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GRC Funding Competitiveness Conference

About the Conference

This exclusive event in the nation’s capital provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators, and faculty to connect with funders, area experts, and colleagues from across the country. Build your institution’s competitiveness for grant and contract support during four days of programming:

Targeted Sessions – Gain insight from federal program and policy leaders, and receive details on upcoming competitions from various federal agencies and private organizations.

Structured Networking Events – Learn, share, and initiate partnerships during breakout sessions, and member-led workshops and receptions.

Private Consultations with Program Officers – Schedule individual appointments to talk with the experts who administer competitions, monitor review panels, and make agency funding recommendations.


Final Agenda

Updated on February 15, 2018


Registration Information

GRC members pay $775 through January 31, 2018 ($875 thereafter)  

Non-members pay $1,000 through January 31, 2018 ($1,100 thereafter)

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, please do so by 5 p.m., ET on Wednesday, January 31. A $250 fee will be applied to cancellations thereafter.

Online Registration
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For questions, please contact Allyson Lords at or (202) 478-7835.


Webinar registration



Location and Hotel Reservations

Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel
1177 15th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 862-1600

At the hotel website, click on "Attendee" in the drop down menu for the Conference rate.


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