A workshop by professor Robert Briggs presents tips on securing research grants.
Robert Briggs, professor of information systems, researches the cognitive foundations of collaboration and applies his findings to the design and deployment of new collaborative work practices and collaboration systems.
He has acquired more than $10 million of external grant funding from government, military and commercial organizations, and has published more than 200 scholarly works on theoretical, experimental, and technological aspects of collaboration.
Briggs' success in obtaining grants for research prompted the upcoming workshop, "Getting Grants: Useful Things I Didn’t Know When I Started."
The workshop will take place Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The location will be made available to those who RSVP. to Jonathan Florendo at 619 594-4635
"External grants take us to a new place where, for the same effort, we get to work on more interesting problems, attract the best students, publish more papers, set our own course loads and fund our own travel," Briggs said. "We can boost our own salaries and pay for our own summer support."
What will be discussed?
Grants can feed overhead money straight to the college, giving some respite from the university budget crunch. It’s a win-win-win situation. So where to start? What steps need to be taken? What do we say? How do we act to get the grant money flowing?
This talk presents 15 lessons learned about how the grant process really works, and how to work the grant process successfully.