Strategic Alliances Committee

The Strategic Alliances Committee focuses on the interactions between NORDP and all external entities, including research funding, government and private agencies, and other professional organizations. Our goal is to become recognized as the "go-to" organization regarding interactions between funding agencies and research performing institutions, and to facilitate communication and collaborations between research institutions themselves. The signature program of the Strategic Alliances Committee is the member-led NORDP Liaison program which utilizes a matrix approach to reach out to over 20 organizations including AAAS, APLU, the National Academies, and the European Commission.

Announcing the Strategic Alliances Travel Awards

The NORDP Strategic Alliances Committee is pleased to announce travel awards available for NORDP members to represent NORDP at relevant scholarly and professional meetings.

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The NORDP Liaison Program

The NORDP Strategic Alliances Committee is pleased to announce the new NORDP Liaison program. Click HERE for details.

Goals and Objectives

Goals:

Our goal is to become recognized as the “go-to” organization regarding interactions between funding agencies and research performing institutions, and to facilitate communication and collaboration between research institutions themselves.

Objectives:

  • Engage with research funding agencies to gather information, gain insight into trends and initiatives, and help provide expertise for the formative stages of funding opportunity development.
  • Interact with other professional organizations such as AAAS, APLU, NCURA, SRA, and EARMA, to maximize joint effectiveness.
  • Create materials related to Strategic Alliances activities and best practices and disseminate to NORDP members.
  • Serve as liaison between research institution leadership, funding and policymaking entities and other professional organizations.
  • Contribute material relevant to Strategic Alliances to the NORDP website for NORDP members, the research and funding community and other professional organizations.

Accomplishments and Incentives

  • Launch of the NORDP Liaison Program in 2014.
  • Establishment of NORDP affiliate memberships with AAAS and APLU.
  • List of “Related Conferences” for NORDP website.
  • Participation in EU-US S&T and European Commission Horizon 2020 meetings.
  • Establishment of Strategic Alliances Travel Scholarships.
  • NORDP Rules of Engagement with Federal Employees alt created in 2013.
  • NORDP website established in 2010 and expanded in 2011.
  • NORDP News publication from 2011-2013 (now published by the Communications Committee).
  • NORDP brochure developed in 2010, updated yearly.
  • “Benefits of Interacting with NORDP” document created in 2010.
  • NORDP “Funding Agency Letter of Introduction” developed in 2010.
  • “Other Professional Organizations” document and outreach initiated.
  • Initial outreach performed with Federal agencies.
  • NORDP survey to identify information critical for Federal agency interactions.

Chairs

Working Group Chairs

  • Rachel Dresbeck, Director, Research Development & Communication, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Alicia Knoedler, Executive Associate Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma
  • Carlos Aguirre, Senior Grant Development Coordinator, University of Texas San Antonio

Documents

Member access only