Free Workshop Covers Approaches to Applying for Systems-Based Research Grants
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – University researchers, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other individuals who conduct systems research or are interested in applying for systems-based agricultural grants have the opportunity to attend a free one-day workshop on August 9.
The 2011 Systems Science Grantsmanship Workshop is designed to educate grant applicants on the preparation and management of competitively awarded systems-based grant applications. The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, and the Integrated Organic Program and Organic Transitions within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture require that applicants use a systems approach to meet challenges faced by producers and consumers.
NIFA, in cooperation with the University of Tennessee AgResearch, will present the workshop from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus, 156 Plant Biotech Building, 2505 E.J. Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN. The workshop will also be offered via live webcast and archived for post-workshop viewing.
Sessions include Application Submission, Review, and Award; Project Evaluation; Systems Integration from Producer to Consumer; Engaging Stakeholders in Meaningful Ways from Project Inception through Project Evaluation; How to Plug into Existing Communities of Practice for eXtension Information Delivery; and Project Directors’ Experiences and Insights.
The workshop is free, but does require registration. For more information, or to register, log on to http://agresearch.tennessee.edu/nifa/default.asp. For additional information on upcoming USDA grantsmanship workshops log on to http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/training/cpworkshops.html.
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.