2011 VT EPSCoR Grant Writing Workshop Agenda
Friday, June 3, 2011
Double Tree Hotel, Burlington, Vermont

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration, continental breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Judy Van Houten, PhD, Vermont State EPSCoR Director;
Kelvin Chu, PhD, VT EPSCoR Associate Director;
Henry Blount, NSF EPSCoR Office Head

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Rita Teutonico, PhD [Presentation], NSF Chair Research Coordination Networks (RCN) Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)

10:00 - 10:15

10:15 a.m. - 12:30
Successful Grant Writing Techniques and Strategies
Dr. George Hazelrigg [Presentation], Program Director Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation
(ENG/CMMI), Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) NSF EPSCoR

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. (all confirmed)
Major Funding Sources & Online Grant Writing Resources & Patent Procedures
Hilda Alajajian [Presentation], Grant Resources Specialist, University of Vermont;
Franci Farnsworth, Coordinator of Sponsored Research, Middlebury College;
Kerry Swift [Presentation], Technology Transfer Office, UVM

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Lessons Learned
Matthias Brewer, PhD [Presentation], University of Vermont; CAREER: Synthetic methodology for the preparation of polycyclic nitrogen or oxygen containing heterocycles. CHE Division of Chemistry MPS Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences.
Mark Lubkowitz, PhD [Presentation], St. Michael's College; Award: Collaborative Research: RUI: The Role of Oligopeptide Transporters in Germinating Rice Seeds; IOS Division of Integrative Organismal Systems; BIO Directorate for Biological Sciences
David Westerman, PhD, Norwich University; Award: Collaborative Research: Field-based Projects in Geophysical Methods with Applications to the State of Vermont; DUE Division of Undergraduate Education EHR Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Joann Ellis-Monaghan, PhD [Presentation], St. Michael's College; Award: RUI: Collaborative Research: New Graph Theory from and for Nanoconstruct Design Strategies DMS Division of Mathematical Sciences MPS Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Application Strategies: Tips & Mistakes
David Dunn [Presentation], Technology and Commercialization Business Adviser, VtSBDC

3:30 p.m. Concluding remarks
Kelvin Chu, PhD, Associate Project Director, VT EPSCoR


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