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Three social work assistant professors join grantsmanship development program

Posted June 24, 2015
by Laurie Anderson

Athens, Ga. -- University of Georgia assistant professors of social work Orion Mowbray, Trina Salm Ward and Tiffany Washington were among 12 UGA faculty members accepted to the William A. and Barbara R. Owens Institute of Behavioral Research's Grantsmanship Development Program (formerly the OIBR Mentoring Program).

The program provides two years of training in grant writing, with resources that include workshops, seminars, retreats, brown bag events and networking opportunities, as well as funding for pilot research.

The trio will participate in the two-year program for the years 2015-2017. Faculty members are selected on a competitive basis. A total of 56 UGA faculty members have participated in the program since it was established in 2003. Past participants have successfully secured 42 external awards for a total of more than $72 million.

Mowbray, Salm Ward and Washington join fellow social work faculty members Joon Choi and David Okech, who will complete their second year in the program during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The OIBR, under the auspices of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research, encourages transdisciplinary research for faculty in the social and behavioral sciences. For more information about the program, visit