OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Committee
2007-2008 Annual Report
Former Chair Caitlyn Robinson convened and led the Committee meeting in New Orleans in July 2007.
Membership of the 2007-08 Committee included Richard Amelung (ex-officio), Kathy Faust (2007-08), Ruth Funabiki (Chair), JoAnn Hounshell (2007-08), Chris Long (2007-09), and Patricia Satzer (2007-09).
In March 2008, officers of both OBS-SIS and TS-SIS were consulted to verify that funds were budgeted and available to be awarded. Each SIS was prepared to fund $500 for a project. In April, the Chair contacted Committee members, and emailed grant proposal invitations to the OBS and TS membership.
No inquiries or applications were received between the time of the announcement and the June 15 deadline for applications. So, the principal agenda item for our meeting in Portland will be to address the question of how to best publicize and promote the grant opportunity.