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Session for social scientists on how to identify and understand which programs within NSF and NIH fund social sciences, what reviewers are typically looking for, and common mistakes to avoid. The presenter will also cover how to identify private foundations that may be interested in funding your social science research. 

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Presented By:

Lucy DeckardAcademic Research Funding Strategies, LLC
Consultant Lucy Deckard established Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC in 2010. She has helped to develop 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.

Previously, she worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university’s Office of Proposal Development.

In addition, she directed the university’s New Faculty Initiative, helping new faculty to jump start their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals.

She also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System.

Before joining Texas A&M, she worked as a research engineer in industry for 16 years, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy.

You can find more information at her LinkedIn page.

Contact: LDeckard@academicresearchgrants.com