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:




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:


Post Award Compliance: Powerpoint Post-Award Useful Links

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.  This training will be presented by 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.  


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


NMU Internal Awards Overview: View the Powerpoint

This informational session is aimed at new faculty or faculty who are new to NMU internal awards. The training presents the types of awards that are internally available to NMU faculty, their purpose, and what is required to apply for them.



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