This program contract will fund development of a new Web site for the Foundation's New Connections national program, which has been operating with a starter Web site since 2005. The purpose of this Web site is to enhance and extend the reach of New Connections (NC) programming to a diverse network of researchers and scholars in the health services and social science disciplines. The Web site will inform NC grantees, junior investigators and senior consultants and will serve as a training and career development resource, using Webinars, Web-streaming applications and other Web 2.0 and social networking technology. The main deliverables will be (1) a flash-animated billboard for the home page that showcases up to six designated grantees; (2) a secure, Web-based content management system that allows NC staff with no webmastering skills to make content changes; (3) a database for grantees that consists of an image, quote, bio information (personal and professional), links to published works, award year, team, junior vs. senior, and information regarding their NC grant and research interests; (4) an events calendar that lists event details and links to NC's WebEx registration system; (5) a mailing-list system by which visitors to the Web site can submit their name and contact information to receive NC's e-newsletter; and (6) search functionality so that end users can quickly find what they are looking for on the Web site.
Amount Awarded $50,300.00
Awarded on: 7/8/2009
Time frame: 7/15/2009 - 4/15/2011
Grant Number: 66572