Current Workshops, Trainings, and Writing Opportunities


Early Career Lunch and Learn Series

This series provides new faculty with research development skills and an awareness of the campus resources available to them to generate competitive grant proposals and sustainable, long-term research plans.
Fridays, through April 28, 2023. Lunch is provided.


Advance Workshop Series

This series, organized by Advance at UNM with some support from FRDO, covers a range of research and career advancement topics from managing service loads to promotion planning, from supporting student mental health to creating strong Broader Impact plans for funding proposals. See the schedule to learn more.


FRDO + Advance Writing Time

Join Advance and FRDO for quiet writing time every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4pm. Dedicate time to getting words on the page in a quiet, supportive setting. Sessions alternate between being in-person in the Advance space and on zoom. See the schedule for more information.