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Fired Up for Funding? Science Funding Speed Mentoring at the 2014 SIOP Conference


by SIOP Administrative Office

The Scientific Affairs committee is hosting a new and exciting “Science Funding Speed Mentoring” event at the 2014 SIOP Annual Conference in Honolulu.

As a part of SIOP’s efforts to strengthen the science foundation of I-O psychology, this event is aimed at assisting participants interested in pursuing scientific funding opportunities. We believe this event will improve advocacy for our science by increasing the number of I-O psychologists that are interested, willing, and able to apply for scientific funding. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees who are new to science funding and looking to get into the game as well as more established funding pursuers who are looking to sharpen their skills.

This event will be held in the Hibiscus Room, Kaili Executive Conference Center (at the Hilton hotel) on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 4:00-5:30PM after regular conference activities have ended. This event is open to SIOP Fellows, Members, Associates, International Affiliates, and Student Affiliates.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from the science funding arena in two 25-30 minute consecutive roundtable discussions. Topics to be discussed, and the mentors leading these discussions, are provided in the table below.

List of Topics


1. Mistakes to Avoid In Creating and Submitting a Grant Proposal/Application

Lillian Eby, University of Georgia

2. How to Craft a Compelling Scientific Proposal and Prepare a Budget

Leslie Hammer, Portland State University

3. How to Build an Interdisciplinary Research Team to Pursue Grants

Leslie DeChurch, Georgia Institute of Technology

4. Emerging Topics That Will be Fundable in the Years Ahead

Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida

5. Seeking Funding through the NSF: Issues and Considerations

Mo Wang, University of Florida & NSF

6. Seeking Funding through the SHRM Foundation: Issues and Considerations

Mark Schmit, SHRM Foundation

7. Seeking Funding through the DoD: Issues and Considerations

Shawn Burke, University of Central Florida

8. Trade-offs, Pitfalls, and How Grant Funding Works

Daisy Chang, Michigan State University

9. How to Sustain The Funding Program Once Begun

Rustin Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology

How to Participate

  • We have limited space and only 63 openings for this event, so please reserve your space by sending an email to sciencefundingmentoring@siop.org with your NAME, EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATION, and TOP FOUR (4) TOPICS of interest, in rank order.
  • We will reserve a maximum of seven (7) participants for each topic and you will receive confirmation of your participation.

If you have any questions about the SIOP Science Funding Speed Mentoring session, please contact Jessica Wildman at jwildman@fit.edu or Mark Poteet at mlpoteet@verizon.net.