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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.

Support for NSF CAREER Grant Proposals

NSF CAREER grant proposals are due July 25, 2022!

If you would like access to previous successful proposals or help with preparing and submitting your NSF CAREER proposal, please learn more by visiting the 

NSF CAREER proposal webpage


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