ORSP Training Sessions

2018-2019 Academic Year

Schedule of events for 2018-2019 academic year to be determined. Please contact Jeffry Porter with questions or for more details. 

ORSP also offers sessions on topics such as an introduction to extramural funding, budget development, and collaborative projects. By request, we can also develop sessions tailored for individual departments or colleges.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training opportunity (research@mtsu.edu; 615-494-7669).

Upcoming Events:

Developing Collaborative Data Science Opportunities

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

James E. Walker Library - Room 348


The true power of data science is through collaboration where individuals from diverse disciplines work together. This panel will discuss the opportunities to use big data in the classroom, research, grants, and external projects. Find out more about what your colleagues are doing and how you can get started and get involved. Panelists: Ryan Otter, Cynthia Chaffin, Greg Rushton, Charlie Apigian and moderated by: Mary Ellen Sloane.

NOTE: Refreshments will be provided prior to the panel.

REGISTER AT: http://bit.ly/mtdsi2

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
ORSP Conference Room (ING G012 - Garden Level)

Register for this workshop to get in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities and learn of resources specifically available to Tennesseans.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive federal program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

In addition, LaunchTN maintains a portfolio of resources for Tennessee-based entrepreneurial researchers to advance their commercialization efforts. These resources include:

1.     Networks programs that pair mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs; 

2.     Microgrants that provide financial support for grant-writing assistance to Tennessee-based early-stage companies; and

3.     The SBIR Matching Fund that provides non-dilutive capital to Tennessee-based companies upon their successful federal grant award.

There will be the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with an SBIR consultant, to be held immediately following the workshop. More details will be provided.

Please direct questions about this workshop to Jamie.Burriss@mtsu.edu.

This workshop is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Prior to registering, please complete the Pre-Workshop Survey at https://goo.gl/forms/oevZP4sIlzeTR8ap1

REGISTER AT: https://www.mtsu.edu/ors/training/register/449/small-business-innovation-research-sbir-informational-workshop