In preparation for the next DER Seminar titled “Finding Funding” presented by Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) on 12/01/2021,
we thought it would be valuable to preview some resources that will enhance your funding search.
Maximizing your funding search by using good information, consulting proven resources, 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 search tools that streamline your search and help you effectively evaluate funding opportunities.
Upcoming Funding Seminars and Instruction Sessions
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
presented by Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) Wednesday, December 1st from 12-1PM, Location: Virtual (Zoom) https://www.egr.msu.edu/event/2021/12/01/finding-funding
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
Be sure to join us for the DER seminar and maximize your funding search by using good information and effective tools to get the largest return on your funding search investment. If you have additional questions regarding available funding resources highlighted above, please email DER at email@example.com.
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Each year, the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, or CAREER, awards grants to “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.” The following story is part of a series highlighting Michigan State University’s recipients of NSF’s 2021 CAREER grant awards.
This Spartan engineer is working to improve safety by using the power of the cloud and the data cars are already collecting
For an engineer who spends so much time with his head in the cloud, Michigan State University’s Zhaojian Li
is remarkably grounded.
Li is taking today’s high technology — pairing cloud computing with 5G cellular data networks — and putting it to work for the average driver. With the support of a 2021 National Science Foundation CAREER grant, Li and his team are connecting vehicles with the cloud to make roads safer and improve cars’ performance and ride comfort.
To automotive purists, this may sound like highfalutin technobabble, but Li’s plan is firmly rooted in pragmatism. Having spent two years at General Motors before coming to MSU, Li is attuned to the desires and sensibilities of drivers. His project is about doing more with the data that cars already collect and using it to protect drivers, their pocketbooks and the planet.
Description: This webinar titled “Finding Funding” presented by Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering), will walk you through tips for finding funding opportunities to support your research. It will cover the information you need to begin your search, and useful strategies for finding government and foundation funding opportunities. Additionally, you will learn effective practices for successfully targeting funding sources that align with your focused research and increase your probability of funding. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions.
Description: Writing a clear and persuasive grant proposal can be difficult for new grant writers, even for those with experience successfully publishing their academic work. Success in grant writing requires different skills than writing for an academic journal, as grant writing focuses on persuading readers and ‘selling’ a project to funders. During this seminar, Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) will walk you through effective strategies for enhancing the persuasiveness of your next grant proposal. Together you will learn proven tips for crafting a persuasive grant proposal and increase your funding success. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!