ADVANCE Project TRACS Events


Upcoming Events:

Spring 2016

For more details about our events contact Nika Stoop at x4690 or


Research Mentoring || Tuesday, May 17 || 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. || Jabs 207 – How can faculty who supervise researchers become the most effective mentor? These workshop sessions led by experienced mentor Dr. Suzanne Christopher of EHHD are based on the Mentor for Clinical and Translational Researchers curriculum. The seminar uses a case-based approach to explore an intellectual framework for research mentoring, providing opportunities for reflection on mentoring skills and a forum to solve mentoring dilemmas and share strategies for success. 

Internal Implementation Advisory Team Meeting || Tuesday, May 17 || 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. || Jabs 207 – This meeting is an opportunity to bring the entire Internal Implementation Advisory group up to speed with the semester in review, gain feedback from them, and brainstorm ideas and programming for the upcoming semester.

Writing to Communicate Your Science || Wednesdays - May 25, June 1 and June 8 || 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. || Jabs 207 – Have a paper or grant that you would like to revise? Join the three-week writing workshop focused on communicating your science: telling, organizing, and writing your story. Open to faculty who have a draft of a complete grant proposal or peer-reviewed paper to bring to the workshop.    


Grant Writing Boot Camp 2.0: Reviews and Rewriting Your Proposal || Thursday, June 9 || 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Panel session with faculty who have experiences with different agencies to help in understanding your reviews – giving ideas on how to respond and talk to your program officer. Bring your reviews to the peer review session to discuss your reviews and strategize about how to address them.



Presentation by and conversation with Dr. Luis Fraga, Notre Dame University || Thursday, May 5 || 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. || ABB 134 – Dr. Fraga is the Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership; Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University. View the PDF of his presentation


Partnering with Businesses to Apply for Federal Small Business Grants – SBIR/STTR || Wednesday, April 20, 2016 || 12:00-1:00 p.m. || SUB235 
Christie Bell, Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP) Program 
Academic scientists and engineers often dismiss the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs because of a misconception they aren't eligible. With the right company partner or positioned as a university spin-out, university researchers and students make excellent SBIR/STTR candidates. Christie will go over these programs and other MTIP services.

Campus Climate Data Charrette || Tuesday, April 26 || 3:00-4:30 p.m. || Leigh Lounge, SUB – Join President Cruzado and Provost Potvin for the annual poster session featuring the latest data from the MSU Climate Survey and other MSU activities that highlight the importance of creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Campus Climate Data Charrette Posters Now Available Online


Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Intro to Grants || 12:15-1:15 p.m. || Jabs 407
This session is designed to demystify the process of submitting a grant at Montana State University. Session participants can expect to become familiar with the standard process of grant submissions, as well as the resources available to them. Activities include conducting a test run of grant funding databases, sketching a draft project budget, and setting up document folders for standard proposal pieces.


February 2, 2016 - Funding from Foundations
Matt Parsons, Associate Director of Foundation Relations, MSU Alumni Foundation, will give some hints for planning and drafting your proposal as well as provide tools to help you be successful.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: EPS 127

February 4, 2016 - It Depends on the Lens
View a variety of scenarios involving hiring bias and explore ways to avoid it.

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: SUB Ballrooms B,C & D


January 28, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM - NSF CAREER Award Panel
Planning  to submit an NSF CAREER grant proposal in 2016? Jump start your preparation with by asking questions of a panel of grant-successful faculty. Learn more... 


Archived Events

Fall 2015 


September 30, 2015 - Student Success Panel

September 18-October 23 - Grant Writing Boot Camp

Spring 2015 

May - Event Descriptions 
May 1, 2015 - Internal Implementation Advisory Team Meeting 
May 18-19, 2015 - Grant Writing Boot Camp 2.0 
May 20-June 3 - How to be an Effective Research Mentor Workshop

April - Event Descriptions
April 8, 2015 - Introduction to Resources for MSU Grant Resources 
April 23, 2015 - Joan Williams Keynote
April 28, 2015 - Data Charette 

March - Event Descriptions
March 5, 2015 - A Lecture with Distinguished Guest, Dr. Marlene Tromp 
March 17, 2015 - Observing and Participating Within the the Implicit Bias Matrix: Women in Statistics 

February - Event Descriptions 
February 13, 2015 - AWIS Webinar || Some Things are Illegal 

January - Event Descriptions 
January 9, 2015 - A Q&A Panel with Distinguished Women in STEM 
January 30, 2015 - NSF CAREER Grant Panel 

Fall 2014 

September - NSF Site Visit

October - Event Descriptions 
October 7, 2014 - Turning the Two Body Problem into a Two Body Opportunity  
September 19 - October 24 - Grant Writing Bootcamp 

November - Event Descriptions 
November 7, 2014 - AWIS Webinar: It's Cheaper to Keep Her
November 5&6, 2014 - at Wellness Fair
November 21, 2014 - Finding & Securing Funding through Foundations 

December - Event Descriptions 
December 10, 2014 - ADVANCE 2014 Internal Implementation Advisory Team Meeting 

Spring 2013 - Spring 2014 Archives