Training + Toolkit

The table below lists a variety of resources to help you develop your research plan and proposals.

Agency
Title / Link
Description / Notes
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social ResearchICPSR: Guidelines for Effective Data Management PlansICPSR guidance for creation of data management plans for federal funding agencies
National Institutes of HealthNIH: Policies Affecting Submission of NIH Grant Applications due on or after January 25, 2011Reminder post of policy changes affecting NIH grant applications (released 24 Nov 2010)
National Institutes of HealthNIH Peer Review: Grants and Cooperative AgreementsArticulates core values of NIH peer review
National Institutes of HealthNIH OER: Grant Application BasicsOverview of NIH support for grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts
National Institutes of HealthNIH OER: How to ApplyBasic information for submitting an NIH application
National Institutes of HealthNIH OER: eRATools for electronic processing of grants for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, SAMHSA and the VA
National Institutes of HealthNIH OER: NIH Forms & ApplicationsLinks to forms needed to apply for research grants and fellowships, SBIR/STTR grants, SBIR contracts, fellowships, training forms, change of grantee, grant closeout, and other federal forms
National Institutes of HealthNIH OER: FAQsNIH frequently asked questions
NIH: National Cancer InstituteNCI: Team Sicence ToolkitTeam Science Toolkit is a user-generated collection of information and resources supporting the practice and study of team science.
National Science FoundationNSF: Funding - How to Prepare Your ProposalOverview of how to prepare proposald for submission to National Science Foundation
National Science FoundationNSF: Proposal and Award Policies and Procedues GuideIntroduction of the National Science Foundation, including a listing of acronyms, definitions, NSF-Grantee realtionships, and NSF organizations; Part I: Grant Proposal Guide; Part II: Award Administration Guide - links to online and printable versions available at this site
National Science FoundationNSF: Merit Review Broader Impact Criterion: Representative ActivitiesExplanation of the NSF broader impacts criterion
National Science FoundationNSF: Grants.gov Application GuideGuide for preparing and submitting NSF applications via Grants.gov (posted 09 Dec 2010)
National Science FoundationNSF: Merit ReviewOverview of the NSF merit review process
National Science FoundationNSF: Dissemination and Sharing of Research ResultsNSF policy for data mangement plans
National Science FoundationNSF: NSF Strategic Plan"Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016"
National Science FoundationNSF: Cost SharingNational Science Foundation's revised cost sharing policy (FAQ) - 27 Jan 2011
National Science FoundationNSF: The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project EvaluationNational Science Foundation publication aimed at helping principal investigatorss with a basic understanding of selected approaches to evaluation.
NORDPNORDP: Collaborative Funding MechanismsNational Organization of Research Development Professionals: Comprehensive list of collaborative funding mechanisms, types, and programs representing collaborative, cross-disciplinary (multi/inter/transdisciplinary) and team-based funding opportunities
Office of Justice ProgramsOJP: Grants and Financial TrainingFree from the Office of Justice Programs: Training and technical assistance for recipients of Dept. of Justice funding
US Dept of EducationDoED: Grantmaking at EDAnswers to questions about the Dept of Education discretionary grants process