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GRAND Forum Presentations

The Global Research Administrator Network and Development (GRAND) Forum was created out of a recommendation from the International Sponsored Awards Workgroup (ISAW). The purpose of the Forum is to promote education, improve communication and collaboration, and review key developments related to administrative and financial aspects of international sponsored projects. The presentation materials from each of the Forums will be archived below for reference.  If you have any questions about the GRAND forum presentation materials, please contact Amanda Jones (ajjones@osp.msu.edu).

February 4, 2019

GRAND Forum Overview, Kristy Smith
MSU Global Travel Registry, Dr. DeAndra Beck
An overview of the data the Global Travel Registry provides to Colleges, Departments, and other units. Data includes countries visited, by who, how often, and the length of stay. Dr. Beck also discussed the collaboration between the registry and the upcoming travel system from the Controller's Office, CONCUR.
Office of International Research Collaboration, Callista Rahkmatov
An overview of the services provided by the OIRC including collaboration opportunities and metrics on countries and projects served.
Preaward Activity-Solicitation Review, Sarah Grubb
An interactive activity reviewing a sample solicitation for an international project and discussing the concerns regarding budgets, personnel, and contract language.

May 15, 2018

GRAND Forum Overview, Twila Reighley
Making it Real, Part II
Part II of II (Part I is available here). A video featuring four faculty who work on international projects. Drs. Bobbi Bringi, Dan Clay, Cristian Meghea, and Irvin Widders provide insight on how research administrators can leverage faculty efforts by learning about challenges faculty face and how they impact timelines, the support provided from MSU departments, colleges, and central administration makes a difference, and collaborating with MSU units and partnering with subawardees makes a positive impact.
“Lessons Learned” from a Research Administrator, Mitch Meyle
A research administrator from the CANR's Center for Global Connections shares resources from his experience at MSU.
Subaward Review and Negotiation, Adam Stone
OSP’s Contract Team 2 member, Adam Stone, shares insight into processing subawards at the proposal and award stages.
Global Agreement and Budget Case Study, Kristy Smith
Summary of the discussion and recommendations made when the forum attendees split into six groups to discuss how they would handle scenarios that happen frequently when working in global research.

November 29, 2017

Overview, Twila Reighley
Making it Real, Part I
Part I of II. A video featuring interviews with three faculty who work on international projects. Dr. Eric Crawford, Anne Schneller, and Dr. Terrie Taylor provide insight on how research administrators can leverage faculty efforts by learning about challenges faculty face and how they impact timelines, the support provided from MSU departments, colleges, and central administration makes a difference, and collaborating with MSU units and partnering with subawardees makes a positive impact. Part II will be featured in Spring 2018.
“Lessons Learned” from a Research Administrator, Jen Riebow
A research administrator in the Department of Entomology shares resources from her experience at MSU.
Travel Clinic, Bonnie Seaks
General information about services that the Travel Clinic offers to staff and faculty traveling internationally.
Question & Answer Panel, Julia Miszkiewicz, Angelica Santos, Kristy Smith
Frequently asked questions relating to international sponsored programs answered by central and unit research administrators

May 9, 2017

Welcome, Background, and Outcomes, Twila Reighley
Faculty Presentation, Dr. Mywish Maredia
A faculty presentation on how international development requires a team effort between scientists and research administrative staff. It includes challenges, solutions, and outcomes of research and capacity building projects funded by grants.
MSU Global Travel Registry, Dr. DeAndra Beck, Kaitlin Davis (no handouts)
Background of project and live demonstration on how to arrange a trip in the New MSU Global Travel Registry
Export Controls and Trade Sanctions, Jamie Haberichter, Rhett Butler
Overview of export controls and trade sanctions for international projects
Human Research Protection Program, Kristen Burt
Key Institutional Review Board (IRB) considerations

December 8, 2016

Welcome, Background, and Plans, Twila Reighley
International Payroll, Sheila Wamhoff
General information on international payroll, foreign national requirements, visa statements, tax treaties, working in a foreign country, and immigration classifications and work authorization
The New MSU Travel Registry: For Faculty, Students, and Staff on MSU Affiliated Trips, Dr. Beth Alexander, E.J. Dyksen
Preview of web tool for tracking MSU travelers
Panel Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions relating to international sponsored programs answered by central and unit research administrators
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