If your institution has ever been curious about applying for a federal grant, this is a wonderful opportunity to invest the time to find out what it takes to apply and manage that grant process. With the current pandemic and fiscal situation, there are more opportunities than ever before for higher education and other institutions to secure federal funding. And there has never been a more important time for your institution to have that additional revenue stream.
Before applying, you need the knowledge and skills to seek federal and private foundation grant opportunities that strategically fit your organization’s priorities. Once identified, your need to craft competitive applications, develop a budget, and facilitate public-private and international partnerships that will make your proposal stand out.
Join us for this webinar presented by Jessica Gerrity, Ph. D., and Emily Cunningham, from McAllister & Quinn, a higher education consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that provides a comprehensive range of services to a diverse group of colleges and universities. Gonser Gerber has had a decade long partnership with McAllister & Quinn, and we are sure this program will help our audience better understand what a federal grant is and why it’s so important to the health of a college or university campus.
Topics we will cover include:
- What does a federal grant look like for higher education applicants in the current climate
- How to diversify your revenue stream through federal grants
- Why now is a good time to spend the time on the grant application process
- Experienced advice on what works
Who Should Attend:
This program is intended for staff and leaders who are curious about applying for federal grants, or those who have gone through the process before, either successfully or unsuccessfully, but would like more information on what is happening with federal grants in the current climate. This could include:
- Advancement leaders and staff
- Academic administration
- Provost office leaders and staff
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Grant writers
The fee for this webinar is $295 per institution. One fee covers your entire team. Current Gonser Gerber clients’ fee is $145. Once one person from your institution registers, we send you instructions on how to get additional links for each of your team members to log in.
Dr. Jessica C. Gerrity is a Vice President at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, she manages a broad range of the firm’s higher education clients, and helps to develop and implement the practice’s strategic goals. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University, a M.A. in sociology from George Mason University, and received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester, where she graduated cum laude. Read her impressive bio here: https://jm-aq.com/bio/gerrity
Director of Grants and Federal Affairs
Emily Cunningham is a Director of Grants and Federal Affairs in the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn and has been with the firm since 2014. Emily strategically works with higher education clients to identify, apply for, and secure millions of dollars in federal grant funding for a wide range of projects, including student scholarships, faculty-led research, retention efforts, and curriculum development. Emily graduated with a bachelor of science in special education from the University of Maryland’s College of Education in College Park, MD. She is a native of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Read her impressive bio here: https://jm-aq.com/bio/cunningham