Overview

Grant-seeking faculty can connect with a network of grant-successful faculty to assist with submission and revisions of grant applications. Facilitators will review grant applications and provide constructive feedback, or share samples of successful grant proposals and abstracts.

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Who We Are and How It Works

 The Network started as part of the ADVANCE Project TRACS Enhancing Research Capacity and Opportunity Initiative and is supported by the Montana INBRE program. It is comprised of diverse grant-successful faculty representing a number of disciplines and departments on campus. Each member of the Network brings a unique and valuable contribution including significant success with grant submissions. Facilitators participate voluntarily in Network activities, and have graciously offered their time and expertise to advance research opportunities at Montana State University.

 The Facilitator-Grant Submitter Relationship and Collaborations

Facilitators receive $50.00 "Downtown Dollars" as a token of appreciation, accepted at all retailers in downtown Bozeman including restaurants, spas, retail shops, and more. The Facilitator-Grant Submitter relationship is modest in scope to preserve the time resources of each participant.

  • The Grant Submission Training Coordinator (Grant Coordinator) will contact each facilitator a maximum of two times per academic year to request a submission review, or to request proposal samples.
  • Any continued participation is entirely at the discretion of the facilitator.
  • Facilitators and grant submitters are not expected to remain in continual communication after reviews are completed.

Grant submitters and facilitators agree to maintain confidentiality in regards to materials and communications. The Network invites facilitators that provide constructive feedback so the grant submitter's ideas will be regarded with respect. Similarly, grant submitters should expect that facilitators appreciate advance notice for proposal reviews, ideally no less than two weeks. Reviews do not necessarily need to occur in person, and the facilitator and grant submitter may communicate electronically to achieve their goals. The Grant Coordinator can facilitate the initial meeting between collaborators, or faculty may initiate a self-directed search once the collaborative feature is added to the website.  

 

How to Access the Grant Facilitator Network

The Grant Coordinator maintains a list of successful grantees/facilitators and grant submitters interested in connecting. To sign up as a facilitator or grant submitter, please fill out the form below and Nika Stoop, the Grant Coordinator, will contact you.