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Oct 31 2019 2:00PM

Whether it’s Virtual, Augmented, or Mixed, there is no denying the appeal of Extended Reality solutions for use in research labs, classrooms, or workforce development settings. And while many colleges, universities, or training providers might be interested in establishing a virtual & augmented reality lab, the most common barrier to implementation is usually funding. Fortunately, there are many federal funders interested in supporting innovative approaches to education and workforce development.

Join Grants Office, special guests from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, HP, and NVIDIA, as we explore exciting developments in the world of blended reality for learning, review how Universities have implemented their Blended Reality learning lab environment, and highlight upcoming federal grant opportunities you may want to pursue. Whether you’re already in the process of integrating extended reality into your instruction and research or just curious about the idea, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Nov 14 2019 2:00PM

The National Science Foundation’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program is one of the most prominent grant opportunities for campus-level cyberinfrastructure improvements. This program supports coordinated data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. If your faculty members complain about wanting a bigger, better, faster network for their research activities, CC* is a great way to get you there.

Not a research-intensive institution? That’s okay! Even community colleges and liberal arts institutions can apply under their own “small institutions” category.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Arrow and NetApp as we review the Campus Cyberinfrastructure Grant and other research infrastructure funding opportunities, examples of previously funded projects, relevant technology solutions for your proposal’s budget, and even offer tips for preparing an NSF grant application. Whether you’re already in the process of developing your proposal for CC* or just testing the waters, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Dec 10 2019 2:00PM

The emergence of big data and advanced compute, storage and analytics tools is allowing researchers to take data science to the next level. Often, the only thing holding researchers back from making the next big scientific leap is funding technology to maximize the data they collect and store. Whether you are a researcher that is leveraging health informatics data to help diabetics control their blood sugar or a computer scientist developing automated algorithms that will launch the next generation of artificial intelligence, scientific advancements are predicated on pulling meaningful insights out of your data. Fortunately, there is funding available to researchers and institutions of higher education that need compute resources and other technologies to drive data science applications.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Grants Office, HP, nVIDIA, and University representatives as we explore the recent explosion of data science applications, review how Universities have implemented these applications, and highlight relevant grants to fund your data science initiatives. Whether you already have data science projects underway or are looking to initiate one, you won’t want to miss this event!

P.S. Don’t forget to reserve your seat now for the follow-up grantscast, “Digging into Data: Grants for Training America’s Data Science Workforce”

 
Feb 18 2020 2:00PM

Scientific efforts make the greatest impact when research studies can approximate real world conditions. The field of blended reality has advanced to the point where scientists can leverage these tools to collaborate with their colleagues and engage with their research subjects in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. For instance, healthcare researchers are leveraging blended reality tools to place substance abuse patients in their trigger environments in the hopes that these test situations will translate into better coping mechanisms when the real world situation occurs. Engineers are studying whether blended reality can lead to efficiencies in advanced manufacturing when it comes to assembling products. Whether you are a principal investigator working directly in the field of virtual reality or simply interested in leveraging such tools for a wide variety of research applications, don’t let funding hold you back.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Grants Office, HP, nVIDIA, and University representatives as we explore scientific applications of virtual reality, review how Universities have implemented these applications, and highlight grants that will make your blended reality research initiative an actual reality. Whether you’ve already got your PI and research question drafted or just starting to brainstorm ideas, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Jun 2 2020 2:00PM

In the three years, job postings for data scientists on Indeed.com have increased by 7.5% and a 2018 report from LinkedIn found that the US has a shortage of more than 150,000 workers with data science skills. While the field of Data Science is relatively new – now, more than ever – it is apparent that colleges and universities must invest in data science training programs to address this workforce shortage. As a follow up to our previous webcast, “Funding Compute Resources and Other Tools for Data Science Research Applications," we’ll look beyond funding for Data Science research projects and instead focus on the Data Science researchers themselves! There are a plethora of grants available along the undergraduate to post-graduate pipeline aimed at everything from basic computer science and statistic skills building for undergraduate students, to increasing underrepresented populations’ participation in the field, and even early-career professorial professional development.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Grants Office, HP, nVIDIA, and university representatives as we explore the top federal funders supporting Data Science career development, review Universities' efforts to further the field of Data Science to date, and highlight these applications. If you’re looking for funding to support Data Scientist career development efforts, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Oct 1 2020 2:00PM

