GPA Annual Conference Registration
Register now for the 2019 GPA Annual Conference that will take place November 6-9 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Learn more and Register today!
Vote for YOUR Board of Directors
Voting for the GPA Board of Directors has opened. Learn about the candidates and cast your vote!
Bye Bye DUNS
There goes our old DUNS. Here’s something new. In fact, there are three new protocols in the works in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), all of which significantly impact our ability to pursue and receive federal funds. The timeline for these changes began in 2018 and will continue over the next 18 months to December 2020. Please note the new requirements and check your SAM.gov registration. Read this article for more information.
In any endeavor, personal or professional, one can almost always find value in interacting with others with more experience. I started running in 2004 and in those first few years, I was always grateful to seasoned runners who were willing to share their insights about training, shoes, different races, etc. I believe that their wisdom likely helped me avoid some costly mistakes…and probably prevented a few injuries. So what's my favorite piece of running advice?
Some people do not like writing. They're easy to spot at grant meetings. They're usually the ones with anxiety glistening in their eyes and are hiccupping in mounting fear. Their voice squeaks when they ask you to repeat their due dates. They sway a bit in their chairs and dart panicked looks towards their co-workers. They wonder if they should just pull the fire alarm and run. Eventually they'll make an excuse to leave the room, be it a third bathroom break or that Elvis suddenly appeared in the building. But don't let them leave. They'll disappear. Lock the door and distract them with cookies. Lots of cookies.