Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

Research Seminars

All seminars will be held on Friday at 3:10 p.m. in 101 Roberts Hall unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars | Spring 2014

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Seminar Title

March 21

Micaela Young
Grant Submission Training Coordinator

Montana State University

Overview of Grant Proposals and Finding Funding


The session focuses on two critical aspects of securing external funding, namely, an overview of the grant submission process at MSU and how to locate promising funding opportunities. The first half of the discussion scales up to a higher level to provide participants with an overview of the vast and wide grant world. They will receive need-to-know information related to grant submission resources available to them, and become familiar with the grant submission process at MSU, including the manner in which major agencies interface with the institution, how grants are reviewed, and what to expect overall. The second half of the discussion will lead participants through technical details of the funding databases on campus so that they may independently conduct productive and efficient searches for external funding.

  Bio: Micaela Young earned an advanced degree in English at Montana State University and went on to work in the private sector as a consultant and project manager on large state and federal grant-funded projects. In her career as project manager, she provided training and technical assistance to agencies and technical and community colleges related to project management, grant writing and management, and technical training development. From 2010 to 2013, she was responsible for securing over two million dollars in government funding. She presently works as Grant Submission Training Coordinator for ADVANCE Project TRACS, a 3.5 million dollar institutional transformation grant funded by the National Science Foundation. She has a special interest in advancing women and early investigators in the STEM/SBS disciplines, and facilitating innovative new research enterprises between disciplines.

Thanks to Seminar Series Speakers

Thank you to the following speakers who have participated in the seminars during the 2013-14 academic year.

Cory Neu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E.
Washington State University

Dylan Freytag, P.E.
Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates

Aydın Buluç, Ph.D.
Computational Research Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mark Conradi, Ph.D.
Washington University

For further information on the seminars, or to visit with the speakers, please contact Anne Camper at

Seminar series sponsored by the College of Engineering

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