Funder-Institution RelationS Task (FIRST) Group :

Interest Group Description:
The FIRST group is focused on enhancingrelationships with academic institutions to collegially work together on common provisions in grant agreements such as Intellectual Property and Indirect Costs by:

      • Surveying the landscape
      • Identifying common ground
      • Providing guidance to funders and institutions around our interest

In 2017, the FIRST Group is being co-chaired by:

  • Marion Greenup, VP Administration, Simons Foundation
  • Amy Laster, Director, Grants and Awards Programs, Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Louise Perkins, Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Foundation