Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Gerhard Salinger, Program Director, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation; Catherine Crary, Grants Development Specialist, Maricopa Community Colleges
Length: 90 minutes

Description: External resources such as those from federally funded grant programs can help a college or district continue to grow and innovate. Understanding the various opportunities, risks, time commitments, and rewards is crucial. Join a National Science Foundation program officer and an experienced grant developer as they share strategies, helpful hints, and fatal flaws.

Gerhard Salinger is a Program Director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and
Informal Settings (DRL) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) at the
National Science Foundation (NSF). In this position, he recommends the funding of proposals to
develop and do research on nationally disseminated instructional materials and professional
development of K-12 teachers supporting educational reform in mathematics, science and
technology education in K-12 classrooms. He has also been co-Lead Program Director of the
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program since its inception in 1993. This program supports technician education at the two-year college level and preparation for secondary schools.

Catherine Crary is the Grants Development Specialist for the District Grants Development and Management Department for the Maricopa Community Colleges. She has 13 years of experience in higher education, all within the area of resource development. She serves as a member of the Council for Resource Development Leadership. Catherine received a B.S. in global business with a specialization in marketing from Arizona State University-West and a M.Ed. in elementary education from Northern Arizona University.

You can register here.  And as a follow up webinar, Evalu-ATE will be presenting July 20.  Stephanie Evergreen sent me this bit of information:

On July 20, EvaluATE, the ATE evaluation resource center, is hosting a free webinar on proposal development. Their focus, of course, is on the evaluation piece of the proposal. They will feature a veteran PI-evaluator team, Mike Lisecki and Norena Badway. Liz Teles will also be there, sharing her lessons about what makes or breaks an evaluation section. She runs Teles Consulting LLC and was the co-Lead Program Director for the ATE program. Lori Wingate, the PI of EvaluATE, will also talk about the new Data Management Plan that is now a requirement for all proposers. It looks to be a great webinar – go sign up at

Mark Viquesney