MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Getting Started, Getting Funded: Obtaining Research Funding

Micah Altman, Director of Research, MIT Libraries

Jan/10 Thu 10:00AM-04:00PM 14N-325
Jan/31 Thu 10:00AM-04:00PM 14N-325

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/08
Limited to 25 participants
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session

Increasingly, conducting innovative research requires resources that exceed those readily on-hand to the individual scholar. You can use research funding to access a wider set of research methods, to accelerate your research project, expand its scope and depth, and increase its impact. This short course provides an overview of the types and sources of funding available for research support, and introduces the fundamental elements of planning, proposal writing, and management for "sponsored" projects. The course is geared toward junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students (in late stages or on the job market), who are new to the funding process, are considering whether to seek funding from new sources, or who would like a systematic review of the grant writing and review process. 

The course will be presented in a half-day format, followed by an individualized consulting session focused on each attendee’s research project. 

Sponsor(s): Libraries
Contact: Eloise Davis, 14S-216, 617.253.5655,