Strict vs. Flexible: The Successes and Pitfalls of Managing Internal Grant Deadlines. 
Oct 3 2023, 12-1pm EST. 

The majority of institutions that oversee the administration of research grants with external agencies, whether at the federal/Tri-Agency, provincial, or local level, implement an internal deadline asking researchers to submit their grants for internal review before sending them along to the agency in question. While many researchers are able to meet these internal deadlines, there are also cases where researchers do not, putting pressure on research office staff members to make things work however they can. Some institutions, in response to this pressure, have mandated strict internal deadlines for researchers, while others allow for ongoing deadline flexibility. To continue this ongoing discussion, session leaders from three differently sized and research-staffed institutions (Jamie McInnis, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; Lauren Bosc, The University of Winnipeg; Dave Miller, Memorial University of Newfoundland) will share their experiences with the successes and pitfalls of managing their institution’s internal grant deadlines, and facilitate a discussion around common frustrations and best practices for research administrators moving forward.

Presented by:

Lauren Bosc
Lauren Bosc received her Master of Arts in Cultural Studies in 2014 from The University of Winnipeg, and has since supported numerous researchers in grant writing, student mentorship, and overall research administration. She previously managed the research portfolio for a Canada Research Chair at UWinnipeg and also held the position of Managing Editor of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Since joining the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation at UWinnipeg in the role of Lead Program Officer – Research Partnerships in 2021, she has taken on the responsibility of supporting research services more broadly at the institution. In addition to supervising the office’s small group of staff, she is the main point of contact for researchers interested in applying for internal grants offered through the institution, external grants in the social sciences and humanities, and acting as the main point of contact for external research partnerships.

Jamie McInnis
Jamie McInnis, Director of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Applied Research and Innovation Services, received her Master’s in Educational Policy from the University of Alberta. She is experienced in working closely with private, non-profit, Indigenous and government organizations to fund research and product development to address challenges identified by partners. With over 17 years of experience in research portfolio management and securing over $74M in funding for research execution, Jamie is skilled in working closely with partners to change narratives. Her work facilitates industry and stakeholder relations, team formation and change management, and guides the development of impactful contributions. With over 77,000 square feet of lab space and $55M of supporting infrastructure, Jamie is leading the ARIS scientific, technical and research administration teams in the development of novel impactful solutions that diversify the economy, train tomorrow's technical experts and provide students with unique experiences working side-by-side with partners.

David Miller
David Miller is an alumni of Memorial University, where he has worked for the past 35 years. He has held various Directorships in the Vice-President (Research) portfolio since 2004, and he is currently the Director of Research Initiatives & Services. In addition to overseeing a typical multi-campus research services office, he has provided strategic direction and institutional oversight to Major Research Partnerships for more than a decade, and he also oversees the pan-university Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training (CREAIT) Network which he founded. David is a founding member of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) and he is broadly interested in healthcare reform within Newfoundland. With a background in Chemistry, David has co-authored 60 peer reviewed publications involving a broad group of collaborators across multiple fields of Chemistry, which have been cited more than 2500 times.

Date de l'événement: 03 Oct 2023 | Ville: | Site / Liue: Online

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    Strict vs. Flexible: The Successes and Pitfalls of Managing Internal Grant Deadlines Tue, Oct 03 12:00PM    $50.00  
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    Strict vs. Flexible: The Successes and Pitfalls of Managing Internal Grant Deadlines Tue, Oct 03 12:00PM    $200.00  
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