Augsburg Professor of Biology speaks at the 2017 Grant Recognition Luncheon

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Dr. David Crowe, Associate Professor of Biology, was featured as the project spotlight speaker at the 2017 Grant Recognition Luncheon. Professor Crowe discussed his latest research in neuroscience, specifically in the mental disorder schizophrenia. Dr.Crowe and his collaborator, Matthew Chafee, recently received an award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the cause of this disease. They are exploring whether schizophrenia could be caused by disruptions to the normal timing of electrical impulses in the brain.

The purpose of the Grant Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs, is to celebrate and recognize the efforts of Augsburg faculty and staff in grant seeking. Grants at Augsburg provide direct financial support for individual scholarship and inquiry, enable students to engage in research and access specialized programs that support learning and retention, and provide opportunities for deeper engagement and collaboration, both on our campus and within our community.

To see how faculty and staff at Augsburg have been engaged in grant-seeking over the past year, please view the program.

***Research reported in this post was supported by the National Institutes of Health under award number 5R01MH107491-02. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

2nd Annual Grant Recognition Event

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Celebrate a successful year in grant seeking at the 2nd Annual Grant Recognition Event.

Monday, May 12, 2014 
2 to 5 p.m.; Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow 
Christensen Center 

Join us to:

  • Celebrate with faculty and staff who have submitted grants and/or received grant funding within the last year
  • Learn more about one of 38 currently funded projects on campus
  • Identify resources on campus to support your grant seeking
  • Participate in an engaging discussion on scholarship and the identity of Augsburg College with the Provost Karen Kaivola

Please RSVP by May 6 to Erica Swift at or 612-330-1184


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

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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!

2013-2014 Spark Session Schedule Available

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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

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

Faculty Grant Training and Recognition Luncheon – May 17, 2013

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Please join us on May 17th, 2013 for a faculty grant training and recognition luncheon.

The purpose of this event is to share information on how to utilize grants as a mechanism to achieve career goals, enhance student learning and engagement, and advance the work and reputation of the College. All faculty are welcome to attend; new faculty are encouraged!

For more information or to RSVP, please follow the link to the Grants and Augsburg: Tools to Enhance your Scholarly Career training announcement.