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Short Courses


The Research Competitiveness Program organizes science and policy workshops, conferences, and symposia, helping engage the scientific research and policy communities in investigating and pursuing themes in a wide range of national and international areas. In addition to highlighting exciting areas of research, these types of community discussions help highlight concerns of EPSCoR states; lessons learned during the development of research institutions; the value of research collaborations and of graduate and postdoctoral fellow training; international issues, and more.

The Research Competitiveness Program's Recent Activities in Short Courses:
RCP Measures Impact of Our Training for Women STEM Entrepreneurs in Africa
In 2016, RCP implemented a series of networking workshops for mostly women STEM entrepreneurs as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative. Read More.

RCP Provides Workshop in Kuwait on Proposal Development
From 5-7 December in the conference rooms at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science in Kuwait City, RCP led a workshop for 52 researchers and graduate students. Read More.

African Science Entrepreneurs Gather for Women's Village Workshop
Science and technology entrepreneurs in the African nations of Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Nigeria learned strategies – like filling the seats in their “personal boardroom” – to expand their networks and advance their entrepreneurial projects during a series of GIST Women’s Village Workshops held this spring and summer. Read More.

From Sewers to Streetlights, Microbes Are Grabbing Civil Engineers' Attention
An understanding of how to cultivate a healthy “microbiome” in our living areas is now getting off the ground, boosted by next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. Read More.