The future is now! Many tools now exist to ensure students receive the most applicable post-secondary education and training for the jobs of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, many colleges and universities lack the funding necessary to integrate exciting new interactive technologies, such as blended reality. This is occurring simultaneously with a projected skills shortage in tech-savvy fields, such as data science. The good news is that funding is available, especially for innovative projects that combine the interactive hand-on experiential learning enabled by virtual reality with real-time data insights and analytics that can propel student advancement and achievement.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Grants Office, HP, nVIDIA, and University representatives as we explore the funding landscape for the year ahead, review how Universities got ready to pursue grant funding for their projects, and highlight recent technology innovations you might want to leverage for your next initiative. If you’re interested in learning more about the tools and resources available to further your college or university’s Data Science and/or Virtual Reality initiatives, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
 

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May 9 2019 2:00PM

Communities across the country are looking for funding to deal with the growing opioid epidemic. Through the traditional appropriations process and the recent passage of the SUPPORT Act, the federal government is planning significant investments in fighting the crisis over the next decade. But there are so many components to the problem that organizations are often overwhelmed and often times don't know where to start. Funding can be found across the federal landscape regardless of whether you are a healthcare provider delivering prevention and treatment services, a public health agency conducting surveillance of the problem or first responders and public safety personnel dealing with it on the front lines.

Join Grants Office and special guests from the City of New Orleans Health Department as we review upcoming funding sources for opioid-related projects, offer tips to increase your chances of winning, and discuss technology-solutions that can be used by communities to tackle the opioid crisis!

Whether you’re involved in law enforcement, public health, treatment or prevention efforts – you’ll find something useful for you in this face-paced and informative event!

 
Mar 20 2019 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project.

We’ll be discussing:

- Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

- Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

- Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (subsidiaries US Communities and National IPA) enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

- Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Jun 27 2018 2:00PM

An entire subset of federal grant programs provides millions of dollars in support of Tribal projects, and because they are more narrowly focused than most other grants, they may also be less competitive. But in order to tap into these funds for your Tribal initiatives, it’s important to know where to find them and how to structure your application to win.

This is especially true for technology-rich projects, which fit with a number of these grant programs, but only as a means of achieving the educational, healthcare, and public safety objectives of the programs.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Dell for a look at the landscape of Tribal-focused grants and the technology solutions they support. We’ll also discuss steps to developing an impactful technology-rich project that addresses your community’s need and objectives, as well as tips for making your proposal truly competitive.

If you're looking to get a Tribal project funded this year, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Feb 7 2018 2:00PM

The Grants.gov Workspace has finally arrived, and it's a major step forward in electronic grants administration!

Join the Grants Office team for this orientation to what's new with Workspace, including how to manage the people and documents associated with your proposal, and tips for making the most of the tools Workspace offers.

We believe this interface is going to be around for a long time, and developing a good working knowledge of the system will be time well spent. If you're planning to submit a federal grant application in the foreseeable future, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Oct 30 2017 2:00PM

Every year, nearly $50 billion dollars in grant funds are awarded by private and corporate foundations – with many of these dollars going to support education initiatives. For those who have only considered state or federal competitive grant opportunities, this means that you could be missing out on a number of relevant funding sources. Foundation funders are often less constrained in their grant making, and as a result, can be quite technology-friendly as well. Further, foundation grants are a great way for staff at schools or districts with little to no grant-seeking experience to hone their skills.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced review of tips for developing proposals in response to foundation funding opportunities, in addition to some of the most popular education technologies available to districts. Whether you’re looking to fund a few devices for a single classroom or a larger education technology initiative spanning your entire district or school, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of foundation funders!

