A new resource for faculty, staff and student researchers is now open for business in Cofrin Library Suite 825. Provost Julia Wallace notes that the initiative includes a project workstation and convenient access to support staff in the Office of Grants and Research for assistance with grant opportunity searches, questions regarding proposals, budget development and electronic grant submissions. As time and availability allow, assistance can be provided with post-award budget tracking in WISDM, as well as customized grant reporting document formatting, assistance with progress reports, final reports and submission. The Office of Grants and Research staff, as time permits, will also assist undergraduate and graduate students requesting scheduled guidance for research poster development and large-format printing. Staff will also be happy to field questions regarding grants available to undergraduate and graduate students and allow access to a funding opportunity database in which we will narrow search parameters to highlight funding opportunities just for students.
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A list of workstation resources — Resources include, and are not limited to:
• Video conferencing capability (i.e. Skype) with camera and speakers, and GoToMeeting access being explored
• Printers networked: scanner/copier as well as color printing; Adobe Pro installed
• Dual monitors for multi-document and budget spreadsheet viewing
The office invites interested individuals to “take advantage of the resources available in the Office of Grants and Research in a friendly and supportive office atmosphere.”