SPREE offers a wide range of trainings, educational services and expertise to assist you in your research development or securing funding and partnerships. We host workshops throughout the academic year and are available for department, classroom or other presentation needs. 

CITI Training

Education of those involved in the research process is considered essential to ensure that all research is conducted in accordance with ethical principles and federal guidelines. CITI is a provider of online, peer-reviewed research integrity education and offers training courses in Human Subject Research (HSR), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), and Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS).

SPREE Workshop Offerings

Internal Grants 101

This workshop showcases tips and tools to help you prepare your proposal for the APDC and 3M grant programs. We will review the application guidelines, provide templates and samples for proposal components, and offer feedback on draft proposal sections.

Internal Grants 101 Workshop presentation slides

How to Submit an IRB Application

Do you intend to do research involving human subjects? Have you heard of the IRB and need to submit and application for your research but don't know where to start? Come learn about human subject research and the IRB at St. Catherine University. We will focus on how to submit an IRB research application, tools available, and answer any IRB questions you have.

Learn more about the IRB application process on Mentor IRB (use your St. Kate login and Institutional ID stkate).

IRB Application Workshop presentation slides

All Things Budget for Your Grant

This workshop will cover key considerations for developing a grant budget, determining personnel and non-personnel expenses, distinguishing between direct and indirect costs, and developing the budget narrative/justification. Learn helpful tips for building a sustainable budget and how to avoid common mistakes. Appropriate for grant seekers of all levels.


Additional Workshop Offerings


Finding Funding and Proposal Development

This workshop will cover questions such as "what is a grant?" and "what makes a project fundable?'. It will include a demo of the Pivot funding search tool. Learn helpful tips for successful proposal development and how to avoid common mistakes. Appropriate for grant seekers of all levels.

Identifying External Resources to Support Your Sabbatical and an Introduction to National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends

This workshop will cover two distinct topics: 1) The first half of the workshop will explore ways to support a full-year sabbatical with external funding. You will learn about common sources of sabbatical funding and how to search discipline-specific support. New faculty, as well as those planning a sabbatical in the next few years, are encouraged to attend. 2) The second half of the workshop will begin at 12:30, and examine the internal nomination and application processes for NEH summer stipends, $6,000 grants to support faculty with research or writing projects. Humanities faculty are encouraged to attend.  

Classroom Trainings and Workshops

SPREE is often invited to classroom sessions to present on several topics including research administration, grant funding, policy/compliance, and more—including even hosting grant reviews! Contact SPREE to visit about how we can support your students' learning.

Content Specific Group Presentations

We can also support by visiting your department or programs to allow your team to hone in on specific areas of external funding, research or engagement. Contact SPREE to discuss.

2022–2023 Academic Year Scheduled Workshops and Events

Event Date Time Location RSVP
SPREE Open House September 8, 2022 11-1 p.m. (IP) Derham 01 RSVP
How to Submit an IRB Application September 20, 2022 12-1 p.m. (H) Derham 17 RSVP
Grant Award Management for Current PI's September 22, 2022 12–1 p.m. (H) Library 128 Email to request recording
Intro to Proposal and Budget Development October 4, 2022 12-1 p.m. (H) Derham 17 View Recording
Internal Grants 101 November 3, 2022 12-1 p.m. (H) Derham 17 RSVP
Grant School January 2023 TBD TBD RSVP
Grant Award Management for Current PI's March 14, 2023 12-1 p.m. TBD RSVP
Scholarship Celebration April 2023 TBD TBD RSVP

Key: (IP) - In Person, (H) - Hybrid