The Research Enhancement Unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research is offering four workshops for grant writers and associated programmatic support. Participants will learn tips for developing winning proposals, managing cross-disciplinary project teams, and working with foundations and industry partners.
The sessions are open to GW faculty, staff, postdocs and students. Non-GW participants will be considered as space allows. There is no fee to attend, but an RSVP is required.
Session III: Building Partnerships with Industry
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marvin Center 308
This workshop explores the cultural differences between universities and industry and shows university faculty how to build the relationships that form the basis of industry-university collaboration. This workshop will cover:
- The importance of a common agenda and a definable goal
- Conflict of interest
- Collaborating with industry while continuing to control your own research agenda
- Closing the deal
Target audience: all researchers
Dr. Bob Lowman has spent most of his career working in executive positions in academic research settings and has presented workshops on grant writing at more than 50 colleges, universities and research hospitals throughout the country. Until his retirement in January 2014, Dr. Lowman was associate vice chancellor for research and research professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In that position, he served as senior advisor to the vice chancellor in the areas of research policy, planning, regulatory compliance, training and infrastructure. At the time of his retirement, Carolina had a faculty of about 3400 who produced extramural grants and contracts of nearly $800 million annually. He also served as research integrity officer for the university for more than 20 years.