Campus invited to three-day webinar covering federal research priorities, budgets for FY2011

Photo of Internet navigation barDo you wish you knew where federal agencies are headed and how to align your funding requests to their priorities and direction? 

Join NIU’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies for this webinar and hear directly from program personnel at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research, Army Medical and Material Command, and the departments of Agriculture, Education and Energy as they share agency direction and funding priorities for the coming year.

The webinar will take place from Monday, Nov. 8, through Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Monday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Kei Koizumi, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on the President’s priorities and budget requests for research (confirmed)
  • 11:30 a.m. Kam Ng, Office of Naval Research, on ONR’s budget priorities for research (confirmed)
  • 1 p.m. Elizabeth Albro, Department of Education, on ED budget priorities for research (confirmed)
  • 2:30 p.m. Tim Hallman, Associate Director, Department of Energy Office of Science for Nuclear Physics on DOE budget priorities for research  (confirmed)

Tuesday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Jean Feldman, Head of Policy in the NSF Division of Institution & Award Support, and Jeremy Leffler, Outreach Specialist in the Policy Office within the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management on NSF budget priorities for research (confirmed)
  • 11:30 a.m. Elizabeth Albro, Department of Education, on updates on ED grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
  • 1 p.m. David Curren and Emily Linde, NIH, on NIH budget priorities for research as well as updates on grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
  • 2:30 p.m. Debby Sheely, USDA, on NIFA budget priorities for research as well as updates on grants policies and procedures (confirmed)

Wednesday, Nov. 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Genesta Belton, Office of Naval Research, on updates to ONR grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
  • 11:30 a.m. Tim Hallman, Associate Director, Department of Energy Office of Science for Nuclear Physics on updates for DOE grants policies and procedures
  • 1 p.m. Tom Phelps, National Endowment for the Humanities on NEH budget priorities and updates to grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
  • 2:30 p.m. TBN, Army Medical and Materiel Command (invited)

This webinar is free and open to all faculty, staff, postdocs and students. Participants are welcome to come and go between presenters.  Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Liz Wright at ewright1@niu.edu or (815) 753-9400.

This webinar is sponsored by the University of Missouri, the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Association of American Universities.

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