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Grant Writing Services & Guides

Sponsored Programs: Faculty Grant Writers

Sponsored Programs (SP) is committed to the professional and career development of the faculty and facilitates opportunities to enhance their work. The training will include financial support from SP in the form of a training workshop, a trip to the sponsoring agency, and adjunct faculty salary for one three–credit course while in SP.

The full-time faculty member (a) who is appointed by their respective Dean, pending a review of student evaluations, service to the University, and research activity; (b) who will have completed two academic terms by the start of the program; and (c) who demonstrates interest in grant seeking.

The faculty member should fill out the SVSU Professional Development Grant application here if interested in this opportunity.

Capacity:

  • Three faculty members/semester: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer = 9 faculty members/year
  • Release time of one three–credit course, 5 hours/week, equal to 15 weeks of two and one-half days in SP and one half day assigned reading and research

Click here for a description of the fifteen–week Faculty Grant Writing Training Plan (166kB).


Obtaining external funds for projects at SVSU provide great benefits to faculty, staff, students, the community, and the University itself. For faculty, grants provide the means to conduct research by providing funds for administrative support, equipment, and release time. It provides learning and earning opportunities for students and strengthens the University as a whole impacting the quality of life in our community. However, when developing a proposal idea, it is important to create a link between how a potential funding source views a problem/issue being addressed, and the outcomes of the PI's project. In other words, the PI must prove why his or her proposal is the best way to address the problem as defined by the funding source.