Training and Workshops

The Grants & Contracts Office is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 workshop and educational session schedule. Workshop descriptions are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all trainings and workshops will be hosted in LRC 109. If you have any questions about the workshops or if you have a suggestion for a workshop or training you would be interested in attending, please contact Kristin Beck.

Please sign up for sessions by going to: http://www.acs.nmu.edu/2.10.php?app=GER

 

New Faculty Tech Talks:  Join us on August 26 in welcoming the new faculty to NMU.  Join us as each new faculty member will give a very brief presentation on their research and scholarly activity.  12:00pm - 1:30pm in the Mead Auditorium (2701 West Science).  There is no need to RSVP for this event, light snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

NEH Summer Stipend Informational Session: Learn more about applying for the National Endowment For the Humanities Summer Stipend.  Only two applications are permitted from each university, learn how to develop the best application for this highly competitive opportunity.  September 8, 8:00am - 8:50am, LRC 109.  Please RSVP for this event.

 

Four Part Series on Applying for External Funding:  Each of the four sessions will be offered twice on the day listed: 8:00am - 8:50am and 12:00pm - 12:50pm in LRC 109.  If you cannot attend at either time, please contact krbeck@nmu.edu as additional times may be added.  For those who attend all four sessions, a certificate of completion will be delivered to you at the end of the semester.

 (1) Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit: Held on September 13; In this session, we will cover tips and suggestions for narrowing the funding field and targeting grant opportunities more strategically, starting with a high level view and then delve into how to vet individual funding announcements. You will leave with a quick checklist that you can use to evaluate funding opportunities in the future.

(2) Proposal Writing II: Significance, Objectives, and Research Plan: Held on October 11; In this session we will cover general grantsmanship and the following proposal components: ◦ Introduction/overview ◦ Statement of significance ◦ Literature review ◦ Goals/Objectives/Hypotheses ◦ Research design ◦ Methods

(3) Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls: Held on November 8; In this session we will cover the following proposal components: ◦ Title ◦ Project summary/abstract We will also address proposal competitiveness within the structure of      your proposal and common proposal pitfalls.

(4) Budgets and Budget Justification: Held on November 29; This session covers how to develop an accurate budget and a convincing budget justification.

 

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop for Students:   Held on September 14 and September 16, at 12:00 - 12:50pm (these are repeat sessions to be sure all who are interested will be able to attend).  This session will be a workshop to assist undergraduate and graduate student to prepare an application to the National Science Foundation Fellowship competition.

 

Faculty Grants/Internal Funding Session:  September 28 at 5:00pm; This session will cover the internal funding opportunities available through NMU, including Faculty Research Grants and the newly implemented PRIME Funding.

 

Past Sessions:

PRIME Funding Workshop - Learn more about the second year of the Northern PRIME Fund, a $20,000 award for 1 year, multidisciplinary projects. 

NEH Summer Stipend Session

New Faculty Tech Talks

NSF Fellowship Application Workshop for Students:   This session will be a workshop to assist undergraduate and graduate student to prepare an application to the National Science Foundation Fellowship competition. 

Faculty Grants/Internal Funding Session:  This session will cover the internal funding opportunities available through NMU, including Faculty Research Grants and the newly implemented PRIME Funding.

Introduction to External/Grant Funding for Students (graduate and undergraduate):  This session is geared to both undergraduate and graduate students who may be searching for funding opportunities for research and scholarly activities.  We will discuss how to find opportunities, requirements for applying and how any awards are processed at NMU.

Funding for the Non-Sciences.  Learn how to search for opportunities for your interests, fellowships, and other avenues for your scholarly activities!

Four Part Series on the Basics of Proposal Writing:  At the completion of the four sessions, you may have a complete proposal ready to submit for external funding!  In between workshops, a scheduled "work-time" will be announced to have assistance from the Grants and Contracts Office to ask questions, get hands-on help, and to brainstorm ideas.

   (1) Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit: In this session, we will cover tips and suggestions for narrowing the funding field and targeting grant opportunities more strategically, starting with a high level view and then delve into how to vet individual funding announcements. You will leave with a quick checklist that you can use to evaluate funding opportunities in the future.

   (2) Proposal Writing II: Significance, Objectives, and Research Plan: In this session we will cover general grantsmanship and the following proposal components: ◦ Introduction/overview ◦ Statement of significance ◦ Literature review ◦ Goals/Objectives/Hypotheses ◦ Research design ◦ Methods

   (3) Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls: In this session we will cover the following proposal components: ◦ Title ◦ Project summary/abstract We will also address proposal competitiveness within the structure of      your proposal and common proposal pitfalls.

   (4) Budgets and Budget Justification: This session covers how to develop an accurate budget and a convincing budget justification.

 

 

The Grants and Contracts Office has also presented sessions for students such as Research Ethics, and Basics of External/Grant Funding.  We can come to your classroom, department meeting, or small group, in addition to meeting individually.  Please contact us for information!

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