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IRTL Grants & Fellowships Workshop
Series
Part I: Introduction to
Grants & Fellowships
Institute for Research on Teaching ...
Megan Drangstveit
mdrangst@msu.edu
Doctoral Student
Higher, Adult & Lifelong Education
Graduate Assistant
Institute for Re...
1. Learn about grants.
Learning Objectives
1. Learn about grants & grant writing in
general.
2. Explore dissertation grant opportunities.
3. Identify resources to fi...
1. IRTL
2. Grants for Individuals
3. Grant Components
4. Finding Funders / Resources
5. 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
6....
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning
IRTL supports doctoral students in the College of
Education by enhancing the...
• Workshops, sessions for groups and classes
• Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal
writing; Budget developmen...
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
• To focus on research and/or writing
• To advance knowledge in your field
• National recognition and prestige
• A lifetim...
• Grants can be used for training, travel, work buy-
outs, supplies, hourly staff, tuition, graduate
assistantships.
• Fun...
A little
planning
An exciting
idea
A support
network
• If you’re seeking funding for your dissertation, you
will do or hav...
Your opportunity should
match with these four areas:
Money
research
funding is
available
Eligibility
you’re ready
and meet...
Internal Funding
• Your department /
college / program /
organization
• Research entities on
campus (grant
administration,...
Early Stage
Funds tuition
and fees, as
well as a
stipend for
living for
early doctoral
students
Pre-
Dissertation
Funds
re...
• Citizenship?
• Comprehensive exams and/or coursework complete?
Degree obtained?
• Dissertation proposal defense complete...
Many sponsors have websites with helpful information:
• What are the sponsor’s goals and priorities? What have
they funded...
• Start early.
• Assess your timeline.
• When will you complete doctoral program requirements?
collect data? conduct analy...
• Work on and develop your research topic and ideas
• Talk with faculty members about existing grant and
funding opportuni...
• Coming to an end in courses and have narrowed down topics to
one or two potential dissertation ideas.
• 1-2 years from d...
• Most dissertation funding proposal due dates are approximately
6 months to 1 year prior to dispersion of funds. Plan ahe...
• International Research: Preparing proposals for
international research funding is likely to take more time
due to the re...
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
“There is no amount of
grantsmanship that will turn
a bad idea into a good one,
but there are many ways to
disguise a good...
• Title
• Project summary / Abstract
• Narrative
• Bibliography
• Support materials
• Biographical narrative
• Letters of ...
What makes a grant proposal
successful?
• start early
• contact with funding sponsor
• research matches funding
announceme...
• Keep in mind that the reviewers may not be in your
same discipline / functional area.
• Write clearly in a way that is a...
• Talk to colleagues about any past experiences as
reviewers.
• What did they look for?
• What impressed them?
• What were...
Create Your Support Network
You
Colleagues &
Classmates
Friends & Family
Research
Administration Staff
Advisor, Committee ...
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
• It’s never too early or too late to start searching, but you
will need to cut through the clutter and be a “smart
search...
Start local.
• Talk to faculty members, people on campus with
similar interests, supervisors, colleagues, those who
work i...
Consider any on-campus funding search resources.
• College of Education fellowships
• http://education.msu.edu/resources/f...
IRTL Resources
• Instantly search IRTL selected funding opportunities on
the IRTL website (update coming soon – filterable...
Other people of interest may include:
• Grant administrators
• Statisticians or those in charge of databases
• Budget staf...
• Fellowship programs on campus
• CoEd Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding
• Bailey
• RCAH
• IIT
• COGS Professiona...
Databases.
• Foundation Center
http://www.foundationcenter.org
• Foundation Directory Online Professional *MSU Library
• F...
Government databases & agencies
• Government databases (e.g. grants.gov)
• Government agencies (NSF, NIH, etc..)
• http://...
