2017 Campus Convening

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April 6, 2017

Academy for Global Engagement to host research funding experts at Kellogg Center on April 13 

MSU faculty members can meet with senior advisors from the World Bank, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of State, and other research funding agencies during the 2017 Campus Convening of the Academy for Global Engagement on Thursday, April 13.Lessons in getting academic research funded are available on April 13 during the 2017 Campus Convening at MSU.

Participants are invited to meet and interact with program officers from Washington, D.C., to learn about upcoming funding opportunities, as well as the nature of the funding landscape, during the 8-11:45 a.m. in the Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, Dean Ronald Hendrick of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Associate Dean John Verboncoeur of the College of Engineering will offer remarks during the session, that includes:

• the panel discussion: Understanding Federal Funding, Congressional Appropriations and Agency Priorities and
• a panel with breakout sessions on Establishing Relationships with Funders–How to Talk about Your Work in a Compelling and Intriguing Way So That Funders Listen and Remember.

Featured speakers at the 2017 Campus Convening are:  

Edward Bresnyan, senior agriculture economist,World Bank,

Lara Campbell, program director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation,

Chuck Chopak, vice president, DAI,

John Flanigan, senior advisor, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,

Jennifer “Vern” Long, senior science advisor, Office of Agriculture, Research and Policy, Bureau for Food Security, USAID,

Michael McGirr, national program leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and

Irina Pala, foreign affairs officer, Office of the Science and Technology Advisor, Department of State.

The Academy for Global Engagement is sponsored by the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, the College of Engineering, International Studies & Programs, the Office of the Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Provost.

For more information, contact Brenna Lashbrook at AGE@msu.edu.