Hope Summer Repertory Theatre receives a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant

The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) received a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to support the 2019 season!  Funding will support the five show season from May through August 2019, with performances of West Side Story, Shakespeare in Love, truth: the Testimonial of Sojourner Truth, The Old Man and The Old Moon, and Elephant & Piggie.

Each year, HSRT employs approximately 100 professional artists and technicians from around the country and typically engages over 5,000 unique audience members annually.  HSRT audiences represent a diverse cross-section from communities primarily located in Ottawa, Kent, and Allegan counties and offer a great opportunity to share artistic talent with others.

Congratulations on your MCACA award, Anne Bakker and Reagan Chesnut!

Register to attend the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference!

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Fall Conference is fast approaching (November 10, 2018) with the deadline for registering occurring very soon (October 22, 2018).  We would like to get a good representation of Hope College for the meeting. There have been faculty who have been funded in the past who have been reluctant to go to this great small conference that is important to MSGC.  It is a great conference for students to make presentations and participate in an interactive professional development opportunity. We are hoping that faculty and students who have been funded last year and this year would be able to attend. Students will have their travel expenses and hotel paid by the University of Michigan; please email Brenda Vyletel, Program Manager (bvyletel@umich.edu), before the conference registration deadline.

In addition, note the proposal deadline for both faculty research projects and student fellowships: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Undergraduate Fellowship awards are going up to $3,000 this fall.  Yet the funds available remain the same, so competition will be stronger.

If you encounter issues or have questions about the MSGC Conference or the grant and fellowship opportunities, please contact Peter Gonthier, MSGC Representative for Hope College (gonthier@hope.edu).

NSF to Live Stream their Fall 2018 Grants Conference

For Fall 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will live stream their New Orleans Grants Conference for those unable to attend in person.  The conference is scheduled for November 8th and 9th from 9 am to 6 pm ET both days.

The conference is primarily designed to give new faculty key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics, award management topics, and other important information.  Highlights include:
  • New programs and initiatives
  • Future directions and strategies to national science policy
  • Proposal preparation
  • NSF’s merit review process
  • Conflict of interest policies
If interested in the live stream, note the following:
If you plan to submit a proposal in the next year, it may be worthwhile attending a few of the sessions virtually (especially the merit review session).
Feel free to contact Ron Fleischmann, Director of Sponsored Research and Programs, with any questions about the NSF Fall 2018 Grants Conference.