Evelyn F Baisey-Thomas is a retiree from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to her retirement, she served as an Information Technology Specialist and an Outreach Coordinator. She was closely involved for a number of years in providing training to users of NSF’s Fastlane system and Grants.gov. Fastlane supports several NSF operations including proposal submission and review activities, project progress reports and budget and financial transactions. Ms. Baisey-Thomas has made numerous presentations on the use of Fastlane and Grants.gov to colleges, universities and professional and societal organizations across the U.S. Additionally she served as a subject-matter expert in the developmental design and implementation of modifications to NSF’s mission systems and enhancements to Fastlane.

In 2004, she worked on a four-month detail assignment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to acquire a working knowledge of the Grants.gov application process; it’s interaction with the Fastlane system; and to provide outreach and training assistance to the project. She was responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of Grants.gov outreach workshops for the national and regional meetings of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society of Research Administrators (SRA).

Ms. Baisey-Thomas as a Consultant has made numerous workshop presentations for Quality Education for minorities (QEM) during their Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training sessions. Additionally she served as Executive Director for Minority Serving Institutions for Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) providing administrative and professional assistance coordinating the implementation of their Regional and National conferences.