Training and Education

The Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) at Ball State University offers a variety of educational opportunities for grantsmanship education. Whether you are one of our new "alpha" faculty or seasoned professional with an interest in grantsmanship, we have a program to fit your needs.

SPO collaborates with the Office of Educational Excellence to assist new faculty with their research agendas.

University Learning and Development manages scheduling the SPO-led, multi-session workshops in grantsmanship, called "Grant Writing Essentials".  Through ULD, SPO also offers a one-hour intensive on searching skills and COS Pivot, called "Focus on the Search".  Both of these workshops can be registered for through the mini-course registration system.

Click here to view a three minute video describing SPO's proposal development process. 

Periodically, information sessions are presented that focus on particular grant programs, such as the Fulbright Scholar Program or the Indiana Campus Compact

SPO collaborates with Universitiy Libraries to assist faculty in finding funding sources for their research and creative activity agendas. The session includes a tutorial of the databases Web of Science and COS Pivot, as well as explaining resources SPO has to offer.
SPO is unable to accommodate undergraduate class presentation requests at this time. Due to the high volume of requests, faculty requesting SPO instruction to graduate-level courses are required to use this form to request a presentation.
If you need guidance in creating a tailored research agenda or wish to learn more about grantsmanship, contact Stanley Geidel, SPO program manager.
Additionally, the University of Missouri, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Florida High-Tech Corridor Council have arranged with key federal agencies to communicate their annual updates on research priorities and budgets via the internet, eliminating the need to attend a national convention.  PDFs of the presentations can be found here.
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