Monday3Oct 2016

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Strategies for Pursuing Research Grants

Monday, October 3, 2016 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2016-10-03 16:00 2016-10-03 19:00 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall


are invited to attend.

Each semester Wilkinson College offers a variety of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. Graduate Students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through Course number is GUS 530.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 4-6:50PM
Strategies for Pursuing Research Grants
Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall
This workshop explores the benefits of pursuing research grants and provides an overview of key federal funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The focus is on preparing graduate students and junior researchers to create a research program that is attractive to funding agencies. The workshop will also discuss specific strategies for proposal preparation.
Patrick Fuery, Dean, Wilkinson College Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor, Department of English
Patrick Fuery is a graduate of Murdoch University, Australia, with a BA (Hons), MPhil and Phd in Comparative Literature. He has held posts at the University of London (Royal Holloway College), Sussex University, and the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is the author of eight books and has been translated into Chinese, Italian, French, and Korean. His most recent book is Madness and Cinema. His research interests include psychoanalysis, semiotics, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, film and visual studies, medicine and the arts. He is currently completing two books: a study on cultural disturbance and the sublime; and an edited collection on medicine, culture, and the arts.  
Kerk Kee, Assistant Professor, School of Communication
Kerk F. Kee's (Ph.D. 2010, The University of Texas at Austin) research centers on the diffusion of innovations theory as it applies to organizational and health communication. More specifically, he studies the spread of cyberinfrastructure/big data technologies through cross-disciplinary collaborations in scientific organizations, and the flow of health information through social clusters in online communities. Recently he has become interested in studying the dissemination of pro-environmental behaviors through persuasive messages in modern societies. 
His research has been funded twice by the National Science Foundation (CAREER 2015-2020, $519,753, Sole PI: Kerk Kee; VOSS 2013-2016, $324,981, Sole PI: Kerk Kee), and once by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (subcontract of $16,969 to Kerk Kee, 2010-2011, PI: Jim Dearing), totaling over $850,000 in 5 years. His research has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Health Communication, and other peer reviewed journals. The impact of his research can be measured by the total citation of 1,550 (as of June 1, 2015, compiled from Google Scholar).



You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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