Fuel for Funding: Opportunities and Challenges for Supporting Interdisciplinary Research
Womens advancement group hosts funding advice session
"Fuel for Funding: Opportunities and Challenges for Supporting Interdisciplinary Research" a half-day workshop May 9th, from 10:30am - 4:00pm, is aimed at providing interdisciplinary faculty with insights and practical advice on identifying and obtaining funding for your research and/or scholarly work.
The agenda for the day is below, and includes a morning discussion panel with:
UMD Vice President for Research Patrick O'Shea
UMD Vice President for University Relations Peter Weiller
and STEM Council Members:
Donna Dean, founding director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Vivian Pinn, founding director of the Office of Research on Women's Health
After lunch (provided) we will host a conversation with our ADVANCE Senior STEM Women's Councils (bios attached), and facilitate research funding brainstorming sessions with associate deans for research, senior interdisciplinary faculty, ADVANCE Professors, and STEM Council members.
We think it will be a productive and interesting session for all!
Please note - this event is open to all women faculty, research faculty, and postdoctorals interested in or currently working on interdisciplinary research and/or scholarly work at UMD. Please forward!
Please send your RSVP to ADVANCE Assistant Program Coordinator, Kristen Corrigan at:
Through the combined resources of the University of Maryland and the NSF, the ADVANCE Program aims to improve the environment, visibility, and support for women faculty in all disciplines. Indeed, our goal is to transform the institutional culture such that our campus acts as a genuine incubator for professional growth, and enables all faculty to perform at the highest levels.
10:00am 10:30am Coffee and sign-in
10:30am 11:00am Welcome
Pamela Lanford Introductions, Goals for the session UMD ADVANCE Program Coordinator
Darryll Pines Interdisciplinary Research at UMD Farvardin Professor and Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering
11:00am 12:00pm Discussion Panel
Unexpected opportunities, tools for success, thinking laterally and creatively about funding your work.
Patrick OShea Vice President and Chief Research Officer Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maryland, College Park
Vice President for University Relations University of Maryland, College Park
Executive Consultant, AWIS; Senior Federal Executive (Retired), NIH ADVANCE STEM Council Member
Senior Scientist Emeritus, Fogarty International Center, NIH Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Womens Health, NIH ADVANCE STEM Council Member
Moderator - Allison Druin
Professor, College of Information Studies, UMD Co-Director, Future of Information Alliance, Division of Research ADVANCE Professor for STEM Council
12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm - 2:15pm Discussion Panel
STEM Womens Council Members Moderator Pamela Lanford
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm 3:30pm Brainstorming Session:
Participant strategy session on funding their Research with: Senior STEM Womens Council Members Associate Deans for Research Unit heads (chairs, directors)
ADVANCE Professors Other accomplished senior interdisciplinary faculty
3:30pm 4:00pm Using and Building out the Online Resource Repository
Introduction to and discussion of a professional resource database for use by participants