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October 14, 2003 :: Oklahoma Higher Education Hosts Research Grant Workshop

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Oklahoma higher education hosted a workshop today designed to help colleges and universities increase exposure to federal research dollars and promote greater partnerships in federal research. Oklahoma public colleges and universities have brought more than $230.9 million research dollars into Oklahoma during fiscal year 2004.

Twenty-four public colleges and universities participated in the session that concentrated on helping institutions examine available resources related to sponsored research administration and to provide practical strategies that will enhance funding opportunities and costing and grant program management.

“Finding research dollars is especially critical in light of current budget restraints on colleges and universities,” said Chancellor Paul G. Risser. “Institutions that can attract federal research dollars have better opportunities to recruit students and faculty and to accomplish important studies critical to the mission of the institution. Institutional research is also an important contributor in building a strong economy.”

The workshop was conducted by Bearing Point, a leading, national consulting firm. The workshop was lead by Gary Talesnik and Charles Tadivo. Talesnik has more than 35 years in higher education costing and grants management activities and has assisted numerous major universities in procuring federal research dollars, including Columbia, Harvard, Emory and Brown. Tardivo has more than 25 years of research administration and university non-profit finance experience and has also worked with many major colleges and universities in grants management.