Funding Science: Perspectives from an NSF Program Director

This lecture will be held on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University in the Alumni Center .

Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 11:30am - Dr. Henry Gholz

Flyer Henry Gholz Where does funding for university research come from? Why is it so hard to get? How does this affect you and your future? Henry Gholz will provide insights on programs that fund environmental research at the National Science Foundation and discuss the larger context for research funding at U.S. Universities. His talk derives from his dual experience as a professor of ecology (and PI) and 15 years of program management at the NSF.



Speaker Bio

GholzHenry Gholz has been a Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation since 2000, after a distinguished career as Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Florida for the prior 22 years (where he still holds courtesy faculty appointments in both Forest Resources and Conservation and Geography). While at NSF, Gholz managed both the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) for a decade, has co-directed the Ecosystem Studies Program since 2000, and was on the NEON Project Advisory Team. In 2011 he helped launch a new program in MacroSystems Biology aimed at supporting NEON-scale research. Before NSF, he also served as an international forestry advisor to the USAID as a AAAS Science and Diplomacy Fellow, directed the extramural ecosystems research program for USDA, served on two committees for the National Academy of Sciences, and served on review panels and teams for numerous agencies and universities. Henry now lives and works for NSF in Fort Collins, CO.

Directions and Parking

This lecture will be held in the Alumni Center on the Boca Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic University ‐ 777 Glades Road Boca Raton FL 33431. The Alumni Center building is located on the north side of the Boca Campus. A light lunch will be served prior to the lecture.

Directions to the Boca Campus: From I‐95 — Take exit 45 and go east on Glades Road. Turn left into campus at W. University Drive. W. University Drive turns into N. University Drive. The Center is on the right, just before Palm Beach Ave.

Parking: Participants who RSVP will receive a PDF parking permit via email which must be printed and displayed on your dashboard. The parking permit will be valid in all BLUE (student) lots only (not valid in red or metered spots). Please be sure to RSVP so the event coordinators will have an accurate count for parking, food, etc.

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