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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Finding a Faculty Job

Identify what features of your next job are most important to you Do you care most about location? Tenure-track? Time for research? School size? Keep this list of “most important things” in mind as you’re searching. Start the search EARLY for faculty positions The bulk  … Read more

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Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are For Everyone

The Individualized Development Plan (or, IDP) has long been used outside of science to help professionals better understand what their professional goals are and what skills, knowledge, and experience they need to achieve those goals. It’s a very effective career planning tool. Over the past  … Read more

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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 writing – Overview

This is a general overview to the process of grantwriting, with some general tips about timing and how to execute certain activities. It is primarily written for faculty or PIs who are already or nearly independent, although certainly many elements will be applicable for grad  … Read more

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How Grants are Reviewed

The fact is, there are a lot of good grant proposals out there. Usually, there are many more good proposals submitted for any particular competition than there is funding to cover them. Because of this fundamental imbalance, the granting agency must figure out some fair  … Read more

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Managing a Lab

Resources for researchers to help them start and manage a research lab (and the people in it!)

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Education Research: A Light in the Dark

Resources for educators and researchers interested in education research

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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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