Faculty Research Grants

The purpose of a Faculty Research Grant (FRG) at Minnesota State University, Mankato is to encourage excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities among Minnesota State Mankato faculty. These seed grants support faculty initiatives in all disciplines including basic, applied, and pedagogical research as well as creative projects. New researchers are especially encouraged to apply. It is expected that the results of the FRG will be used by grantees to explore external funding opportunities to continue their work. Evidence of a grant or contract submission for external funding will be required before the applicant can submit a follow-up FRG

Faculty members are required to describe plans for pursuing and securing external funding using their FRG-funded research or creative projects and must demonstrate substantial progress towards this plan upon submission of their FRG Final Report.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate College representative for guidance on FRG proposal development (see the "Faculty Research Committee" table below).

2019 - 2020 FRG Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: TBD
  • Spring Semester: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 4:30 pm

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REGISTER HERE! for the Fall FRG Workshop - October 2020

Presented by RASP, this workshop will review the FRG guidelines and application. (minimum of 5 attendees is required)

 Information on the guidelines, format, budget, and sections of an FRG.

Faculty Research Committee Academic Year 2019-2020

Allied Health & Nursing Jennifer Zdroik (507) 389-6313 jennifer.zdroik@mnsu.edu
Arts & Humanities Sachi Sekimoto (507) 389-1270 sachi.sekimoto@mnsu.edu
Business Kristin Scott (507) 389-2324 kristin.scott@mnsu.edu
Education Rick Auger (507) 389-5658 richard.auger@mnsu.edu
Library Services Mark McCullough (507) 389-5154 mark.mccullough@mnsu.edu
Science, Engineering, & Technology Allison Land (507) 389-1349 allison.land@mnsu.edu
Social & Behavioral Sciences Karla Lassonde (Co-Chair) 507) 389-5827 karla.lassonde@mnsu.edu
Academic Affairs Stephen Stoynoff (Co-Chair) (507) 389-5502 stephen.stoynoff@mnsu.edu
Academic Affairs Matt Loayza (507) 389-5717 matthew.loayza@mnsu.edu
Academic Affairs Anne Dahlman (507) 389-1333 anne.dahlman@mnsu.edu
Research and Sponsored Programs Kristel Seth (507) 389-6652 kristel.seth@mnsu.edu
Academic Affairs Jeremy Geske (507) 389-5998 jeremy.geske@mnsu.edu
Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research Dan Houlihan (507) 389-6308 daniel.houlihan@mnsu.edu
Kristel Seth Research and Sponsored Programs (507) 389-6652 kristel.seth@mnsu.edu
Jeane McGraw Research and Sponsored Programs (507) 389-5275 jeane.mcgraw@mnsu.edu
Julie Joerg Graduate Dean's Office (507) 389-1242 julie.joerg@mnsu.edu