Available Workshops

You must have an MSU ID to register for the following seminars online. If you do not have a net ID and would like to attend, please call Lynn Taylor at 325-3168 or email ltaylor@research.msstate.edu to sign up

Seminar Series Brochure - Fall 2016
Seminar Series Brochure - Spring 2017

Office of the Vice President For Research and Economic Development
ORED Seminar Series

Should I Contact the Program Officer? - Register

Tuesday February 21st 2017 at 2:30 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Teresa D. Gammill

Establishing an effective line of communication with a funding agency’s program officer is imperative to successful proposals. This one conversation with a program officer can impact the faculty/res…  Show more >

Establishing an effective line of communication with a funding agency’s program officer is imperative to successful proposals. This one conversation with a program officer can impact the faculty/researcher ‘rethinking’ the project focus or questioning if you are submitting to the appropriate funding track or agency directorate. This seminar will focus on the communication skill sets for success in contacting a program officer. A real-time conference call will be held with a program officer to discuss a white paper associated with a planned proposal submission. Show less

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Seats Left: 200

Money Management – How to Stretch Your Grant Proposal Budget - Register

Thursday March 2nd 2017 at 3:00 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Jennifer Easley

Who says all “creative accounting” is bad? In this session we will discuss ways to best manage and stretch your grant proposal budget all while staying within the legal and ethical confines of the…  Show more >

Who says all “creative accounting” is bad? In this session we will discuss ways to best manage and stretch your grant proposal budget all while staying within the legal and ethical confines of the award. Show less

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The Graduate Research Assistant – Roles, Responsibilities, and Rewards - Register

Tuesday March 7th 2017 at 3:00 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Stephanie Timbrell Hyche

Graduate student assistants enjoy many professional and personal benefits, but what are the expectations of the faculty mentors with regard to the assistants’ responsibilities? What are the intangib…  Show more >

Graduate student assistants enjoy many professional and personal benefits, but what are the expectations of the faculty mentors with regard to the assistants’ responsibilities? What are the intangible benefits of the assistantship that can be leveraged for future professional success? This program will provide insight into mentors’ expectations of student assistants, as well as discuss the scope of benefits associated with a research-related graduate assistantship. Both faculty and students are encouraged to attend. Show less

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Cayuse 424 - Register

Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: ELI and Giles Computer Lab, Library

Presenters: Tina Hood, Penny French

Are your Cayuse424 skills rusty or nonexistent? Come learn hands-on how to navigate MSU’s proposal development tool/submission portal to Grants.gov. Cayuse 424 is a convenient, user-friendly inter…  Show more >

Are your Cayuse424 skills rusty or nonexistent? Come learn hands-on how to navigate MSU’s proposal development tool/submission portal to Grants.gov. Cayuse 424 is a convenient, user-friendly interface where you can search and download funding opportunities and develop your proposal with the aid of these exciting features: auto-filling of university and faculty profiles, budget building, faster submission time, and interactive error checking as the proposal is developed. Show less

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NSF Mock Review Panel - Register

Wednesday March 29th 2017 at 2:30 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Dana Franz, John Andrew Hamilton Jr., Lesley Strawderman

What really happens in a proposal review panel? Attendees will get a good sense from this mock review session as panelists discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a proposal. The session will include…  Show more >

What really happens in a proposal review panel? Attendees will get a good sense from this mock review session as panelists discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a proposal. The session will include the following:

a brief overview of the National Science Foundation proposal cycle and review panel process; MSU faculty/researchers who have served previously on actual NSF review panels will participate in a "mock review panel" session demonstration to provide attendees an informed perspective on how review panels are conducted at NSF and what panelists look for when they discuss and assess proposals; and an open Q&A session with the mock panelists. At the conclusion of the session, the panelists will answer questions from attendees about the mock session or other questions related to the NSF review process. Panelist include: Dana Franz - Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, College of Education; Drew Hamilton - Professor, Computer Science and Engineering and Director for the Center for Cyber Innovation; Lesley Strawderman – Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering; and Edwin Webster - Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences. Show less

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Life Cycle of a Proposal - Register

Thursday April 6th 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Kevin Enroth, Blair Reed

This session will provide an overview of the proposal approval process to include policies and procedures for proposal submissions, compliance certifications, and other documentation needed for issuin…  Show more >

This session will provide an overview of the proposal approval process to include policies and procedures for proposal submissions, compliance certifications, and other documentation needed for issuing subawards or subaward modifications. Show less

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Overview of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program - Register

Friday April 21st 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Shauncey Hill

This seminar will discuss opportunities provided by the Fulbright Foreign Student Program specific to non-US students. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. We’ll addr…  Show more >

This seminar will discuss opportunities provided by the Fulbright Foreign Student Program specific to non-US students. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. We’ll address eligibility requirements and application guidelines, plus much more. Show less

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Laboratory Chemical Security - Register

Tuesday April 25th 2017 at 1:30 pm

Location: Bost Theater

Presenters: Michael Parsons

While a necessity for academic and research purposes, laboratories provide a source of chemicals that can be used to produce improvised explosives (IEDs) and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD). L…  Show more >

While a necessity for academic and research purposes, laboratories provide a source of chemicals that can be used to produce improvised explosives (IEDs) and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Local, state and federal agencies are now focusing on increasing the awareness regarding the potential nefarious use of these chemicals and the actions faculty, staff and students can take to identify and report suspicious behavior. The following are examples of suspicious activities to be on the lookout for and that will be covered in this presentation: missing supplies, glassware, chemicals or lost or moved lab equipment; requests to borrow chemicals or equipment from unidentified individuals; chemical purchases charged to a lab purchase card or grant but are never delivered; e-mails from domains that make it look like they are attributed to legitimate entities (@edu.com or @edu.us); individuals attempting to access the lab who generally have no reason to be there; unsolicited delivery of chemicals to the lab without a corresponding chemical purchase order; and unsolicited requests in person or over the internet for technical information (i.e., chemical synthesis and purification procedures).

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 200