 
Feb 21 2017 2:00PM

In ways we could only imagine a decade ago, technology is improving the delivery of services across state and local governments. Isolated systems can now work together, we have the capacity to capture and analyze data like never before, and information can be delivered into our hands exactly how and when we need it.

But all this advancement comes at a price, sometimes a steep one, and funding to support innovation can seem elusive. Fortunately, there are a number of federal and state grant programs that have been specifically created to support innovation in specific public sector applications, and learning about them is the first step in accessing them!

Join Grants Office CEO and special guests from NetApp for a fast-paced look at how leading communities have been able to fund innovation and the technologies that have dramatically improved outcomes across government. As a thank you for participating in this event, every government representative who registers will receive a free Grants Office Funding Opportunity Report, developed just for you with information you provide and detailing the grant opportunities that could fund your community’s plans for innovation.

 
Nov 17 2016 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project, and we’ll be using an example you may be dealing with yourself: a department-wide law enforcement body-worn camera rollout.

We’ll be discussing:

* Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

* Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

* Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how the US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

* Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, especially if you’ve been looking into a body-worn camera initiative, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Jan 19 2016 2:00PM

Healthcare providers currently function in an environment where medical inflation and increased financial risk combine to create razor thin operating margins. In order to survive, it is essential for these providers to understand federal funding priorities and effectively target grant money to fill in the gaps. This is especially true when it comes to the increasing transparency in healthcare that is characterized by a vast amount of data that needs to be securely stored, shared and accessed across a wide array of impacted stakeholders, including researchers, payors, public health officials and providers. Data is essential whether you are researching a cure for cancer, documenting a telemedicine encounter in a remote area, storing lecture content for health professional students, or using analytics to identify patient populations that need comprehensive chronic disease management or are at-risk for hospital readmissions.

Today, stakeholders often start collecting large volumes of data for internal use or a specific purpose. Suddenly, a new state law is passed or a federal regulation is put in place that requires such data to quickly be reported and shared in any number of different ways. In order to thrive in such a fluid regulatory and operational environment, these various stakeholders must find a way to fund and plan for agility in an era that demands flexibility.

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a look at how project-based grants may be used to increase the agility and flexibility of your healthcare data. The session will include a discussion around specific technology solutions and best-practices for building them into a project that is grant-friendly.

 
Nov 3 2015 2:00PM

You may already know that technology solutions can help you get your workforce development program off the ground more quickly and manage it more effectively. But did you know that these same solutions can make your initiative more attractive to workforce development funders?
Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp as we cover some tech approaches that have proven their worth in real-world workforce development projects and strategies for using these technologies to expand the reach and effectiveness of your program. As an added feature, we’ll also provide tips for involving the right IT team members early in the process and how to engage with them for maximum impact. Whether you’re a workforce development program manager, a CIO, a database administrator, an application developer, or a grants professional, you’ll find something useful for you in this free Grantscast!

 
Jun 25 2015 2:00PM

CLICK THE LINK TO VIEW THE RECORDING: Now, more than ever, funders are taking the value proposition seriously when it comes to supporting healthcare projects. In the past, funders tended to focus exclusively on improved population health indicators and effective delivery mechanisms. The proliferation of electronic health records, health information exchange, health insurance marketplaces and rising healthcare costs has created an environment where efficiency and value have become primary considerations when it comes to securing grant funding for projects in the health sector. This new normal in healthcare is characterized by a vast amount of data that needs to be stored, shared and accessed across a wide array of impacted stakeholders, including researchers, payers, public health officials and providers. Data is essential whether you are documenting a telemedicine encounter in a remote area, storing lecture content for health professional students, or using analytics to identify patient populations that need comprehensive chronic disease management or are at-risk for hospital readmissions. 


Registrants will receive a funding report entitled "Grant Funding for Data Center Technology in the Health Sector," which will contain valuable information on all the funding options discussed during the presentation. Participants will also learn about specific data center technologies that can help them with their transformative projects. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a look at the grants that can fund data center technology in the health sector, on the basis of how it will be used to achieve the 3-Part Aim of improved health status, better health care delivery and reduced costs. 

 
 

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