Faculty Representative Needed for Federal Partnership

Monday, June 9 2014

The UI Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking a faculty member to represent the university with the Federal Demonstration Partnership, or FDP.
The FDP is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 119 institutional recipients of federal funds. Its purpose is to reduce the administrative burden research grants and contracts place on faculty and universities, according to the FDP website.
The FDP addresses topics such as the peer-review process, research involving human subjects and administrative support for grant recipients. FDP members have the chance to develop and test potential changes to streamline and improve federal policies.
The faculty representative will travel to three annual meetings to meet with the decision-makers from federal agencies that sponsor and regulate research. The next meeting is Sept. 10-12 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The Office of Research and Economic Development will fully fund travel and expenses for the first year. The faculty representative also will serve on FDP committees and working groups.
Interested faculty should submit a letter of interest to the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@uidaho.edu or campus mailstop 3020. The letter should include your research area of interest and a short statement about your background and experience, as well as a statement on why you would like to be involved.
For more information about the FDP, visit TheFDP.org.