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!*
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
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
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.