Past Meetings

Just couldn’t get out of the lab to attend a town hall meeting?  Or maybe you want look back on topics discussed?  We have all the important materials posted from the last year of Town Hall Meetings. View the year’s past meetings by clicking on one of the dates on the menu bar.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

April 1 & 2, 2013

We are pleased to announce two Town Hall meetings for the BU research community that are co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of Federal Relations.  Boston University VP for Federal Relations Jennifer Grodsky and consultants from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will discuss the funding outlook for extramural research at federal agencies for 2013 and beyond.  This discussion is particularly timely as lawmakers debate budget cuts and long-term deficit reduction and as the Obama Administration prepares to release its budget proposal in late March.

Featured speakers from Lewis-Burke Associates include:

  • Michael Ledford – Specializing in DOD, NSF, NASA, and Department of Energy
  • Erica Froyd – Specializing in NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, FDA, and HRSA
  • Carla Jacobs – Specializing in Department of Education, SAMHSA, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Extended biographies for each speaker, as well as other associates from the firm, can be found at http://www.lewis-burke.com/meet-firm.php.

The meetings will help faculty understand the current federal research funding climate and prepare to connect their research goals with research trends across a range of government agencies.  The presenters will also discuss ways to influence programs and priorities at federal agencies in order to make grant applications more competitive.  Particularly in this challenging budget environment, creative and nimble federal strategies will help faculty capitalize on and create federal opportunities.  The meetings will be offered on both the Charles River and the Medical campuses.

Date:    Monday, April 1, 2013
Time:    3:00pm-5:00pm – Meeting
5:00pm-6:00pm – Refreshments
Place:   Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906

Date:    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time:    3:00pm-5:00pm – Meeting
5:00pm-6:00pm – Refreshments
Place:   L 110
72 East Concord St, 1st Floor

Agenda

3:00pm-3:10pm: Introduction: Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
3:10pm-3:20pm: Jennifer Grodsky, VP for Federal Relations: The roles of BU Federal Relations Office and Lewis-Burke Associates
3:20pm-4:20pm: Lewis-Burke Associates: The 2013 federal budget outlook and opportunities for research funding
4:20pm-5:00pm: Q&A/Discussion
5:00pm-6:00pm: Reception

Presentation Slides from April 1st.

Presentation Slides from April 2nd.

October 16, 2012

Date:    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Time:   3:00pm-5:00pm – Meeting
5:00pm-6:00pm – Reception
Place:   Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906

Agenda

3:00pm-3:15pm: Introduction
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
3:15pm-3:45pm: Introduction to Open Access, Intellectual Property and Academic Life
Jack Ammerman and Vika Zafrin, BU Libraries
3:45pm-4:15pm: Q&A/Discussion
4:15pm-4:35pm: Open Access at BU: An Update
Jack Ammerman and Vika Zafrin, BU Libraries
Janelle Heineke, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching
4:35pm-5:00pm: Q&A/Discussion
5:00pm-6:00pm: Reception

April 2012

Date:   Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Time:   3:30pm-5:00pm  Meeting
5:00pm-6:00pm  Reception
Place:  Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906 

Agenda

3:30pm-3:40pm   Introduction
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
3:40pm-4:10pm  Office of Sponsored Programs Update
4:10pm-4:20pm   Q&A
Andrew Horner, Associate Vice President, Financial Affairs
Michael Collins, Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs
4:20pm-4:50pm   Overview of Charles River Campus Institutional Review Board
4:50pm-5:00pm Q&A 
Cynthia Monahan, Director, Institutional Review Board
5:00pm-6:00pm    Reception

December 5, 2011

Date: December 5, 2011
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Place: School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

RECEPTION

Date: December 5th, 2011
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Place: School of Management Atrium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Agenda

Grant Reporting and Kuali Coeus

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

May 10, 2011

Date:    Tuesday, May 10th,  2011
Time:    3:00pm-4:30pm  Meeting
4:30pm-5:15pm  Reception
Place:   Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906

Agenda

3:00pm-3:10pm   Introduction: Ara Tahmassian, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
3:10pm-3:40pm   Update on Office of Sponsored Programs: Michael Collins, Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs
3:40pm-4:00pm   Q&A
4:00pm-4:30pm   NIH & NSF Funding Update: Ara Tahmassian, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
4:30pm-5:15pm   Reception

April 11, 2011

Date:   Monday, April 11, 2011
Time:   3:00pm-4:15pm  Meeting
4:15pm-5:00pm  Reception
Place:  Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906

Agenda

3:00pm-3:10pm   Introduction
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
3:10pm-3:40pm   Components of the Indirect Cost (IDC) Rate
3:40pm-4:00pm   Q&A
Andrew Horner, Assistant Vice President, Post Award Financial Operations
4:00pm-4:15pm:  Center/Institute policies/guidelines
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research

March 11, 2011

Date:   Friday, March 11, 2011
Time:   3:00pm-4:15pm  Meeting
4:15pm-5:00pm  Reception
Place:  Photonics Building, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s St., Rm. #906

Agenda

3:00pm-3:10pm   Introduction
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
3:10pm-3:40pm   Effort Reporting and Effort Certification Policy (Slides)
3:40pm-4:00pm   Q&A
Andrew Horner, Assistant Vice President, Post Award Financial Operations
4:00pm-4:15pm   Update on the Task Force for Funding of Doctoral Education
Andrei Ruckenstein, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research

October 18, 2010

Date: October 18, 2010
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Place: School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Reception

Date: October 18, 2010
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Place: School of Management Atrium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Agenda

October 18, 2010