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How Do I Get Funding? The Perspective from a PI, Reviewer and Panel Manager

How Do I Get Funding? The Perspective from a PI, Reviewer and Panel Manager

May 21, 2015
Louise Slaughter Hall (78), RM 2220
9:00am - 11:30pm

Join your colleagues for a guest presentation & an RIT faculty roundtable discussion on grant writing!

Dr. Carl Batt, Professor, Cornell University, will share his experiences from the perspective of a PI, a reviewer and a panel manager. He has been successful in obtaining over $70M in funding from industry, private foundations and a large number of federal agencies including DHHS (NIH), USDA, NASA, DOD, NSF, DOJ and others. All faculty are invited!

Participants will learn:
•Challenges of obtaining external funding to support academic research
•Importance of understanding the sponsor and their review process
•Communicating with the program manager
•Development of a coherent, focused plan
•Components of your plan and why you need to “tell a story”


9:00 am-Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am-How Do I Get Funding? Presentation, Carl Batt
10:15 am-Break
10:30 am-NSF CAREER Roundtable Discussion - Moderated by Edward Hensel with Carl Batt and RIT Faculty NSF CAREER* recipients:
•Callie Babbitt, GIS, Sustainability, CAREER ‘13
•Mishkat Bhattacharya, COS, Physics, CAREER ‘14
•Reynold Bailey, GCCIS, CAREER ‘10
•Gabrielle Gaustad, GIS, Sustainability, CAREER ‘15
•Casey Miller, CAST, Materials Science, CAREER ‘10
•Linwei Wang, GCCIS, CAREER ‘14

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

This event was made possible by a Faculty Mentoring grant awarded to RIT Faculty: Ray Ptucha, Sildomar Monteiro, Reza Azarderakhsh, and Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, and sponsored by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center.

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Light Refreshments will be provided.

Please visit the Wallace Center to register. The deadline to register for this event is Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm.