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, this card provides personnel across the Institute with ideas and an introduction to the resources available to the community. This card 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 this 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.
Helpful Steps and Links
Proposal Writing and Award Administration
- The UNH Office for Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach (REEO) provides resources for Proposal Submissions and Development, including proposal preparation, developing a budget, and submitting the proposal through the Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA). The Support Team for the Administration of Research (STAR) Grant and Contract Administrator (GCA) is your primary contact for all grant support, including budget development and management. Start by finding your STAR GCA. Sign up for research funding interest lists.
- Professional development opportunities for writing and research are available through the Office of Engagement and Faculty Development and Research Development.
- Demographic data is available for Broadening Impacts proposal elements.
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:
- Talk to your Center Director about recruiting or sharing staff or research faculty.
- The Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity (OCED) can help advertise job positions to increase the diversity of the applicant pool.
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.
- Collaborative Research Excellence Initiative (CoRE) has resources to support interdisciplinary teams. Attend department and center seminars and EOS social events.
Leading a Research Team
- Create a research group code of conduct as well as lab and field safety plans.
- Mentoring resources are available through professional societies and select projects.
- Familiarize yourself with available resources regarding community support, physical and mental health, and crisis services.
- Campus Climate Survey Results – understand strengths and challenges.
Communicating Your Research
- Build your website.
- Tell the communications team about grants, papers, awards.
- Submit work to the UNH Scholars’ Repository.
- Poster printing is available in Morse.
- Work with the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
- Participate in Research Communications Academy.
- Use resources for Data Management Plans for proposals.
- Understand open source data.
- Get help from the UNH Data Librarian.
Compliance and Safety
- Follow requirements for human subjects and animals in research.
- Take Responsible Conduct of Research training.
- Understand Export Control.
Other Research Resources
- Learn about resources for Intellectual Property.
- Research Computing Center (RCC) – start here for any computer questions.
- Contact EOS Administrative Coordinator with any administrative questions including conference rooms, parking pad spaces, email lists, mail, and facilities requests (e.g., maintenance needs, safety issues, and property damage).