Grants and eXtension Workshops and a OSUEA Call for Posters

Join us for grants workshops and eXtension’s professional development.
Join us for grants workshops and eXtension’s professional development.
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Two Competitive Grants Workshops to be held November, 2010 & January, 2011

November 30 - December 1, 2010, Arlington, VA
January 25th - 26th, 201, Arlington, VA

The Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD) and Virginia Tech University are pleased to host both Competitive Grants Workshops. Competitive funding opportunities offered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be presented by program staff at NIFA as well as understanding the review process. Successful awardees from selected NIFA programs will also provide insights into what makes various types of projects successful and offer tips for success in helping make your application become a winning grant. Web Site:

Travel grants are available, on a competitively-awarded basis, to individuals from Minority-Serving and several other under-served institutions. Information regarding registration, application for travel grants, and other details are available on the respective web sites. Space is limited so register early!

eXtension Workshops

September eXtension’s professional development offers 30 - 60 minute sessions on

  • Beginning with the Ask an Expert Widget and Ask an Expert Discussion Double Header
  • Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup
  • Introduction to Google Docs for Workflow Management
  • Getting Started in Second Life Complete descriptions and details at

See information for each session, an overview of upcoming eXtension Professional Development sessions, links to historical sessions.

OSUEA: Call for Posters

It is once again time to consider sharing your work with your peers through the OSUEA Poster Session.

The session is open to all Extension and Ecampus employees. Two kinds of submissions, 1) Peer-Refereed and 2) Posters to Share with Peers, are available. Please see the attached description for more information and instructions. Poster Proposals are due on Friday, October 8, 2010 for the November 17-19 O&E Conference.

I look forward to receiving your proposals and will be pleased to answer any questions you might have. Contact Linda McMahan for more detailed information

(Reminder: Professional Development Funds application deadline, November 1 )