January 29, 2014

Request For Proposal (RFP) Tutorial

Need some tips on effectively reviewing a Request For Proposal (RFP)? Well you have come to the right place! That's exactly what the National Council of University Administrators (NCURA) brings to you in this week's edition of YouTube Tuesday. Take a few minutes to gain some helpful tips from Washington State University's Faculty Research Development Specialist Samuel Rodriguez and enhance your RFP review skills.

January 28, 2014

Third Annual Grantsmanship Information Session

Each year, the Sponsored Programs Office offers a number of Grantsmanship Information Sessions (GIS) for Ball State affiliates and this year, the third annual (GIS) will be held on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. The event will take place on the second floor of the Student Center from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.

Dr. David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research at Northern Illinois University will present a keynote address titled Research at Ball State Redefined: Empowering Faculty. A Knowledge Unit Meet & Greet that fosters interdisciplinary research and explores potential opportunities for collaboration is scheduled to follow the keynote address.

Campus Knowledge and Support Units in attendance will include:
A number of Concurrent Information Sessions are scheduled to take place at various locations throughout the Student Center:

Positioning New Faculty for Success in Research 
Dr. David Stone will present several research practices to help build a solid foundation for new faculty members to successfully begin their research agenda.  

Fulbright Scholar Information Session
Mr. Justin Miller, Director of Sponsored Programs will introduce the Fulbright Scholar Program which sends both faculty and professionals abroad each year as they conduct research in various academic and professional fields.

Professionalize Your Approach to Grantsmanship
SPO Program Manager, Dr. Stanley Geidel will discuss a professional approach to seeking external funding by examining three important roles that faculty occupy in the Academy: the roles of professor, principal investigator, and grantseeker. 

New Ways to Approach Private and Foundation Funding
This presentation will explore the current state of private funding while examining the trends that colleges and universities should consider when applying for grants offered by corporations and foundations. 

To RSVP for this event click here. For questions, please contact the Sponsored Programs Office at SPO@BSU.edu or call 5-1600. You can also join the event Facebook page!

2014 Student Symposium is Here!

It's that time of year again, registration for the 2014 Student Symposium is now open!

The Student Symposium at Ball State University offers students an opportunity to present their research and creative endeavors to the campus community. Presentations may be in the form of a poster, a creative work or a digital display. A new feature this year is the addition of moderated paper presentations.

All Ball State University students are eligible including those from Burris Laboratory and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. Students from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Participating students must have engaged in academic activities either inside or outside the classroom and must have been advised by a Ball State faculty mentor.

The Student Symposium is a great way to gain practical and professional experience as well as learn about the broad range of opportunities available on campus. As with previous years, CASH PRIZES will also be awarded for the most outstanding poster presentations so don't miss out on your opportunity to be apart of the 2014 Student Symposium here at Ball State University.

Registration Details: 
* Deadline is Friday, February 3rd at 5 pm
* Registration is available online at www.bsu.edu/spo
Event Date: Tuesday, April 1st (1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Event Location: L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Contact Information: Ms. Jessie Roark at SPO.BSU@gmail.com or (765) 285-5003

The Student Symposium at Ball State University social media outlets:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studentsymposiumatbsu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BSU_SPO ‐‐ Hashtag #ssbsu14