Grant Writing Support Documents
- YouTube page:
- Use of single IRBs for multi-site grant applications
- NIH Compliance for Public Access
- ClinicalTrials.gov - What is it and why do researchers need to know?
- ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. You are highly encouraged to create an ORCID.
- "On the Art of Writing Proposals" - Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions
- "How do I Review Thee? Let Me Count the Ways": A Comparison of Research Grant Proposal Review Criteria Across US Federal Funding Agencies by Holly J. Falk-Krzensinski and Stacey C. Tobin.
- Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers by Robert Porter, University of Tennessee
Funding Databases and Selected Fellowships
GrantForward - The grants database service GrantForward replaces IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service). The site maintains extensive information on funding for the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Though COS and GrantForward do contain like information, they each also contain funding opportunities not listed in the other. Register or update your profile to receive funding alerts of all new opportunities in your discipline.
STEM Fellowships and grants
- AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship
- AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
- American Association of University Women AAUW
- American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
- Burroughs Welcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minorities
- Ford Foundation Fellowship Program sponsored by National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine
- Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities
- Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Biomedical Research Fellowships
- L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Program
- NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships
- NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program
- NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (International Postdoc, Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer, Genetics & Signaling Fellows Programs)
- NIH Postdoctoral/Early Career Fellowships click '+more' next to the NIH sections below for additional resources
- NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA)
- American Society of Hematology
- Life Sciences Research Foundation
- Human Frontier Science Program
- Society for Neuroscience
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
- The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program
- Lymphoma Research Foundation
- Arnold O Beckman Postdoctoral Research Opportunity
- Parker B Francis fellowship (clinical and basic)
- A.P. Giannini Foundation (physician scientist)
- Hannah H. Gray Fellows Program-HHMI (underrepresented)
- Data Science fellowship opportunity
- Minority Postdoc.org
- Funding opportunities for postdocs maintained by Harvard, Stanford, and UW-Madison, and UC Berkeley.
- National Postdoc Association - International Programs & Resources
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
- International Scholarships
- Institute of International Education
- Life Sciences Research Foundation
Grant Writing Workshops
- The City of Hope PTO offers triannual proposal writing cohorts in which four postdocs are paired with a senior faculty mentor to engage open critique of developing proposals. Calls for participation will are circulated in March, July, and November. Participation is first come-first serve, and the number of cohorts in a given session depends on faculty availability.
- Please contact the PTO for information in upcoming opportunities.
- Crafting a Compelling Abstract: Hands-on workshop to learn how to develop a well-organized abstract that makes your point clearly in a limited amount of space with a peer and instructor review component at the end of the workshop.
- Hands-on F32 and K99 Writing Workshop: Participants will have the opportunity to develop drafts of NIH F32 and NIH K99 applications, potentially for submission during the next fellowship cycle. By the end of the 2-hour workshop, participants should have a detailed outline of their proposal.
NIH Career Development Awards (“K” AWARDS)
This award is similar yet distinctive form the K99/R00 award described about. A webinar describing the BRAIN Initiative K99/R00 with associated slides is posted here.
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Awards
by Andrew D. Hollenbach, Associate Professor of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs available to Ph.D. as well as M.D. trained postdocs
Other Federal Agencies
- Special NSF Programs for Postdoctoral Fellows
- NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), June 2020
- NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide, June 2020
NIH Public Access Mandate
A video with step-by-step instructions for complying with the NIH's mandatory Public Access policy. The policy requires that published journal articles resulting from NIH funded research be made publicly available on the agency's PubMed Central digital archive. The video from UCI Office of Research teaches you how to deposit manuscripts onto the archive and how to report compliance. Watch "NIH Public Access Mandate" on YouTube.