Upcoming Trainings and Workshops

 Five-Part Series on External Funding


Searching for Funding & Finding the Right Fit || October 13 || Seaborg Center at 8am  

In this session, I will share a few tips and suggestions for narrowing the funding field and targeting grant opportunities more strategically. I will start out with a high level view and then delve into how to vet individual funding announcements. Finally, I will leave you with a quick checklist that you can use to evaluate funding opportunities in the future.

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Utilizing NMU's Electronic Grant Management System for Internal/External Applications || October 20 || Seaborg Center at 8am

In this session, we will cover how to utilize Northern Michigan University's new Electronic Grant Management system - Cayuse - to apply for both internally and externally sourced grants.

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The Nuts & Bolts of Proposal Writing || October 27 || Seaborg Center at 8am

In this session we will cover general grantsmanship and the following proposal components: Introduction/overview, Statement of significance, Literature review, Goals/Objectives/Hypotheses, Research design, and Methods.

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Proposal Writing Big Picture Components & Common Pitfalls || November 10 || Seaborg Center at 8am

In this session we will cover the following proposal components: Title and Project summary/abstract. We will also address proposal competitiveness withing the structure of your proposal and common proposal pitfalls.

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Constructing a Credible Budget Justification || November 17 || Seaborg Center at 8am 

This session covers how to develop an accurate budget and a convincing budget justification.

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5 Part Series!


If you have any questions about the workshops or if you have a suggestion for a workshop or training you would be interested in attending, please contact Kristin Beck.

Student Fulbright Workshop with Kristin of Grants and Contracts

Are you interested or just want to learn more about the Fulbright program?  Join Kristin Beck from the Grants and Contracts Office to learn the eligibility, options for the Fulbright Program, how to apply, award options, and opportunities available around the world.  Applications are due October 13.  

Graduate School Application Information Session with Heather of Graduate Studies and Research

Join the Graduate Studies and Research Office for an informative workshop that will introduce you to graduate school admissions requirements and processes. We will discuss NMU graduate admissions requirements in addition to things you can expect from any graduate school.

Citations and Copyright Workshop with Dean Lisa Eckert of Graduate Studies and Research

Research Compliance Workshop for Students with Janelle of Graduate Studies and Research

This training helps make sense of the rules and regulations of research. This collaborative workshop will cover ethics and practices in research compliance for beginning researchers.

Faculty Research Compliance Workshop with Derek Anderson of the NMU IRB and John Bruggink of the NMU IACUC

This workshop is designed to cover the rules and regulations that go into research so that it may be conducted in an ethical manner.

Post Award Compliance: Powerpoint Post-Award Useful Links

This session will be for faculty who have recently received an NMU Internal Funding award or external funding.  Covered in this session will be: setting up a grant account, expending funds from the account, and close-out procedures of your award.  This training will be presented by Erica Goff (Grants and Contracts Office) and Kathy Frazier (Controller's Office).  Additionally, discussed will be common changes which may occur during the grant period, federal/state regulations, sponsor requirements, and university policies and procedures.  

Four-Part Series on External Funding

• Searching for Funding Opportunities and How to Find a Good Fit  View the Searching for Funding Powerpoint

• Proposal Writing I: The Nuts and Bolts View Slides

• Proposal Writing II: Abstract/Summary, Title, Structure, and Common Pitfalls View Slides

• Budgets and Budget Justification: View slides

Student Workshop: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program View the Powerpoint

NMU Internal Awards Overview: View the Powerpoint

This informational session is aimed at new faculty or faculty who are new to NMU internal awards. The training presents the types of awards that are internally available to NMU faculty, their purpose, and what is required to apply for them.

External Education Opportunities: 

Opportunities will be announced as we become aware of them!


The Grants and Contracts Office has also presented sessions for students such as Research Ethics, and Basics of External/Grant Funding. We can come to your classroom, department meeting, or small group, in addition to meeting individually.  Please contact us for information at grants@nmu.edu.