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February's Academe Program to Focus on Grant Writing

One of Jacksonville State's newest faculty members, Dr. Brenda Phillips, in the Institute of Emergency Preparedness, is an expert on grant writing. Dr. Phillips will present this month's Academe program at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m., in Rooms 1101 A and B of Houston Cole Library.

She has received grants and fellowships from Jacksonville State University, from the National Science Foundation, from the Natural Hazards Center, the U.S. Geological Survey, Rotary International, University Teachers Abroad, and Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars abroad. She is currently Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation Grant on long-term disaster recovery of low-income groups. She recently received a grant to establish an archive on Alabama's disasters. She serves as Director of the Emergency Preparedness Applied Research Center (EPARC), the research arm of JSU's Institute for Emergency Preparedness.

Some of the topics Dr. Phillips will address in her presentation include the following:

-- compelling reasons to write grant proposals
-- skills and abilities needed to write grant proposals
-- finding the opportunities for grants
-- ways to get grant proposals funded
-- making that "first contact"
-- parts of a typical grant proposal
-- submitting grant proposals
-- getting used to rejection and getting over it
-- getting funded, managing budgets
-- finishing a project and getting your next grant.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for all faculty and staff at Jacksonville State University to learn more about a topic that is most important to the well-being of the University. Make plans to attend this informative program.


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