Idea Hatching Workshops

Idea Hatching Workshops are dynamic, brainstorming sessions for research ideas in the very early stages of development/conception. Their goal is to promote dialogue and information sharing among participants who are in the beginning phase of pursuing research funding. Idea Hatching groups are intended for faculty and post-doctoral fellows who have research questions they want to develop toward a proposal or other initiatives.

Members of the group can provide feedback on a variety of topics such as research methods, funding options or potential collaborators, among others. The group meets every other month.

2024 Fall Semester Meeting Schedule

Check back late summer 2024 for meeting schedule.

Engagement Process

Prior to meeting with the group, those interested in presenting their ideas should submit their Idea Hatching Group Interest Form by the last calendar day of each month in order to be considered for review at the following month’s group meeting. Requests will be included on the calendar for discussion on a first-come-first-serve basis.

One idea will be presented and discussed, for a total duration of one hour. The last 15-20 minutes will include discussion/feedback. An assigned notetaker will track all the ideas generated during the session and will share the notes as well as a recording of the session with the presenter. Dr. DeLiema will co-chair the workshops along with Dr. Shippee.

After the meeting, a summary of the ideas and suggestions shared during the discussion will be emailed to each individual presenter. Other members could follow-up to express their interest in collaborating and what role they would play—methodologist/statistician, community partner, advisor, etc. The idea could also develop into a writing group.

Do you have an idea you would like to present to the group?

We want to help you succeed! Submit your Idea Hatching Group Interest Form today, and we look forward to supporting your work.

Please email if you have any questions!

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