Grants Learning Opportunities

National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Carla Essenberg, Assistant Professor of Biology, GRFP Recipient
  • Dr. Ann Marie Russell, Director of Institutional Research, GRFP Recipient
  • Robert Strong, Director of Graduate Fellowships

Where and when: Coram 110 (the computer lab), Wednesday, September 16th, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Students who are considering applying for graduate school in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or the social sciences, are encouraged to attend. Juniors and Seniors are particularly encouraged. All are welcome (including faculty and staff).


Everything You Wanted to Know About Crowdfunding but Were Afraid to Ask

Speaker: Joseph Tomaras, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance

Where and when: Pettengill G54, Wednesday, October 14th, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter or Indiegogo. You may have heard of or SuperiorIdeas. Increasingly, researchers, artists, and community-based organizations are turning to crowdfunding as a means of getting support for new projects. Is it a substitute for traditional grant funding, a supplement, or does it serve a different purpose entirely? Come to this presentation and discussion, and get this and all your other questions answered.

Open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public. Light refreshments will be served, so we ask you to RSVP.


Grants and Fellowships for Your Sabbatical or Pre-Tenure Leave

Confirmed Speakers:

  • John Baughman, Associate Professor of Politics. Recipient of grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center.
  • Myron Beasley, Associate Professor of American Cultural Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Recipient of grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund.
  • Todd Kahan, Professor and Chair of Psychology.¬† Recipient of James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship.
  • Ther√≠ Pickens, Assistant Professor of English. Recipient of Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Career Enhancement Fellowship.

Where and when: Commons 226, Monday, November 9th, noon-1:00 p.m.

Speakers will discuss the scholarly research that was enabled through the combination of their leaves and grant funding, and provide insight into how to find funding opportunities and compete successfully for them.

Open to all faculty. Faculty members planning for leaves or sabbaticals in the 2017-18 academic year are particularly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served in the room, so we ask you to RSVP.