Training and Workshops



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:

Upcoming Sessions:

NEH Summer Stipend Workshop: August 30, 9:00am - 10:00am.  West Science, Room 2803.  This session will cover the NEH Summer Stipend, and the requirements for applying.  Each institution is only allowed to submit 2 applications; this session will also cover the internal competition.  Funded proposals (not available on the NEH website), will also be provided as examples.  Coffee and morning bakery will be provided.

New Faculty Buzz Session: August 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Jamrich Hall, Room 1311.  New Faculty will have 2 minutes to talk about their research/interests/scholarly activity with 2 Power-point Slides.  This event will introduce you and your colleagues to each other's research interests and you will also meet the Grad Ed & Research Office staff.  Light hors' d'oeuvre's and beverages will be provided.  Feel free to come and go to this event, as your schedule allows.

National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program: September 5, 12:00pm (Noon) to 1:30pm.  The NSF GRFP 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, and awards a stipend and tuition for 3 years of graduate school.  You can apply if you are an undergraduate senior, a bachelor's degree holder before enrolling in a degree-granting graduate program, and graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program.  We will cover the basics of applying to the program, and requirements of the application.  Also presenting will be NMU's recent awardee of this program, Sierra Gillman, who begins her award in Fall 2019.  Lunch will be provided.

NMU Internal Awards Overview: October 4, 9:00am - 10:00am in LRC224.  This session will cover the in's and out's of applying to the various NMU Internal Funding Opportunities.

Post Award Compliance: October 23, 8:00am - 9:00am in LRC224.  This session will be for faculty who have recently received an NMU Internal Funding award or external funding.  Covered in this session will be: setting up a grant account, expending funds from the account, and close-out procedures of your award.  Also presenting at this session is Janelle Taylor (Graduate Education and Research Office), Erica Goff (Grants and Contracts Office) and Kathy Frazier (Controller's Office).  Additionally, discussed will be common changes which may occur during the grant period, federal/state regulations, sponsor requirements, and university policies and procedures.  Morning bakery and coffee will be provided.

Four Part Series on External Funding: 

  1. Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit: September 19 at 8:00am in WS2803

  2. Proposal Writing I: The Nuts and Bolts: October 10 at 8:00am in WS2803

  3. Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls: November 14 at 8:00am in WS2803

  4. Budgets and Budget Justification: December 5 at 8:00am in WS2803

Funding for the Non-Sciences: (Date: TBD).  This session will cover some organizations to seek out funding opportunities for topics/areas which may not be the best fit for such places as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.  Opportunities such as fellowships (Fulbright), summer stipends, and other opportunities will be discussed.

CUR Dialogues: A Panel Discussion: (Date: TBD).  This panel discussion will cover what it is like to attend the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues event.  This event is held yearly in Washington DC, and invites faculty members from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI) to attend to meet with program officers from federal and national organizations to assist attendees in securing funding from their organization, and how to make the most from being from a PUI.  

What we learned by serving on a review panel: A Panel Discussion: (Date: TBD). Learn what it is like to have your proposal reviewed by a review panel.  This workshop will have a variety of NMU faculty and staff who have served on a review panel discuss what it was like to serve on the review panel, what was learned, and what the biggest take-aways were from their experiences when reviewing (and writing) proposals.


Past Sessions:

Four Part Series on External Funding

• Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit  View the Searching for Funding Powerpoint

• Proposal Writing I: The Nuts and Bolts View Slides

• Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls View Slides

• Budgets and Budget Justification: View slides


Student Workshop: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program View the Powerpoint



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.