Training and Workshops



The Grants & Contracts Office is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 workshop and educational session schedule. 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:


Student Workshop: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

When: Monday, September 24, 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: LRC 224 (the room at the back of the library)

What is this program?  The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

What does it do?  Awards a stipend and tuition for 3 years of graduate school.

Who can apply? Undergraduate seniors and bachelor's degree holders may apply before enrolling in a degree-granting graduate program, and graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program.  

Why should you come to this workshop?  Learn more about this program, how to apply, and how to get your application in by the deadline (October).  More importantly, food and beverages are provided for all attendees.

Please RSVP  by going to: or email


Four Part Series on External Funding

The first session of the Grants & Contracts Office’s Four Part Series of External Funding will be taking place in West Science (WS) 2803 on Wednesday, September 26, at 8:00am (Sessions last about 1 hour).  Coffee and bakery will be provided.

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 & Contracts Office to ask questions, get hands-on help, and to brainstorm ideas.

• Sep. 26:  Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit  
• Oct. 17: Proposal Writing I: The Nuts and Bolts

• Nov. 7: Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls
• Nov. 28: Budgets and Budget Justification

To join us for these helpful workshops, an RSVP is mandatory. Let us know you’re coming by clicking this link: or by emailing

If you cannot make this session due to a conflict, please email, an additional session may be added with enough interest.



Faculty Grants/Internal Funding Session:  Date TBD

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


Introduction to External and Internal Grant Funding Workshop for Students: November 15 from 2-4 pm in LRC 224.

This session will be a workshop to assist undergraduate and graduate student to prepare an application to NMU's Spooner and Excellence in Education internal opportunities, as well as dive into options for seeking funding through external avenues.


Past Sessions:


The 2018 Buzz Session was a success! Thank you, new faculty, for your participation and effort! 





External Education Opportunities: 

    Opportunities will be announced as we become aware of them!




    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 at, or 906-227-2300.