Advisory Boards: Who Needs Them and Why?

April 2, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Stakeholders’ and experts’ participation in sponsored projects always is desirable and often is required by funders. Advisory boards play various roles in helping to develop and execute strategies to navigate the complex issues facing research projects and priorities. Board members can put new eyes on a research project, provide new ideas while filling in the gaps of the researcher's knowledge, and will give honest advice, all of which are necessary when submitting proposals and/or writing annual reports. During a seminar at Mississippi State, Glenda Crump, chief administrative officer with the Mississippi Public Health Institute, will discuss strategic and practical benefits of having an advisory board/council/coalition; how to define the right size and composition of these groups; how to determine and assign specific roles and responsibilities to members; and when it is necessary (how much and the mechanisms available) to compensate board/council/coalition members. Following her presentation, a panel of three faculty members will provide additional successful tips for engaging advisory boards/councils/coalitions. Click the link below to register for free.

Fowlkes Auditorium on the third floor of Colvard Student Union - 198 Lee Blvd., Mississippi State, MS 39762
Primary Sponsoring Organization
Office of Research and Economic Development
Sponsoring Organization's Web Site
Contact Name
Lynn Taylor
Contact Phone
(662) 325-3168
Contact Email