Sponsored Projects to host three-day webinar on federal priorities, ‘chat’ session on funding

Photo of the Washington MonumentNIU’s Office of Sponsored Projects will host a three-day webinar series that provides an inside look into the FY12 research priorities for federal agencies.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, through Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Monday’s session takes place in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are located in the Heritage Room of the student center.

Sponsored by the University of Missouri, the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Association of American Universities, the webinar series will consist of program personnel from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research, Department of Army and Department of Agriculture discussing their agency direction and funding priorities for the coming year.

This webinar is free and open to all faculty, staff, post-docs and students. Attendees are welcome to come and go between presenters.

Those who wish to watch the webinar from their own desktops for $75 (check) or $80 (credit card) can register online.

For more information, call Liz Wright at (815) 753-9400.

Show Me the Money! Finding Funding for Your Research or Other Scholarly Project

OSP will host its first chat session of the fall semester, “Show Me the Money! Finding Funding for Your Research or Other Scholarly Project,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Faculty often ask: Should I pursue federal grants or foundation funding? What funding is available to support my research? How do I learn about funding opportunities?

This session is intended to provide insight into these types of questions and provide an overview of the many different funding sources available. If time permits, this session also will highlight several specialized search engines available to NIU faculty and staff.

RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11, to Steve Squier at ssquier1@niu.edu.

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