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NSF GRANTED
Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity

GRANTED Convenings

Introduction


The NSF GRANTED initiative is a wholly new, unique program that supports nationally transformative ideas and scalable models to strengthen the Nation’s research enterprise, particularly at emerging and minority serving research institutions.   

Inaugural GRANTED awardees are implementing conferences, workshops, and convenings centered around one or more of the three GRANTED themes:  

  • Enhancing practices and processes within the research enterprise; 
  • Developing and strengthening human capital within the research enterprise; 
  • Translating effective practices related to the research enterprise into diverse institutional and organizational contexts through partnerships with professional societies and organizations. 

In addition, conference participants will surface and discuss best practices, successes, gaps, and challenges across one or many of the research enterprise sectors supported by GRANTED (see the GRANTED wheel visualization for a presentation of the research enterprise sectors supported by GRANTED).   

Each convening will bring together a diverse array of research support and service infrastructure stakeholders with the goal to energize the community and catalyze the development of bold and ambitious ideas to respond to the GRANTED Program Description Funding Opportunity PD 23-221Y.   

In addition, conference participants will surface and discuss best practices, successes, gaps, and challenges across one or many of the research enterprise sectors supported by GRANTED (see the GRANTED wheel visualization for a presentation of the research enterprise sectors supported by GRANTED).

GRANTED Research Enterprise Sector Wheel

GRANTED infographic

GRANTED Conference Project Map


The GRANTED Conference Project Map depicts the broad distribution of states and institutions/organizations leading, collaborating, and participating in GRANTED Conference Projects.  Twenty (25) GRANTED conference projects supported by twenty-nine (29) active NSF GRANTED awards comprise the first cohort of GRANTED Conference awardees.   

Map showing the locations of the GRANTED covening awards

Credit: National Science Foundation

GRANTED Conference Project Information


With a few exceptions, GRANTED-supported convenings are open to all who are interested in attending.  See the drop-down information about each conference project below.  Most of the convening events offer a virtual attendance option. Many of the convening events involve professional societies and organizations. For additional detail see the drop-down information provided for each conference project.   The drop-down information on this webpage will be updated regularly to reflect the development of the GRANTED Conference schedule and other convening event information; check back often for the most up-to-date presentation. 

Project 1: #2324648, PI Nagy, Co-PIs Motzer, Mackey, Gilreath-Mullen, Rapp 

Conference: Creating Capacity and Connections to Expand Research Support Across the Northern Plains

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): June 6-7, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Anyone can participate, registration required.
In person Location: Black Hills State University
Website: https://www.sdstate.edu/division-research-economic-development/radcon

Point of Contact Information:
Dianne Nagy
Email: dianne.nagy@sdstate.edu
Vmail: 605-688-6696

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 2: #2324412, PI Mallinson, Co-PI Steiner, Collaborative PIs Harrington (#2324413) and May (#2324414)

Collaborative Research: Conference: Convenings to Develop GRANTS MADE: Grant and Research Administration Networking and Training for Students at Maryland and Delaware MSIs

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): April 26, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Website: https://socialscience.umbc.edu/grantsmadeconf/

Point of Contact Information:
Christine Mallinson 
Email: mallinson@umbc.edu
Vmail: 410-455-1082

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 3: #2324590, PI Wrench, Co-PIs Stavros, Cole, Collaborative PI Justice (#2324591)

Collaborative Research: Conference: Strategically Engaging Private Institutions at Building Research Infrastructure, Networks and Knowledge (BRINK) in the Emergence of Research

Sector: Research Leadership
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): June 18-19, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Anyone can participate, registration required.
In person Location: Lawrence Technological University
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brink-conference-june-18-19-2024-tickets-857273186177.

