DC Days

D.C. Days

Each year, the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education and the Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) arrange for CFAES faculty to travel to Washington, DC. Typically, a group visit is arranged for 2-3 days in May. This trip allows researchers to become more competitive by providing an opportunity to visit with federal program officers. This enables researchers to determine whether their basic concept is a good fit with the sponsor's mission, to seek advice concerning project design and appropriate funding track, and to better understand the peer review process. Meetings with program officers will take place at federal agency offices in Washington, D.C.

Faculty from the College of Education and Human Ecology will also accompany the CFAES group this year, through the EHE program, to encourage collaborative grant seeking. We hope to provide this experience to 6-8 CFAES faculty, determined through the competitive application process. Applications will be accepted from any interested faculty member; however, priority will be given to those with the rank of Assistant Professor, especially those who have grant writing experience.

View the 2019 DC Days RFA

Interested individuals should e-mail a single PDF document to schlegel.33@osu.edu containing the following:

  • 1. Cover Page: Include Name, Faculty Rank, Department, and up to three Federal sponsors and/or specific program officers and/within their programs you would like to meet with.
  • 2. Abstract: Applicants must provide a comprehensive abstract (1000 words or less) detailing your research program and a synopsis of an anticipated proposal submission.
  • 3. Curriculum Vita: Vita should include a complete list of publications, contributed and invited talks, and funding history - including submitted, funded and non-funded proposals.

Please contact Pam Schlegel with questions.

The deadline for applications is December 14, 2018.