Strategy is Key When Searching for Funding That Fits Your Research!
Being strategic and having an effective strategy is crucial when exploring funding that will align with your research aspirations. As you progress through this process, you will learn that your time is extremely valuable, and every minute needs to be maximized. Maximizing your time by using good information and applying with sponsors that align most with your research goals is key. To help aid in finding and reviewing funding announcements, a list of powerful resources has been posted below. This list includes essential information and searching tools that streamline your search and evaluation related to current sponsor opportunities.
Online Resources for Identifying Possible Funding
MSU FUNDING OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: The Foundation Directory Online Professional, an online database with information about more than 165,000 grantmakers. http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/grants
The Office of the Senior VP for Research and Innovation
provides a Find Funding webpage with information about resources for
finding federal, state, and foundation funding opportunities, corporate
and business funding, and MSU internal funding opportunities. https://vp.research.msu.edu/find-funding
not “spin your wheels.” Be sure to maximize each minute of your funding
search by using good information and effective tools to get the largest
return on your investment of time. If you have additional questions
regarding available funding resources highlighted above, please email
DER at email@example.com.
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
New funding opportunities to support research post-COVID
Blog: Public funding moves research enterprise from pause to fast-forward - By Anthony Boccanfuso, UIDP
The pandemic ramped up new research in vaccines, therapeutics, personal protective gear, and other R&D to mitigate its effects. But for nearly two years, a wide swath of non-COVID research were impacted—because of changes in resource allocation, pandemic-imposed isolation, lack of access to facilities, and a gap in support systems researchers and their teams rely on (see this research
on the pandemic’s effect on productivity and mental health).
Continuing its tradition as the United States’ leading research test lab for piloting new approaches, the National Science Foundation is at it again with the creation of a new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), which has a mission to advance use-inspired and translational research and strengthen partnership-centric research engagement.
One example is the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program’s new offering, the aptly-named SPRINT (shorthand for the Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Supporting Research in Nascent Translation). If you’re not familiar with the PFI program, it offers those investigators with active NSF funding the chance to accelerate translation of research and technology from lab to market by introducing tangible support for commercialization and partnership development. All researchers with a PFI award are eligible for supplemental funding to reignite and boost translational research activities. Awardees can request up to 20% of the original PFI award through this funding. See the details and share with your colleagues. Read more.
Valuable Proposal Development Assistance is Now Available in the College of Engineering
Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) provides faculty in the College of Engineering with valuable grant proposal preparation support for grants to each of MSU’s sponsors & agencies. She is available to help faculty with proposal editing, first draft reviews, and coordination for complex proposals. For any questions, please contact Lauren directly at email@example.com.
John Verboncoeur of Michigan State University will receive the 2022 Charles K. Birdsall Award from the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
He is the seventh recipient of the prestigious international honor. Only one award is presented globally each year.
Verboncoeur is the senior associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering. He is being recognized by the IEEE NPSS technical community for outstanding contributions. The citation reads: “For pioneering leadership in computational plasma science research, education, student mentoring, curriculum innovation, supportive professional community leadership, and helping to define the field of computational plasma physics.”
“This is especially sweet because Birdsall was my postdoctoral mentor,” Verboncoeur said.
MSU Engineering Dean Leo Kempel called Verboncoeur an exceptional faculty member, who demonstrates invaluable leadership within the College of Engineering and through his IEEE service internationally.
“His technical expertise and vision for the future exemplifies the very best in a senior faculty member,” Kempel said, “especially at an institution that truly values excellence in scholarship and service to our communities, state, region, nation, and world.” … Learn more Here.
MSU researchers have access to a funding search tool that also has the ability to provide alerts on new funding opportunities. Check out Trending Research Topics using MSU Scholars. Using the “Research at a Glance” instrument, you can quickly navigate research activities for MSU faculty over the past 36 months. This powerful tool can assist you in seeing research trends filtered by discipline, find potential collaborators areas of interest, and quickly view publications related to MSU research. The MSU Scholars database is also an excellent way to find other researchers for collaborative projects. View this short video for a demonstration of the program. Be sure to enter research interests and key words for best matching. Researchers should log in to the Faculty Insight Discovery section of MSU Scholars using an MSU NetID to get started.
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through May 11, 2022
Keep up with today’s research news from the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a daily look at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country.
This 8-part series of workshops will introduce you to all aspects of building your Broader Impacts plan. You can register for one workshop or all sessions but be sure to register only for the sessions that you want to attend.
Increased partnerships between academia and industry and increased economic competitiveness of the U.S. are key Broader Impact areas. In this workshop, panelists representing university offices that support commercialization, entrepreneurship, and industry partnerships discuss their services and how best to collaborate with them to achieve your research impact goals.
Note: Register prior to date of event to receive Zoom information
First Friday of each month 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6
Friday, June 3
Friday, July 1
Friday, August 5
Would scheduling regular, specific times to write about your outreach or engagement work be helpful? If so, please join us on the first Friday of each month for three hours of dedicated time to advance your scholarship. Past participants have written journal articles, grant proposals, book chapters, theses or dissertations, curricula, pieces for public audiences, and community engagement portfolios.
Participants should plan to write for the full three hours. We start the write-in by sharing writing goals for the day and wrap up with accomplishments and next steps.
Description: The 2022 CAREER Award Workshop (Session 1), presented by Dr. John Verboncoeur (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies) & Dr. Robert Ofoli (Associate Professor), will lead a discussion of the competition format, along with best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals. Session 1 will also include presentations by previous CAREER award winners, and presentations from others key resources from around campus. UPDATE: The NSF Career proposal submission deadline (NSF 22-586) is now July 27, 2022. Watch it now on demand!!! A recording of Sessions 2-4 will not be released as they will include peer to peer feedback regarding proprietary information included in CAREER proposals that will be submitted in this round. To be part of sessions 2-4, please contact Dr. Robert Ofoli
(Associate Professor) directly.