2021-2022 Grant Writing Workshop and Pop-Up Series 

A free, collaborative Zoom series offered by Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Winona State University.

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Following the grant lifecycle, this workshop series provides faculty and staff with tools and strategies to lead and manage grants at each stage. Those new or returning to grantsmanship are encouraged to join all the sessions consecutively; however, participants are not required to attend all sessions. Each topic in the series will have a 1-hour workshop presentation followed by 30-minute interactive pop-up sessions that feature guests and/or subject matter experts.

On Demand Sessions 

Listen to Session 1 – Intro to Grant Seeking   recorded 10/23/20

Listen to Pop Up 1.1 – Foundations & Local Funders   recorded 10/30/20

Listen to Pop Up 1.1 – Developing a Fundable Idea  recorded 9/24/21

Listen to Pop-Up 1.2 – Hearing from Peers   recorded 10/30/20

Listen to Session 2 – Proposal Development   recorded 11/13/20

Listen to Pop-Up 2.1 – Research Design   recorded 11/20/20

Listen to Pop-Up 2.2 – Identify Stakeholders   recorded 11/20/20

Listen to Session 3 - Proposal Budgets   recorded 02/19/21

Listen to Pop - Up 3.1: Project Budgets 101 - What Should I be thinking about?   recorded 02/26/21

Listen to Pop - Up 3.2:  BUILD A PROJECT BUDGET   recorded 02/26/21

Listen to Session 4 - Proposal Review, Resubmissions & Awards recorded 03/19/21

Listen to Pop-Up 4.1: Panel Discussion: Grant Review  recorded 03/26/21

Listen to Pop-Up 4.2 - Mock Panel: You be the Reviewer!  recorded 03/26/21

Questions? Contact Kristel Seth (

National Science Foundation Virtual Grants conference - October 4-8, 2021

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NIH Virtual Seminar on Program funding & Grants Administration- Nov. 1-4, 2021

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Faculty Research Grant (FRG) Workshops

Join RASP Grants Coordinator Jeane McGraw for this review of FRG guidelines, application materials, and Q&A. Learn more about this internal funding opportunity. Please register in advance.

Next Workshop: Spring 2022 - TBA

Learn More About FRG Grants

FRG Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2021: Tuesday, October 5th - 4:30 p.m.
  • Spring 2022: Thursday, March 3rd - 4:40 p.m.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be presenting this workshop in person and on Zoom. FRG guidelines and application materials will be reviewed. To register email Jeane McGraw, and indicate your preference of Zoom or in-person (minimum 5 attendees).

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. More information can be found at

Self Paced Training

  • CITI training: The Essentials of Grant Proposal Development: This professional development series aims to take the mystery out of grant writing by walking participants through the process with a step-by-step guide. The course includes getting started in grant writing, finding and selecting funding opportunities, crafting a proposal development plan, creating a proposal narrative, understanding required proposal elements, preparing a budget, and more.
  1. Modules provide in-depth discussion, videos, exercises, and other learning elements that breakdown the critical aspects of grant proposal development.
  2. Focuses on a variety of funding sources, including the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

You can register (for free!) through the University’s subscription, create an account, and add the course to your portfolio. If you have any questions, please contact Kristel Seth at


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