Hamilton Crown Plaza Hotel, 14th and K St. NW, three blocks from GRC's Proposal Development Workshop.

GRC Attendees are invited to participate in the CUR exchange on Friday, February 24: 1.30-3.45 pm

Sessions Available

1:30-2:30pm: Two Concurrent Sessions

Developing a New Generation of Globally-Engaged Scientists and Engineers: A Perspective from the National Science Foundation

A critical priority for the National Science Foundation (NSF) is preparing a globally engaged workforce of future scientists and engineers in the United States. According to NSF’s strategic plan for 2011-2016, “As science and engineering expertise and infrastructure advance across the globe, it is expected that the United States will increasingly benefit from international collaboration and a globally engaged workforce leading to transformational S&E breakthroughs.” Recognizing the importance of providing international research opportunities for students at an early stage of their academic training, NSF offers a wide range of programs for undergraduates and their faculty mentors across all STEM fields. Examples include the Research Experiences for Students (REU) program, and the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. 
Presenter: Machi F. Dilworth, Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

This presentation provides information about National Endowment for the Humanities grant programs open to individual applicants. The discussion will center on fellowships and Summer Stipends programs.
Presenter: Jake Aikin, Director, Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI is a nonprofit medical research institute that plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. HHMI’s Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program award grants that further one of more of its three objectives, namely, to prepare students to become (1) leaders in science, (2) leaders in science and education, and (3) scientifically curious and literate citizens. Since 1988, HHMI has awarded more than $820 million in undergraduate grants to 264 public and private colleges and universities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In April 2011, HHMI invited 215 PUIs to participate in the 2012 undergraduate competition, which will award single institution grants of up to $1.6 million of joint program grants up to $4.8 million over 4 years.
Presenter: David Asai, Program Director. Patricia Soochan, Program Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2:45-3:45 PM Dialogues Session IV: Three Concurrent Sessions

National Science Foundation, Physics Division

The Physics Division of NSF provides Funds for research and education activities in several physics sub-disciplines. A brief overview of the division, major funding opportunities, proposal preparation and expectation, and the review process will be addressed. Recent changes in NSF programs will also be addressed.
Presenter: Kathleen McCloud, Education and Interdisciplinary Research Program, National Science Foundation


Financial Management of NSF Grants,
This session will provide a brief overview of the NSF FastLane financial functions. We will discuss in detail the NSF grant payment and the Federal Financial Report (FFR) processes.
Presenter: Denise Robinson, Division of Financial Management, National Science Foundation


American Education Research Association (AERA)

The American Education Research Association (AERA) Grants Program provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods to analyze the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF. This presentation will provide an overview of the program and discuss the grant application process and examples of funded projects.
Presenter: George L. Wimberly, Director of Social Justice and Professional Development, American Education Research Association


National Science Foundation, ATE

This presentation is an overview of the Advanced Technological Education Program (ATE) solicitation. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the ATE program focuses on the education of the technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnership between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels.
Presenter: V. Celeste Carter, Lead Program Director (BIO), National Science Foundation



GRC's Relationship with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has partnered with GRC to share conference content for the last three years in addition to our co-hosted professional development activities and receptions. With our complimentary missions this is a great opportunity to maximize your limited time in Washington, DC by giving you access to additional agency representatives and program information. If a session listed here interests you please email Nicole Hochsprung at stating the session name. There will also be a sign up sheet near the entrance to the Paris Ballroom. The sessions will be held at the nearby Hamilton Crowne Plaza at 14th and K.