NSF GRANTED project for the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsor Programs (CLASP) communitypublished Nov 7, 2023 8:41am
Charlotte Whited, associate director of the grants office and compliance officer at Carleton, was recently funded by the NSF to formalize and expand the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP) community. SERC will be working with CLASP to understand their community needs as they create a strategic plan to scale up their support of people who work in grant management at liberal arts colleges. Whited will lead a team of research administrators from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) across the nation, partnering with Carleton's Science Education Resource Center (SERC) to broaden participation within the community and to develop tools and scalable models for advancing research at PUIs that fit within the liberal arts framework.
Funded by NSF's Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) initiative, CLASP will partner with the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton to survey and convene the CLASP membership, to develop tools and scalable models for advancing research at primarily undergraduate, liberal arts colleges, broaden participation within the community to support the needs of organizations such as minority-serving institutions, and reduce systemic barriers to accessing information about and from external funders.