NIH Grants

The NIH is the biggest source of funding for biomedical research. But, the grant applications it requests are very complicated, and are confusing and overwhelming to novices to the process. Here we have a collection of resources to help you write a competitive grant. 

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NSF Grants

The NSF is the major funder for science research that is not biomedical. But, like NIH grant applications, writing an NSF grant as a novice is usually confusing and overwhelming. We’ve listed resources the NSF provides to grantwriters in the table below, with links.

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Grant-Writing Advice for Faculty at a Small Minority-Serving Institution (MSI)

This is the first in a series exploring grant opportunities for a variety of different types of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Here, we talk to a grants officer at a small HSI. If you’d like to share your perspective and/or know of resources or content you  … Read more

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Grant Opportunities – Updated May 1, 2015

Here is where we will organize information about grant opportunities we particularly want to highlight for ASCB members and affiliates. We will periodically update the table below, with the most recent information at the top of the table. If you know of a grant opportunity  … Read more

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Philanthropies Announce Faculty Scholars Competition to Fund Early Career Scientists

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation are teaming up to provide a new funding program for early career scientists, they announced yesterday. These philanthropies will invest $148 million in early career scientists through five-year non-renewable  … Read more

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Where to Find Research Funding Opportunities

Love it or hate it, your long-term research progress usually depends on grant funding. Particularly for new PIs, getting this funding can sometimes seem like a yawning black hole that sucks in early-career researchers who will never be heard from again. But fear not, because we  … Read more

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NASA Funding for Your Basic Cell Research Could Be Orbiting Overhead

When you next look up at the night sky, know that among the stars and planets there’s a new cell culture unit and fluorescence microscope orbiting above you. There could also be a research funding opportunity for your lab up there. To expand its biology  … Read more

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Apply for COMPASS’s First-Ever Outreach Grants!

Kids’ Day in the R. Ohi Labs at Vanderbilt University Photo credit: Sophia GayekEvery scientist has had “that” conversation: the casual conversation with family members or friends that inevitably ends with eyes glazed over because of the seemingly esoteric and incomprehensible nature of what you  … Read more

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ASCB Members, Got a Good Public Outreach Idea? COMPASS Has Outreach Funds

It can be flattering or terrifying but it’s always important. It’s that rare opportunity when a non-scientist is genuinely curious about what you do. It’s your chance to talk about the puzzling result that keeps you up at night, the critical piece of data you  … Read more

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Show Me the Money—Funding Opportunities for International Graduate Students and Postdocs

  Photo by Nick AresThe current funding environment is proving to be a very difficult hurdle for many. Although the grant situation at the moment is dire for nationals here in the US, it is and has always been a difficult task to get funding  … Read more

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