Workshops (Pre-Conference) and Visionary Grants

Visionary Grants

The Visionary Grants program is supported by a generous grant from NASA and is intended to provide "seed funding" to enable collaborative teams of researchers the opportunity to develop a full research proposal for submission to appropriate granting agencies. Grants will be valued at approximately $5000*. During the 2013 Gordon Research Conference up to 3 Visionary grants will be awarded to proposals that meet the following criteria:

  1. the proposed project is compelling and addresses an important topic of concern directly related to this conference
  2. is multidisciplinary and includes representatives from both the natural and cognitive/learning sciences
  3. budgeted items may include travel, accommodations and software. Student salaries (US only) may be included in your budget but not investigator (PI of co PI) salaries.
  4. at least one investigator must be a US citizen

Grant applications should be no more than 3 pages in length plus a 1 page budget and are due before 9:00 am Friday, July 26, 2013. Applications should be sent electronically to [email protected] Grants will be awarded in the late summer of 2013. Successful applicants will be expected to present outcomes from their Visionary Grant awards at future GRC-Visualization in Science and Education conference.

* NASA grants have a number of restrictions that prevent transfer of any funds to non-US institutions/individuals. This will restrict travel and also mean that expenses must be made through the US investigator on the grant. Bob Koolvord will advise successful grant holders on how to comply with NASA regulations.

If you any questions about the Visionary Grants please speak to one of the chairs or co-chairs of this conference.



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Pre-conference workshops* are open only to GRC participants, who must apply to participate upon acceptance to the conference. There are no registration fees for these workshops – funding from NASA covers all the participant costs, including accommodation and meals from Friday noon until GRC check-in Sunday afternoon. Note that arriving participants are responsible for any accommodation costs for Thursday night preceding workshops and for transfers to Bryant U. Lodging and airport transfer information will be posted shortly.


Workshop 1: Assessing the Effectiveness of Visualization Projects
     Workshop leaders: M. Stieff

Workshop 2: Introduction to HTML5- practical applications
     Workshop leaders: Kevin Theisen and Joe Polak

Inquiries and applications for participation in the workshops should be directed to Bob Kolvoord.