Investigator Resources

Grant Writing Guide

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Grant Writing Lab Brochure

Grant Writing Laboratory Brochure

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The Grant Writing Laboratory Video

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Grant Education on Blackboard

Blackboard Courses

Grant training is available to NSU faculty and staff members on Blackboard. Topics include Brown Bag Workshops, Pre-Award Training, and Effort Reporting Workshops. To access blackboard directly, enter the following address into your browser:

How to Access "NSU Grant Education" on Blackboard:

  • Go to which will take you to Blackboard
  • Select "NSU Grant Education" from your list of courses.

To Navigate to Brown Bag Workshops in the "NSU Grant Education" Blackboad Course

  • From your list of Blackboard Courses select "NSU Grant Education"
  • From left-side menu, click on "Workshop Recordings"
  • Select "2013 Brown Bag Workshops"
  • Select the workshop of your choice
  • Once inside the workshop folder, click on the recording to play.

Grant Writing Laboratory

The NSU Grant Writing Laboratory provides a variety of valuable services to NSU faculty and professional staff members with the goal of improving success with grant-seeking, specifically focusing on obtaining funding for research grants.

Your needs include support for the challenge of winning grant dollars in increasingly competitive funding environment. An organizational commitment to increase sponsored funding has resulted in a central location for professional grant planning and proposal development support. The NSU Grant Writing Laboratory in room 2048 of the Alvin Sherman Library offers the right combination of training, technology, and professional grant consulting for NSU faculty and professional staff members.

All aspects of grant seeking and proposal development are addressed in the Grant Writing Laboratory, from brainstorming, grant/project planning, and funding research, to proposal writing. The services offered in the Grant Writing Laboratory are closely coordinated with existing services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs, and intended to provide faculty members with additional support in their grantseeking efforts. To visit the Grant Lab, or make an appointment for a consultation, please contact the Grant Writing Manager, Roxana Ross, at or (954) 262-4658.

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Grant education is available via live workshops offered throughout the calendar year, and through the Blackboard course "NSU Grant Education." Custom workshops created upon request.

Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops

The 2017 Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops concluded as of March 21st 2017. Please find below the sessions provided in 2017, which are accessible through BlackBoard, as indicated above. For more information on future sessions, please visit 2018 Lunch & Learn Grant Workshops.

Blackboard Courses

Grant training is available to NSU faculty members on Blackboard in a course called “NSU Grant Education.”  Topics include finding funding, understanding grant applications, proposal writing, grant budgets, success with NIH proposals, post-award management, and others. 

How to Access "NSU Grant Education" on Blackboard:

  1. Go to which will take you to Blackboard
  2. Select "NSU Grant Education" from your list of courses
  3. From left-side menu, click on "Workshop Recordings"
  4. Select "2017 Lunch and Learn Workshops"
  5. Select the workshop of your choice
  6. Once inside the workshop folder, click on the recording to play. It will take about 30 seconds to load.

NSU faculty are cordially invited to attend the Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops, given by the Grant Writing Laboratory and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Please see below the sessions from 2017, accessible via BlackBoard as stated above.






The NSU Grant Process/ Understanding Grant Applications

Tuesday, February 14, 2017



Finding Grant Funding/ Pivot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017



Proposal Writing 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017



Grant Budgets

Tuesday, March 7, 2017



Managing Your Sponsored Project

Tuesday, March 14, 2017



How to Plan & Conduct a Clinical Trial

Tuessday, March 21, 2017



Customized Workshops

If you are an NSU faculty and would like to schedule a workshop for your college or unit, please fill out and submit the following form: Submit Grant Training Request

Finding Funding

  • Pivot - Multidisciplinary grant funding search engine accessible with a valid NSU email address
  • Foundation Directory Online - Grant search engine accessible within the Alvin Sherman Library building. Provides information about foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; corporate funders; recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
  • GetEdFunding- hosts a collection of more than 2,000 grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and its available to public and private, preK-12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them. 
  • Federal RePORTER is a collaborative effort led by STAR METRICS® to create a searchable database of scientific awards from federal agencies.
  • The RePORTER database is available to all public users.

  • NIH Matchmaker is a tool for finding similar NIH Projects.

  • Duke University site provides an extensive searchable database for funding.

  • Northwestern University provides access to a list of where to search for funding.
  • provides access to a search engine for federally funded grants and access to applications.

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides access to a list of funding resources; some may require a subscription.
  • Videos on How to Get Research Funding

Grant Writing Guides

NIH Grant Writing Guides

NSF Grant Writing Guides

Samples and Examples

Evaluation Resources

Data Sharing / Dissemination

Other Grant Topics

Research Administration Glossaries

Limited Submission opportunities are funding opportunities where the funders place a limit on the number or types of applications that Nova Southeastern University investigators can submit, either as a pre- or full proposal. Such restrictions are included in the grant announcement.

Nova Southeastern University, through the Office of Translational Research and Economic Development, is responsible for coordinating the review and selection of institutional nominees. If you are interested in applying for any of the Limited Submission opportunities below, or if you find a funding opportunity that is not on the list below that is a Limited Submission opportunity, please contact to declare your intent to apply and to be included in the Limited Submission selection process.

Limited Submissions