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Two Seminars to Chart Research Trends

Two Seminars to Chart Research Trends
USC Office of Federal Relations executive director Jennifer Grodsky

“Change in Washington: Assessing Your Federal Research Outlook for 2009 and Beyond,” a post-election seminar presented by USC’s Office of Federal Relations, will prepare faculty to connect their research goals with anticipated federal research trends under a new administration and a new Congress.

Presenters will discuss the funding outlook for extramural research at federal science agencies and the policy context affecting research priorities and attitudes toward universities in Washington.

By connecting their research agenda with federal trends, participants can improve their federal grant applications and influence programs and priorities at federal agencies.

Faculty members are encouraged to RSVP and submit questions for the presenters in advance.

Speakers include Donna Dean, an expert on the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Elizabeth Grossman, an expert on the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense; Michael Ledford, an expert on the Department of Energy, NASA and the Department of Transportation; and Sarah Spreitzer, an expert on the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Department of Justice.

The USC Office of Federal Relations will be represented by executive director Jennifer Grodsky and associate Jean Brodeur.

The first seminar will be held Nov. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ming Hsieh boardroom at Tutor Hall on the University Park campus. To RSVP, visit www.usc.edu/esvp and type the code “federal.”

Another seminar will be held Nov. 19 at the same time at the Edmondson Faculty Center on the Health Sciences campus. To RSVP, visit www.usc.edu/esvp and use the same code.

Space is limited for both seminars.

Two Seminars to Chart Research Trends

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