Explore your Funding Potential: June 3, 11am to 4 pm

Explore your Funding Potential: A workshop for faculty in the Fine Arts & Humanities

This grant workshop focuses on finding grants to support scholarly research or arts-related projects in the Fine Arts and Humanities. The day’s workshops are designed for faculty who have submitted a small number of grants (or even no grants at all), as well as faculty who want to improve their success rates when they apply for funding.

Join us for an afternoon of learning about:

  • local foundations and funding opportunities
  • finding a good funding fit
  • framing your project to increase its chances of getting funded
  • writing winning grants proposals

We’ll start with lunch and end with happy hour — hopefully outdoors in the June sunshine.

This event is co-hosted by Augsburg and other ACTC schools.

Get more information and RSVP! 

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Engebretson and MACCS team receive $425,919 grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded a new three-year $425,919 research grant (NSF AGS-1264146) to Augsburg College’s Physics Department for continued operation of the Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS), a longitudinally-extended array of 8 magnetometers located in Arctic Canada, and for space science research based on MACCS data. Read more ›

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History Department receives $82,486 for Historyapolis Project

Dr. Michael Lansing, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department, and Dr. Kirsten Delegard, Scholar-in-Residence, were awarded $82,486 from the Minnesota Historical Society through the State of Minnesota’s Historical and Cultural Heritage Fund for their Historyapolis Project. This is the first time that an academic department of history has received funding from this program for such a project.  Read more ›

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Mathematics Professor to Collaborate on NSF Grant

Congratulations to Dr. John Zobitz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, who will be participating as a Fellow in “Engaging Mathematics,” a NSF TUES funded project led by Wm. David Burns of SENCER (NSF ID: 1322883). Read more ›

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Biology and Mathematics Professors Receive NSF Grant to Purchase Instruments for Plant Ecophysiology Research

Dr. Ann Impullitti, Assistant Professor of Biology, received a $122,684 Major Research Instrumentation Grant from NSF’s Division of Biological Infrastructure, and a $52,400 from the LiCor Environmental Education Fund (LEEF).   Read more ›

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Chemistry Professor Receives NSF Grant for Nucleation Research

Dr. David Hanson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was awarded $386,163 from NSF’s Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. The three year project, “Nucleation studies with sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and Nitrogenous Bases,” will test models for nucleation rates that can be incorporated into global climate models. Read more ›

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Physics Professor Receives NSF Funding to Continue Space Research

Dr. Mark Engebretson, Professor of Physics, was granted a three year, $185,940 award from NSF’s Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences for his project, “Collaborative research: Continued study of ultra low frequency (ULF) waves at cusp latitudes on Svalbard to probe earth’s space environment.” Read more ›

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2013-2014 Spark Session Schedule Available

Mark your calendars! The 2013-2014 Spark Session schedule is now available.

2013-2014 Spark Session Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oren Gateway 103
  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Oren Gateway 112
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oren Gateway 103

Spark Sessions provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to share ideas and support each other in proposal development and grant submission. If you have an idea you would like present or a topic you would like discussed, please contact Erica Swift at swift@augsburg.edu

For more information on Spark Sessions, go to the Refine your Idea page.

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Introducing Spark Sessions for idea and proposal development

Do you have an idea for research or scholarship that has been collecting dust? Need feedback on your proposal but aren’t sure who to ask? Are you intimidated or confused by the grant seeking process? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, attend an upcoming Spark Session!

What is a Spark Session?
Spark Sessions provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to share ideas and support each other in proposal development and grant submission. Attend a spark session to:

  • Brainstorm and generate new ideas
  • Refine your idea
  • Receive feedback and support
  • Learn from your peers
  • Network and collaborate
  • Receive up to date news and information regarding external grants

 Spark Sessions will be held monthly and will last approximately 1 hour.  Discussion content will change each month based on the ideas and topics shared by your peers.

Who should attend?
Faculty and staff of all disciplines and experience levels are encouraged to attend the Spark Sessions. The only requisites are 1) an interest in proposal development and grant seeking, and 2) a willingness to share your ideas or provide constructive feedback to your peers.

What if I don’t have an idea (yet)?
Feel free to attend even if you don’t have an idea! Support your peers by providing feedback regarding their ideas! Also, Spark Sessions are an ideal forum to network, learn, and stay up to date on grant related news and opportunities.

When will Spark Sessions be held?
Help us schedule a time that works for you! If you are interested in participating in a Spark Session, please send the following information to Erica Swift at swift@augsburg.edu:

  • Name
  • Preferred day(s) of the week and time(s) for session to be held
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Faculty and Staff Recognized for Grant Seeking Efforts

Congratulations to all Augsburg faculty and staff who were recognized for their grant seeking efforts at the External Grant Workshop and Recognition Event on May 17th.

Between April 2011 to March 2013, Augsburg was awarded $7,090,700 in external grant funding. This funding supported or continues to support 39 unique projects, ranging from student programs to faculty-led research. 45 faculty and staff were involved in proposal development, project implementation, and award management. View the complete list of grant recipients.

Also, be sure to check out the slides from the workshop, which have been posted under the Resources main page.

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