Grant Writing Enhancement Program (GEP)

The Grant Writing Enhancement Program (GEP) is a professional development experience of direct individual and group support for faculty and administrators, regardless of their level of grant writing experience. 

The goals of the Grant Writing Enhancement Program include:

  1. Prepare scholars to be leaders in their fields. 
  2. Strengthen a culture across campus of expectations, opportunity, and rewards for faculty engagement in sponsored programs. 
  3. Increase the number of faculty and administrators successfully engaged in grant writing at MTSU.
  4. Increase the number and dollar value of externally funded projects, programs, and centers across the university. 

To meet these goals, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has developed a 3-year curriculum consisting of grant writing and award management.  

Want to be a part of the 2023 Grant Writing Enhancement Program? ENROLL HERE 


GEP Syllabus

GEP Curriculum Year 1



Upcoming GEP Events in 2023-2024:


Finding Funding Opportunities / GrantForward Workshop

September 28th from 10:00-11:00 ; LIB 264A

Presented by Rachel McGinnis and GrantForward

Grantforward will be presenting a workshop on finding grants and creating personalized search lists

ORSP Resources

October 24th from 2:00-3:00 ; LIB264A

Presented by the ORSP Team

Come and meet the ORSP team and learn about how each role is here to support MTSU's faculty and staff. 

Grant Timeline Preparation

November 16th from 10:00-11:00 ; LIB 264A

Presented by Rachel McGinnis

Attend this workshop to learn about preparing a timeline for your proposal. A template will be provided to help participants get started.  

Past GEP Events

Introduction to GEP Workshop-

August 25th from 2-3:00pm ; LIB264A

Presented by Dr. David Butler and Rachel McGinnis

Dr. David Butler, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Rachel McGinnis, Director of ORSP, present an overview of the program, review the curriculum and expectations, and outline next steps for those who wish to join the program.


MTSU Sponsored Programs Scholars Directory

Scholars Directory is a catalog of funded proposals from July 2015 to the present.  The directory will allow you to search by the primary investigator's name, department, grant title, as well as gain details regarding the funding sponsor and program.