University Research Council
May 21, 2009
NEXT YEARS AGENDA
Council members prepared an agenda for the upcoming
academic year. Areas of interest
- Funding Programs the
Council should continue to support the Central Research Development Fund
and the Multidisciplinary Small Grants Program.
- Funding Agency Trips the
Federal Agencies Trip, and possibly, the Washington, D.C., Embassy Trip,
should be sponsored again next near.
- Office of Research Reports
The Office of Research should continue to provide updates at each meeting.
- Research-Related Reports
Representatives of other University units can be invited to discuss their
activities at Council meetings.
- Grant-Preparation Workshops
The Council can sponsor a workshop that focuses on all aspects of grant
preparation, including writing.
Scholar Program Participants in the Corporate Scholars Program can
discuss their research interests with Council members.
Council members also discussed how to find speakers for
URC and University programs. The
website, TED (www.ted.com) was mentioned as a
source. It provides online presentations
by numerous noted individuals.
members have almost completed their review of the Central Research Development
Fund proposals. Council members
discussed how best to assign proposals to the three categories: health
sciences, science and engineering, and social sciences and the humanities