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.  (more…)...

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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. (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 think should be represented here, ...

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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 students and postdocs a...

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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 way to decide which few among...

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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 that you think would be of...

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Where to Find Research Funding Opportunities

jQuery(function($) { $("body").css({"min-width": "991px", "overflow-x": "scroll"}); }); 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 suck...

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Keep an Eye on the Clock: Time Limits on Grant Eligibility

The average age for an academic researcher to receive his or her first NIH R grant is 42. Like many of you, I am concerned about this for a few reasons. First, it reflects an ever-increasing “training” period, with investigators not truly achieving independence until they have their own ded...

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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 do...

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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 as an international student or postdoc. The lack o...

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