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Grant Writing Laboratory


The NSU Grant Writing Laboratory ("Grant Lab") provides a variety of valuable services to NSU faculty and professional staff members with the goal of improving success with grant-seeking.

Questions? Want to schedule a consultation? Contact the NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer (, 954-262-4658) or


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. 

All aspects of grant seeking and proposal development are addressed in the Grant Writing Laboratory--brainstorming and idea development, grant and project planning, support for finding funding opportunities, and proposal editing as well as grantsmanship trainings and networking events. The services offered in the Grant Writing Laboratory are closely coordinated with services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs.


Questions? Want to schedule a consultation?


Contact the NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer (, 954-262-4658) or

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Find below the Grant Lab event calendars for the next several months. More information and links to register for Grant Lab Chats, NSU Network Chats, and Lunch & Learn workshops can be found under the blue dropdown tab below titled "Grant Education." (***You can also click the hyperlinked event titles in the prior sentence to register.)

If you prefer, you can open the below calendars in Google Drive by clicking here
















If you prefer, you can open these calendars in Google Drive by clicking here.

Grant Lab Chats

Grant Lab Chats is a "bite-size" grantsmanship series where each 30-minute session features a brief presentation on a finding funding or proposal development tip or resource, followed by Q&A with attendees. These events usually occur the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:15-12:45pm. *SIGN UP FOR ZOOM LINK:



NSU Network Chats

NSU Network Chats is an initiative that involves informal conversations with NSU researchers and practitioners to promote networking and an awareness of the scholarly expertise and activity going on at NSU. These events usually feature two researchers and occur the 4th Friday of each month from 12:00-12:45pm. *SIGN UP FOR ZOOM LINK:

Custom Workshops

Customized workshops for colleges/units are created upon request. Email or complete the NSU Grant Training Request form.

New Faculty Orientation (hosted by DoR)

The Grant Writing Laboratory and Office of Sponsored Programs provide a New Faculty Orientation for researchers annually (typically in the Fall). For inquiries, please email New faculty are automatically invited to this event each year.)

"Lunch and Learn" Workshop Series

An annual Lunch and Learn series of 1-hour workshops (beginning each year in January) provides an introduction to grant writing basics. See this year's schedule below, and register to attend the workshops here (*registration is required to attend live via Zoom). To access past workshop materials online, follow the instructions below under accessing NSU Grant Education on Canvas.


"Lunch and Learn" Sessions for 2023:





How to Submit a Grant at NSU Wednesday, January 25 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Finding Grant Funding Wednesday, February 1 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Grant Proposal Writing Wednesday, February 8 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
NIH & DoD Grant Writing Wednesday, February 15 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Federal Agency Reviewer's Panel Wednesday, February 22 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
A Guide to Resubmission Wednesday, March 8 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Grant Budgets Wednesday, March 15 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Managing Your Sponsored Project Wednesday, March 22 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
Protecting Your Intellectual Property Wednesday, March 29 12:00-1:00pm Zoom
How to Plan & Conduct a Clinical Trial Wednesday, April 5 12:00-1:00pm Zoom


"NSU Grant Education" Canvas Course

Grant training is available on-demand to NSU faculty members on Canvas in a course called NSU Grant Education. Topics include finding funding, proposal writing, grant budgets, success with specific funders (e.g., NIH and DoD), reviewer panel, resubmission advice, post-award management, and others. Email to be added to this course. (Note: New faculty are automatically invited to this course each year in January.)

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 the left-side menu, click on "Modules"
  4. Here you can view the "Lunch and Learn" topics and access the PPTs, materials, and recordings from last year's sessions

The materials/recordings from the "Lunch & Learn" workshop series will be accessible via Canvas through this course after each workshop concludes (see this year's "Lunch and Learn" schedule above).


Click the button below to navigate to a page with grant proposal templates and guides for NIH, FL DOH, NSF, and DoD as well as general grant writing and funder resources.


Want to get a selection of Funding Alerts sent directly to your email inbox (email sent once every couple weeks)? Email to be added to our Funding Alerts listserv.


Want to access a more comprehensive list of current funding opportunities selected for NSU? Click below.



Hosted by the NSU Grant Writing Lab and Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Grant Writing Mentoring Program pairs early stage researchers with established researchers to write and submit a grant application by the end of the approximately year-long program period.


More information and instructions on applying as a Mentee:

Below are internal grant competitions for smaller research grants to collect pilot data or to conduct applied research work in the community.


  • President's Faculty Research & Development Grant (PFRDG): The PFRDG has an annual competition with awards up to $15,000 (deadline typically in January/February). The "Research Development Track" provides seed money for a new research area for which external funding will be sought, or support to move an existing project to a new level of competitiveness for external funding. The "Research Scholar Track" supports scholarly research projects that contribute to general knowledge of the discipline, but for which external funding is not a likely or expected outcome (e.g., journal publications, book chapters, exhibitions, etc.).
  • Quality of Life (QOL) Grant: The QOL Faculty Community Based Applied Research Grant has an annual competition for funding up to $15,000 (deadline typically in January/February) to support research projects that aim to improve the quality of life in the Tri-County area (Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties). Projects must fall under one of seven categories: 1) Autism, 2) Criminal Justice, 3) Children and Families, 4) Adult General, 5) Elderly Services, 6) Foster Care, or 7) Other. Click here to see a list of 'Top and Priority Issues' of funding interest.
  • Health Professions Division (HPD) Research Grant: The HPD Research Grant program has a monthly competition and awards grants up to $7,500 (for up to 2 years) to help investigators initiate projects that will lead to extramural funding. The Principal Investigator must have a primary appointment within the Health Professions Division at NSU. To be considered in the month of application, proposals are due by the third Wednesday of each month by 5:00 p.m. More information about the program can be found here and here.

Finding Funding Resources:


Finding Funding Databases:

  • Pivot - Multidisciplinary grant funding search engine accessible with a valid NSU email address.
  • Foundation Directory Online - Grant search engine accessible on campus or within the Alvin Sherman Library building. Provides information about private funding opportunities, foundations, corporate giving programs, grantmaking public charities, and recently awarded grants.
    • To access, go to the Alvin Sherman Library homepage and search "Foundation Directory" in the Databases by Name search. Use your NSU credentials to log in.
  • 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. 
  • - A search engine for all federally-funded grant competitions and application information.
  • Federal RePORTER (now called USA Spending) - Searchable database of scientific awards across U.S. federal agencies.
  • NIH RePORTER - Search NIH-funded projects and funding information searching by project text, PI names, project numbers, fiscal year, agency, or other search terms

  • NIH Matchmaker - Tool for finding similar NIH Projects (*see our Guide for using NIH Matchmaker)

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

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 Division of 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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