Grant Submission Training Coordinator

Grant Submission Training Coordinator

Through the Research Capacity and Opportunity Initiative, the Grant Submission Training Coordinator provides comprehensive grant proposal services to the faculty community. These services include:

  • Training and technical assistance on grant writing and proposal submissions

  • Conducting funding searches based on research background and publications

  • Provision of direct assistance with budget and project development

  • Review and workshop of narratives and other proposal elements

  • Coordination with collaborators, mentors, and funding agency contacts

  • Guidance before, during, and after the submission of the proposal to satisfy university and funding agency criteria

Grant Writers may review the downloadable service menu below to view available services. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Grant Coordinator directly to discuss options available to them.

Downloadable Service Menus:

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Detailed Overview of Services (5 page)

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Meetings and Events

The Grant Submission Training Coordinator began reaching out to the MSU community beginning January of last year in order to familiarize faculty and staff with the goals, initiatives, and resources of ADVANCE Project TRACS, and to assess faculty needs in one-on-one meetings. Departments may contact the Grant Submission Training Coordinator to learn about the ways ADVANCE can increase research capacity and opportunity for their faculty based on their needs and research interests. The Grant Submission Training Coordinator can work with faculty in groups or on an individual basis to provide targeted training opportunities, or to conduct custom workshops. Contact the Grant Submission Training Coordinator today to schedule your meeting! For more information on current and past events, click here.


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Future Work

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). Leverage resources and energies of ADVANCE with other groups on campus that show strong interest in facilitating interdisciplinary exchange in order to create a highly collaborative and creative research environment at MSU.

(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 includes pre-submission processes that ensure proposals are ready to submit

(4). Host roundtable discussions between programs on campus with synergistic goals and develop a team of passionate, invested faculty that will create an interdisciplinary-Joint Appointment Toolkit. This toolkit aims to establish policies and procedures for reviewing interdisciplinary faculty research and teaching at retention, tenure, and promotion evaluations, and establishes policies and procedures to support, facilitate, and reward interdisciplinary teaching.

(5). Identify partnership opportunities to merge efforts with groups on and off campus that are striving for enhanced research capacity in the university environment

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