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 2023 - TBA

Learn More About FRG Grants

FRG Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - October 4, 2022
  • Spring Semester - March 2, 2023

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, , (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

grant writing workshop and pop-up series

A collaborative virtual series offered by: Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, & Bemidji State University

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 offers on-demand workshop presentation and pop-up topics, for anyone new or for those wanting a refresher, with new pop-up topics offered virtually throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

Pop-Up: Foundation Panel – Hear from Funders

December 2nd, 2022  12-1:00pm  

This session, we’ll hear from local funding agencies about their available grant opportunities.  They will give advice on how to prepare a competitive proposal, provide insight on the review process, and share tips on working with their organization.  Register here for the session.

Previously recorded On-Demand Workshop Sessions

Questions? Contact Kristel Seth (

National Science Foundation Virtual Grants conference - Spring 2022

View Conference Sessions on Demand


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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