Many of our development opportunities are open to faculty, staff, and students across UMS.

Professional Development Continuum

Grants 101: This Zoom workshop will cover the basics of setting up a Pivot account and how to search for funding opportunities; along with reading a funder’s call and grant writing strategies. RSVP for Mar 12th

Finding Funding Challenge: Each day you will receive an email with short, self-paced tasks designed to build your grant seeking skills. Topics include: finding tailored funding opportunities, reading and responding to a request for proposals, creating a concept paper, and more. (December 2024)

Grants Academy
Research Ambassadors 
EMPOWER Mentoring Experience

Faculty Development Continuum Gannt chart
professional development pyramid


Finding Funding Challenge: “I’m really impressed with the quality, organization, and accessibility of these materials.  The process of finding funding seemed very overwhelming to me and this was such a nice guide on how to get started.” ~Anonymous

Grants Academy: “I learned the importance and components of writing a concept paper, how to find funding opportunities, and gained confidence to move from internal to external grant applications.” ~ UMM Professor in Humanities

Research Ambassadors: “….has provided great opportunities for me and I truly believe that many of the connections and achievements I’ve made in my research are a result of this program. I’m incredibly grateful for…the collegial and supportive meeting atmosphere.” ~UMA Assistant Professor in STEM

EMPOWER: “My mentoring experience was so beneficial, in terms of guiding me towards my first “big” NSF grant with a large PI team. The mentoring I received gave me a ton of confidence and practical advice; it helped me feel less isolated, and I don’t think I’d have felt prepared/encouraged to go up for Full Professor this fall without my mentor’s mentorship and advocacy.” ~UM Associate Professor in STEM