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Faculty members: New to writing grant proposals? Apply now for the ‘Get Funded’ seminar series

The Division of Research and Economic Development and Bluford Library are offering an intensive proposal development series for faculty members with little or no grant-writing experience.

“Get Funded” will walk you through the full grant-writing process. The program will include 18 sessions of 90 minutes each. The sessions will build on knowledge gained from previous sessions. The series will begin later this semester.

Participating faculty will:

  • Prepare and submit a grant proposal to a sponsor,
  • Develop effective grantsmanship skills, and
  • Learn to use proposal development resources.

Application deadline is Monday, October 13. Signatures of your department chair and your school’s associate/assistant dean for research are required, so plan your time accordingly.  Click here for the application.

For more information, contact Nina Exner.

Bluford Library joins UNCG digitization project to create online history portal for Greensboro

 "4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina," 1945

From a digital archive at N.C. State: “4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina,” 1945, “Green ‘N’ Growing,” Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University, http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0012512.

N.C. A&T is one of six Greensboro institutions that will take part in a $200,000 digitization project led by UNCG’s University Libraries.

From UNCG:

“Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will make available more than 175,000 digital images including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, scrapbooks, printed materials, and oral histories documenting the social and cultural development of Greensboro. For the first time, all five colleges and universities in Greensboro, along with the Greensboro Historical Museum, will be collaborating on a project to make primary source materials available online. By documenting the vitally important influence of the textile industry, public and postsecondary education, and the massive World War II military presence, Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will provide context for understanding the growth of Greensboro from a town of two thousand residents into one of the leading manufacturing and education centers in the Southeast. The project will display these new materials alongside a large body of material already digitized by the partners and will provide the initial content for a larger community‐based history portal.”

Material to be digitized and put online will include scrapbooks and correspondence from students at what is now N.C. A&T in the early to mid-20th century and a collection of commercial photographs documenting the university and Bennett College in the 1930.

The project is funded by the state of North Carolina through funds allocated under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.