Overview

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.

 

Workshops

Upcoming Events

Connecting your Research with the Community: Ideas and Strategies for Grant Proposals

Tuesday, May 8 || 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM || Innovative Learning Studio (Library)

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Facilitated by Suzi Taylor, Assistant Director Outreach and Communications and Jamie Cornish, Outreach Specialist, from Academic Technology & Outreach

 

Suzi and Jamie will give an overview of strategies for writing great Broader Impact or other public outreach plans when writing proposals. Some key things they will cover are ongoing outreach activities that you could join, needs assessments, and ways to evaluate the activities. They will share ideas from the 2018 National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) Summit.

Planning Productivity: Hands-On Summer Planning Session

Thursday, May 10 || 10:00 – 11:30 AM || Innovative Learning Studio (Library)

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Facilitated by Vanessa Simonds and Suzanne Held, Health & Human Development

Join us to watch the "Every Summer Needs a Plan" webinar from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

 

- Do you often start the summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?

- Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this summer?

- Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer?


In this hands-on planning session, we will watch the NCFDD webinar and then Vanessa and Suzanne will be on-hand to help you create your summer plan.

Grant-Writing Bootcamp 2.0: Understanding Reviews and Rewriting your Proposal

Friday, June 8 || 10:00 – 11:30 AM || SUB 233

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Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Grant Training Coordinator, CFE
Guest Faculty: Michelle Flenniken (NSF/USDA), Seth Walk (NIH/USDA), Jessi Smith (NSF, NIH)


While having a grant declined to be funded is disappointing, it gives faculty an opportunity to revise the proposal and resubmit. This workshop focuses on understanding your grant reviews, how to discuss them with your program officer, and how to revise their proposals to address those reviews. We'll start with an overview of general tips and then open it up to a panel discussion. Participants should bring their reviews for the small group discussions at the end of the session.

Recent Events

Survey Design for Teaching and/or Research

Tuesday, March 6 || 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. || SUB 235

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Facilitated by Greg Notess, Library and Nika Stoop, CFE
Guest Faculty: 
Kaylin Greene – Sociology, Suzanne Held – Health & Human Development, and Bill Schell - Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

 

Integrating Research, Education and OutreachNSF CAREER Grant Panel
Wednesday, February 7 || 1:00 – 2:30 PM || ABB 138 Click here to register
Panel: Michelle Flenniken, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Paul Stoy, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Jim Wilking, Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology & Neuroscience

The NSF CAREER Award is a prestigious grant that integrates education and research. Find out more about what should be included in these proposals from several past awardees at MSU. Bring a one-page summary of your project to discuss in small groups. Register ahead of time at the CFE website for access to examples of successful proposals.

Balancing Parenting and Productivity

Tuesday, January 23 || 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. || Innovative Learning Studio (Library) Click here to register

Lunch will be provided.

Facilitators: Sara Rushing (MSU Family Advocate, Political Science), Amy Trowbridge (Land Resources & Environmental Sciences), and David Claudio (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering)

 

Join fellow MSU parents to watch a National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development interactive webinar: “Parenting and Productivity” by Rebecca L. Davis, PhD, Associate Professor of History with a joint appointment in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. Come and create your “Parenting Support Map,” and learn about the MSU family-friendly policies in the new Faculty Handbook.

 

Introduction to Writing Research Grants

Thursday, January 18 || 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. || SUB168  Click here to register

Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Brock, Pre-Award Specialist, OSP and Nika Stoop, Grant Training 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. The session will be offered via WebEx for those faculty not on the Bozeman campus.

 

USDA Grant Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Guests: Carl Yeoman, Animal & Range Sciences and Mary Burrows, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Join grant-successful faculty who have received USDA grants to learn tips and tricks for success.

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NSF Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 || 10:00 a.m. - 11:00  a.m.

Guests: Bruce Maxwell, Institute on Ecosystems and David Dickensheets, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Join grant-successful faculty who have received NSF grants to learn tips and tricks for success.

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NIH Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017  || 9:00 a.m. - 10:00  a.m
Guests: Ed Dratz, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Alex Adams, Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE)
Join grant-successful faculty who have received NIH grants to learn tips and tricks for success.

