Team Research Forum: Federal Funding Opportunities

Get the inside scoop on where federal money will flow in the near future and how to maximize chances for funding your research program

What research areas will the federal government be investing in over the next two to three years? How will the bipartisan infrastructure bill translate to funding for my research? What’s the deal with the new Technology, Innovation, and Partnership directorate at NSF? What happens to my grant funding when there is a continuing resolution, or when a budget is finally passed? Get answers to all these questions and more Friday, March 11th at 10:30am by joining a conversation with Phil Harman from the UC Office of Federal Government Relations and Brandon Minto from the UC Davis Government and Community Relations.

Using their front-line interactions and first-hand knowledge they will provide timely updates and competitive intelligence on the federal funding landscape, new initiatives, upcoming appropriations, and how researchers and administrators can provide input into the process. They will also share resources for how you and other UC Davis researchers can stay informed. Connect with other UC Davis researchers to ensure that we take full advantage of these lucrative opportunities.

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phillip harmanPhillip Harman
Director of Research
Federal Governmental Relations
University of California, Office of the President

Phillip Harman has been with Federal Governmental Relations at UCOP since 2018. He has had a long career in government relations having represented companies, associations and non-profits before the federal government relating to issues of biotechnology, homeland security, defense, education, energy, information technology and telecommunications.


brandon minto

Brandon Minto
Federal Government Relations Director
Government and Community Relations
Office of the Chancellor, UC Davis

In his role with Federal Government Relations at UC Davis, Brandon Minto serves as the chief advocate, representative and spokesperson for the University on all federal matters. He is responsible for building understanding, awareness and support of UC Davis with those in the federal government, while also developing and promoting opportunities to raise the profile of UC Davis and its leadership, faculty, students and staff among federal decision-makers.