Resource Card

Build a Thriving Research Program

Navigating EOS and the resources available to help you be a successful researcher

The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)

At the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS), we bring together high-level research expertise on convergent topics.

We are UNH’s largest research enterprise. Here you’ll find opportunities to work alongside distinguished faculty on projects to explore and study the most important and inaccessible places on our planet, in our solar system, and in our universe. From the seafloor to the stars, we’re studying truly fascinating subjects and making an impact worldwide. 

Our six distinct centers provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration in small groups of researchers who have similar interests, as well as specialized administrative and technical support. Our unique design also leads to interdisciplinary cooperation on numerous projects within and among the centers.

Purpose of the Resource Card

Given the limited onboarding at UNH, especially in EOS, the card provides personnel across the Institute with ideas and an introduction to the resources available to the community. It is a launching point, with much more detailed information available by following the links below. We also recommend talking to the personnel mentioned for more institutional knowledge. 

Building successful research programs helps us both individually and as a research community. Creating the card was motivated by our desire to grow and maintain a strong and diverse environment. Providing everyone access to this information helps build a more equitable workplace and enhances the capacity of EOS to recruit, support, and retain diverse research teams.

The Resource Card was funded by the UNH Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) program. Hardcopies were distributed to EOS faculty and staff. Please contact the EOS Administrative Coordinator if you didn't receive a copy and would like one.

Proposal Writing and Award Administration 


Students and Postdocs:

  • Recruit UNH students through classes, relevant student organizations, department student advisors, and listservs. Talk to students presenting their research at conferences. 
  • Be aware of professional societies and conferences (e.g.; SACNAS, Society for Black Physicists, etc.) and research opportunities (e.g.; REUs) geared towards marginalized groups that can provide external mentorship opportunities for students. 
  • Consider the Postdoctoral Innovation Scholars program.

Staff and Faculty: 

Hiring and Employee Management

  • Your STAR GCA is your primary contact for hiring at all levels and will support the interface with Human Resources
  • Staff, Postdocs, and Hourly students track time and leave using Kronos. Research faculty work with GCA to allocate time to grants and other sources of funding. 
  • Recruitment best practices and search committee training was developed by UNH ADVANCE
  • HR provides information on the benefits packages for various positions and Coaching for Performance Training and Evaluation Templates are available. 


Leading a Research Team 

Communicating Your Research 

Data Management

Compliance and Safety

Other Research Resources