Know relevant agencies
Links to specific orgs are in the Notes for this slide
Sept: APA,
AERA,
Fullbright
IIE, NSF Oct: Spencer,
IRA, NSF
Nov: AAUW, SSRC, IRA,
Ford, Wenner-Gren, ETS,
AERA MDF, NSF GR...
Funds may be out there … we just need to hunt for them.
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• The research project must include the analysis of data from
at least one of the...
• For students to conduct research in other countries in foreign
languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months....
• Dissertation write up
• To encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide
range of disciplines and professional fiel...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Focus on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies
or feminist/gender/LG...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• The purpose of the Society of School Psychology
Dissertation Grant Awards is to...
• Dissertation write-up
• Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced
graduate students in the humanities and...
• Fellowships & Training
• Program designed to meet needs of New Americans at critical
points in their educations, and cal...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• These grants provide funds for items not normally
available at the university l...
• Dissertation data collection
• Given annually to assist doctoral students at the early
stages of their dissertation rese...
• Pre-Dissertation Research grants; Dissertation data
collection
• This award is intended to encourage and support
promisi...
• Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection,
write-up
• This fellowship is a grant established to enc...
• Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data
collection, write-up; Postdoctoral Fellowship
• Supports research in...
• Research grant; Dissertation data collection
• Research support is intended to facilitate research related
to academic a...
• Dissertation data collection
• Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The
program contributes to the Fou...
• Dissertation data collection
• The purposes of the program are to advance education
research by outstanding minority gra...
• Dissertation data collection
• The program invites proposals for dissertation research
conducted, in whole or in part, o...
• Fellowship
• The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diver...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Dissertation fellowships support women doctoral
candidates completing dissertat...
• Dissertation write-up
• The fellowships are designed to encourage original and
significant study of ethical or religious...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Focus on achieving excellence in college and university
teaching. Awards will b...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• The purpose of this award is to support the creation of new
knowledge focusing ...
• International research
• Boren Fellowships support adding an international and language
component to graduate education ...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study
or research in the U....
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a
new generation of lead...
• Dissertation data collection
• The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained
scientists in educatio...
• Fellowships & training, research grants, international research;
Dissertation data collection, write-up
• TIAA-CREF esta...
• Fellowships & Training
• FLAS is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in
American education for government, a...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• To increase the number of traditionally underrepresented
doctoral degree gradua...
• Research grants, International research
• The purpose of this program is to make it possible for graduate
students inter...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Supports research on a wide range of issues of critical
importance to U.S. high...
IRTL
Grants for Individuals
Grant Components
Finding Funders / Resources
2014-2015 Funding Opportunities
Q&A
• What do you want to fund?
• Where can you find funding?
• Who can be part of your support
network?
• What related skills...
• Workshops, sessions for groups and classes
• Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal
writing; Budget developmen...
• Keep an eye out for additional workshops in this Grants
and Fellowships series:
• Budgets
• Preparing a grant proposal
•...
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• http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/
IRTL facebook page
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September 2014
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2014-15 Part1 - Introduction to Grants & Fellowships

  1. 1. IRTL Grants & Fellowships Workshop Series Part I: Introduction to Grants & Fellowships Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning Doctoral Student Research Support September 2014
  2. 2. Megan Drangstveit mdrangst@msu.edu Doctoral Student Higher, Adult & Lifelong Education Graduate Assistant Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning Audience members… Introductions
  3. 3. 1. Learn about grants. Learning Objectives
  4. 4. 1. Learn about grants & grant writing in general. 2. Explore dissertation grant opportunities. 3. Identify resources to find appropriate funding and refine grant applications. Learning Objectives
  5. 5. 1. IRTL 2. Grants for Individuals 3. Grant Components 4. Finding Funders / Resources 5. 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities 6. Q&A Today’s Plan
  6. 6. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  7. 7. Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning IRTL supports doctoral students in the College of Education by enhancing their knowledge of funding opportunities and grant writing. We are available to discuss funding opportunities; assist in conceptualizing, writing, and revising a grant proposal; or assist in preparing a competitive budget request. http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad What is IRTL?
