Fuel for Funding: Opportunities and Challenges for Supporting Interdisciplinary Research

Thursday, May 9, 2013
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Benjamin Banneker Room, Adele Stamp Student Union
Kristen Corrigan
301 405 0413

Women’s 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 O’Shea
Vice President and Chief Research Officer Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maryland, College Park

Peter Weiler

Vice President for University Relations University of Maryland, College Park

Donna Dean

Executive Consultant, AWIS; Senior Federal Executive (Retired), NIH ADVANCE STEM Council Member

Vivian Pinn

Senior Scientist Emeritus, Fogarty International Center, NIH
Former Director (Retired), Office of Research on Women’s 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 Women’s 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 Women’s 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

Audience: Faculty  Post-Docs 


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