Grant Writing Incentive

The purpose of financial support for external grant writing is to encourage excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities among Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty, and staff by providing an incentive to write and submit an external grant. Individual applications will be up to 5 duty days and team-authored applications will be up to 10 duty days (not to exceed 5 days/person). Financial support for grant writing time will be administered in accordance with the individual union's contractual stipulations. Interested applicants must contact the Research and Sponsored Programs office to help determine eligibility prior to submitting; a confirmation email must be on file prior to the application deadline.

Support for external grant writing is an objective of the University's comprehensive Graduate Enrollment Management Plan which aligns with University's Strategic Directions 2016 - 2021.

2020 Application Deadlines (due by 4 pm)

  • Summer: June 19, 2020 (newly revised)
  • Fall Semester: TBD, 2020

Submit to Kristel Seth,, Research & Sponsored Programs, Memorial Library 96.

Information on the guidelines, forms, and evaluation criteria for the grant proposal: