Upcoming Events

Who decides if you get the money?  Get the inside scoop directly from proposal peer reviewers! 

Postponed -- new date TBA
at the Bing Crosby House

  • 11:30-Noon:   Light buffet lunch. RSVP by TBA for lunch to waite@gonzaga.edu
  • Noon-12:30:   Insights on the experience as a reviewer from the panelists
  • 12:30-12:45:  Open discussion

Understanding the review process in today’s highly competitive grant funding world can give you an edge. G.U. faculty members have recently participated as peer reviewers on proposal-reviewing panels for public (a.k.a. government) and private (a.k.a. corporate and foundation) funders. The upcoming panel discussion with these faculty members—Drs. Shepherd and Chen, who have reviewed for the National Science Foundation, and Dr. Crogan, who has reviewed for the National Institutes of Health and private funders—will offer you an inside look at how proposal reviewers are instructed and accomplish this task. Your questions will be welcomed. 

A similar workshop for Humanities faculties will be held in the near future.  Watch here and in Morning Mail for announcements and, for Humanities faculty members, your e-mail box for invitations.

NEW EVENTS are posted as they are announced. Individual consultations about grant funding options always are available upon request.


How G.U.’s Sponsored Research Office can help you secure external funding

Thanks to faculty and staff members, both experienced in or new to external funding, who attended the Sponsored Research and Programs gatherings on December 10th at the Bing Crosby House.  Dr. Joann Waite, Kathy Hill, and Carroll Deason talked briefly and answered questions about the range of support and the incentives available to you when you apply for funding through SRP.  You are invited to contact Joann or Kathy with your questions and ideas or plans for creative, scholarly, service, and research efforts. 

SRP's Principal Investigator Appreciation Event on September 19th, 2013

More than 30 recent principal investigators for grant or contract proposals attended the celebration of their efforts and accomplishments on Sept. 19th in the Foley Center Rare Books Room.  President McCulloh, Dr. Killen, and Dr. Large spoke of their appreciation for this important work. On Oct. 25th, appreciation was extended to more than 40 others throughout campus who support the grant seeking process. 

"It takes a village to raise enough funding!"

Thanks to all of you.  Go Zags!

Project Evaluations
Thanks to Jenny LeBeau and Mike Trevisan from the Learning & Performance Research Center in WSU's College of Education for their April 19th, 2013, grant project evaluation presentations.  Thanks also to all who attended. 

Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research, be it scholarship or creative activity, is a powerful educational practice that has the ability to engage student interest and enthusiasm and to help students launch careers that contribute to innovation and economic development.  Thanks to all who participated on Friday, April 12th, 2013, in discussions with Dr. Roger Rowlett about aspects of Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), a summary of best practices that support and sustain highly effective undergraduate research environments.  COEUR is intended as a guide for those who oversee undergraduate research and those who wish to build, evaluate, and maintain robust, productive, meaningful, and sustainable undergraduate research programs.

Grant Writing Workshop

The 3-day, 18-hour workshop in July, 2013 to introduce staff and faculty to grant proposal preparation was a success. If you are interested in honing your grant writing skills in a workshop setting, please contact Joann Waite, director of Sponsored Research.

Workshop schedules will be posted here as they are announced.

Last updated: 4 February 2015