USDA AFRI Workshop- May 11th

John Shutske, Ellen Taylor-Powell, Becky Bound, and a representative from Dairy Science for their recently awarded Integrated AFRI project will present an open workshop to further explain and work through some of the details and issues associated with the new request for proposals through “AFRI” – the Agriculture
and Food Research Initiative.

What:  AFRI Workshop & Update for UW (CALS and Extension)
Location: 1003 Engineering Centers
Date:  May 11, 2010  1 to 3:30

1. Update, Politics, and Philosophy of the New  NIFA and AFRI Grant Process
and Programs, Shutske, 20 minutes

2. What Makes for a Good Integrated AFRI Project?
Successful CALS Specialists, 15-20 minutes

3. Documenting Project Impacts — Focus on Evaluation & Logic Models,
Ellen Taylor Powell, UWEX, 30 -40 minutes

4.  The Nuts and Bolts of AFRI Projects
Discussion of deadlines, budgeting rules, indirect costs, dealing with large-scale
multi-institutional projects, online tools, etc.,
Becky Bound, CALS Research Division, 30 minutes

Total presentation time — Around two hours, plus time for discussion and Q&A. Registration for the workshop will be available online – please watch future issues of eCALS for details.