  8. 8. • Workshops, sessions for groups and classes • Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal writing; Budget development; RCR; and more! • One-on-one consultation • in person, over the phone, Skype/FaceTime, email • Web resources (http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/) • Sample proposals, budgets, timelines, resources • Monthly newsletters (sign up on our website) • Announcements, workshops, resources, funding opportunities • Facebook updates (facebook.com/MSUIRTL) What does IRTL do?
  9. 9. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  10. 10. • To focus on research and/or writing • To advance knowledge in your field • National recognition and prestige • A lifetime professional network • Professional development opportunities • To demonstrate your ability to win grants for academic job applications Doctoral student grants & fellowships can allow you:
  11. 11. • Grants can be used for training, travel, work buy- outs, supplies, hourly staff, tuition, graduate assistantships. • Funds can be used to complete a dissertation or conduct small research projects. • Funding agencies exist to advance research and/or practice within an area. • Foundations are required to spend their funds. • Start small, “earn” your way up to larger awards. What role can grants (or other external funds) play in my career?
  12. 12. A little planning An exciting idea A support network • If you’re seeking funding for your dissertation, you will do or have already done (most of) the work. • Grant writing skills are valued no matter your role. • Turning your idea into a competitive grant proposal takes: Why not?
  13. 13. Your opportunity should match with these four areas: Money research funding is available Eligibility you’re ready and meet requirements Fit your research interests map to RFP Time a competitive proposal can be written in the time available
  14. 14. Internal Funding • Your department / college / program / organization • Research entities on campus (grant administration, other departments) • Institution-wide opportunities External Funding • Databases • Regional foundations • Professional organizations & associations • Government entities Money … is there research funding available? IRTL’s Focus
  15. 15. Early Stage Funds tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for living for early doctoral students Pre- Dissertation Funds research and experiences that aid research, such as travel, language study, and supplies Dissertation Funds research and experiences that aid research, such as language study, travel, supplies, facility use, and/or stipend for living after the defense of the dissertation proposal to completion Analysis & Write-Up Funds tuition and fees, stipend for living expenses to concentrate mostly or only on writing and completing the dissertation Postdoctoral Funds opportunities toward the development of an academic career Eligibility…are you ready? Think one step ahead!
  16. 16. • Citizenship? • Comprehensive exams and/or coursework complete? Degree obtained? • Dissertation proposal defense complete? • Full-time employee vs. faculty member vs. student? • Faculty advisor’s “OK” • Pilot program complete? Collaboration in place? Eligibility …do you meet the sponsor’s requirements?
  17. 17. Many sponsors have websites with helpful information: • What are the sponsor’s goals and priorities? What have they funded in the past? • What is their program focus? population? method? Issue? • Who can I contact for information for assistance, guidance, or advice? • What are the review criteria? • Do they have sample proposals? Fit …does your project match the funder’s goals and priorities?
  18. 18. • Start early. • Assess your timeline. • When will you complete doctoral program requirements? collect data? conduct analysis? write up? • Can you continue operations until funding would be received? • Do you have time to complete the application? • How long does it take for a decision? When will the funds become available? • Can you reapply? Time ... can a competitive proposal be written in the time available?
