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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.

Questions? Contact GRANTLAB@nova.edu

 

Grant Lab Chats

Grant Lab Chats is a "bite-size" grantsmanship series where each 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: tinyurl.com/NSU-GrantLabChats

Grant Writing Mentoring 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 approximately year-long program period.

New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation

The Grant Writing Lab and Office of Sponsored Programs provide a New Faculty Sponsored Funding Orientation annually (typically in the Fall) to discuss the key steps and contacts for finding and submitting a grant at NSU. For inquiries, please email grantlab@nova.edu(Note: 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 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 & 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.
  • 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.

Proposal Templates & Guides

Click below to access grant proposal templates and guides for NIH, FL DOH, NSF and DoD as well as general 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 (mbauer1@nova.edu).

 

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 https://www.nova.edu/osp/staff/index.html 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 https://www.nova.edu/osp/policies/index.html.

 

Other NSU Resources

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

 

NSU Network Chats Events

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: tinyurl.com/NSUNetworkChats-register

 

Browse Researcher Profiles

  • Internal NSU Database: Some NSU colleges have researcher profiles in Selected Works, which you can search by research interests and using other search terms
  • PivotAccess 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
  • Florida ExpertNet: Search for researchers from public FL universities by keyword, discipline, or institution
  • ResearchGate: Sign up for free and search for researchers around the world

The NSU library has guidance on data management here, including how to use our institutional repository NSU Works to store data for free and make it publicly available (contact kbaker1@nova.edu to learn more).

 

Find information on data security in the "NSU Institutional Information" document.

There is support at NSU for many stages in writing up research results for publication:

  • Literature review: A library guide for conducting literature reviews is available here, and you can request a consult to conduct a literature search by contacting your college's assigned librarian.
  • Publishing guidance: A library guide to publishing is available here, and your college's assigned librarian can also provide guidance on impact factor and strategizing around findings dissemination.
  • Manuscript review: Contact Kevin Dvorak (kdvorak@nova.edu) in the NSU Writing and Communication Center for copy editing-type review of your manuscript. This may be especially helpful for researchers for whom English is a non-native language.

 

Find many additional library resources for conducting research here.

Find a research and career mentor in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences through the National Research Mentoring Network.

 

Find many library resources for conducting research here, including data management, citation management, publishing guidance, creating presentations/posters, and more!

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