Workshop: National Federal Grants Conference   

Course ID - CTD0702b 

Short Title: Grants Conference    

 Audience    All Employees 
Length of Workshop:       8 hours (4 workshop hours and 4 for project completion) 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The National Federal Grants Conference will be held on Friday, October 21 at Miami Dade College North Campus. The theme for this years conference is Advancing Higher Education, Science and Outreach and it will explore how government and academia can collaborate to overcome challenges and achieve success. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with federal officials and learn about government funding opportunities available to their institutions and organizations.
Participating government agencies include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institutes of Health.
Faculty Participants will be asked to research current or future request for proposals (RFPs) offered under agencies that presented at the conference, identify a single potential RFP, and develop a 3-5 page concept paper based on the likely content of the identified RFP (this can be determined by researching how the RFP was presented during past award period. Concept papers should include a description of the problem that the proposal will address, how the grant funds will solve the problem, and the methods that they will use to solve the problem in terms of objectives and predicted outcomes.
The concept paper is due to the faculty members' respective campus dean by November 11, 2011


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about funding opportunities in the federal government 
  • Interact with federal government officials
  • Identify best practices in writing federal grants
  • Network with other university faculty and administrators


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0702b 
Course Title: Grants Conference 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

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