  19. 19. • Work on and develop your research topic and ideas • Talk with faculty members about existing grant and funding opportunities • Utilize College of Education fellowship process (spring) • CoEd Summer Research Fellowships (late fall) • CoEd Summer Research Renewable Fellowships (2 years, late fall) • CoEd Summer Research Development Fellowships (1st year students only; January) • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants Preparing for External Funding – Years 1-2
  20. 20. • Coming to an end in courses and have narrowed down topics to one or two potential dissertation ideas. • 1-2 years from dissertation proposal. • Begin exploring funding options. • Consider what you might need funding for (e.g., data collection) and what point in the dissertation process you will need that funding. • Continue conversations with faculty members about opportunities. • CoEd fellowship process (spring) • Identify possible funders and opportunities to catch in next year. • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants. Preparing for External Funding – Years 2-3
  21. 21. • Most dissertation funding proposal due dates are approximately 6 months to 1 year prior to dispersion of funds. Plan ahead within your own work to time application process. • Work on and submit proposals approximate 6 months prior to the due date. Prioritize good quality. Get advisor on board. • For international research projects, begin working on funding proposals 6 months to a year prior to the due date (e.g, affiliation letters, courses, language evaluations). • During data collection/practicum, apply for Research Practicum/Research Development Fellowship (mid fall). • When nearing completion, consider CoEd Dissertation Completion Fellowship (late fall). • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants. Preparing for External Funding – Years 3-5+
  22. 22. • International Research: Preparing proposals for international research funding is likely to take more time due to the requirements, begin early. Consider enrolling in fall seminar – International Social Science Research (1-3 cr.) • Working students: Students who work fulltime should be aware that many of the larger are only for fulltime students. Be sure to explore whether or not this is a requirement when searching for grants. • International Students: Some grants are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (e.g., government grants—NSF, Fulbright, NIH). Be sure to explore whether or not this is a requirement when searching for grants. Preparing for External Funding – Notes
  23. 23. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  24. 24. “There is no amount of grantsmanship that will turn a bad idea into a good one, but there are many ways to disguise a good one.” William Raub former Deputy Director, NIH
  25. 25. • Title • Project summary / Abstract • Narrative • Bibliography • Support materials • Biographical narrative • Letters of recommendation • Budget Typical grant components
  26. 26. What makes a grant proposal successful? • start early • contact with funding sponsor • research matches funding announcement • aligned with priorities of sponsor • written with the review process in mind • captures reviewers’ attention • well-organized, engaging language • clear focus • follows the instructions precisely • applicant seeks outside review before submitting • compelling idea that advances the science • not too ambitious or unrealistic • no typos, grammatical errors • reasonable and accurate budget • submitted on time
  27. 27. • Keep in mind that the reviewers may not be in your same discipline / functional area. • Write clearly in a way that is accessible to non- academics. • Grab their attention right away – title, intro sentence, etc.. • Websites may provide information on past/current reviewers. Use this knowledge to inform your writing. Reviewers
  28. 28. • Talk to colleagues about any past experiences as reviewers. • What did they look for? • What impressed them? • What were basic mistakes they saw? • How did they evaluate proposals with others from different specializations? • If possible, take advantage of opportunities to serve as a reviewer for grants, awards, etc. within your field. Reviewers
  29. 29. Create Your Support Network You Colleagues & Classmates Friends & Family Research Administration Staff Advisor, Committee & Faculty
  30. 30. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  31. 31. • It’s never too early or too late to start searching, but you will need to cut through the clutter and be a “smart searcher” • To be successful, you will need to: Finding funders Search in the right places Know relevant agencies Learn grant cycles
  32. 32. Start local. • Talk to faculty members, people on campus with similar interests, supervisors, colleagues, those who work in grant-funded programs. • Talk with your librarians. • MSU Libraries, Jon Harrison • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/index.htm • Grant Advisor newsletter • http://er.lib.msu.edu/location.cfm?location=WWW Search in the right places
  33. 33. Consider any on-campus funding search resources. • College of Education fellowships • http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/fellows hips.asp • The Graduate School • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/ • International Social Science Research Seminar • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/docs/ISSR_Fall_2014.pdf Search in the right places
  34. 34. IRTL Resources • Instantly search IRTL selected funding opportunities on the IRTL website (update coming soon – filterable!). • Videos, slideshows, sample materials • Planning stage, budgeting, writing information • Subscribe to the IRTL monthly funding alert newsletter. • http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/Subscribe.asp • Like our Facebook page for other updates through the month Search in the right places
