Sofitel Hotel

Proposal Development Workshop

Final Agenda

1.30-5.00 CUR Exchange

Choose from 5 presentations available for GRC participants at the CUR Dialogues conference at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, just three blocks from Sofitel. If interested contact Nicole Hochsprung, 202.478.4714,, to signup

Web Conferences from the Workshop

If unable to attend or wish to share the workshop with colleagues on your campus, register to participate via webconference. For all attendees represented at the workshop, take an extra 25% off registration fees.

Hotel Accommodations

The reservation date has past, contact Jim Cummins or Allyson Lords if there are issues.

  • Hotel Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, 806 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202.730.8800
  • To make reservations, phone 202.730.8800 and ask for AASCU/GRC meeting rate of $219 per night plus tax.

Last Minute Notes


Take time to phone or email Nicole Hochsprung 202.478.4714, to sign-up for the individual appointments with program officers at the Workshop. Select from the following.

Thursday February 23

  12:00-4:00 Kathleen Bergin National Science Foundation, Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (MSP, Noyce, TUES)
  1:30-3:30 Brandon Jones Environmental Protection Agency, Fellowship Programs Manager, National Center for Environmental Research
  2:00-4:00 Erica Brown National Institutes of Health, Director, Academic Research Enhancement  Award

Friday February 24

  9:00-11:00 Jen Hughes National Endowment for the Arts, Design Specialist
  10:00-11:30 Brett Bobley National Endowment for the Humanities, Director, Office of Digital Humanities
  8:45-9:45 and 1:30-2:30 Michael Spires Smithsonian Institution, Proposal Development Specialist, Office of Sponsored Projects
  11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00 Jamie Russel Appalachian State University, Assistant Professor of Technology and Environmental Design, Lead PI on 2011 Solar Decathlon
  1:00-5:00 Guy-Alain Amoussou Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (Federal Cyber Service)
  1:00-3:00 Loveen Bains Program Officer, Group Projects Abroad, U.S. Department of Education
  1:00-3:00 Michelle Guilfoil Department of Education, Senior Program Officer, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program
  1:30-3:30 Paul Silvia University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Associate Professor of Psychology, AREA awardee, NIH reviewer
  2:30-4:00 Peter Fusscas Senior Program Officer, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, US Department of Education

DC Performing Arts Scene

Kennedy Center


February 23

February 24

February 25

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Theatre Information


February 24

February 25

Atlas Theater

Theater Information

February 24
From Shuffle to Show Boat: Prelude to the American Musical, 7pm, details and tickets

February 25
From Shuffle to Show Boat: Prelude to the American Musical, 4pm, details and tickets