The series includes the following topics:
Tuesday, April 27; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Emerging Priorities Within SAMHSA
Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Speaker: Charles H. Smith, regional administrator, SAMHSA-Region VIII
SAMHSA leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Charles Smith will share SAMHSA’s latest funding priorities, particularly those important to higher education’s response to the pandemic.
Tuesday, April 27; 2–3
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Update
Organization: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Speaker: Richard Williams, chief of staff, OPE
With a new administration in office comes a new direction for the ED’s relationship with colleges and universities. Richard Williams will share the latest information on programs, priorities, and initiatives for institutions of higher education.
Wednesday, April 28; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Higher Education Agricultural Research Funding
Organization: Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation
Speaker: Josh Stull, vice president for policy and analysis, SoAR
Colleges and universities play a key role in driving agricultural innovation and developing the nation’s agricultural workforce. Josh Stull will share the latest information on agricultural research opportunities and trends for institutions of higher education.
Wednesday, April 28; 2–3 p.m. ET
and Human Resources (EHR) Update
Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Speaker: Karen A. Marrongelle, assistant director, EHR, NSF
EHR supports excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings, for the development of a diverse and well-prepared STEM workforce. Director Marrongelle will provide an update on priorities and trends within NSF’s most popular directorate.
Thursday, April 29; 11
a.m.–12 p.m. ET
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural
Speaker: Michael Lauer, deputy director for extramural research, NIH
This session will address emerging issues associated with extramural research at NIH.
April 29; 2–3 p.m. ET
Education Approaches and Challenges in Implementing COVID-19 Relief
Organizations: Central State University (Ohio) and University of West Alabama
Speakers: Rodney Granec, associate director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, University of West Alabama
Morakinyo Kuti, director of sponsored programs and research, Central State University
Along with the rest of the nation, colleges and universities are facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 relief grants for students and institutions have provided campuses with funds to support students
facing hardship and to allow colleges and universities to adapt and continue their vital missions. GRC Advisory Board members Rodney Granec and Morakinyo Kuti will discuss the ways their campuses have implemented COVID-19 relief funding.
Thursday, April 29; 4–5
Grants Resource Center Services Review
Speakers: Erika Thompson, director, GRC
Richard Wellons, program manager, GRC
Join GRC staff for a refresher on how to best take advantage of GRC resources and services.