Information Sessions

The Sponsored Programs Office conducts many workshops and information sessions throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Please revisit this page for updates from other educational opportunities.

Grantsmanship Information Session III (GIS III)

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Student Center, 2nd Floor

Keynote Address (1:30 - 2:30 PM, Cardinal Hall B)

*Keynote video now available!*

Dr. David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research at Northern Illinois University will present a keynote address titled Research at Ball State Redefined: Empowering Faculty.

Knowledge Unit Meet & Greet (2:30 - 3:00 PM, Cardinal Hall A)

A variety of centers and institutes on campus create an environment of dynamic thinking that fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration - factors that are pivotal in externally funded projects.  Join us at this networking event to learn about the work of these Knowledge Units and explore potential  opportunities for collaboration.  

Knowledge and Support Units include:  

  • Applied Archaeology Laboratories
  • Center for Energy Research/Education/Service
  • Center for International Development
  • Center for Middletown Studies
  • Center for Peace and Conflict Studies  
  • Social Science Research Center

Concurrent Information Sessions (3:00 - 4:00 PM, Various Locations in Student Center)

Positioning New Faculty for Success in Research

*Session video now available!*

Dr. David Stone will present best practices for positioning yourself for success in research as a new faculty member. This presentation would be ideal for new faculty, junior faculty, or established faculty looking to start their research agenda with a solid foundation.

Fulbright Scholar Information Session

Mr. Justin Miller, Director of Sponsored Programs will introduce faculty to Fulbright Scholar Program offerings for teaching & research awards in over 125 countries. The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Professionalize your Approach to Grantsmanship

Dr. Stanley Geidel, SPO Program Manager will discuss how to professionalize your approach to grantsmanship. Perhaps you have previously written and submitted a grant or have met with some preliminary success and received external funding for a smaller project. What’s next? This one-hour session invites you to embrace a fully professional approach to the quest for external funding by examining three important roles that faculty occupy in the Academy: the roles of professor, principal investigator, and grantseeker.

New Ways to Approach Private and Foundation Funding

Access to private funding sources has become increasingly important with continued cuts in federal programs and spending. The presentation will explore the current state of private funding and examines trends that colleges and universities need to consider when applying for grants offered by corporations or foundations. The presentation will also discuss overall private funding trends and the importance of doing research to find the right private funding fit.

To RSVP for this event click here. If you have questions contact the Sponsored Programs Office at SPO@bsu.edu or 5-1600. You can also join the event Facebook page!