NORDP 2012 Conference: Preliminary Agenda

Monday, May 21

4:00 – 6:00pm Sponsor Demonstration Session
5:30 – 6:30pm Registration
6:00 – 8:00pm Welcome Reception Sponsored by Elsevier

Tuesday, May 22

7:30 – 8:00am Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:30am Welcome: Opening Remarks, Jacob Levin, NORDP President
8:30 – 10:00am Plenary Panel Discussion: Developing Collaborative Research Initiatives: The Funders' Perspective; Program Officers from DOE, NEH, NIH, NSF, and USDA presenting
10:00 – 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:45am Plenary Session: TransAtlantic Mobility Without Borders: Elli B. Tzatzanis-Stepanovic, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG); James H. Lightbourne, National Science Foundation; Therese Lindahl, Austrian National Contact Point for the Marie Curie Actions, European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7); and Izabella Zandberg, Project Manager, EURAXESS Links USA, Network of European Researchers in the U.S.
11:45 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm Coffee and Dessert and Keynote Speaker: "NIH Strategic Planning and the Common Fund," Dr. James Anderson, Director of Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, National Institutes of Health
1:30 – 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions:
  • Forging Partnerships: Research and University Development
  • Research Development: Collaborations among Research Scientists and Educators
  • Helpful Gatekeepers: Positive Management of the Limited Submission Process
  • Leadership and Team Dynamics: Considerations in Organizing and Managing Cross-Disciplinary Teams
  • Communicating with Research Faculty
2:40 – 3:00pm Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions:
  • Developing Center Proposals: Establishing Synergy Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries
  • Research Development & Federal Relations: A Match Made in Heaven?
  • Strategies for Developing NSF ADVANCE Proposals and Programs to Increase the Representation and Advancement of Women in Academic STEM Careers
  • What We Did Last Summer: Structure and Function of a Grant Writing Boot Camp
4:30 – 6:30pm Sponsor Exhibit Sessions
6:30 – 8:00pm NORDP Recognition Dinner
8:00 – 10:00pm NORDP Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 23

8:00 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45am Working Group Meetings
  • Enhancing Research Collaboration
  • Effective Practices and Professional Development
  • External Engagement
9:45 – 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions:
  • Use of Strategic and Organizational Development Tools in Research
  • Building Research Capacity in a College of Education
  • Internal Funding: Evolution and Outcomes
  • Seeding Team Science: Research Development Professionals as Catalysts and Coaches
  • Crafting Better Proposals Using the Hellmeier Criteria and Persuasive Rhetoric
11:30 – 12:15pm Lunch
12-15 – 1:15pm Coffee and Dessert and Keynote Speaker: "The Current Health and Future Well-being of Academic Research: Insights from a National Study," Dr. Brad Fenwick, Professor of Pathobiology, University of Tennessee
1:15 – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions:
  • Building a Grants Culture: Advice to Campus Leaders
  • Research Networking Tools and Expertise Profiling Systems
  • Maximizing Potential with Minimal Resources
  • Building Strategic Capabilities and Alliances
2:45 – 3:45pm NORDP Business Meeting and Working Group Reports
3:45pm Closing Remarks, Ann McGuigan, NORDP President 2012-2013


Conference Contact

Ann McGuigan, Ph.D.
NORDP Vice President and Conference Chair