Funding Agency Sessions at NORDP 2018

It’s almost conference time! Concurrent Session abstracts are linked on the NORDP Conference Schedule. Below, four sessions hosted by representatives from funding agencies are highlighted: 

Building Research Resilience Through International Cooperation: The Example of Horizon 2020 (Concurrent Session 1, Tidewater 2, 2nd floor)


  • Mary Kavanagh, Delegation of the European Union
  • Claire Chen, National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Viktoria Bodnarova, EURAXESS North America
  • Cole Donovan, U.S. Department of State

Perspectives from Federal Funding Agencies: NSF / DoD/ USDA (Concurrent Session 2, Potomac III)



  • Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Research, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering
  • Brian Bornstein, Program Director, Law and Social Sciences, National Science Foundation
  • Mark Mirando, National Program Leader of Animal Nutrition, Growth and Reproduction, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture
  • Moderator: Mary Beth Curtain, Binghamton University

Perspectives from Federal Agencies NEH and IMLS (Concurrent Session 3, Roosevelt, 3rd floor)



  • Brett Bobley, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Ashley Sands, Senior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Plenary: Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH: “Update from NIH: Perspectives on Extramural Scientists and Science,” Regency Ballroom (Wednesday, 11:45am-12:30pm, Regency Ballroom)





We hope to see you at the Conference, which will be held May 7-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.  For more information about the conference program or to register, visit Follow @NORDP_official on Twitter for all the latest #NORDP2018updates.

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