Grant Submission Training Coordinator
Through the Research Capacity and Opportunity initiative, the Grant Submission Training Coordinator provides comprensive grant proposal services including funding searches, proposal writing, background research, budget development, and formatting and editing. The Grant Submission Training Coordinator also serves as a liaison for grant-seeking faulty in search of an introduction to grant-successful faculty in the Grant Facilitators Network.
Grant Writers may review the downloadable service menu and fill out the contact form available below to request services, or send a hard copy via campus mail. The Grant Coordinator will review your request form and contact you within one business day. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the Grant Coordinator directly to discuss options available to them.
Downloadable Service Menus:
Fields marked with a "*" are required to submit the form.
Grant Coordinator Activity, January through April 2013
Proposal Submissions and Funding Searches (Current and Pending)
Meetings and Events Conducted
The Grant Submission Training Coordinator began reaching out to the MSU community beginning January 1, 2013 in order to familiarize faculty and staff with the goals, intiatives, and resources of ADVANCE: Project TRACS. Attendance of Individual meetings with new faculty, departmental meetings, and campus events have provided the Grant Training Coordinator with the opportunity to learn more about specific research agendas on campus, and to discover new and exciting ways to build context-dependent research capacity at Montana State University. Please contact the Grant Submission Training Coordinator to schedule your meeting today!
Enhancing research capacity requires so much more than one or two people working on grant submissions. In order to develop a strong and sustainable research support infrastructure, the MSU community must work together to share ideas and leverage their talents. Aside from developing a Grant Facilitator Network and providing funding opportunities through ADVANCE: Project TRACS, a number of key goals have been identified in order to achieve the level of research support requisite for faculty and student success. These goals are to:
(1). Facilitate an unprecedented number of interdisciplinary teams in order to create a collaborative and creative research environment
(2). Collect input from grant successful faculty and develop a year-round grant submission training program to prepare faculty to submit successful proposals independently and on teams
(3). Create a consistent research support presence on campus that inlcudes pre-submission processes that ensure proposals are ready to submit
(4). Elect an advisory board of research scientists on and off campus to discuss and attempt to mitigate the challenges experienced by researchers
(5). Identify partnership opportunities to merge efforts with groups on and off campus that are striving for enhanced research capacity in the university environment