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Grants and Related Resources: Training Opportunities

A compilation of resources for grant and financial aid seekers.

VPRGS Research Facilitation & Dissemination

 

Proposal writing workshops for faculty, including Coffee Break Series, 2017-2018.  Note: The Coffee Break Series is offered annually over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters. For more information contact Melanie Kauffman (kauffm59@msu.edu). ...

Wed., Sept. 13, 2017- MSU Proposal Services

Wed., Oct. 11, 2017- Building a Proposal Budget

Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018 - Write Winning Grant Proposals. 

This full-day seminar is designed for faculty members, graduate students, and administrative staff who want tips and strategies for presenting their research case to reviewers. During the seminar, you will learn more about the practical and conceptual aspects that drive the successful proposal writing process. Location to be determined.

Presentor: John D. Robertson, Ph.D., associate member of the Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC

Check VPRGS Research Facilitation & Dissemination Calendar for additional opportunities.

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MSU College of Education IRTL Sessions

The Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning offers an annual series of workshops for College of Education graduate students.  Ask Brett H. Say at saybrett@msu.edu if you can attend.  Upcoming sessions include:

Doctoral Student Support and Training Sessions

MSU Library Training Opportunities

Currently scheduled 2017 training opportunities include:

Funding Your Graduate Experience : Sciences & Engineering (September 14, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.).  You will have an opportunity to review potential funding sources aligned with your research interests from foundation partners, United States government sources, and international organizations. You will also receive an overview  of the proposal and budgeting process, as well as have an opportunity to discuss how to develop a management plan for research projects and how to approach funding prospects.  Bring your laptop.  Location : Graduate School, 110 Chittenden Hall.      Facilitators : Jon Harrison and Mary Anne Walker.  Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/  If registration is closed, send Jon Harrison an email at harris23@msu.edu<mailto:harris23@msu.edu

Funding Your Graduate Experience : Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  (October 12, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.).  You will have an opportunity to review potential funding sources aligned with your research interests from foundation partners, United States government sources, and international organizations. You will also receive an overview  of the proposal and budgeting process, as well as have an opportunity to discuss how to develop a management plan for research projects and how to approach funding prospects. Bring your laptop.  Location : Graduate School, 110 Chittenden Hall.      Facilitators : Jon Harrison and Mary Anne Walker.  Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/  If registration is closed, send Jon Harrison an email at harris23@msu.edu<mailto:harris23@msu.edu

Funding Your Graduate Experience: Professional Schools (November 16, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.)   You will have an opportunity to review potential funding sources aligned with your research interests from foundation partners, United States government sources, and international organizations. You will also receive an overview  of the proposal and budgeting process, as well as have an opportunity to discuss how to develop a management plan for research projects and how to approach funding prospects.  Bring your laptop.  Location : Graduate School, 110 Chittenden Hall.      Facilitators : Jon Harrison and Mary Anne Walker.  Registration: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/  If registration is closed, send Jon Harrison an email at harris23@msu.edu<mailto:harris23@msu.edu

Finding Nonprofit Funding Online Nonprofit employees or individuals interested in helping nonprofit organizations raise money for activities should consider attending one of these free sessions.  Those attending will learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database which is available for free use in the library. They will also be shown other resources related to nonprofit fundraising. Additional sessions can be scheduled for class instruction or for community groups; contact Jon Harrison to schedule.

  • Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Red Cedar West Instruction Room (Main Library: 2 West)
  • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 Time: 9:30am - 11:00am Location: Red Cedar West Instruction Room (Main Library: 2 West)

Foundation Center Training Opportunities

Visit GrantSpace for a current list of training opportunities.  Note that some require a fee.

Workshop on Writing Proposals for International Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Grants!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Third Floor International Center, Room 303/305

This two-hour workshop (offered on an annual basis) is open to all MSU graduate students. No pre-registration necessary!

Free at the workshop:
  • Funding Catalog for Graduate Student International Research
  • Handout: "Secrets of Writing Winning Proposals"
  • Advice from MSU graduate students who have won awards
  • Writing proposals for 2017-18 deadlines for national & local grants
  • Developing proposals for the dissertation or pre-dissertation grants
Workshop agenda:
  • Finding sources of funding for pre-dissertation and dissertation research using MSU Library resources and the worldwide web
  • Deadlines for application in 2017-2018
  • Proposal strategies: Understanding the proposal process in national competitions and maximizing your chances for success
  • “What makes a winning proposal?: Comments by MSU faculty reviewers serving on national panels” » “How I developed a successful dissertation or pre-dissertation proposal:” Advice from a panel of successful MSU graduate students
  • Steps in planning and writing a successful proposal - a summary with handouts 

Also considering enrolling in a semester-long 1-3 credit seminar for drafting proposals! For those who desire to continue, the aforementioned workshop is the first session of the semester long, 1-3 credit seminar "International Social Science Research (ISSR) Abroad (focus Africa, ME, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin Am): Concept, Design, and Praxis" .

Both the workshop and course are open to all MSU graduate students - US and International – planning to write proposals for funding dissertation or pre-dissertation research abroad for deadlines in 2017-2018, especially ;the IIE ;Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral& Dissertation Abroad, NSF Ford Minority Fellowships, and others.

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