Lewis-Burke has arranged a number of federal agency workshops on university campuses that have included officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism within the National Institutes of Health as well as the Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

In each of these cases, agency officials explained the funding process to faculty and also met individually and in groups at breakout sessions to discuss their research interests and provide guidance for seeking funds. Establishing relationships with federal program managers gives faculty members a step up in competing for new funds and subsequent funding has been awarded from these competitive agencies stimulated by these interactions.