The mission of the Office for Scholarship Development and Academic Impact in the College of Education, Health, and Human Development is to provide a research infrastructure to support funded programs that enhance the College mission to serve the people of Montana and beyond in education, health and well-being.

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Help with all phases of the grant process from developing funding ideas to managing projects awarded funding is available. Contact Bill Ruff or Elizabeth Bird.


Cross-College Mental Health Scholarship Forum

This half-day event featured presenters from every MSU college sharing their scholarship related to mental health.  The forum is sponsored by the VPRED.

EHHD Internal Grant Opportunities

EHHD Policies and Forms 

EHHD Research Reports

  • EHHD Research Reports 2014-2016
  • EHHD REsearch Reports 2017-2018



Biddy Bird Twitterings for Grant Success


Professional Awards you may want to nominate for:



EHHD Brown Bag Methods Seminar documents (2017-18)Seminar manuscripts available on request from

Large Data Sets Manuscript

Research in Riral Education 2018-33-1 Wilson, Downey, Beck pages 1-14

Mixed Methods Manuscript

Computers in Human Behavior-2016-Vaterlaus 1097-1105

Case Study Manuscript

John Seifert Ski Width manuscript

 CBPR Manuscripts

Qualitative Health Research -2017: What Touched Your Heart? Collaborative Story Analysis Emerging From an Apsaalooke Cultural Context

Qualitative Inquiry-2014: Crossing Methodological Borders: Decolonizing Community-Based Participatory Research

Note: Seminar manuscripts available on request from


Funds available for mentors to review your grant applications: We are offering faculty a new strategy to be successful with grant writing. EHHD will provide $100 for EHHD grant writers to offer to a successful grant writing expert in your field to review a draft of your grant proposal. Recently we heard of another university that used this strategy with great success. With a $100 investment, faculty were getting an amazing quantity of helpful feedback that increased their success rates. Here are the specifics: one $100 stipend per grant that you submit; provide the name and credentials to Bill Ruff. You want to shoot for the biggest star in your area, and hopefully, when they read your stellar proposal they will also want to be a consultant for your project! 

Research Computing Group (RCG): aims to provide affordable IT infrastructure to researchers. This is a collaborative effort between the ITC and the Office of the Vice President for Research to provide additional research-specific resources that lie outside the scope of ITC services.

See MSU Information Sheet for basic information required for proposal forms and budgets.