NORDP invites applications for attendance grants for the 2019 Annual NORDP Research Development Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (April 28 – May 1) from members in need of financial support beyond what their institutions or organizations can provide. Conference Attendance Grants will cover the Conference registration fee and may provide hotel accommodations for 1, 2 or 3 nights. Related other expenses, such as travel, are expected to be contributed by the grantee’s institution and/or the grantee.
Aligned with NORDP’s goals to increase diversity and promote inclusive excellence throughout the organization, we encourage applications from our members who are from under-represented minority populations or who are employed by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). All Regular Members in good financial standing who haven’t received Conference Attendance Grants in the last 3 years are eligible to apply. Exception: These grants are not available to current and prior NORDP Board Members, Affiliate Members, or Consultants.
Grantees are expected to volunteer at the 2019 Annual Conference and to serve on a NORDP committee, subcommittee, or working group in the year following the Conference.
The application deadline is Tuesday, February 12 at Noon, Eastern Standard Time. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE UNTIL YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION (by March 1)!
This is the first in a series of periodic updates on activities of the Member Services Committee (MSC).
NORDP membership continues at an all-time high, hovering around 900 members. This is 100 more than last year at this time. What an exciting time to be a NORDP member!
MSC’s primary purpose is to recruit and retain members. We also work with other NORDP committees to improve member resources and services to enhance the member experience.
A few of the many projects we are advancing during NORDP’s FY19 are described briefly here:
Ron Fleischman and Kendra Mingo are co-leading the PUI Subcommittee to engage and increase the number of active NORDP members working at PUIs. Ron is spearheading a PUI “Affinity Group” application to the NORDP Board. PUI Affinity Group status would provide opportunities to increase support and resources to this group of members.
Vanity Campbell is leading the MSI Subcommittee’s efforts to enhance outreach to current members and recruit potential members working at MSI’s, which includes HBCU, Hispanic Serving, Tribal, and other underrepresented groups.
Samar Sengupta and Maile Henson are researching potential interest in establishing new NORDP member types for retirees (to help retain and share extensive knowledge of the RD field) and for postdocs who might be recruited to the RD field.
Gretchen Kiser is leading the Salary Survey Subcommittee’s efforts to update NORDP’s salary survey, with plans to launch in early 2019 and present results at the 2019 NORDP Conference in Providence, RI.
MSC knows that NORDP members are doing great things at their home institutions and we want to hear about them. Please tell us about your special achievements or recognitions so we can share them with our NORDP colleagues around the world. (Send to MSC member Dan Campbell at email@example.com.)
Back by popular demand: the Comprehensive List of Collaborative Funding Mechanisms. Originally created by NORDP’s founding president, Holly Falk-Krzesinski, with Penny Cook, Jorja Kimball, and Fruma Yehiely, this resource is a collection of current and recent research grant mechanisms, types, and programs for collaborative, cross-disciplinary (multi/inter/transdisciplinary) and team-based funding opportunities. Mechanisms include regular federal opportunities, such as NIH Program Project Grants, NSF Engineering Research Centers, and NEH Public Humanities Project Grants; and private opportunities, such as the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Networks.
NORDP’s Member Services Committee thanks members Jill Jividen and Kay Tindle for spearheading the effort with Holly to overhaul the original list and implement a plan to keep it current; and to Jill and her dedicated team of NORDP editors (Gina Betcher, Paula Carney, Sharon Franks, Maria Emilia Martinez, Kim Patten, and Burr Zimmerman) for their commitment to update the list monthly for new opportunities and changes that occur with existing programs.
NORDP members can access the list at http://www.nordp.org/resources. (Scroll down to Team Science Collaborative Research Resources, then click on Comprehensive List of Collaborative Funding Mechanisms.) Use the tabs at the bottom to of the spreadsheet to navigate the various funders. If you would like to suggest changes or additions, or join the editing team, please contact Jill Jividen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Kathy Cataneo, Member Services Committee Chairperson
NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work, and elevate our profession.
Welcome to NORDP: Chasmine Stoddardt! Where: Johns Hopkins University
Number of years in research development: 2
Joined NORDP in June 2017
What is your RD work? I am the Manager of the Research Development Team, a new initiative within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. It’s very much a start-up environment as we build and launch the services to the University. Our goal is to encourage collaborative research across disciplines, schools and institutions. Once those relationships are formed, we aim to be the one-stop shop to facilitate the proposal preparation process.
What is your professional background? In 2008 I started out in Physics & Astronomy at JHU, learning the basics of research administration. My first real hands-on experience was reconciling a portfolio of accounts for one of the grants administrators. I have also worked in a variety of settings at JHU over the years in departments in the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Arts & Sciences as well as the central ORA. In 2015, I joined the Research Development Services team at Georgetown, but ended up returning to Hopkins in 2016.
What attracted you to NORDP? Sue Porterfield and Julie Messersmith, colleagues at JHU, introduced me to NORDP and encouraged me to join. The opportunity to connect and form relationships with research development professionals across the country was definitely a draw.
How will your NORDP membership enhance your own career? I have already joined the listserv and am very impressed by the responsiveness and community-type feel of the organization. The topics that are discussed provide insight to how our peers operate at their institutions and opens the doors to true collaboration. I look forward to the relationships that will form through my NORDP membership and to meeting everyone at next year’s conference in Washington D.C.
Written by Daniel Campbell, Member Services Committee
Help us reach 100 new members by the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2017.
Grow your professional network this Spring and invite a Research Development professional to grow their research development network by joining NORDP!
It’s easy. Listen to member Domarina Oshana’s experience:
“I greatly value and appreciate being a member of NORDP. I wanted to let you know I have shared this enthusiasm and appreciation with my direct report and colleague and she has decided (of her own volition!) to become a NORDP member! She submitted her membership application today and is also registering for the conference.”
Share your enthusiasm for NORDP and tell a colleague about your experience. Invite a potential new member to the 2017 Conference May 8-10 in Colorado so they can meet us in person!
A message from Member Services Co-Chair Terri Soelberg
There are many interesting things going in the Member Services Committee. We are charged with welcoming new members, helping to identify areas of programming/services that are of interest to the membership, and helping to recruit new members.
Currently, we are working on developing a set of recruiting tools and strategies that will help current members share information with others about this great organization. To that end, we would like to hear from members what you feel is most valuable about your NORDP membership. I hope you will take a couple of minutes to leave comments below. Shy about public posts? Feel free to reach out to me directly, email@example.com
If you have other thoughts about what you would like to see in the way of programming or member benefits, I would love to hear about it. Lastly, if would you like the opportunity to become more involved with the great work our committees do, let me know. All of our committees are open to increasing their volunteers.