Point of Contact Information:
Kathryn Wrench
Email: kwrench@ltu.edu
Vmail: 248-204-3067

Implementing Partners: (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) 
Florida Research Development Alliance (FloRDA)
Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities

Project 4: # 2324360, PI Woodward

Conference: Creation of a National Job Classification System for Research Administrators

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Translating Effective Practices Related to the Research Enterprise into Diverse Institutional and Organizational Contexts Through Partnerships with Professional Societies and Organizations
Convening Date(s): Pending
Format: Hybrid; Participation is by invitation only.
In person Location: Chicago, IL
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Ellen Quinn
Email: srameetings@srainternational.org
Vmail: 703-741-0140

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): 
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI)  
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
National Labor Exchange
National Association of State Workforce Agencies-including Research Hub
Howard University
Center for Economic Competitiveness

Project 5: # 2324388, PI Wolf 

Conference: Research Analytics Summit: Building Capacity, Empowering Skill Transfer, and Energizing a Growing Community

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): March 11-12, 2024
Format: In Person; Anyone can participate, registration required.
In person Location: Albuquerque, NM
Website: https://analyticssummit.uky.edu/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Point of Contact Information:
Baron Wolf
Email: baron.wolf@uky.edu
Vmail: 859-256-3259

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)                                
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI)

Project 6: # 2324469, PI Cooke, Co-PIs Dweik, Chronister, Redd:

Conference: Charting & Expanding Needed Trails to Research Administration & Leadership (CENTRAL)

Sector: Research Leadership
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Format: In Person; Targeted participants; registration required.
In person Location: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU)
Website: https://www.aplu.org/our-work/2-fostering-research-innovation/nsf-granted-central-conference/?preview_id=18592

Point of Contact Information:
Kevin Cooke
Email: kcooke@aplu.org
Vmail: 202-478-6065

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): 
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)             |
Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)       
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)

Project 7: # 2323953, PI Serefin, Co-PI Strait 

Conference: Increasing STEM Grant Capacity Across West Virginia

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s)

  • Regional Meetings:
    • Northern, Eastern, and Central: January 19, 2024
    • Southern: March 27, 2024
    • Western: March 28, 2024
  • State Meeting: May 15-16, 2024

Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Locations: Shepherd University, Bluefield State University, West Virginia State University, West Liberty University, Stonewall Resort
Website: https://wvresearch.org/programs/granted

Point of Contact Information:
Juliana Serefin
Email: juliana.serefin@wvresearch.org
Vmail: 304.558.4128

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): 
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI)

Project 8: # 2324239, PI Torres, Co-PIs Connealy, Hason

Conference: NSF GRANTED: Improving the Research and Innovation Enterprise Across the Southwest Region

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): February 20-21, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: The University of New Mexico
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Hannah Torres
Email: htorres8@unm.edu
Vmail: 505-277-6128

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 9: # 2324520, PI Bauer, Co-PIs Roney, Goff-Albritton

Conference: Research Developers as Hubs of Support to Launch and Level Up Faculty's Research Careers and Nurturing Institutional Ecosystems

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Translating Effective Practices Related to the Research Enterprise into Diverse Institutional and Organizational Contexts Through Partnerships with Professional Societies and Organizations
Convening Date(s):  September 2023, December 2023, March 2024, May 2024, and July 2024
Format: Hybrid; Anyone can participate, no registration required.
In person Location: Pending
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Melanie Bauer
Email: mbauer1@nova.edu
Vmail: 954-262-4658

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) 
Florida Research Development Alliance (FloRDA)                                                                                               
Florida Research Administration Conference (FRAC)

Project 10: # 2324325, PI Walker

Conference: Inclusive Collaboration Resources: Enhancing Research Support Infrastructure at Minority Serving Institutions

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): March 6 & 7, 2024
Learn more about participating here: https://credits.ucsb.edu/granted-meetings/
Format: Hybrid; Participation is by invitation only.
In person Location: TBD
Website: https://credits.ucsb.edu/granted-meetings/

Point of Contact Information: 
Barbara Walker
Email: barbara.walker@ucsb.edu
Vmail: 805-893-3576

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A 

Project 11: # 2324585, PI Green-Schwartz, Co-PIs Maynard, Kennedy, Brown

Conference: Collaborative Convenings: Increasing Capacity in the Social Science Research Enterprise with HBCUs, PUIs, and Other Less Research-Intensive Institutions

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): Pending
Format: Hybrid; Anyone can participate, registration required.
In person Location: Pending
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Clair Green-Schwartz
Email: Clair.Green-Schwartz@uc.edu
Vmail: 513-556-3419

