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Typical Planning Grant Workshop Agenda for a Multi-University I/UCRC

Draft agenda must be vetted with NSF and a conference call scheduled with the NSF and Evaluator to review meeting plans.

Day 1:

 
7:30 am Participant Registration
 
7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast and Networking Time
 
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome Remarks (Center, site directors; university administration - Deans & VPs preferred)
 
8:30 - 9:15 am Vision, Capabilities and Value Proposition of the Center (Center, Site Directors)
 
9:15 - 10:15 am NSF I/UCRC Presentation (I/UCRC Program Director and Evaluator)
 
10:15 - 10:30 am BREAK
 
10:30 - 12:30 pm Project Proposal Presentations
  • Limit to 5 projects
  • List the project titles and time allocated to each
  • Strict adherence to presentation template
  • Make sure each project has clear milestone, deliverables for the first year and proposed budget
  • Leave adequate time for discussion
  • LIFE forms for each project must be filled out (electronic and paper) prior to start of next presentation
 
12:30 - 1:30 pm LUNCH
 
1:30 - 3:00 pm Project Proposal Presentations
  • Limit to 5 projects
  • List the project titles and time allocated to each
  • Strict adherence to presentation template
  • Make sure each project has clear milestone, deliverables for the first year and proposed budget
  • Leave adequate time for discussion
  • LIFE forms for each project must be filled out (electronic and paper) prior to start of next presentation
 
3:30 - 3:45 pm BREAK
 
3:45 - 4:45 pm Industry Workshop (discussion of projects & company needs NOT addressed in the above Project Presentations)
 
4:45 - 5:00 pm Review of evening and Day 2 activities (Center Director)
 
6:00 pm Technical Forum and Social (Poster session typical)
 
 

Day 2:

 
7:30 - 8:00 am Arrival and Breakfast
 
8:00 - 9:30 am LIFE FORM review and Discussion - NSF Evaluator Moderated (All participants)
 
9:30 - 10:15 am Center Response to Feedback from Industry Workshop, LIFE (Center, Site Directors)
 
10:15 - 10:30 am BREAK
 
10:30 - 11:15 am NSF Closed Session with Industry (NSF and Industry)
 
11:15 - 11:45 am Next Steps, Action Items & Closing Remarks
(All participants)
 
11:45 am ADJOURN (Box lunches typical)
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