Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity & Grants Administration Staff
The FASEB Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and Grants Administration (OSPDGA) is responsible for supporting all grant-related activities at FASEB.
Diversity Resources (MARC Program management)
The mission of OSPDGA staff is to provide administration, management and logistic support for the FASEB Diversity Resources Programs: Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program. MARC is a federally funded program supported by NIH grants that offer ancillary activities to support training, development and research education opportunities for students, post-doctorates and early-career scientists from diverse and underrepresented groups.
Career Resources (Career Center management, professional development program management)
The OSPDGA also manages career services that specialize in biomedical career development and workforce recruitment. These services include FASEB Life Sciences Job Center, an Internet-accessible network of biomedical employment opportunities advertisements and job seekers’ credentials; FASEB-managed virtual career fairs and meeting-related career centers offering onsite career development and employment clearinghouse services available to biomedical societies.
MARC Programs (NIH T36 funding mechanism)
The mission of OSPDGA staff is to develop, write and submit grant proposals to the federal government to obtain funding support for the FASEB Diversity Resources Programs: Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program . The MARC is a federally-funded program supported by NIH grants that offer ancillary activities to support training, development and research education opportunities for students, post-doctorates and early-career scientists from diverse and underrepresented groups.
The purpose of the MARC Program is to achieve greater participation in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of this country by individuals from underrepresented groups. A key objective of the FASEB MARC Program is to provide access to programs and resources designed to help develop and prepare underrepresented students in the pursuit of graduate training leading to the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Science Research Conferences (NIH R13, NSF, USDA/NIFA, DOD and non-federal sponsors)
The mission of OSPDGA staff is to ensure that FASEB and its affiliated science research conference organizers are positioned to submit grant proposals to the federal government and other sponsors. OSPDGA staff support these groups by providing advice and assistance at all stages of grant-seeking and grant administration. This includes the review of all proposals to ensure compliance with federal, institutional, and private sponsor guidelines and mandates. OSPDGA staff highest priorities are responding to principal investigators working on grant proposals with impending deadlines and dealing with time-sensitive issues related to grant administration and program development.
OSPDGA staff also oversees institutional endorsement procedures, monitor FASEB compliance with sponsor requirements, and provide support to the FASEB senior management with initiatives related to program enhancement, planning and compliance responsibilities. As steward of the Federation’s externally-funded research and training portfolio, OSPDGA is responsible for ensuring that all proposals and projects adhere to FASEB’s policies and meet its obligations to external sponsors.
Travel awards for FASEB societies scientific meetings and conferences and ABRCMS
Travel awards for FASEB Science Research Conferences
FASEB MARC Grantsmanship Training Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdocs
FASEB MARC Career Development Seminars and Workshops at Experimental Biology Meetings
FASEB MARC Exhibits
2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute/TWD 2015 Program Directors' Meeting
FASEB MARC Archives and Evaluation Program Support
Vacant, Program Coordinator
FASEB SRC Grants Administration & Management
Sherri-Gae Scott, PhD
, Grants Proposal Manager
Vacant, Program Coordinator
The FASEB Diversity Resources are funded by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [R25-GM116706 (IPERT), T36-GM008637 (MARC), T36-GM008059 (MARC)].