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2014 GPA Journal Now Available!

The 2014 GPA Journal can now be accessed in the Resource Center. YOu must be logged in to access it. If you requested a hard copy of the Journal you should received it in the next couple of week.

GPA Journal Seeking Contributions for 2015

The GPA Journal is actively seeking contributions to the 2015 edition. We rely on our members to make the Journal a viable venue for sharing information, showcasing grantsmanship skills and subject matter expertise, and compiling best practices in grants development and management. For more information click here.

Call for Applications for Strategy Paper Editors

The Strategy Papers Committee of the GPA seeks applicants for a new editing sub-committee, to begin working in January, 2015. Falling under the umbrella of the GPA Publications Committee, the Strategy Papers Committee has a committee chair who will assign each submission to an editor. The editor will work directly with the peer review manager and with the author to prepare the paper for publication within three months of each quarterly deadline. Each editor must be a strong writer, editor, team-player, and leader with the ability and desire to devote varying hours of volunteer time to this role. Three positions are available on this sub-committee. Find out more!

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New Article - "Use the Force, Grant Professional": Reflecting the Voice of Your Organization
My son just turned six years old, and my house is littered with new Star Wars action figures and Lego sets. Everywhere I look, I am reminded of iconic moments of the saga. Most striking to me is the moment when Luke Skywalker is careening down the trench in the Death Star, and he hears Obi Wan Kenobi’s advice to listen to the Force instead of the computer-guidance system. When I write grants, I often feel like Luke Skywalker in that trench.

Ethics in the Grant Profession Just About Compensation? Think Again.
If you’re a member of any grant professional group on LinkedIn, you’re familiar with the nonstop discussions about compensation. Percentage of the award, flat fee, inclusion in the proposed budget?  For GPA members, there is no debate. GPA’s Code of Ethics clearly states our organization’s position on compensation. (

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