  35. 35. Other people of interest may include: • Grant administrators • Statisticians or those in charge of databases • Budget staff • Development/Fundraising/Advancement staff • Outreach office • Technology staff (data management, resources, etc.) • Focus on community organizations or other entities located in your area. • Network responsibly. Search in the right places
  36. 36. • Fellowship programs on campus • CoEd Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding • Bailey • RCAH • IIT • COGS Professional Development funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU • COGS Travel funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU • Departmental professional development funds • Varies by department, may be renewable • Think about non-monetary support Other options to consider
  37. 37. Databases. • Foundation Center http://www.foundationcenter.org • Foundation Directory Online Professional *MSU Library • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online *MSU Library • Foundation Directory Free **NEW** http://fdo.foundationcenter.org • GrantSelect, GuideStar *MSUNetID required • http://er.lib.msu.edu/location.cfm?location=WWW Search in the right places
  38. 38. Government databases & agencies • Government databases (e.g. grants.gov) • Government agencies (NSF, NIH, etc..) • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/federal.h tm • State governments (michigan.gov) • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/state.htm Know relevant agencies
  39. 39. Know relevant agencies Links to specific orgs are in the Notes for this slide
  40. 40. Sept: APA, AERA, Fullbright IIE, NSF Oct: Spencer, IRA, NSF Nov: AAUW, SSRC, IRA, Ford, Wenner-Gren, ETS, AERA MDF, NSF GRFP, Soros Dec: AAUW, Boren, ETS Jan: AERA, APA, NSF, SSRC, FLAS Feb: ETS, NSF, KCP Mar: WARC, Tinker Apr: NSF, NIJ May: Wenner- Gren June: Fulbright DDRA July: AIR Aug: NSF, NCAA • Grants and other funding sources typically follow a regular cycle. • Plan ahead so you can prepare your materials on time, rather than waiting (perhaps a year) until the next deadline. Learn grant cycles Fall Spring Summer
  41. 41. Funds may be out there … we just need to hunt for them.
  42. 42. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  43. 43. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets such as those supported by NCES, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~15; $20,000 • Deadlines: September & January AERA Dissertation Grants
  44. 44. • For students to conduct research in other countries in foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. • Fulbright-Hays (DDRA). For Ph.D. candidates only. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible. Projects deepen research knowledge and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. • Fulbright IIE. For anyone with a Bachelors and allows for individually designed study/research in a single country. A list of eligible countries is available on the Fulbright IIE website. • Must apply through MSU. Contact Roger Bresnahan bresnaha@msu.edu. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: ~1,200, $ varies • Deadline: IIE-MSU September; DDRA - June Fulbright Programs
  45. 45. • Dissertation write up • To encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education while bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or information education anywhere in the world. Fellowships support final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. • Candidates should be interested in pursuing further research in education once the doctorate is attained. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~30, $25,000 • Deadline: October National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Award
  46. 46. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Focus on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory. • Award can support travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $5,000 • Deadline: October Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
  47. 47. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • The purpose of the Society of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards is to promote excellence in research training in school psychology, thereby enhancing the capability of students to pursue a productive research career that advances the science of school psychology. Although not all quality proposals submitted can be funded, each student will receive feedback intended to contribute to the student’s enthusiasm for and competence in research. • Citizenship: Any | Award: 4, up to $5,000 • Deadlines: October, March SSSP Dissertation Grant Awards
  48. 48. • Dissertation write-up • Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. • Citizenship: Any • Award: 65, $33,000 • Deadline: October Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  49. 49. • Fellowships & Training • Program designed to meet needs of New Americans at critical points in their educations, and call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country. • Citizenship: New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad, born outside US and adopted by US citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents. • Eligibility: Early in graduate program. Must not be 31 years or older as of application deadline. • Award: 30. Tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. | Deadline: November Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans
  50. 50. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • These grants provide funds for items not normally available at the university level, allowing the doctoral student to undertake data-gathering and field research that would not otherwise be possible. • Proposals are judged on their scientific merit, importance of the research question and appropriateness of proposed data and methodology. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~200-300; $2.5m available • Deadline: varies by program NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  51. 51. • Dissertation data collection • Given annually to assist doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy. Focus on instructional interventions. • Must be IRA members. Must have dissertation proposal successfully defended in order to apply. • Citizenship: Any • Award: $1,200 • Deadline: November IRA Helen M. Robinson Grant