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#GrantSuccess - Connecting with MSU Resources for Grant Proposal Preparation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 || 1:00 p.m. - 2:30  p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Office for Sponsored Programs

Connect with MSU programs and people that share the mission of supporting faculty research and ask them grant-related questions in the "hot topics in grant writing" 1.5-hour roundtable session

 

Finding Grant Funding

Friday, September 8 || 12:00 p.m. - 1:00  p.m.

Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Ph.D.

Join our workshop on how to find funding opportunities that fit your research program. This session will focus on techniques that go beyond searching on funding websites.

Video of this event is available.     camera

 

Visualizing your Research: Graphic Abstracts and Figures
Wednesday, May 17 || Renne Library ILS  || 3:00-4:30

Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Grant Training Coordinator, CFE
Guest Faculty: Brittany Fasy, Computer Science, Aurélien Mazurie,Research CyberInfrastructure Group (part of University Information Technology), and Nika Stoop, Center for Faculty Excellence

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Grant Writing Boot Camp 2.0: Understanding Reviews 

Wednesday, May 3 || SUB 235 || 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Grant Training Coordinator, CFE

Guest Faculty: Chaufu Lu, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Lee Spangler, Energy Research Institute and Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, and Seth Walk, Microbiology & Immunology

 

While having a grant declined to be funded is disappointing, it gives faculty an opportunity to retune the proposal and resubmit. This workshop focuses on understanding your grant reviews, how to discuss them with your program officer, and how to revise their proposals to address those reviews. Once you have registered, you will be asked to submit a summary of your grant and the reviews so that you can be put into groups to discuss with peers and experts.

Visualizing your Research: Graphic Abstracts and Figures
Wednesday, May 17 || 3:00 – 4:30 PM || Renne Library 1151 Innovative Learning Studio
Presenters: Brittany Fasy, Computer Science, Aurélien Mazurie, Cyberinfrastructure, and Nika Stoop, CFE

 

Graphic abstracts and figures are valuable ways to communicate your ideas, both in grants and in publications. Join Dr. Fasy to learn about principles of graphic/figure design and receive feedback about your own figures/graphics. Also learn how to create graphics/figures on software tools. Once you have registered, you will be asked to submit a figure or graphic that you would like to get feedback on.

How to be a PI: Yay! I got a grant. Now what do I do?

Wednesday, April 5 || SUB 233 || 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM with the program starting at 12:00 PM.

Facilitators: Leslie Schmidt, OSP, Jamie McEvoy, Earth Sciences and Nika Stoop, CFE

Guest Faculty: Bok Sowell, Animal & Range Sciences, Mary Cloninger, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Suzanne Held, Health & Human Development

 

This workshop is designed to help those who are first-time PIs navigate the world of grants management. Guest faculty will talk about student mentoring/coaching, budget management, reporting, and other PI responsibilities.

Attendees earn one credit towards Center Membership. Workshop will be available via Webex.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Writing Workshop

Friday, April 7 || SUB Ballroom D || 8:30am to 12:30pm, Private Appointments available in the afternoon.

Presenter: NEH Senior Program Officer, Mary Macklem, PhD

Hosted by MSU Library and the Center for Faculty Excellence

 

Workshop activities include an overview of the NEH endowment programs and special initiatives followed by a mock panel review session offering strategies for developing strong applications for the NEH.

 

Demystifying the Funding Process at the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Thursday, April 13 || Jabs 405 || 3:00 – 4:00 pm. 
Presenter: Laura Stanley, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and former NSF Program Director 

Dr. Stanley has just returned from her rotation as a Program Director for Cyber-Human Systems group in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) directorate. She will give a general overview of the NSF structure with a brief description of Directorates, Divisions, and Programs and how to find an appropriate home for your research. She will also explain different mechanisms available for funding such as the EAGER, RAPID, and how solicitations such as Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) come to be, the origins of such calls and keys to responding to those types of funding mechanisms. 

Recent Videos

USDA Grant Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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NSF Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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NIH Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Finding Grant Funding

Friday, September 8

Video of this event is available.     camera

 

Visualizing your Research: Graphic Abstracts and Figures
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Video of this event is available.     camera

How to be a PI: Yay! I got a grant. Now what do I do?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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