Set Up Your Submission for Post-Award Success and Manage It Moving Forward
June 7, 2023  | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Online Intensive

This one-day online intensive will provide depth on proposal development and management strategies and tactics. During the intensive, participants will be provided with mock scenarios and examples of ideas to help them plan their own project. They will leave the intensive with the beginning of a concept paper to share with their office of grants and/or sponsored research.

The intensive can serve as a stand-alone event or as an extension of the CUR Dialogues event experience. The presenters have more than 60 combined years of experience with grant proposal development, offering knowledge and experience that will support in crafting and executing a grant successfully.

Thank you to our facilitators: Eugene Fiorini, Jack Jarmon, Jean L. Scholz, Gail Marsella, Bruce Newsome, and Thea Harrington.

Membership Type Regular
Available until June 5, 2023
Member $275
Nonmember* $325

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Check payment must be received by May 24, 2023.

Registration Cancellation and Substitution Policy:
CUR will honor cancellation requests and provide a refund, less a $50 processing fee, for all requests submitted in writing no later than May 7, 2023.
No refunds will be permitted after May 7, 2023. Please submit cancellation requests in writing to Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee. Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the CUR National Office.


Each topic will allow participants time to develop their own project/concept paper.
Each transition point is designed to transfer what participants learn into their own concept/ideas. 

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

11:00 - 11:30 AM  Introductions Your Survey Results*
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Budget Management
12:00 - 12:30 PM  Personnel Resource Management
12:30 - 1:00 PM  Break
1:00 - 1:30 PM  How to Include Undergraduates
1:30 - 2:00 PM Execute the Goals of the Grant
2:00 - 2:30 PM  Reporting Requirements
2:30 - 3:00 PM  Assessment Considerations
3:00 - 3:30 PM  Active/Intentional Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM  Post-award as an Item to be Discussed During Proposal Development
4:00 - 4:30 PM  Creating Sustainability of a Program for When the Grant Term is Finished Seeking Grant Extension/Renewal
4:30 - 5:00 PM  Final Wrap-Up Discussion of Action Plans



FioriniEugene (Gene) Fiorini is the founder and director of Fiorini & Associates. He is the Muhlenberg College Truman Koehler Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and a former Associate Director for the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University. Dr. Fiorini has authored research papers in graph theory, combinatorial number theory, and mathematics education, as well as several textbooks, book chapters, and educational modules with an applications-based approach. He has been involved with many projects at the intersection of research, applications, and education.

Dr. Fiorini has over 25 years’ experience developing, collaborating on, and administering a broad range of proposals from local niche grants to major international/national efforts in multiple STEM fields and educational disciplines. He has sat on NSF grant review panels. He has been Principal Investigator, Co-PI, or Key Personnel on grants from the NSF, DHS, DoD, DoT, NIH, National Research Experience, USAID, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Mathematical Association of America, Trexler Foundation, Burroughs-Wellcome, New England Biolabs, and the International Union of Biological Sciences. Areas of particular success include multiple REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs; and assistance provided to non-profit organizations for developing research and education proposals with an emphasis on increasing participation among underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

Dr. Fiorini holds MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the University of Delaware, and an MS in Statistics from Temple University. For more information, including a list of Dr. Fiorini’s grants, click here.

JarmonJack Jarmon is a senior associate who leads F&A's partnership and marketing efforts. Dr. Jarmon has taught international relation courses at the University of Pennsylvania, the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, and Rutgers University where he was also Associate Director of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis - a Center of Excellence of the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Division. Dr. Jarmon was USAID technical advisor for the Russian government in the mid-1990s. During its economic transition period, he worked for the Russian Privatization Committee, and with such organizations as the US Russia Investment Fund, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and various money center banks. His private sector career includes global consultant firms, technology companies, and financial institutions. He was a manager with Arthur Andersen in Moscow and Director of Strategic Alliances at Nortel Networks, Brampton, Ontario. 

Dr. Jarmon holds a doctoral degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University. He studied Soviet and Russian affairs at Fordham University and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and is fluent in Russian. He has authored or co-authored five books, which are currently core texts for international and security studies programs in the US and abroad. Click here for a full biography. 

MarsellaGail Marsella leads proposal writing and editing for F&A clients in the non-profit sector. Ms. Marsella worked in several capacities in the chemical industry, including IT, business analysis, competitive intelligence, environmental laboratory, and freelance technical writing. She taught chemistry, writing seminars, and environmental science to beginning learners at Muhlenberg College for over 20 years. Constant threads through this varied experience are education, analysis, and the written word. Just in the past five years, collaboration on proposal development resulted in eight of nine grant proposals ultimately funded.

Ms. Marsella holds an MS degree in Chemistry from Butler University and has a Developmental Editing Certificate from the University of Chicago.

ScholzJean L. Scholz leads F&A’s proposal development workshop initiative. A retired scientist and biology educator, Dr. Scholz is a contributing author on 33 peer-reviewed research and review articles or book chapters, and recently guest-edited special issues of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology and Frontiers in Immunology. Dr. Scholz was previously awarded two pilot research grants from Penn's Center for AIDS Research. She is familiar with the grant proposal development, review, and reporting practices of funding agencies ranging from the NIH and DoD to foundations and pharmaceutical companies.

Jean holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bruce Oliver Newsome is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He is the author of “Security and Risk Management” (second edition, Perseublishing, 2023), “Homeland Security and Emergency Management” (second edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), “Countering New(est) Terrorism” (CRC Press, 2018), “Research, Analysis, and Writing” (Sage, 2015), and more than 20 other books. He previously held standing faculty positions at the University of San Diego, University of California Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Before teaching, he spent five years at the RAND Corporation, advising national and local governments on defense, security, risk, training, and organizational structure and behavior. His commentaries appear in respected and influential publications in the US and UK. A brief sampling of outlets includes International Policy Digest, Defence IQ, Modern Age, Cieo, Comment Central, and Reaction Magazine. Dr. Newsome is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, participates in Infragard and the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, and is certified in Infrastructure Liaison and open-source intelligence.

Thea Harrington leads F&A's proposal development in the Arts and Humanities. As Provost at  Keystone College, Dr.Harrington collaborated on and oversaw both discipline-specific grants in support of faculty work and those that involved partnerships with external entities. The granting agencies included The Pennsylvania Department of Education, State of Pennsylvania, local museums, and private foundations. Of specific interest to her is partnerships between the humanities and the sciences (STEAM) in the arts and in emergent technologies such as 3D printing, glass arts,  and prosthetics. 

Thea Harrington holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo. She has 25 years of experience in Higher Education, as a faculty member and an administrator.



  • Are there any requirements to attend this event? CUR membership is NOT required to participate, but you will need to create a CUR website account here to register. 
  • Where will this event take place? This event will be hosted online.
  • What are the dates and times of this program? The program will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, ET.
  • When is the deadline to register? Registration will close on Monday, June 5, 2023. Please contact if you are having difficulty registering. 
  • What is the cost to attend? See the registration fee table above.
  • What are the event-related policies and procedures? Please see CUR's Event Policies and Procedures page for questions related to accepted payment types, registration cancellation policy, substitution policy, schedule and agenda changes, data and photo use, and code of conduct.
  • Do I need to pay at the time I register? Yes. Payment is required at the time you register. If you are paying by check, please see our address in which to send your payment. Until payment is received, your registration is not complete.
  • Will live sessions be recorded? Content sessions will be recorded and made available for at least three months post-event. 
  • When will the agenda be released? A draft agenda is available, but the final agenda will be released before the event.


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