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Research Development Series: Leveraging Congressional Support for University Research Initiatives

Virginia Tech’s Office of Government & Community Relations works with the university research community to identify and leverage opportunities to support research initiatives through congressional avenues. In certain limited cases, support for university research can be secured through the congressional appropriations process. Rebekah Gunn, Virginia Tech’s director of government and community relations, will explain when this might be a viable strategy for your research, what processes and unique considerations are involved, and how to work with the government relations team to navigate them. 

The virtual event is open to the Virginia Tech community and can be attended online via zoom.

Research Development Series: Leveraging Congressional Support for University Research Initiatives  

Apr. 23 | 1-2:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Rebekah Gunn

Director of Government and Community Relations 


About this series 

In January 2021, the Office of Research and Innovation launched its Research Development Series to help faculty in their journey to increase the scope and impact of their research, creativity, and innovation portfolio. With events focused on different facets of sponsored research, from sponsor-specific perspectives to how to work with partners, this webinar series is intended to answer researchers' biggest questions and enlighten scholars at every step in their career.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Robyn Smyth at 540-231-1602 or during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.