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USAO Gets New Representative on State Grantsmanship Board


Melissa Howe (front row, left) was one of 15 university officials to attend the spring Council on Grantsmanship and Research (CGR) meeting on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University April 2. The mission of the Council is to provide a network of support to advance grantsmanship and research among Oklahoma’s undergraduate institutions of higher education. Howe is the director of annual giving and grants at the University of Science and Arts.

USAO Gets New Representative on State Grantsmanship Board

 

When the Council on Grantsmanship and Research (CGR) met on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University April 2, they welcomed a new member -- Melissa Howe, director of annual giving and grants at the University of Science and Arts.

The mission of the Council is to provide a network of support to advance grantsmanship and research among Oklahoma’s undergraduate institutions of higher education. The Council discusses different external funding institutional policies and procedures, identifies potential funding sources and collaborative opportunities, analyzes funding trends, highlights barriers and opportunities to increase grantsmanship and research on Oklahoma campuses and engages in professional development.

The council meets once each semester at different Oklahoma campuses. All officers of Oklahoma’s regional-university-sponsored programs offices are encouraged to become members of the Council. Fifteen university officials attended the spring meeting.

Guests presenters at the April meeting included Brian Lopina and Robert J. Horn of Patton Boggs LLP, attorneys at law, in Washington, D.C. They spoke on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stimulus Funding Opportunities and how regional universities might participate.