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Request a SCINet-funded Self-led or SCINet-led Workshop or Training

Each year, the SCINet initiative accepts two types of requests:

1) proposals for SCINet-funded workshops or training led by the applicant(s), and

2) suggestions for workshops/training that you would like to see SCINet conduct.

Proposals for Self-led SCINet-funded Workshops or Training

The application period for self-led SCINet-funded workshops closed this year on Feb 1, 2020.

The FY21 application process will open later this year and a link to the application will be posted to this page in fall/winter 2020.

Suggestions for SCINet-led Workshops or Training

Suggestions for workshops or training that you see a need for and that SCINet should lead are accepted year-round at scinet_vrsc@USDA.GOV.

For full consideration of your suggestion, please include the following information in your email:

  1. Describe the proposed workshop or training. Include information such as the topic area(s), ideal event style(s) (hands-on, interactive, working session, conference), and any other pertinent information.
  2. What should the learning goals or outcomes of the event be?
  3. What pre-requisite skills/knowledge, if any, should be required to attend?
  4. What does the ideal audience (attendees) look like? (i.e. administration level, RLs, scientists, statisticians, postdocs, data managers, technicians, students, collaborators)
  5. Cite/link to a documented need for the proposed event. State whether the need is broad-based (spans multiple disciplines or research units), confined to a specific research unit/location, or limited to the needs of a single individual.
  6. List any ARS employees who are knowledgeable of the topic area / suggest people who could be involved in leading the event.