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Funded by the VP for Research office, Center for Faculty Excellence, and ADVANCE: Project TRACS, proposal solicitations will be announced each year to all faculty with priority given to outstanding applications by women in STEM/SBS. We are anticipating 4 awards per year. The mini-grants can be used to diversify one’ s research or teaching and could include requesting funds to collect pilot data, collaborate on an interdisciplinary project, develop multi-department research proposals or courses, pair new faculty with senior faculty across departments, request funds for retreats, workshops, or speakers, travel to other campuses and conferences, add a diversity component to existing research and courses, etc.

Mini-Grant Winners for 2013!

These outstanding proposals rose to the top and are this years 2013 awardees supported by the ADVANCE Project TRACS initiative to Enhance Research Capacity and Opportunity. These awards are made possible in large part by the Vice President for Research Office, which is highly committed to broadening the participation of women in STEM/SBS. These awardees serve as role model to many women students and faculty at MSU and are to be commended for your scholarly achievements.

Name Department Proposal/Project Title
Dr. Lisa Rew Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Ecological Statistics Workshop

Dr. Graham Austin Business Course Buy-out
Dr. Sarah Codd & Dr. Joseph Seymore Mechanical & Industrial Engineering / Chemical & Biological Engineering Joint Application for Travel Expenses
Dr. Lisa Davis Mathematical Sciences Course Buy-out
Dr. Andrea Litt Ecology

EURING Analytical Meeting & Workshop

Dr. Elizabeth Shanahan Political Science

International Conference on Public Policy

Mini Grant Announcement:

Mini-Grant Winners for 2014!

Name Department Proposal/Project Title
Dr. Jennifer Green Mathematical Sciences  Multi-institutional, interdisciplinary STEM research
Dr. Laura Hildreth Mathematical Sciences  
Dr. Stephanie Wettstein Chemical & Biological Engineering Travel to increase collaborative research opportunities 


Mini-Grant Winners for 2015!

Name Department Proposal/Project Title
Dr. Neda Nategh Electrical & Computer Engineering Support and promote the interdisciplinary scholarship by attending cross-disciplinary workshops and conferences.
Dr. Megan Wickstrom Mathematical Sciences Course buy-out 


Mini-Grant Winners for 2016!

Name Department Proposal/Project Title
Dr. Raina Plowright Microbiology & Immunology Attend a course in mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics.
Dr. Jennifer Brown Chemical & Biological Engineering Purchase nuclear magnetic resonance radio frequency coils for research.  
Dr. Jennifer Green Mathematical Sciences Course buy-out