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MSU is the largest research university in Montana and the largest research and development entity of any kind in the state, which translates into many opportunities for students and faculty to conduct meaningful hands-on research and creative projects as well as economic prosperity for the area. 

Guided by faculty on the Research Capacity Team, the Center provides resources that support the growth of faculty in achieving excellence research/creativity/scholarship, including workshops on mentoring, grant and publication writing and work-life balance. The Center offers programs that partner grant-successful mentors with faculty for grant writing support and collaborations, and offers a Research & Creativity Leadership Certificate.

New Resources

Evaluation Toolkit Available from Advancing Research Impact in Society - ARIS

Struggling with evaluation strategies for broader impacts projects? A new online resource – Broader Impacts Project Evaluation – developed by the University of Colorado provides a matrix of evaluation strategies that can be used to assess different types of broader impacts events or programs, as well as a searchable database of resources for evaluation methods ranging from surveys to more informal tools for judging audience engagement.


Interdisciplinary Collaborations

List of resources and services for faculty, students and staff to help them to create and maintain interdisciplinary collaborations.

Grant-Writing Bootcamp

5-week workshop designed to help grant-interested faculty produce a quality, successful proposal with support from grant-successful facilitators. 

One-on-One Support

The Research Resources Coordinator provides comprehensive research & creativity services to the faculty community. 

Outreach Activities and Organizations

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Organizations with outreach programs in many different communities.


Helpful Links

Collection of links and materials from past workshops

Grant Opportunities for New Faculty

Common grants that new faculty might want to consider.

Women in STEM/SBS Faculty Excellence Grant Recipients

 Grants given to outstanding applications by women in STEM/SBS.

Faculty Learning Communities

 Communities of practice around writing, women in STEM and SBS and others.


Other Resources