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Dear friends and colleagues,

This year has challenged all of us to reimagine the start of the academic year – a virtual version of our annual gatherings, events, and, of course, classes. We have accepted this challenge, developing a calendar of programming to support and celebrate your scholarship. We start the quarter with Many Roads Travelled - Reflections on Research Funding ‘Roadmaps’ workshop featuring faculty perspectives on their funding journey. Later this month, we invite you to join your colleagues across campus in our first discussion hour of the year centered on racial justice scholarship – perhaps you’ll identify a cross disciplinary collaboration or make a connection with a new colleague. In November, we look forward to ‘Lightning Talks’ from seven of the 2020 Summer Faculty Fellows and finally, we’ll end the quarter by gathering our staff Peer Learning Group for community and a fun (virtual) activity. And, as always, we are available to meet individually – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to building on the momentum from last year – which you can read about in our 2019-20 Annual Report – and hope to ‘see’ you soon!

Please click here to download a PDF version of the Fall 2020 OSP Observer or view past issues here. 

Wishing you the best this quarter,

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Jenna Isakson, MPA
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

OSP Observer Fall 2020

The Office of Sponsored Projects is here to help!

We are here to support the full life-cycle of your research and scholarship – from identifying funding opportunities and creating a research plan, developing and submitting competitive proposals, and managing awards. Please reach out to us to request a consultation, notify us of your intent to apply for a funding opportunity, or for help with managing your award!

Your OSP support team:

Sarah Bricknell, MBA

Sponsored Research Officer

Supports CAS, CCE, COE,
CSE-Bio, Law & STM

Kara Luckey, PhD

Sponsored Research Officer

Supports ALB, CSE (not Bio), CON & Institutional Efforts

Gabrielle Mitrak

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jenna Isakson, MPA


Please direct any suggestions about how we can make the quarterly OSP Observer most useful to Kara Luckey – we welcome your thoughts!