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Expand Your Research and Award Portfolio Through DoD Funding

Live Webinar | Wednesday, December 5th | 1:00 pm ET | 60 minutes | Price: $167 | 


The only chance you may having of getting your research funded is to step outside your traditional territory and diversify your research portfolio.

One non-traditional option is the Department of Defense (DoD), a funding source not commonly associated with academic research, but one that could make the difference between you getting the money you need to conduct your research or starting the grant process all over again.

Although a viable funding source, DoD grants come with their own challenges and obstacles. However, if you had someone that could walk you through the process, and help you overcome the challenges, the task wouldn’t be so daunting. This is where DoD grant recipient and trainer, Susan Wyatt Sedwick, PhD, CRA, CSM, can help.

On Wednesday, December 5th at 1pm ET, Dr. Sedwick is conducting a 60-minute online training session to help PIs significantly improve their chances of landing DoD funding (regardless of their experience).

Dod Here are just a few of the step-by-step DoD grant application completion strategies you’ll receive by attending this upcoming 60-minute online training:

      • Identify national security concerns that can restrict your research.
      • Pin down how to overcome institutional barriers of some DoD-funded projects (including the new cybersecurity requirements)
      • Get strategies to more effectively market your research to DoD mechanisms
      • Learn how to more successfully network with DoD officials to boost your funding chances
      • Recognize DoD differences between contracts, grants and cooperative agreements
      • Master working through your sponsored projects office to facilitate the negotiation of successful agreements
      • Improve your overall chances of qualifying for DoD funding

Who Should Attend: This webinar will benefit PIs who are interested in DoD funding and expanding the scope and reach of their research. This webinar will also benefit PIs who are having difficulties applying for DoD funds and need a better understanding of how to work effectively with DoD sponsors and officials.

The DoD and its agencies provide many funding opportunities that will allow you to investigate new scientific avenues that will not only provide additional funding options, but perhaps foster a valuable, long-lasting partnership that could prove to be advantageous for the rest of your career.

What you don’t know could be hurting your chances of conducting the research you want. Don’t wait, register for this must-attend online training session today.


Meet Your Expert: Susan Wyatt SedwickPhD, CRA, CSM

Susan Wyatt Sedwick, PhD, CRA, CSMDr. Susan Wyatt Sedwick is a senior consulting specialist for Attain, LLC with over 24 years of experience in research administration. She retired in 2015 as an associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at The University of Texas at Austin, where she was responsible for both pre- and post-award financial administration units with oversight of over $630 million in annual sponsored projects expenditures. Prior to her tenure at UT Austin, she served in a similar capacity at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where she also had responsibility for research compliance. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). Dr. Sedwick is a frequent speaker on the topic of research data security, export controls as they apply to universities, human capital development, and strategic planning. She authored the chapter on export controls included in the NCURA/AIS publication, Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices.

Dr. Sedwick served as chair of Phase V of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), as a member of the initial strategic planning committee and as co-chair of the Membership Committee. She was active in the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), having served on the Board of Directors, Research Compliance, Administration, Contracts and Intellectual Property Committees, Uniform Guidance working group, nominating committee and chair of the export controls working group. She is a member of the SRAI Speakers Bureau and received SRA International Distinguished Faculty Designation in 2017. She received the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Distinguished Service award in 2012 and the NCURA Region V Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She has served that organization as an at-large representative to the National Board of Directors, as chair of the Professional Development Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.


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PI Leader sessions provide you with best-in-class expert education and advice to address all of your non-science needs such as grants and funding, lab management, intellectual property, lab animal welfare and many other topics. Our online training (Live or On-Demand) are a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your chances for more funding and lab/research productivity. You can participate in the comfort of your office without incurring travel costs and time.

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