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New Investigator Resources


Find below a compilation of internal and external resources available to new investigators seeking grantsmanship training and support in finding funding, writing grant applications, building research teams, disseminating findings, and more.

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*new* Grant Lab Chats

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

*new* Grant Writing Mentorship Program

Sponsored 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 program period.

New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation

The Grant Writing Lab and Office of Sponsored Programs provide a New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation annually to discuss the key steps and contacts for finding and submitting a grant at NSU. For inquiries, please email New faculty are automatically invited to this event each year.)

"Lunch & Learn" Workshop Series

An annual Lunch & Learn series of workshops (beginning each year in January) provides an introduction to grant writing basics. See this year's schedule 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.

"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 [YEAR]" from your list of courses
  3. From the left-side menu, click on "Modules"
  4. Here you can view the "Lunch & 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.

Access a comprehensive list of current funding opportunities selected for NSU by clicking below:

Click here for a list of funding opportunities for NSU


Finding Funding Resources:


Internal NSU Grant Competitions:

  • President's Faculty Research & Development Grant (PFRDG): Annual competition with awards up to $15,000 (deadline typically in January/February) to provide seed money for a new research area or to support other scholarly research projects.
  • Quality of Life (QOL) Grant: 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).
  • Health Professions Division (HPD) Research Grant: A monthly competition with 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. More information about the program can be found here and here.


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.
  • 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.

Proposal Templates & Guides

Click below to access 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


Grant Writing Lab

For one-on-one support in finding funding and proposal development assistance, including feedback on grant application drafts, contact the NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer (


Office of Sponsored Programs

For assistance in the preparation, budget development, and submission of your proposal, contact your Grant Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) by visiting and clicking on the “OSP Staff by College” dropdown. *All proposals must be submitted through OSP. NSU’s policies on proposal preparation are located at


Other NSU Resources

Below are events and resources that can help you find research collaborators to expand your team's expertise.


*new* NSU Network Chats

NSU Network Chats is a new initiative that involves informal conversations with NSU researchers and practitioners to promote networking and an awareness of the 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:


NSU Researcher Profiles

  • Some NSU colleges have researcher profiles in Selected Works here, which you can search by research interests and using other search terms
  • Access profiles generated by the Pivot funding database by signing into Pivot (*how to create a Pivot profile instructions here), and clicking the "Profiles" tab at the top of the page, where you can then search by research subject or college
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