TIP - NCURA Video Tutorials for NSF Proposals
TIP - Resources Available for Preparing Your NIH Application Using ASSIST
The National Institute of Health's (NIH) Preparing Your Application Using ASSIST page provides step-by-step guidance for navigating the submission process using ASSIST, NIH’s online submission system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications to NIH.
ANNOUNCEMENT - National Science Foundation's (NSF) November/December 2017 Newsletter
TIP - Mind the Gap
Article posted to The Research Whisperer: That gap in the literature. . . ? It won’t get you funded. If you have a gap, and every other applicant has also identified a gap, then that makes your application just like everyone else’s. It doesn’t differentiate you from the crowd. It is a necessary condition for being competitive, not a competitive advantage. Demonstrating it gets you in the game, but it certainly doesn’t win you the grant. Read more of this post.
TRAINING - NSF PAPPG Update Webinar
TRAINING - A “Capital” Idea: Attend NIH Regional Seminar, Get Discounted Rates
TIP - Sample Grant Proposals and Grant Proposal Writing Templates
ANNOUNCEMENT - National Science Foundation's (NSF) Big Ideas
TIP - Update for Proposers Using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Template
TIP - Grants.gov’s New Saved Search Management Features
TIP - The Cruel World of Funding Peer Review
TIP - NIAID Posts New Set of R01 Sample Applications
TRAINING - NSF Webinar on Revised PAPPG on December 8 at 2 PM EST
ANNOUNCEMENT - Significant Changes and Clarifications to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued. A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Foreign Grantees and Foreign Subawardees: A Notable Change to Facilities and Administrative Costs
TIP - Administrative Costs v. Indirect Costs
TIP - F&A Funding Crucial to Success of [University] Research
Indirect research costs do more than keep the lights on in labs. These necessary parts of federally funded research projects help maintain high-tech equipment, provide data storage, support administrative staff, and even cover the disposal of hazardous waste.
TIP - New Grants.gov Workspace
On Dec. 31, 2017, Grants.gov will officially retire the legacy PDF package as a method to apply for a federal grant. Why? There’s now a fast, easy, and secure alternative to apply for federal grants called Workspace. Grants.gov Workspace is an online environment optimized for applicants who are collaborating on an application. Forms can either be completed online within a web browser or downloaded individually and uploaded to Workspace.
TIP - Grant Writing Basics: 3 Tips to Avoid Last Minute Problems
TIP - New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting NIH Grant Applications
TIP - Get Ready, Get Set, Apply Early
Applicants, we always advise you to apply early—but why is it so important? Once your application is ready, submitting it well in advance of the deadline gives you time to address problems that might cause your application to be automatically withdrawn and not reviewed.
TIP - Calculating a Person Month for NIH Grants
A “person month” is the metric for expressing the effort (amount of time) principal investigators (PIs), faculty and other senior personnel devote to a specific project. Details and instructions are available here.
TIP - New Peer Review Videos for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Applicants and Reviewers
TIP - Words to Avoid in Grant Proposals
Read this article to learn helpful strategies for writing persuasive grant applications.
TIP - Writing a Competitive Grant Application - New Video from NIH
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