The Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) conducts many workshops and information sessions throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Please revisit this page for updates from other educational opportunities.

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 Projects 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 Seeking External Funding

Dr. Stanley Geidel, SPA Program Manager will discuss how to professionalize your approach to seeking external funding. 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.