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Planning, Managing, and Funding the Research Project
Saturday, March 26, 2010 – Room Big Ten B, Kellogg Center
Planning, writing, and getting funding for a research idea as a doctoral student, new postdoc or new faculty member can be a daunting task. How do you manage a research project from proposal to completion, and how does the process vary by discipline? This workshop will focus on how to break down the various components and tasks of a research project, identify strategies for organization and project management, and understand the process of identifying and securing funding. Participants will develop their own project plan throughout the course of the workshop, assisted by presentations and working sessions with faculty familiar with the process as both researchers and agency grant reviewers, as well as with experts on grants databases. Information will be applicable to a range of research projects (a specific grant, a publication, a thesis or dissertation). Participants should bring either an idea for a project they would like to do or the outline of a project already in progress.
In the morning plenary, faculty will share their experience with managing a research project, including “packaging” the research proposal to meet requirements of funding sources, the components of a budget, supervising and evaluating teams, and creating the project report. Participants will then work throughout the day to learn how to approach their work through the lens of project management; a specialist in project management will help them apply general techniques to the stages of their specific research project. The afternoon breakout sessions will address two key topics for funding: using grants databases to find grants and fellowships in various disciplinary areas, and developing a budget for submission to Contracts and Grants. If possible, please bring a laptop computer for the session on using databases.
Participants will leave the workshop with a blueprint for managing their own project and concrete steps for securing funding.
Senior Contract & Grant Administrator, Office of Contract and Grant Administration
Senior Contract & Grant
Administrator/Sponsored Projects, Office of Contract and Grant Administration
Dr. Rebecca Campbell
Professor, Department of Psychology
Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, MSU Libraries
Dr. Joan Rose
Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment; Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Dr. Mark Urban-Lurain
Director, Instructional Technology Research & Development, Division of Science and Math Education, College of Natural Science
Project Management Professional, MSU Virtual University Design and Technology
8:45 - 8:50 Registration, Big Ten B
9:00 – 10:15 Plenary Panel: Crafting the Research Project, Big Ten B
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Approaching Project Planning, Big Ten B
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch, Red Cedar AB
1:00 – 3:00 Project Management: Developing Your Plan, Big Ten B
3:15 – 4:15 Breakout 1: Finding Funding Using Grants Databases, Room 103
Breakout 2: Developing a Budget, Room 106
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following 5 pieces of information: your name, department, email address, name of the workshop (Planning, Managing and Funding the Research Project), and the breakout session (1 or 2) you would like to attend.