2020 GRC Fall Webinar Series

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Five webinars

The Grants Resource Center’s (GRC) 2020 Fall Webinar Series highlights agencies and programs of interest to research administrators, faculty, and staff. The series will explore funding opportunities and updates from a variety of funders.

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The series includes the following topics, subject to updates: 

Tuesday, Nov. 10; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
What’s Trending Within the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) 
Organization: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Speaker: Christopher McCaghren, deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs, OPE, ED
Description: OPE administers institutional service and student service grants for ED. This session will provide insight into what is developing within OPE, particularly regarding CARES Act funding, upcoming TRIO competitions, and more.

Tuesday, Nov. 10; 2–3 p.m. ET
Opportunities With Design and Creative Placemaking
Organization: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Speaker: Katherine Bray-Simons, design specialist, NEA 
Description: NEA is committed to supporting arts activities that demonstrate exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Katherine Bray-Simons will speak about how colleges and universities can use their unique resources and relationships to collaborate with NEA, with a special emphasis on design and creative placemaking. 

Thursday, Nov. 12; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Become Familiar With Opportunities With the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Speaker: Maria Reidpath, project manager/industrial engineer, NETL, U.S. Department of Energy 
Description: NETL is a viable stakeholder in America's effort to modernize and diversify energy sources. Join Maria Reidpath to learn more about technology-driven extramural research and diversity STEM programs geared to strengthen the next generation of energy leaders.

Thursday, Nov. 12; 2–3 p.m. ET
National Science Foundation (NSF) Policy Office Update
Organization: NSF
Speaker: Beth Strausser, senior policy specialist, NSF
Paularie Knox, grants policy specialist, NSF
Description: NSF staff will provide a comprehensive review of what is new and developing at NSF, especially during the nation’s new normal.

Tuesday, Nov. 17; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Update
Organization: IMLS
Speakers: Helen Wechsler, supervisory grants management specialist, Office of Museum Services, IMLS
Ashley Sands, senior program officer, Office of Library Services, IMLS
Description: The libraries and museums on campuses connect faculty, students, and the surrounding community with valuable academic and cultural resources and provide them with unique opportunities to build connections with each other. In this session, presenters from IMLS will guide attendees through grant programs and initiatives that can support capacity building.

Tuesday, Nov. 17; 2–3 p.m. ET
Insights for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Success
Organization: Colorado State University-Pueblo
Speaker: John Williamson, senior director of research development, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Description: John Williamson has extensive knowledge of NIH. During this session, he will share his expertise as a former branch chief, program officer and peer reviewer to help researchers find success with this popular agency.


Fees top

This year’s webinars will be offered for free. 

Registration Information top

Please use the individual event links to register.

Registration is limited to two people from each GRC member institution and one person from nonmember institutions. GRC members will receive a recording of each webinar at the conclusion of the series.

Please note that GRC member logins and AASCU logins are not the same. Therefore, create an AASCU login if you do not already have one. Then, login using your AASCU credentials. You may then choose which webinars you'd like to attend. You can always come back to this page to add or remove additional webinars. 

For program questions, please email GRCWebCon@aascu.org. For questions about logins, please email support@aascu.org.