Collision Workshop

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12-1:30 PM | University of Minnesota (Minneapolis Campus - East Bank)

SPARC Collision Workshop – October 2019

Let's learn from experts as they discuss federal agency grant review processes and recommendations on writing and submitting proposals.

Just as researchers at the University of Minnesota are Driven to Discover new solutions to our world's complex challenges, we are also Driven to Discover funding that supports and implements our research. UMN research programs were awarded over $793 million in externally sponsored research awards in the fiscal year of 2018—with 62% of those funds coming from federal agencies.

Join us at the SPARC Collision Workshop on October 30 to learn about different federal agency approaches to the review process and why we need to adapt our proposal approach on a funder-by-funder basis. Our expert panel features UMN faculty that have served as reviewers for federal awards, including NSF, NIH, and DOE. Each reviewer will comment on their experience and the review process and provide recommendations on writing and submitting proposals.

Panel of University of Minnesota Experts

Saif Benjafar, PhD ⁠— Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering; Director, Initiative on the Sharing Economy; University of Minnesota

Laura Gagliardi, PhD ⁠— McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair; Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Director, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center; University of Minnesota

Clifford Steer, MD ⁠— Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition; Program Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program; Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Associate Dean for Industry Partnerships, Medical School; University of Minnesota

Workshop Details

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

12:00–1:30 PM

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus

RM UIC-101, University International Center

331 17th Ave, SE, Minneapolis

Interested in more resources on searching for funds and learning about funding processes?

UMN Libraries has curated search tools, local resources, and proposal development resources related to grants on their website.

Contact SPARC at if you have any questions.