Establishing Community Partnerships: Find the Partner, Find the Funding

The Research and Creativity Council is sponsoring its Spring Forum presentation, “Establishing Community Partnerships: Find the Partner, Find the Funding,” from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Bacon Hall 217. The forum will focus specifically on how collaborative grant writing can be an outcome of college-community partnerships.

The panel presentation will feature an overview by Marian Deutschman, interim director of the College and Community Partnerships Office. Carol Darstein, coordinator of pre-award and contract services in the Research Foundation, will discuss how to find funding sources. Joan McCool, director of the Counseling Center, and Jessica Pirro, associate director of Crisis Services, will provide actual examples of how community partnerships begin, are fostered, and result in the submission of successful grant proposals, such as “The Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent Violence against Women on Campus,” funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Their presentation will cover practical issues such as how they made contacts between organizations, how they worked with both organizations, difficulties they faced, etc.

If you plan to attend the Spring Forum, please contact Gina Game, executive assistant to the director, in the Research Foundation.