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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 Canvas course "NSU Grant Education." Custom workshops created upon request.

New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation

The Grant Writing Laboratory and Office of Sponsored Programs provide a New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation annually.   For inquiries, please email

Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops

The 2018 Lunch and Learn Grant Workshops concluded as of March 26, 2018.  Please find below the sessions provided in 2018, which are accessible through Canvas, as indicated above.  To register for upcoming sessions, please visit 2019 Lunch & Learn Grant Workshops.

Canvas Courses

Grant training is available to NSU faculty members on Canvas in a course called “NSU Grant Education 2018.”  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 Canvas:

  1. Go to which will take you to Canvas
  2. Select "NSU Grant Education" from your list of courses
  3. From left-side menu, click on "Workshop Recordings"
  4. Select "2018 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.

 The sessions from 2018 are accessible via Canvas as stated below.






The NSU Grant Process/ Understanding Grant Applications

Monday, January 29, 2018



Finding Grant Funding/Pivot

Monday, February 5, 2018



Proposal Writing 

Monday, February 12, 2018



NIH & DoD Grant Writing: The Thought Process Behind the Written Word

Monday, February 19, 2018



Federal Agency Reviewer's Panel

Monday, February 26, 2018



Grant Budgets

Monday, March 5, 2018



Managing Your Sponsored Project

Monday, March 12, 2018



CCR Core Facilities

Monday, March 19, 2018



How to Plan & Conduct a Clinical Trial

Monday, March 26, 2018



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

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