The research focused workshops are offered on a monthly basis to help faculty understand and succeed in their research and scholarship. They range from 1 hour sessions to multi-day bootcamps that bring faculty together to work on writing grant proposals and journal articles.

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Email cfe@montana.edu and we'll add it to the list to be considered.


Upcoming Events

Dept. of Energy: Tips & Tricks for Grant Proposals

Wednesday, January 16 || 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM || Innovative Learning Studio (Library)

Guests: Adie Phillips, Civil Engineering and Lee Spangler, Energy Research Institute
Facilitator: Nika Stoop, Center for Faculty Excellence

Grant proposals to the Department of Energy can be very different depending on what type of grant you are aiming for. Join grant-successful faculty for a workshop on tips & tricks for submitting grant proposals to the DOE. We will cover how to find the right opportunity for you, proposal requirements and the submission process.

Register now for this DOE grant workshop. Attendees will receive 1 credit towards membership in the Center.

Attending this workshop allows faculty to achieve these CFE faculty learning outcomes:

  • Securing internal and external funding to support scholarly work
  • Developing relationships to promote research and scholarly excellence, and encourage collaboration across disciplines

Social and Behavioral Science Grant Review Learning Community

Tuesday, September 18 || 12:00 – 1:00 PM || 221 Herrick Hall Conference Room
Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided.

Hosted by Suzanne Held, Professor of Health & Human Development and Women in STEM/SBS Distinguished Professor

NEW! Are you working on a grant in the social and behavioral sciences? Join us for a monthly grant review session starting September 18 and continuing on the third Tuesday throughout the year. Each month two people will bring up to 3 pages of their grant that they are working on for the group to read and give feedback. It is a chance for you to read grants in the SBS area and get feedback from colleagues and experts.

Co-sponsored with the Office of Sponsored Programs

Intro to Grants and Finding Grant Funding

Tuesday, September 11 || 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. || SUB 233
Presented by Nika Stoop, Research Resources Coordinator, CFE

New to writing grants? Join us for an interactive session that introduces you to the grant writing process, and the MSU policies and procedures. We will also cover how to find funding opportunities that fit your research program beyond searching on funding websites.

Grant Writing Boot Camp: From Idea to Proposal

Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 || 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Grant Training Coordinator, CFE

From Idea to Proposal: Go through the grant-writing process from beginning to end while working on your own grant proposal. With feedback from peers and experts, this 5-week workshop is designed to help novice grant writers understand the requirements of a grant opportunity, collect and create the many parts of a proposal, organize and write about their project, connect with MSU resources, and submit a grant proposal at MSU. 

  • Participation is limited to 16 people so apply for your spot TODAY (or at least by Sept 12th)! Preference will be given to faculty who already have a grant opportunity in mind and can attend ALL sessions.