Training and Workshops

New Faculty Buzz

The Winter Buzz is Here!

Come drop by as the new faculty of NMU present their research to their colleagues. This is a chance to connect with others across educational disciplines, and find out about some of the interesting research being conducted on our campus!

This event is open to the general public, with light refreshments being provided. 


February 21st, 2020

2P.M. - 4P.M.

Jamrich Hall Room 1318


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Beck at



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.

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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: February 27th, 2020 || 12p.m. - 1p.m.|| LRC 224). 

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. In 2019 and 2020, NMU was able to send three faculty members to this event. Come and hear what they were able to take away from these sessions!

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What we learned by serving on a review panel: A Panel Discussion: (Date: March 19th, 2020 || 12p.m. - 1p.m.|| LRC 224)​​​​​​. 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.

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Student Workshop: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: (Date: April 22nd, 2020 || 11a.m. - 12p.m.|| LRC 224) 

If you are a junior or senior undergraduate student, or in the start of your graduate program, you may be interested in this session. 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. Awardees receive 3 (of 5 years) of funding for their graduate school career. Applications are due in October, attend this session to begin working on your application over the summer! In addition, copies of successful proposals (not available on the NEH Summer Stipend website) will be available.

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NEH Summer Stipend:  (Date: April 23rd, 2020 || 9a.m. - 10a.m.|| LRC 224) .  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.  Applications are due in September. Learn about the process now, to prepare over the summer.  This award provides funding ($6,000) for you to do research/scholarly activity during summer 2021.

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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