MURC fall 2015 Workshops announced for researchers, administrative staff

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced its schedule of professional development opportunities in Grantsmanship, designed specifically for Marshall researchers and administrative staff.

All sessions are free and open to the university community. While lunch is not provided, participants may bring their own lunches to the workshops.  Registration is strongly encouraged, and is available online at

For more information about any of these sessions or to inquire about scheduling personalized Grantsmanship workshops for your department or school, call Lisa Daniels, at ext. 6-3368 or email .

More information is available online at the MURC Professional Development Web page.

All workshops will be in Drinko Library 138 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (Tuesday or Wednesday).


Introduction to MURC/Research Process

If you are interested in external funding, you need to become familiar with the Marshall University Research Corporation and how its services help you navigate the world of external funding. In addition to familiarizing you with the most common grants administration procedures, this session reviews the overall process–from proposal submission to award close-out.

When:     Tuesday, Sep. 15, or Wednesday, Sep. 16, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Grantsmanship 101/Proposal Basics

This session covers the basic components of a standard grant proposal. Also included are agency-specific requirements, timelines for planning and the proposal from the reviewers’ points of view.

When:       Tuesday, Sep. 22, or Wednesday, Sept. 23, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Budgeting Basics

The budget is often the backbone of the proposal. One of the services MURC offers is that of budgeting assistance. This workshop will familiarize you with the basic components of a proposal budget.

When:      Tuesday, Sep. 29, or Wednesday, Sep. 30, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Post-Award Overview

This workshop is an introduction to MURC’s post-award services and will feature a Q&A session with our post-award officers.

When:      Tuesday, Oct. 6, or Wednesday, Oct. 7, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Finding Funding

In this introduction to the basics of locating funding for grant proposals, participants will learn about the various databases available to assist in finding support, and how to utilize the Pivot system for funding, collaboration and planning. College-specific sessions will be formed upon request.  These sessions will allow for more targeted funding searches.

When:       Tuesday, Oct. 13 or Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Cost-Sharing (Matching) 101

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of cost sharing for grant proposals and have a Q & A time with our cost share experts.

When:      Tuesday, Oct. 20, or Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138


Human Subject Research/IRB 101

Topics discussed will include the purpose of the university’s Human Research Protection Program, the Institutional Review Boards and the submission process.

When:      Tuesday, Oct. 27, or Wednesday, October 28 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Where:      Drinko Library 138