Led by Bill Hart-Davidson, these sessions will aid applicants to the Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant and Grand Research Challenge in shaping ideas, pitching, project management, and more. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend these workshops with their potential team members.
I. Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: 2/5/21, 12-1pm CT
This is a goal-setting workshop for students, fixed-term and tenure-stream faculty, and staff. It offers a hands-on way to set goals, establish a workable horizon, and make concrete plans. Answers the question: When is the right time to go after grant funding?
II. Creating an Idea that Others Can Invest In: 2/12/21, 12-1pm CT
This is a new way to look at grant seeking, with an emphasis on resources. It invites Humanities and Arts folks to pair their scholarly goals with a rationale and sources of funding. Answers the question: What kinds of projects need grant support and what kind of projects get funded?
III. Building a Collaborative Team: 2/19/21, 12-1pm CT
What every proposal needs to succeed is a team that can make the project a success. This session helps Humanities and Arts folks think about building a team to the benefit of all involved. Answers the question: How can I build a track record of success with a team that will make funders confident in our ability to be good stewards of resources?
IV. Building a Funding Strategy: 2/26/21, 12-1pm CT
We should never chase dollars. We should always have our scholarly goals driving fundraising efforts. In this session, we explore funding pathways and how to cultivate a range of options for supporting an initiative through a project lifecycle. Answers the question: How can I attract support for my work without selling out my goals and values?
Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.