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Project 12: # 2324517, PI Robertson, Co-PIs Gerstein, Hilton, Glass, Luckey

Conference: Distributed RD--Building A National Network of Enterprise Research Support for Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (BANNERS-PUI)

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): Spring 2024, Summer 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: Bryn Mawr College, Pomona College, University of Southern Indiana
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Sarah Robertson
Email: serobertso@brynmawr.edu
Vmail: 610-526-5496

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): 
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Project 13: # 2324405, PI Fife, Co-PIs Garmise, Alcaine

Conference: GRANTED Building a Regional Research Ecosystem among Emerging and Minority Serving Universities and Community Partners

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Translating Effective Practices Related to the Research Enterprise into Diverse Institutional and Organizational Contexts Through Partnerships with Professional Societies and Organizations
Convening Date(s): February 16, 2024, April 3, 2024, May 28, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Longwood University
Website: https://rampages.us/nsfgranted/ 

Point of Contact Information:
John Fife
Email: fifeje@vcu.edu
Vmail: 804-314-7445

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)                                 
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)                               
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES)

Project 14: # 2324640, PI Iyer, Co-PIs Elabd, Rajan, Das, Nolasco 

Conference: A Collaborative Approach towards Building Sustainable Research Capacity

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): February 7-8th, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, Request for Invite and Registration required.
In person Location: Doubletree by Hilton Fort Worth South Hotel & Conference Center, Address: 100 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76134 
Website: https://www.tarleton.edu/nsf2023/

Point of Contact Information:
Rupa Iyer
Email: iyer@tarleton.edu
Vmail: 254-979-2460

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance of HBCUs, Inc. (NSPAA)

Project 15: # 2324666, PI Frank, Co-PI Joseph

Conference: An HBCU Partnership to Enhance Research Support Services and Technical Training

Sector: Research Training
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): Pre-convening June 4-7, 2024, Post-convening Pending
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required. 
In person Location: Southern University and A&M College
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Norma Frank
Email: Norma_Frank@subr.edu
Vmail: 225-771-5893

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 16: # 2324340, PI Lynch, Co-PI May

Conference: North Carolina Supporting Sponsored Program Success (NC-SSPS)

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): June, 2024
Format: In Person; Participation is by invitation only.
In person Location: Greensboro, NC
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Erin Lynch
Email: elynch@qem.org
Vmail: 202-659-1818

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): 
National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance of HBCUs, Inc. (NSPAA)

Project 17: # 2324401, PI RaQuelle, Collaborative PI Skop (#2324402)

Collaborative Research: Conference: Strategies to Mitigate Implicit Bias and Promote an Ethos of Care in the Research Enterprise: A Convening

Sector: Broader Impacts
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): September 19-20, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: Washington, DC 
Website: https://www.aag.org/program/convening-of-care/

Point of Contact Information:
Risha RaQuelle
Email: rraquelle@aag.org
Vmail: 202-234-1450

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)                 
American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Project 18: # 2324524, PI Whited, Co-PIs Cuhel-Schuckers, Cox, Uebelacker 

Conference: CLASP: broadening participation and deepening its community of practice

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): November, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: North Central College
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Charlotte Whited
Email: cwhited@carleton.edu
Vmail: 507-222-5833

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP)

Project 19: # 2324608, PI Nader

Conference: GRANTED Initiative Collaborative Planning WORKSHOP: Convening to Explore Research Enterprise Solutions for Academic Institutions in Insular or Remote Areas

Sector: Research Leadership
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): July 24-25, 2024 
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, no registration required. 
In person Location: The Lorien Hotel, Alexandria, VA 
Website: Register online by July 1, 2024 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uvi-nsf-granted-program-meeting-tickets-866580243837?aff=oddtdtcreator

Point of Contact Information:
Richard Nader
Email: richard.nader@uvi.edu
Vmail: 979-777-7767

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)                                
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI)                                                  
Association for University Technology Managers 
National Association of College and University Business Officers

Project 20: # 2324459, PI Spitz, Co-PIs Hussain, Quick

Conference: NSF GRANTED: A workshop series to establish the Middle-Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network (M-TRAIN)

