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Michigan State University (MSU) - College of Education (CoEd) - Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) Doctoral Student Support - Grants and Fellowships presentation - Educational Administration (EAD) - March 2015

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2015-03EAD

  1. 1. EAD Professional Development Grants & Fellowships Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning Doctoral Student Research Support March 18, 2015
  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. Identify campus funding opportunities. 3. Understand funding timelines. 4. Identify resources to find appropriate funding and refine grant applications. Learning Objectives
  5. 5. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  6. 6. 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?
  7. 7. • 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?
  8. 8. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  9. 9. 1. How do you think grants can help you? 2. What related experience do you have (writing, reviewing, etc.)? 3. What types of things are you hoping to fund? 4. Where would you expect to look for funding? 5. What assumptions do you have about the external funding process? Audience Poll (think, pair, share)
  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. “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
  20. 20. • Title • Project summary / Abstract • Narrative • Bibliography • Support materials • Biographical narrative • Letters of recommendation • Budget Typical grant components
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. • 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
  23. 23. • 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
  24. 24. Create Your Support Network You Colleagues & Classmates Friends & Family Research Administration Staff Advisor, Committee & Faculty
  25. 25. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  26. 26. Talk to: • Faculty members • People on campus with similar interests • Supervisors • Colleagues • Those who work in grant-funded programs Start Local
  27. 27. • 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 Consider On-Campus Funding Search Resources
  28. 28. • Summer Research Fellowships • ~20, $6,000, full-time support, no classes • Summer Research Renewable Fellowships • 8-10, $6,000 each of two summers, full-time support, no classes • Summer Research Development Fellowships • ~15, $5,000, first year students only, no classes • Research Practicum/Research Development Fellowship • For advanced doctoral students, develop your own budget • Dissertation Completion Fellowships • ~20, $6,000, max of ¼ time assistantship, complete Ph.D. during funding period • Professional Development Fellowships • Annual competition for endowed scholarships/fellowships College of Education Opportunities
  29. 29. • Departmental professional development funds • varies by department, may be renewable • Bailey Scholars • http://www.bsp.msu.edu • RCAH Graduate Fellows • http://rcah.msu.edu/people/graduate-fellows • IIT / James Madison • http://grad.msu.edu/iit/ • COGS Professional Development funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU, lottery • COGS Travel funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU, lottery MSU Funding Opportunities
  30. 30. • TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship • MSU Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships • King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program at MSU • Tinker Field Research Grant • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad * Consider non-monetary support options as well MSU Funding Opportunities
  31. 31. • 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
  32. 32. • 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
  33. 33. • 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
  34. 34. • 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
  35. 35. Consider non-monetary support options as well: • Office space • Parking permit approval/sponsorship • Copying • Printing • Telephone • Physical storage space • Account management • Equipment (computer, video, audio, transcription) Non-Monetary Support
  36. 36. • AERA Dissertation Grants • Fulbright Programs • National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Award • Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies • SSSP Dissertation Grant Awards • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans • NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants • IRA Grants • NACADAAcademic Advising Research Support Grant • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants • AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research • SSRC Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) • American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships • NASPAAwards • ACPAAwards • AERA Awards • ASHE Awards • NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships • AAUW International Fellowships • Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being • ETS Harold Gullksen Psychometric Research Fellowship • AIR Dissertation Grants External Funding Opportunities
  37. 37. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  38. 38. • 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?
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. • 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
  41. 41. • 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
  42. 42. • 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 proposals approximately 6 months prior to the due date. Submit early. 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). • Prior to and 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+
  43. 43. • 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 – General
  44. 44. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  45. 45. 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. • 1:1 and small group conversations • Workshops and guest appearances in class • 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
  46. 46. Start local. • Talk to faculty members. • 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
  47. 47. MSU Libraries
  48. 48. MSU College of Education Office of Student Writing Assistance • Doug Campbell is available to meet with students and faculty to address your written work at all stages of the writing process. • Regular office hours in 116-I Erickson Hall • Email: campbell@msu.edu Search in the right places
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. Know relevant agencies Links to specific orgs are in the Notes for this slide
  53. 53. Funds may be out there … we just need to hunt for them.
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. • 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 …
  56. 56. Please join us for other workshops in this Grants and Fellowships series: How to Write a Competitive Grant Application • Thursday, March 26, 1-3 p.m., 252 Erickson Planning Ahead for 2015-2016 (and Beyond) • Friday, April 10, 1-2 p.m., 252 Erickson Upcoming events
  57. 57. KIN 895 Research Ethics, 1 cr. course, Summer 2015 Identifying and resolving ethical problems in research. Collegial interactions. Authorship, publication, and reviewing practices. Data management. Ownership of data and intellectual property. Conflicts of interest. Protection of human and animal subjects. Lab safety and compliance. • T/W/H May 12-14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Counts toward RCR requirements for 2014-2015 • Interdepartmental course with CEP, EAD, TE. If you wish to have your enrollment in this course appear on your record as CEP 895 or EAD 895 or TE 895, enroll in this section and then contact the CEP or EAD or TE department when this class is completed. Upcoming events
  58. 58. • Workshop topic ideas • Web and newsletter content suggestions • New award information • Updates on your grant/fellowship applications • Corrections on typos, spelling, and grammar We are always excited for
  59. 59. IRTL Grants & Fellowships MSU Funding Sources Timeline Development College & MSU Resources Q&A
  60. 60. 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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