Tales from three Start-up Sponsored Programs Offices. Establishing a course without a map or crew. Session Objectives. Establishing your Office’s mission and objectives. Evaluating your institution’s culture: assessing your position and resources.
Establishing a course
without a map or crew
Do you have programs/centers of excellence?
Level One: Who are your front-runners?
Who are the experts?
Level Two: Who’s interested in getting involved?
Is your geographic location useful?
Are the existing sponsor relationships good?
Are there obvious partners?
Are there less obvious relationships/collaborations that
can be leveraged?
How will you be affected by the external funding and regulatory climate?
Rarely would this tower be built the same way by the
Establishing procedures and policies:
Determining priority to tackle:
Promote an atmosphere of confidence
Assisting with Proposal Development
Assisting with Budget
Facilitating relationships with funders
Supportive, educative meeting where PI is at
Leaving to his/her own devices
Are you/Do you have/Can you get?
Figuring out the what, how, and when in a start-up is more of an art than a science
Context, context, context-Be mindful of goals/mission of the institution
You are not alone-utilize the resources available
Work toward moving from a one-man-band to a chorus!
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Office of Academic Affairs
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