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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 and editing. 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 NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer, at mbauer1@nova.edu or (954) 262-4658.

 

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Grant Workshops

Grant education on a variety of topics is available via live workshops throughout the calendar year, as well as on-demand for a selection of topics through the Canvas course "NSU Grant Education" (see below). Custom workshops for colleges/units are created upon request (email grantlab@nova.edu or complete the NSU Grant Training Request form).

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 grantlab@nova.edu(Note: New faculty are automatically invited to this event each year.)

"Lunch and Learn" Workshop Series

An annual Lunch and Learn series of 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 access past workshop materials online, follow the instructions below under accessing NSU Grant Education on Canvas.

"Lunch and Learn" Sessions for 2021:

Session 

Date

Time

Location

How to Submit a Grant at NSU

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Finding Grant Funding

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Grant Proposal Writing

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

NIH & DoD Grant Writing

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Federal Agency Reviewer's Panel

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

A Guide to Resubmission

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Grant Budgets

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Managing Your Sponsored Project

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

12-1pm

Zoom

How to Plan & Conduct a Clinical Trial

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

12-1pm

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 grantlab@nova.edu 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 mako.nova.edu, which will take you to Canvas
  2. Select "NSU Grant Education [YEAR]" 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 and NSF as well as additional grant writing and funder resources.

Click here for grant proposal templates and guides

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

 

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

Click here for a list of funding opportunities for NSU

 

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). 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) 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 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.
  • Grants.gov 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.

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 grantlab@nova.edu to declare your intent to apply and to be included in the Limited Submission selection process.

Limited Submissions

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