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Introduction to Pursuing Funding from the Department of Energy

September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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We will discuss how, as a mission agency, DOE differs from NSF and NIH, how DOE is organized, how the different parts of DOE differ, how funding opportunities are announced, how to talk to Program Officers, what DOE staff and reviewers are looking for, and how to develop competitive white papers, quad charts, and proposals.

Location:  JPL 4.04.12D  Small Conference Room | UTSA Main Campus

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lucy-deckard-250x300Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful research grant proposals. Previously, Ms. Deckard served as Associate Director of the Texas A&M University’s Office of Proposal Development.

She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. Over the last 15 years, she has worked with scores of faculty across the country on their NSF CAREER proposals. In the course of that work, she has learned what reviewers and program officers are looking for, observed strategies that work well, and identified common mistakes to avoid.

Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry at companies including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and  Engineering from Northwestern University.

Contact:  Daniel Arriaga,  Program Manager, UTSA Office of Research Support, 210-458-6302


September 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


JPL 4.04.12D | John Peace Library, 4th floor
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX United States
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