D.C. Flights

The Office for Proposal Development coordinates a monthly trip to Washington, D.C. in an effort to meet with Federal Program Officers and other individuals representing potential research funding agencies in and around the D.C. area. Travel takes place on the third Tuesday of every month. The flight may be cancelled or delayed at any time due to safety reasons, insufficient passenger load, or weather.

The aircraft typically used for this program is capable of providing accommodations for eight passengers, one of whom will always be a member of the OPD, or a designated representative.

This a great opportunity for UA faculty to have face-to-face interactions with program officers in an effort to build the necessary relationships to help foster future research projects. If one or two seats are available, we will accept faculty who are not necessarily seeking funding from an agency in D.C. but would instead benefit from a day of research. This would include places like the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, National Archives, Smithsonian, and other archives, museums or libraries.  Faculty who are interested in this opportunity should speak with their Associate Dean for Research.

To sign up for the flight, please click on the following link to fill out an application. https://ua.infoready4.com/#manageYourCompetitions. You will use your myBama login information to access the form. Faculty must have an appointment already scheduled in order to secure a seat on the flight. We ask that appointments be scheduled between 12:00-3:00 EST.

For more information, contact Lanna Nations at lnations@ua.edu (205-348-6792).