BRAKE Highlights & Feedback from Participants

Feedback from Workshop Participants:

BRAKE Workshop at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, October 2017
BRAKE Workshop at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, October 2017


"I think BRAKE is a great initiative. We at the Catholic University learned so many things and were able to evaluate possibilities for collaboration. We learned in the workshop important aspects of a research grant application that we normally learn by making errors that can come at a high price, or never learn because we considered it something impossible to do. Even though an international application is complex, I see it now as more feasible. This workshop brought several ideas of how our school should be organized to help us perform better as researchers. Even if it is a lot to take in, we know now who to ask if we need help. We have an important challenge now and that is to submit a grant internationally. Thank you for sharing your valuable experience."
– Lisette Irarrázabal, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile


 


 

BRAKE Workshop at the University of Melbourne, Australia, August 2017
BRAKE Workshop at University of Melbourne, August 2017


"The time [the UMD BRAKE team] spent with us training us and sharing [their] knowledge is invaluable. [The UMD BRAKE team was] very generous to share lessons and experiences about the USA research funding landscape. I have learnt a great deal over the past few days and will be sharing this knowledge with members of my team and with our finance team. [The UMD BRAKE] team’s depth of knowledge, gift of conversing easily to an audience at many levels of understanding, and the generosity of sharing [their] wisdom has been greatly appreciated. [Our faculty] have also left with a better understanding of what they need to do if they would like to pursue funding in the international space."
– Melissa Glenister, Senior Research Officer, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia



 

BRAKE Workshop in Australia, August 2017
BRAKE Workshop at Australian National University, August 2017

"The Borderless Research Administrative Knowledge Exchange (BRAKE) Program is a wonderful initiative to globally engage and train international institutions in the complexities of U.S. funding. [The BRAKE team's] collective and extensive knowledge was evident throughout. The workshops’ delivery was engaging, humorous, informative, beneficial and enjoyable. This was an excellent professional development training program that was much appreciated by the ANU research and finance administration community."
– Eva Lerable  Manager, Research Management, Joint Colleges of Sciences, The Australian National University (ANU)

 

"An excellent and informative workshop to attend; Denise provided relevant and concise information on the new Uniform Guidance document for Federally funded grants."
– Grants Officer, UNSW, Australia

 

BRAKE Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2017
BRAKE Workshop Group in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2017

"The workshop presented by the BRAKE team was as enjoyable as it was informative, relevant and engaging. The practical tips and considerations were particularly useful and will be of great benefit to researchers applying for federal grants. On behalf of all those who attended, I would like to thank the BRAKE team." 
– Research Programme Coordinator, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town​


"Denise is a great speaker who is engaged and very knowledgeable. Thanks again for organizing a most useful workshop on the U.S. Uniform Guidance."
– Associate Director, Research Integrity and Compliance


"Thank you for a wonderful and engaging workshop on Monday, Sept 12th at the INORMS congress."
– Research Manager, Australia


"An insightful presentation on U.S. grant funding rules and implications for foreign institutions. The explanation of the differences in terminology was particularly useful." 

– Senior Manager, Research Partnerships, Australia


"On behalf of myself and all of the Bar-Ilan University participants, I once again want to thank both you for giving us such a wonderful and informative workshop when you visited Israel."
– Research Office, Israel


Ann Holmes (UMD) at F&A BRAKE Workshop at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

"Excellent information was provided. They are very accessible and available for necessary assistance." 
– Professor, Mexico


"I attended an NIH workshop delivered by the University of Maryland, it provided tips and advice for applying to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a foreign organization. I found the workshop interesting and was surprised by how many NIH funding opportunities are available to universities outside of the USA. Beth and Rebecca are great presenters, very knowledgeable and make a great team."

– Lena Caruso, Senior Research Development Manager, UNSW Sydney
 

"It was a great pleasure to attend the wonderful workshop on NIH funds that you offered … to the group of researchers, administrators and collaborators of our Life Sciences programs. I liked it very much and obtained many valuable pieces of information, tips and approaches for achieving successful applications."
– Professor, Mexico

BRAKE Workshop

Uniform Guidance Workshop at UNSW, Sept. 2016


 

BRAKE Workshop BRAKE Workshop
BRAKE Faculty (l. to r.) Dennis Paffrath, Denise Clark, Ann Holmes, and Beth Brittan-Powell at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2017 BRAKE Faculty (from left to right) Beth Brittan-Powell, Ann Holmes, and Denise Clark at a workshop at Australian National University, Australia, August 2017

 

See More BRAKE Photos
 

Return to BRAKE home page

 

Connect

social iconstwitterlinkedinrssYouTube
Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

Email: vpr@umd.edu
© Copyright 2017 University of Maryland

Did You Know

UMD records approximately $560M in research expenditures per year