A webinar for early career faculty discussing federal funding for education research is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, from 2 to 3 p.m.
This webinar for early career faculty at Peabody College or others interested in education research will cover the landscape of federal funding opportunities at the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will discuss how best to engage with program managers as well as tips for pursuing funding at each agency and the outlook on upcoming and future opportunities.
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC is a leading government relations firm specializing in advocating for the public policy interests of institutions of higher education and other research and education organizations. Lewis-Burke is a resource to faculty to help expand their access to federal funding by providing advice on funding trends, identifying new funding opportunities, and discussing barriers and advice to overcome funding challenges.
About the presenters
Kari McCarron at Lewis-Burke is a trusted and highly valued expert in higher education policy, bringing firsthand experience within the federal higher education and science enterprise. McCarron focuses on funding for and advocacy of federal student aid, education research and humanities and arts programming. She also works closely with clients on education regulations and policy, tax policy and immigration issues. Her issue expertise includes the Higher Education Act and related education regulations, student issues, taxation, immigration, education research and humanities and arts programs.
Miriam Quintal at Lewis-Burke has a decade of advocacy at the firm, managing the federal relations portfolios for large academic institutions, scientific societies and facility management organizations. Quintal co-leads the firm’s National Science Foundation practice and works closely with the higher education and research advocacy community to champion the NSF. Her issue expertise includes basic research (National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy Office of Science), STEM education, computing and computational science, math and physical sciences, engineering, and space and astronomy.
Co-sponsors of the webinar include the following: Office of the Vice Provost for Research, College of Arts and Science, Peabody College, School of Engineering and School of Medicine Basic Sciences.