OFE seeks to supplement faculty research and career development by highlighting the existing offices and resources, sponsoring programs from these offices, and inviting faculty experts to offer workshops.
Take a look at the resources identified in the left navigation and below, and check out OFE Events to see what’s coming up.
Research with Montclair
Faculty who have ideas for programs should contact Emily Isaacs. Ideas welcome.
Faculty who are interested in broadening their impact through media engagement or participation in other public projects, including Research with Montclair, can see Going public with your research.
Grants Primer from the Office of Sponsored Programs
- Have a vague idea about a grant? Not sure how to start? At this session Dana Natale, Pre-Award Services Manager and Catherine Bruno, Senior Post Award Officer, both of the Office for Sponsored Programs, will lead participants through a quick but thorough understanding of the grant lifecycle and their Office’s role in supporting faculty pursuing grants. They’ll briefly cover finding funding, developing and submitting proposals, post-award processes and Montclair’s own internal grants. Recording of May 24, 2022 program (Panopto)*
Corporations and Foundations 101: Securing Private and Corporate Grants
- The Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) office works with faculty, staff and administration to secure grants from private and corporate foundations to support University programs and initiatives. CFR works closely with campus partners to build relationships with foundations, develop proposals and budgets, and steward the application and reporting processes. In this workshop, CFR 101, you will learn what Corporate & Foundation Relations does and how you can best partner with CFR to gain support for your programs. Led by Brianne Baird and Ruth Kunstadter.
- Recording of November 1, 2022 program (Panopto)*
Leading a Research Team
- Undergraduate as well as graduate student research is on the rise, and both students and faculty benefit from these opportunities (see article on benefits for HSIs). The challenge is to figure out how to manage your team and projects effectively. In this panel, veteran team leaders, Laura Lakusta, Psychology, and Nicole Lytle, Child Advocacy and Social Work, share their insights and tips from years of working in research labs with both funded and unfunded graduate and undergraduate students. They make it work and so can you.
- Recording of October 27, 2022 program (Panopto)*
Managing Your Scholarly Life
Managing the teaching workload
- Facilitated by OFE and featuring faculty who are strong, committed teachers who have also figured out how to maintain an active research agenda while teaching. Offered intermittently. See Events and Monday email for specifics.
Efficiency strategies for researchers
- In this session, offered intermittently throughout the year, the facilitator(s) will share strategies and techniques for facilitating research productivity. Researchers will be introduced to software (Endnote, task manager systems) and organizational strategies (process notes, goal setting). Participants are encouraged to come ready to plan their research.
Reading and Discussion Groups
OFE offers reading and discussion groups organized by topic, often with the support of an instructor who will co-lead the program. Interested in proposing a group? Contact OFE.
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Reading Group. Book: Equity Talk to Equity Walk.
Updated 11.02.22 EJI