In preparation for the next GCRC Competition (due November 12, 2018), SPARC will host Test Your Cluster panels on August 29 & 30.
Space is limited: preference will be given to applicants who have not yet been funded through the GCRC Competition (including both new proposals and groups that were unsuccessful in previous competitions). Test Your Cluster panel members will meet with applicants and provide constructive feedback—giving them a competitive advantage for their applications.
Each group will have the opportunity to present their proposal concept for 10 minutes (max 2 presenters; up to 3 additional cluster members may attend as observers), followed by 25 minutes of panel feedback and Q&A. Only verbal presentations will be accommodated (i.e., no PowerPoints). Participants should come prepared to discuss how their application will respond to each of the competition criteria.
Registration for Test Your Cluster is required before end of day, August 8. We will confirm your registration by August 10, 2018. Panels will take place in the ORS Boardroom (Room 101, 6190 Agronomy Road)—please hold the time in your calendar. Sessions will run between 9:30am – 3:30pm with a break for lunch; please rank your preferences in terms of morning or afternoon on both days and we will do our best to accommodate (your overall session will last 35 minutes).
To take part in a Test Your Cluster workshop, following successful registration as detailed above, please e-mail a 1-page summary of your team’s GCRC proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00pm on August 17. If we have not received your summary by the deadline, we will offer the space to the next group on the waitlist.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.