Training Opportunities for Spring 2020 Remain Available

Due to the campus closure, the regularly scheduled Office of Sponsored Research and Programs sessions scheduled for March and April will be moved to Zoom.  Because these sessions are moved to Zoom, the previously imposed registration limits are no longer relevant. 

If you considered participating in one of the sessions below, but could not as a result of registration limits, please consider joining remotely.  If interested in participating, simply contact the Director via email ( to receive the connection details.

Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me if I may provide additional information or assistance.


These sessions will provide an overview on the use of SPIN and SMARTS, Hope College’s funding opportunity database and email notification system, respectively. Learn how to use the SPIN database, creating a SPIN account, and create/update your SMARTS notifications. Sessions will be held in campus computer labs.  The same session will be held on both days—there is no need to attend both.

Date/Time:        Thursday 26 March 2020, 4 pm – 5 pm
Location:          Zoom Video Conference

Proposal Development 101

Interested in pursuing external funding in support of your research, educational, or outreach activities but do not know where to begin?  It can be quite intimidating to apply for external grants and fellowships—but learn where to start in Proposal Development 101!  This session will provide you with a broad overview of the grantseeking process, developing your idea and project plan, and building a sponsored program budget.

Session 1

Date/Time:        Tuesday 7 April 2020, 12 pm – 1 pm
Location:          Zoom Video Conference

Session 2

Date/Time:        Wednesday 15 April 2020, 12 pm – 1 pm
Location:          Zoom Video Conference

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