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Finding Funding with US Federal Agencies with Dr. Robert Porter

Date: March 10, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 AM

Location: UTSA Main Campus, JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Three federal funding agencies comprise a major portion of research dollars awarded to US institutions: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD). This session will focus on techniques for locating funding opportunities at each of these agencies, combined with tips for writing competitive proposals. Special emphasis will be placed on the unique requirements of DoD research laboratories such as the Office of Naval Research, the Army Office of Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

  • Locating funding opportunities at NIH
  • NIH proposal format and writing tips
  • Locating opportunities NSF
  • Locating funding opportunities at DoD
  • Initiating contact with DoD program officers

Location: UTSA Main Campus, JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)


Contact: Daniel Arriaga, 210-458-6302,

Robert Porter, PhD

Robert Porter, PhD, has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years’ experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan