Helpful Research-Related Links
Links to MSU Organizations that do Broader Impacts work:
- Academic Technology & Outreach - assist MSU in advancing excellence in teaching, learning, research and public engagement.
- Outreach - an academic outreach arm of Montana State University, dedicated to sharing MSU's vast resources with the citizens of our communities at the local, state, regional, national and international level.
- Native American Education and Outreach Projects - This site includes a list of programs that are offered through MSU with the support of our many partners, including Montana's tribal colleges.
- American Indian Research Opportunities (AIRO) - consortium of Montana's seven Tribal Colleges and Montana State University in Bozeman, dedicated to providing opportunities for American Indian students in career fields where they are significantly underrepresented.
- EMPower - promotes the success of underrepresented minorities and women in engineering and other fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
- Montana IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence - a collaborative network of Ph.D.-granting institutions, baccalaureate schools and tribal colleges that invests in Montana's biomedical research capacity and workforce pipeline.
- Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) - CAIRHE investigators educate MSU undergraduate and graduate students and tribal college students by involving them as research assistants in project work, including fieldwork and service learning in Montana's rural communities.
- List of Study Sections
- List of Institutes
- Types of Grant Programs
- NIH Matchmaker
- A good guide for writing your research plan
- Search for funded projects in your area
Other Sources of NIH Funding:
Databases for awarded grants:
- NIH Reporter / Federal Reporter
- NSF Award Search
- USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS)
- DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS)
- DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Graphic abstracts and figures are valuable ways to communicate your ideas, both in grants and in publications. The workshop focused on principles of graphic/figure design, peer feedback on the participants' figures/graphics, and software demos.
Thursday, April 13 ||Presenter: Laura Stanley, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and former NSF Program Director
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 || 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.
- Link to slides from presentation
- Video of this event is available.
- Tips & Tricks
- Glossary of Terms
- Responsibilities Chart
- OSP Budget template and information
- Mentoring Worksheet
- Mentoring Building relationships
- OSP "How-to" Guide for Principal Investigators
- John Bohannon, Want to Be a PI? What Are the Odds? , Science, Jun. 2, 2014
- F. Markowetz, You are not working for me; I am working with you , PLoS Comput Biol 2015, 11(9): e1004387.
- David A. Stone, Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator. The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 07, 2010.
- Hugh Kearns & Maria Gardiner, The care and maintenance of your adviser. Nature 469, 570(2011) doi:10.1038/nj7331-570a
The NSF Broader Impacts Puzzle: Strategies to develop a plan and ideas of activities
Learn more by visiting the Broader Impacts website of Extended University.
Communicationg Your Science Workshop - 2016 Syllabus
Schimel, J., (2012) Writing Science: How to Write Papers that Get Cited and Proposals that Get Funded. Oxford University Press, USA.
Porter, R. (2007) Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals. The Journal of Research Administration. Volume XXXVIII, Number 2, 37.
Williams, J.M., and Bizup, J. (2015). Style : lessons in clarity and grace, Twelfth Edition. edn (Boston, Pearson).
Giddings, M.C., (2015) 8 Concepts Every Grant Writer Must Master For A Successful Proposal!
Pinker, S. (2014) Why Academics Stink at Writing. The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle Review.
Pinker, S. (2014). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Penguin.
Sword, H. The Writer’s Diet Blog - Use the online WritersDiet Test to identify paunchy prose, then follow the no-nonsense advice in the book to strengthen and tone your verbal muscles.
Sword, H. (2012) Stylish Academic Writing. Harvard University Press, USA.
R. Porter (2015) Six Critical Questions to Launch a Successful Grant Proposal. NCURA Magazine May/June.
Randy Olson: http://www.randyolsonproductions.com/
- Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style
- Connection: Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking
- Houston, We Have a Narrative
Edward Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Marc J. Kuchner, Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times