Description: The agencies of the government like Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security and others fund university research in a wide variety of fields, including medical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, biological and chemical sciences, and information and computer sciences. The processes for securing funding through these departments are different from those that might be familiar to life science faculty and students from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other similar funding agencies (USDA, EPA, etc). For this reason, the Dr. Hoverman will present on and offer an introduction to these alternative funding mechanisms and processes. Going after or aiding others in going after these alternative sources may be the right move for your biocareer! The session will include a presentation on these alternative mechanisms and time for Q&A about the various funding processes and research foci, as well as how to break into aiding researchers in finding these alternative mechanisms, if becoming a grant/proposal writer/manager is in your purview.
Bio: Lisa Hoverman, PhD, founded Healthcare, Scientific and Medical Communications (HSMC) in 2008. Dr. Hoverman’s background is a scientist who excelled at public speaking, lecturing, writing and editing about science. She specializes in the areas of scientific and medical grant and federal proposal writing, editing, and management. Lisa evolved her success as a grant writer and proposal manager in academia, into a private consultant career where she continues to support many customers in grant pursuits, scientific and medical writing, and supports others by managing private and federal proposals and projects. She has been an active team lead on over 20 funded grants and as a proposal manager/writer on more than 115 proposals. Dr. Hoverman stays active in science, lecturing on Biology every other semester at community colleges and state universities. Dr. Hoverman also serves as the assistant editor for the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) quarterly publication, INSIGHT.