  52. 52. • Pre-Dissertation Research grants; Dissertation data collection • This award is intended to encourage and support promising graduate students in their research. All applicants must have at least three years of pre-K-12 teaching experience. The research must be conducted in the classroom(s), it must be focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement, and it must be empirically rigorous. Research must be completed within two years. • Eligibility: IRA members | Citizenship: Any • Award: $1,000 | Deadline: November IRA Steven A. Stahl Research Grant
  53. 53. • Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection, write-up • This fellowship is a grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. • Eligibility: IRA members | Citizenship: Any • Award: $6,000 | Deadline: November IRA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
  54. 54. • Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection, write-up; Postdoctoral Fellowship • Supports research in reading and literacy. Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of research. Projects should be completed within two years. • Eligibility: IRA member | Citizenship: Any • Award: $8,000 | Deadline: November IRA Elva Knight Research Grant
  55. 55. • Research grant; Dissertation data collection • Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome. Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $5,000 • Deadlines: November, March NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant
  56. 56. • Dissertation data collection • Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $20,000 • Deadlines: November, May Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
  57. 57. • Dissertation data collection • The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies. • Citizenship: U.S. • Award: $12,000 • Deadline: November AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
  58. 58. • Dissertation data collection • The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the U.S., about non- U.S. topics, for a minimum of nine months of research outside of the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2013, whichever comes first. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write- up. • Citizenship: Any | Award: 80, $20,000 • Deadline: November SSRC Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
  59. 59. • Fellowship • The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. STEM Education & Learning Research. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: 2,000; $32,000 annually (+$12,000 tuition), 3 years | Deadline: November NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  60. 60. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Dissertation fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply. • Citizenship: U.S.| Award: $20,000 • Deadline: November American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships
  61. 61. • Dissertation write-up • The fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. Dissertation must be completed during the tenure of the award and submit completed dissertations by August 2015. • Citizenship: Any | Award: ≥21, $25,000 • Deadline: November Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  62. 62. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Focus on achieving excellence in college and university teaching. Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as schools and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: ~30, $21,000 • Deadline: November Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
  63. 63. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • The purpose of this award is to support the creation of new knowledge focusing on the area of student leadership programs in higher education. This award is intended to support professional, doctoral, and masters-level scholarly research. Recipient will submit an article about their research to the SLP-KC newsletter in order to disseminate their findings to the KC membership and beyond. Award recipients will be recognized at the national conference. • Citizenship: Any | Award: unspecified | Deadline: November NASPA Dr. Susan R. Komives Research Award
  64. 64. • International research • Boren Fellowships support adding an international and language component to graduate education through specialized area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: up to $30,000 • Deadline: MSU - December NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
  65. 65. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the U.S. to women. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. • Citizenship: Non-U.S. • Award: $20,000-30,000 • Deadline: December American Association of University Women International Fellowships
  66. 66. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. • Citizenship: U.S. • Award: 15, $25,000 • Deadline: December Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
  67. 67. • Dissertation data collection • The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, psychometrics, and statistics. During the academic year, selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with ETS research scientists and psychometricians. During the summer, fellows are invited to participate in the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students, working under the guidance of an ETS mentor. • Citizenship: not specified • Award: $19,000 stipend, $8,000 to defray tuition and fees, small grant for equipment or software. • Deadline: December ETS Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship
