ORED Seminar Series: Sustaining Your Project Beyond the Project Period

March 29, 2023
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

About this event

The Mississippi State Office of Research and Economic Development will host the following three virtual seminars as part of the March series:

A Sustainable Vision: Begin With the End in Mind, featuring Haitham El Kadiri, Department of Mechanical engineering head, from 11 a.m.to noon: At the proposal stage, you must sell the long-term vision for your project. This may include a description of the activities you will undertake during a lengthy performance period and/or a sustainability strategy well beyond the award. This session will focus on how to craft a strong vision statement that conveys your projected impact, while aligning with the purpose and long-term goals of the funder as well.

Thinking Ahead: Considerations for Long-Term Sustainability, featuring National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center Executive Director Steven Grice and Director of High Performance Computing at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory Director of High Performance Computing Trey Breckenridge, from noon to 1 p.m.: Large externally funded projects are expected to make a lasting impact beyond the project period. In this session, we will learn how establish sustainability goals for your project that are also aligned with the long-term goals of the funder. Some considerations include financial sustainability (institutional commitment and leveraging assets), community sustainability (maintaining relevance and encouraging usage/engagement) and organizational sustainability (securing donors, external sources, membership fees).

Planning for Next Steps, featuring  HPC² Director of Business Operations Whitley Alford, from 1-2 p.m.: Knowing what is expected in terms of managing your project during and after the award period will help you plan for long term success. This session will review the administrative requirements, of both MSU and the typical sponsor, that must be met as you end your project and transition to sustaining activities.

Visit www.research.msstate.edu/initiatives/seminars to register for one, two or all three sessions. 


Primary Sponsoring Organization
MSU Office of Research and Economic Development
Contact Name
Tracy Wilcox