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): November 16, 2023, February, 2024, April 2024, Jun 2024
Format: In Person; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Joanne Spitz
Email: mtrain@vanderbilt.edu
Vmail: 615-343-8949

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Project 21: # 2324594, PI Dyslin, Co-PIs Kinsel, McLauchlan, Rogers, O’Brien

Conference: INTEGRaL: Innovation Network To Enhance and Grow ReseArch Infrastructure and Links

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): July 29-30, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: Illinois State University
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Kellie Dyslin
Email: kdyslin@niu.edu
Vmail: 815-753-7090

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)                 
Florida Research Development Alliance (FloRDA)                                                                                               
Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) 
Great Lakes Region Midwest Research and Graduate Administrator Forum (MRGAF)

Project 22: # 2324502, PI McManus, Co-PIs Napoli, Harootunian

Conference: Enhancing CCC-CSU-UC Collaboration (EC3)

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Enhancing Practices and Processes Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): October 19 & October 20, 2023
Format: In Person; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: California State University, Fresno
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Gillisan Harootunian
Email: gharootunian@csufresno.edu
Vmail: 599-278-4850

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 23: # 2324552, PI Kennedy, Co-PIs Flatt, Van Hoomissen, Bruce, Schepmann

Conference: The PUI Research Nexus: Faculty, staff, and administrators raise awareness, assess systemic barriers, and prepare to act in support of the research enterprise

Sector: Research Leadership
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise

Midwest Convening Date: September 20th, 2024
Format: In Person; Anyone can participate - registration required.
In person Location: John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

Southeast Convening Date: October 4th, 2024 
Format: In Person; Anyone can participate - registration required.
In person Location: Furman University, Greenville, SC

Pacific Northwest Convening Date: October 18th, 2024 
Format: In Person; Anyone can participate - registration required.
In person Location: University of Portland, Portland, OR

Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Erica Kennedy
Email: ekennedy@jcu.edu
Vmail: 216-397-4520

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

Project 24: # 2324457, PI Haraldsen, Co-PI Gamache

Conference: Growing the Research Administrative Infrastructure to Support EPSCoR (RAISE) – Vermont

Sector: Research Development
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): June 11, 2024
Format: Hybrid; Targeted participants, registration required.
In person Location: University of Vermont
Website: https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/raisevt/

Point of Contact Information:
Heidi Malaby
Email: heidi.malaby@uvm.edu
Vmail: 774-242-3077

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances):
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)                                
Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP)

Project 25: # 2324589, PI Munguia, Co-PI Keim

Conference: GRANTED DCL: Arizona Regional Coalition of Leaders in Advanced Research Administration (CLARA)

Sector: Research Administration
Theme: Developing and Strengthening Human Capital Within the Research Enterprise
Convening Date(s): Pending
Format: Hybrid; Anyone can participate - registration required.
In person Location: Northern Arizona University
Website: Pending

Point of Contact Information:
Samantha Munguia
Email: Samantha.Munguia@asu.edu
Vmail: 480-727-4721

Implementing Partners (Professional Societies, Organizations, Alliances): N/A

GRANTED Conference Project Stakeholder Engagement Table


The GRANTED Conference Project Stakeholder Engagement Table illustrates which convenings (presented by GRANTED Conference Project Number (1-25) as illustrated on the GRANTED Conference Map) may be of interest and value to specific research enterprise stakeholder populations.  

Interested in participating in a GRANTED convening event?  Reach out directly to the convening event point of contact (POC).  POC information (name, email, and vmail) can be found in the drop-down information provided for each GRANTED conference project.    

A table showing GRANTED conferences with research sectors for interested parties

Credit: National Science Foundation

*Conference Projects that may be of interest to “Other” Stakeholders where other is defined by project as: 

Project 5 – Data Analysts 
Project 11 – Graduate Students 
Project 17 – Department Chairs 
Project 18 - Research Support Generalists at PUIs 
Project 19 – Nonprofit organizations, professional societies 
Project 23 – Senior Institutional Administration 

 

Convening Outcomes


Please stay tuned to this page for outcomes from the GRANTED convenings. We will post once they are available. 

Contact us


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