Montana State University

ADVANCE Project TRACs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173095
Bozeman, MT 59717-3095

Tel: (406) 994-4690
E-mail: ADVANCE@montana.edu
Location: 319 Leon Johnson

Primary Contacts

Jessi L. Smith, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Provost/
Director of ADVANCE
jsismith@montana.edu

Sara Rushing, Ph.D.
Co-Director of ADVANCE/
University Family Advocate
srushing@montana.edu

Lindsay Murdock
Project Manager
advance@montana.edu

Micaela M. Young
Grant Submission Training Coordinator
micaelayoung@montana.edu

Becca Belou
Equity Data Analyst
rebeccabelou@montana.edu

Co-PIs

Waded Cruzado, Ph.D.
President
Montana State Univerity

Martha A. Potvin, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs

With support from:

Renee Reijo Pera, PhD
Vice-President of Research and Economic Development

Terry Leist
Vice-President for Administration and Finance

Montana State University | ADVANCE Project TRACS

Grant Writing Boot Camp

Spring 2014 Grant Writing Boot Camp - March 7th - May 2nd.

Interested? RSVP to Micaela Young (micaelayoung@montana.edu) by February 17th.

Fall 2013 Boot Camp Documents:

Syllabus

Syllabus with Lesson Plans

Training Agenda

Training Agenda

Fall 2013 Boot Camp Overview and Announcement:

Introduction: This six-week training will facilitate the production of a solid, review-ready grant proposal that submitters can then give to a review panel simulation in order to receive constructive review from grant successful facilitators.

Session Format: In each weekly two-hour session, attendees can expect to interact with grant successful faculty to learn the skills and insights required to develop interesting and competitive grant proposals. Groups will be divided by funding agency and a facilitator will preside over each group for participatory, interactive learning. 

Expected Outcomes: At the end of the session, grant submitters will have gained knowledge of developing narratives and budgets, funding agency and university requirements, and the process of the grant review panel for their respective funding agency. The most significant product of these sessions will be a review-ready grant proposal. 

Topics Include: Group introductions and finding funding (Monday, September 16th from 12 - 1pm); Reviewing Request for Applications or Request for Proposals and preparedness (Friday, September 20th); Letters of Intent, preparedness for process, and mentors (Friday, September 27th); Assembling your proposal team, campus resources (Friday, October 4th); The process/mechanics of proposals (Friday, October 11th); NIH Grant Panel Review (Thursday, October 17th); Responding to review critique and conclusion to boot camp (Friday, October 18th); Boot camp wrap-up dinner, networking (Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m.).

Application Process: Email a one-page project summary detailing the research you intend to have funded, and indicate which funding agency you are interested in approaching. If you know the solicitation number, please mention it in the summary. Include a statement of your research objectives, methods, and any collaborators or partnerships you have identified. In a few lines, address what you hope to gain from the boot camp, and ensure to list your current contact info. Please also attach your most current Curriculum Vitae and email these documents to micaelayoung@montana.edu by September 6, 2013. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance with further instructions and course materials by September 10, 2013. Questions may be directed micaelayoung@montana.edu.

Module Documents:

Click here to view lesson plans and accompanying documents for all 6 modules.

Assessment of Fall 2013 Boot Camp:

Irene Grimberg, the ADVANCE Project TRACS internal evaluator completed an assessment on various ADVANCE events. The boot camp assessment can be found by clicking here or on the image below. For the complete assessment of all Fall 2013 events, click here.

Click here to open a PDF of the Evaluation Plan

Impact of Grant Writing Boot Camp:

Click here to read the Grant Submission Training Coordinator's Impact Report of the Fall 2013 Boot Camp.

Impact Report