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COVID-19 Research Planning
Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grand Challenges Lunch and Learn

Location: City Union Platte River Room
Box lunch provided

Learn about how another institution is focusing on finding solutions to some of the world’s most significant problems. Jennifer Lyon Gardner, Ph.D., will share her experience implementing Bridging Barriers, the campus-wide research grand challenges program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Lyon Gardner is Deputy Vice President for Research at Texas. Before joining the Office of the Vice President for Research at UT, she founded and directed the Strategic Research Initiatives team in its College of Natural Sciences. She served on the board of directors for the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) from 2017 to 2021.

Registration required for this in-person event.

Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-noon

Grand Challenges RFP Town Hall (virtual)

Grand Challenge steering committee members and staff of the Office of Research and Economic Development are hosting a virtual town hall to provide information about the Grand Challenges RFP process and take faculty questions about RFP requirements. Questions may be submitted in advance to

Register to receive a Zoom link.