  68. 68. • Fellowships & training, research grants, international research; Dissertation data collection, write-up • TIAA-CREF established the Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship at TIAA-CREF in 2005 to honor the memory and life's work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, a former professor at MSU and member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees. • Citizenship: Any • Eligibility: All MSU graduate students whose dissertation research is related in any way to the African Diaspora. • Award: $36,500 for one year. Funds may be used for travel to support research, present at a conference, support the collection of data, or complete writing of the dissertation. • Deadline: December TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship
  69. 69. • Fellowships & Training • FLAS is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in American education for government, and for “other services of a public nature” who will utilize their skills in training others. • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident. • Eligibility: Must be full time students and propose a course of study that includes both African language training and African area studies coursework each fall and spring semester. • Award: Payment of most tuition and fees, stipend of $15,000 for the academic year. • Deadline: January MSU Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
  70. 70. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • To increase the number of traditionally underrepresented doctoral degree graduates who enter academic careers in postsecondary education. Fellows must complete degree within two years of receiving fellowship and serve three years in postsecondary teaching or administrative position. • Citizenship: U.S. • Eligibility: Enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at MSU and have successfully completed comprehensive exams; be an active participant in the MSU AGEP Learning Community. • Award: $35,000 for one year. Supplemented by MSU through healthcare allowance, one credit of tuition and fees for one full academic year (fall, spring, summer semesters). • Deadline: February King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFF) at MSU
  71. 71. • Research grants, International research • The purpose of this program is to make it possible for graduate students interested in Latin America and the Caribbean to carry out research in the field in order to acquire as profound and intimate a knowledge as possible of the language, culture, and geography; to gather field data; and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in the field. Citizenship: Any. • Eligibility: MSU graduate student who has not yet reached the dissertation stage of program. Must be in good standing at MSU and committed to Latin American themes and issues. Must have a well-conceived and feasible project that serves as a basis for meeting thesis or dissertation requirements. • Award: Up to $1,500. • Deadline: March Tinker Field Research Grant
  72. 72. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. The program has two separate purposes: increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice; and NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC. • Citizenship: Any. • Award: up to $20,000 for one year • Deadline: July AIR Dissertation Grants
  73. 73. IRTL Grants for Individuals Grant Components Finding Funders / Resources 2014-2015 Funding Opportunities Q&A
  74. 74. • What do you want to fund? • Where can you find funding? • Who can be part of your support network? • What related skills do you already possess? • What is your next step? Moving forward …
  75. 75. • Workshops, sessions for groups and classes • Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal writing; Budget development; RCR; and more! • One-on-one consultation (mdrangst@msu.edu) • in person, over the phone, Skype/FaceTime, email • Web resources (http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/) • Sample proposals, budgets, timelines, resources • Monthly newsletters (sign up on our website) • Announcements, workshops, resources, funding opportunities • Facebook updates (facebook.com/MSUIRTL) What does IRTL do?
  76. 76. • Keep an eye out for additional workshops in this Grants and Fellowships series: • Budgets • Preparing a grant proposal • We are always excited for • Workshop topic ideas • Web and newsletter content suggestions • New award information • Updates on your grant/fellowship applications • Corrections on typos, spelling, and grammar. Upcoming events
  77. 77. IRTL Doctoral Student Research Support • http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/ IRTL facebook page • https://www.facebook.com/MSUIRTL MSU Reference Librarian Jon Harrison’s Grant Resources • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/ MSU College of Education – Fellowships & Scholarships • http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/ MSU Libraries – MSUNetID–available resources • http://er.lib.msu.edu/location.cfm?location=WWW MSU The Graduate School – Funding • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/ International Social Science Research Seminar Resources List 2014 • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/docs/ISSR_Fall_2014.pdf Main links from presentation
  78. 78. Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning 2nd Floor, Erickson Hall http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad https://www.facebook.com/MSUIRTL http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/Subscribe.asp Bob Floden, Director, floden@msu.edu Marcy Wallace, Associate Director, wallacem@msu.edu Megan Drangstveit, Graduate Assistant, mdrangst@msu.edu (201C Erickson Hall) IRTL – Doctoral Student Research Support

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