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Past USDA/NIFA Grantsmanship Workshops

December 11, 2012, National Grantsmanship Workshop: A Focus on Partnerships, Greenville, NC

Topics covered: preparation and management of competitively awarded grants; thinking like a peer-review panelist; integrating research, education and extension; writing impact statements, and forming public-private partnerships. Workshop web site.

Sponsor: University of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

August 9, 2011, Planning and Managing Systems-Based Trans-disciplinary Projects for USDA/NIFA Programs, Knoxville TN

NIFA competitive funding programs covered: No information provided for specific funding programs. Grantsmanship topics covered apply to many NIFA grant programs, but most particularly, NIFA Challenge Areas, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), and Organic Transitions (ORG)

Sponsors: University of Tennessee-Knoxville AgResearch

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

January 25 – January 26 2011, Crystal City, VA, Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Funding opportunities covered: all.

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

November 30 – December 1, 2010, Crystal City, VA

Funding opportunities covered: all. Workshop web site.

Sponsors: Virginia Tech

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

September 8, 2010, Planning and Managing Systems Based Trans-disciplinary Projects for USDA/NIFA Program, Pullman, WA

NIFA competitive funding programs covered: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), and Organic Transitions (ORG) only 

Sponsors: Washington State University, Agricultural Experiment Station

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

Resources for Applicants: see More SCRI Information

December 10, 2009, Planning and Managing Systems Based Trans-disciplinary Projects for USDA/NIFA Program, Ithaca, NY

NIFA competitive funding programs covered: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), and Organic Transitions (ORG) only 

Sponsors: Cornell University Cooperative Extension

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

Resources for Applicants: see More SCRI Information

March 9-10, 2009, Integrated Competitive Programs Grantsmanship Workshop, Las Vegas, NV

NIFA competitive funding programs covered: Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Programs only

Sponsors: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

PowerPoint and Video Presentations

Resources for Applicants: see More Integrated Programs Information

September 30, 2008, Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA

NIFA competitive funding programs covered: all

Sponsors: The Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD), Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

PowerPoint and Video Presentations