Free NCURA Region VI – Lunchtime Learning Series – Proposal Review & Submission 8/23

Dear Colleagues, 
Please see the free webinar opportunity below. Feel free to forward this to anyone that might be interested in attending.
Nancy Lewis
Senior Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Office of Research
University of California, Irvine
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-7600
Ph-(949) 824-2897

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NCURA Region VI Education and Professional Development Committee

Lunchtime Learning Series: Proposal Review & Submission


August 23, 2023, 12:00-12:45 pm PDT

Register Here


The Region VI Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is proud to announce our Lunchtime Learning Series; a short 45-minute session with a focus on a specific topic. The series is not meant to be an in-depth training, but an opportunity for colleagues to present and discuss tips, tricks and tools that have worked (or not worked). This month’s focus is on Proposal Review & Submission where we can have an informal conversation with colleagues regarding the potential pitfalls of proposal submission and review from our seasoned research administrators.


Join us Wednesday, August 23 for our Lunchtime Learning Series: Proposal Review & Submission with Jeff Derr, providing a departmental perspective, and Jenna Isakson, with the central office perspective.


Jeff and Jenna will cover issues related to institutional proposal deadlines, communication, and central value-add among other items.


Jeff Derr has been in research administration for his entire career and is currently a Specialist Leader with Attain Partners. Jeff has been a member of NCURA since 2017, presented at several annual meetings, and is currently a member of the Region VI EPDC. He has spent the last seven plus years in higher education working on the full life cycle of research administration in a departmental role. Jeff’s favorite part of the job is meeting great people, problem solving tough situations, and helping to support groundbreaking research.


Jenna Isakson, MPA, CRA is the Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at Seattle University, a predominately undergraduate institution (PUI). She has worked in research administration for over 10 years, primarily in the central office supporting the full lifecycle of grants, as well as developing policies, procedures, and overseeing compliance. Jenna joined NCURA in 2010 and enjoys attending the annual regional meeting each fall.


Register by Monday, August 21, 2023. The presentation link will be provided to registrants by Tuesday, August 22. The webinar is free for registrants.


For additional information or questions, please contact EPDC Chair, Vanessa Quiroz Hotz.

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