Research Developement Training

The following are a series of presentations on opportunities for research funding held through Zoom at noon, every other Wednesday. The presentations and their slides will be uploaded here for people who are not able to attend.

For more information or to register to attend email


Diane Peebles, Sandia National Laboratories

      Wednesday, February 3rd, noon

Title"Engaging in Research Collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories"

Description: Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program provides opportunities to engage in university collaborations to extend the research being performed at Sandia. This presentation will discuss the LDRD process in general and how university faculty members can connect through this process. It will also cover a broad description of the general research priorities of Sandia labs and the current LDRD call. 


Alan Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory

      Wednesday, February 17th, noon

       Presentation recording

       New Agenda and Opportunities at Los Alamos

       Alan Hurd's biosketch

Title:  New Agenda and Opportunities at Los Alamos

Description: Under new management and promising federal budgets, Los Alamos National Laboratory has taken a fresh look at the Lab Agenda and the Science Pillars upon which all activities are founded.  In this presentation, Hurd will cover opportunities and mechanisms to facilitate collaboration.


Steve Buelow, New Mexico Consortium

      Wednesday, March 3rd, noon

       Presentation recording

       Presentation slides

Title: New Mexico Consortium - Facilitating Collaborations with Los Alamos National Laboratory

Description: The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) was initiated by a Teaming Agreement between the University of California and the three New Mexico Research Universities (NMT, UNM, NMSU) to enhance research and education collaborations with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit 501(c)(3), the NMC Board Of Directors has two members from each University and two members from LANL. The NMC provides financial support to the Universities for faculty, staff and student visits to LANL; organizing and attending workshops and conferences; proposal preparation and matching funds; and student internships and faculty sabbaticals.  This presentation will discuss current NMC activities and opportunities for faculty and staff to receive support for developing collaborations with LANL.


Shelley Lusetti, NM INBRE

      Wednesday, March 31st, noon

       Presentation recording

       Presentation slides

       Program flier

Title:  The NM INBRE Program

Description: NM-INBRE is an NIH-supported program dedicated to building research infrastructure in the State of New Mexico. This presentation will cover NM-INBRE opportunities for NMT faculty including research project support, technology access grants, and professional development tools. A program flier attached.


Dan Jones, NCKRI Faculty Research Program 

      Wednesday, April 28th, noon

      Presentation Recording

      Presentation Slides

Title: New opportunities from the National Cave and Karst Research Institute

Description: The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a research center of NMT that is headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. NCKRI was created by the US Congress in 1998 in partnership with the National Park Service, State of New Mexico, and the City of Carlsbad. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing. NCKRI offers several grant programs designed to facilitate and support cave and karst research at academic and research institutions across the United States, including internal support for NMT researchers and opportunities for NMT students through the Cave and Karst Studies Program.


 External Research Opportunitites 

NIH Grants Podcasts


NIH Regional Seminars


NIH Training and Resources on Human Subjects


NSF Regional Conferences Training


CITA – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (research ethics and compliance)