GRC 45th Annual External Funding Conference

Sunday, August 19, 2012 to Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Washington, DC

Hosted by the AASCU Grants Resource Center
This signature event in the nation’s capitol provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators, and faculty to connect with funders, thought leaders, and colleagues from across the country.

About the Conference

GRC External Funding Conference 2012Download final program (pdf)


Build your institution’s competitiveness for grant and contract support during three days of programming:

  • Twenty targeted sessions – Insight from federal leaders, examples of successful proposals, and details on upcoming competitions will position you to compete for funding from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education, and Labor, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Health Resources and Services Administration, and private foundations.
  • Structured networking events – Learn, share, and initiate partnerships during roundtable discussions, receptions, and breakouts.
  • One-on-one meetings with program officers – Schedule individual appointments to talk to the experts who administer competitions, monitor review panels, and make agency funding recommendations.

For more detail information view the following Working Agenda


For additional information, contact:
GRC Executive Director
Richard Dunfee
(202) 478-4697

What Attendees Say about the GRC External Funding Conference

“Of superior quality…”
“Wonderfully informative…”
“The only travel I can justify year after year…”

Fees top

GRC Members: $695 through August 3 ($795 thereafter)
Non-Members: $825 through August 3 ($925 thereafter)

Registration Information top

There are TWO options to register:

Register online
(Please note: If you do not know your password go to “retrieve your password”. If your email address isn’t recognized you will prompted to a screen where you can “create a new account”. Or you may register via the downloadable form below.

Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed to Jim Cummins at (202) 478-4699
Download form (pdf)


Accommodations top

Hotel Sofitel, Lafayette Square
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-8800

To make reservations, call (202) 730-8800 and ask for AASCU/GRC meeting rate of $219 per night plus tax. Make reservations by July 31, 2012. 

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