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.
- About Us
- Grant Education
- Resources and Links
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 262-4658.
Grant education is available via live workshops offered throughout the calendar year, and also through the Blackboard course "NSU Grant Education." Custom workshops are created upon request.
Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops
Space is limited-RSVP at www.nova.edu/osp/brownbag
Grant training is available to NSU faculty and staff 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:
- Go to mako.nova.edu which will take you to Blackboard
- Select "NSU Grant Education" from your list of courses
- From left-side menu, click on "Workshop Recordings"
- Select "2014 Brown Bag Workshops"
- Select the workshop of your choice
- Once inside the workshop folder, click on the recording to play. It will take about 30 seconds to load.
NSU faculty and staff members are cordially invited to attend the Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops, given by the Grant Writing Laboratory and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Five workshops cover a variety of grant topics. You may register for any or all of the sessions.
Please Note: All Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops are available to NSU Faculty and Staff members on Blackboard in a course called "NSU Grant Education."
|The NSU Grant Process/Understanding Grant Applications||Thurs., February 6, 2014||12-1:15 p.m.||TBD|
|Finding Grant Funding / Pivot||Thurs., February 13, 2014||12-1:15 p.m.||HPD Chancellor's Dining Room|
|Proposal Writing||Thurs., February 20, 2014||12-1:15 p.m.||HPD Chancellor's Dining Room|
|Grant Budgets||Thurs., February 27, 2014||12-1:15 p.m.||HPD Chancellor's Board Room|
|Understanding the IRB||Thurs., March 6, 2014||12-1:15 p.m.||HPD Chancellor's Dining Room|
If you are an NSU faculty or staff member and would like to schedule a workshop for your college or center, please fill out and submit the following form: Submit Grant Training Request
Resources and Links
- 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.
- CDWG's Higher Education Grant Portal - A database of more than 600 K-12 and higher ed grants.
Grant Writing Guides
- Basic Elements of Grant Writing - An easy guide to the basic elements of grant writing offering guidelines which are transferable to a variety of grant applications. Published by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Writing a Successful Grant Proposal - by the Minnesota Council on Foundations
- Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course - for foundation proposals
- Foundation Center Webinar - Proposal Writing Basics - for foundation proposals
- Proposal Writer's Guide - From University of Michigan, this is an excellent guide for all types of grant writing
- The Art of Writing Proposals - The Social Science Research Council; useful writing strategies for other disciplines as well.
- General Tips on Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Preparing a Budget - Environmental Protection Agency
- Developing and Writing Grant Proposals - The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
- A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing - by Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner
NIH Grant Writing Guides
- NIH Guidance on Proposal Writing -National Institutes of Health
- All About Grants Tutorials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
- Quick Guide for Grant Applications - National Cancer Institute
- Common Mistakes in NIH Grant Applications - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- How to Write a Research Project Grant Application - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Grants, the Basics: Application, Review and Award - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NSF Grant Writing Guides
- NSF Grant Proposal Guide - Guidance for the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF
Samples and Examples
- Foundation Center Sample Proposals and other Grant Documents
- Sample R01 Applications and Summary Statements - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Sample Data Sharing Plan - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Sample Data Management Plans - examples from submitted proposals courtesy of UC San Diego
- Sample NIH Biographical Sketch
- Other NIH Samples and Examples - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Very comprehensive source of a variety of evaluation resources, including step-by-step manuals and documentation on specific types of evaluations, logic models, data collections methods, and other evaluation assistance
- National Science Foundation - 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation - This handbook provides project directors and principal investigators working with NSF with a basic guide for evaluating NSF's educational projects.
- Online Evaluation Resource Library - This NSF-sponsored site provides step-by-step instructions for developing an evaluation plan.
Data Sharing / Dissemination
- NIH Data Sharing Policy
- NSF Data Sharing Policy and Data Management Plan Requirements
- Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans - both NIH/NSF, from Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
- MIT Libraries Data Management and Publishing
- Overview of the NIH Public Access Policy - ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.
Other Grant Topics
- Foundation Center Guide to Funding Research
- NIH Grant Review Process YouTube Videos
- What Constitutes a Grant vs. a Gift - Tufts University
- Philanthrophy Jargon Generator