Overview

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

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

 

USDA Grant Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
9:00 – 10:00 
RSVP here 

Recent Events

NIH Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017  || 9:00 a.m. - 10:00  a.m
Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Ph.D.
Join grant-successful faculty who have received NSF grant to learn tips and tricks for success.

 

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

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

Facilitated by Nika Stoop, Ph.D.

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

 

#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.

 

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

 

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.
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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.
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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.
Click here to register

 

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.

For more details and to register, visit http://calendar.msu.montana.edu/events.php?id=22148.

 

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. 
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Recent Videos

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

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

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