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
About Us

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 also through the Blackboard course "NSU Grant Education." Custom workshops are created upon request.

Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops
Space is limited-RSVP at

Blackboard Courses
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:

  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 "2015 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 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. Six 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

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016



Finding Grant Funding/ Pivot

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016



Proposal Writing 

Thursday, March 3, 2016



Grant Budgets

Thursday, March 17, 2016



Managing Your Sponsored Project

Thursday, March 24, 2016



How to Plan & Conduct a Clinical Trial

Thursday, March 31, 2016



Understanding the IRB

Thursday, April 7, 2016



Customized Workshops

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
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. 
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