Using the Humanities to the Explore the Military Experience

August 22, 2017 • ECSU-Sponsored Programs, Contracts, & Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers unique opportunities for colleges and universities to use the humanities to explore the military experience and to engage with their military and local communities. Program Officer Victoria Sams will discuss NEH’s Dialogues on the Experience of War program and other NEH opportunities. She will be joined by awardees from two GRC institutions, Governors State University and Appalachian State University, who will speak about their projects and the process of putting together their funded proposals.


  • Victoria Sams, Program Officer, NEH
  • Andrae Marak, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Governors State University (Ill.)
  • Rosemary Johnsen, Professor, Governors State University (Ill.)
  • Appalachian State University (N.C.) — speakers TBD

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NSF Fundamentals Workshop

August 9, 2017 • NCURA 59th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

This workshop provides a primary basis of understanding of proposals to and awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The program is perfect for someone new to research administration, as well as for research administrators seeking to expand their knowledge of federal funding agencies. The curriculum provides an overview of the policies and procedures essential to preparing successful proposals to and managing grant awards from NSF.

Major content areas covered include:

  • NSF overall structure, culture, and organization.
  • Developing NSF proposals.
  • The merit review process.
  • Post-award administration.
  • Tips and tricks.