U.S. Research Grant System Workshop

U.S. – COLOMBIA HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

June 10 and June 17, 9-11am EST/8-10am hora Colombia

The U.S. Embassy in Colombia, in collaboration with the U.S.-Colombia Higher Education Partnership Initiative, invites you to the two-session workshop on the “U.S. Research Funding System.” The workshop seeks to provide practical information on opportunities to finance research activities in the U.S. This workshop will be of interest to the sectors of science, technology and innovation, research, and higher education in Colombia (vice-rectors and research directors, academic directors, directors of research groups and projects, research managers, professors, researchers, and professionals of CTeI and internationalization). Sessions are offered by leading researchers from U.S. universities with experience in international collaborative research and working with Colombia. The workshop is offered in Spanish and English.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

AGENDA

SESSION 1: THE U.S. RESEARCH FUNDING SYSTEM

Thursday, June 10

8:00 – 8:05         WELCOME
Ann Mason, Director, U.S.-Colombia Higher Education Partnership Initiative
Jay Raman, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bogotá

 

Dr. Carmiña Londoño Deputy Division Director, Division of Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems, National Science Foundation

Dr. Carmiña Londoño

8:05 – 8:15         OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Carmiña Londoño
Deputy Division Director, Division of Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems, National Science Foundation
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmiña-londoño-95654221/

Dr. Laurie Medina

Dr. Laurie Medina

8:15 – 9:35         EXPERT PANEL
Overview and International Research Collaboration Trends
Dr. Laurie Medina
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Michigan State University

Siela Maximova

Dr. Siela Maximova

8:15 – 9:35         EXPERT PANEL
U.S. Research Funding System – Federal Government
Dr. Siela Maximova
Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology, Penn State University 

Dr. Luisa Escobar-Hoyos 

8:15 – 9:35         EXPERT PANEL
U.S. Research Funding System – Other Sources
Dr. Luisa Escobar
Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine 

Dr. Allan Hruska

8:15 – 9:35         EXPERT PANEL
International Institutions – Opportunities and Eligibility
Dr. Allan Hruska
Director, Global Innovations in Development, Engagement, and Scholarship, Michigan State University

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9:35 – 9:55         BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Attendees will be assigned to a discussion and Q&A session with one of the panelists.

9:55 – 10:00        CLOSING REMARKS
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SESSION 2: THE MECHANICS OF APPLYING FOR U.S. RESEARCH GRANTS

Thursday, June 17

8:00 – 8:05         WELCOME

Dr. Arvind Raman

8:05 – 9:25         EXPERT PANEL
Best Practices and Common Challenges in Applying for U.S. Grants
Dr. Arvind Raman
Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University 

Dr. Gonzalo Arce 

8:05 – 9:25         EXPERT PANEL
International and Joint Applications with U.S. Institutions in Applying for U.S. Grants
Dr. Gonzalo Arce

Charles Black Evans Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Delaware 

Dr. J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera

8:05 – 9:25         EXPERT PANEL
International and Joint Applications with U.S. Institutions in Applying for U.S. Grants
Dr. J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera

Postdoctoral Research Scholar , International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) , The Earth Institute, Columbia University
https://www.jnicoha.com

 

Emily Holley 

8:05 – 9:25         EXPERT PANEL
Internet Grant Resources: www.grants.gov and www.nsf.gov

Emily Holley
Associate Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Michigan State University 

Dr. Carmiña Londoño
Deputy Division Director, Division of Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems, National Science Foundation

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson

8:05 – 9:25         EXPERT PANEL
Grant Application Strategies for Colombian Institutions

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University 

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9:25 – 9:55         BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Attendees will be assigned to a discussion and Q&A session with one of the panelists.

9:55 – 10:00        CLOSING REMARKS
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