Welcome to Academic Year 2016-17!
I hope everyone is well rested and that you enjoyed your travels, study, and family time over the summer. The Grants Office was busy too - here are some highlights:
A new Faculty Research
page replaces the former Highlights page since highlights of our grants progress are already found in the KUDOS
section we added last spring. The Faculty Research page provides an additional tool to attract external support for your research. I welcome your comments about both design and content. If you are not yet on this page, please let me know of your interest and we will work together to feature your research as well. KUDOS
has moved to its own page, but remains linked from the Grants Connection
on the main page. The need to make this move is a testament to our growing grants work - it became cumbersome to track active grants work in the middle of your Connection newsletter! I will continue the awards ticker in the Connection, and you can link from the monthly newsletter to see a listing of your own project and the details of your colleagues' proposals.
It's not too early to think about our 2017 Grants Celebration. Balloons are not yet ordered, but the event is scheduled for February 23, Chairman's Room at Settle
. We may have to adjust as a result of scheduling conflicts or weather, but it's good to have this mid-winter pick-me-up on the horizon. Please pencil this in your calendars now! Last year's active and emerging grants-seekers enjoyed the first Grants Celebration and I both welcome and encourage more of you to join us for this event in 2017. (Did I mention free food?)
I hope these updates, new resources and grants news will launch you into a robust and successful grants year! PJ. TownsendDirector of College Grants
Featured reports will remain in the Grants Connection, like this month's most interesting reading: