Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

ICPSR guidance for creation of data management plans for federal funding agencies

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Policies Affecting Submission of NIH Grant Applications

Reminder post of policy changes affecting NIH grant applications (released 24 Nov 2010; due on or after January 25, 2011)

Peer Review: Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Articulates core values of NIH peer review

OER: Grant Application Basics

Overview of NIH support for grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts

OER: How to Apply

Basic information for submitting an NIH application


Tools for electronic processing of grants for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, SAMHSA and the VA

OER: NIH Forms & Applications

Links 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


NIH frequently asked questions

NCI: Team Science Toolkit

Team Science Toolkit is a user-generated collection of information and resources supporting the practice and study of team science.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funding – How to Prepare Your Proposal

Overview of how to prepare proposald for submission to National Science Foundation

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedues Guide

Introduction 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

Merit Review Broader Impact Criterion: Representative Activities

Explanation of the NSF broader impacts criterion

Grants.gov Application Guide

Guide for preparing and submitting NSF applications via Grants.gov (posted 09 Dec 2010)

Merit Review

Overview of the NSF merit review process

Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results

NSF policy for data mangement plans

Strategic Plan

“Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016”

Cost Sharing

National Science Foundation’s revised cost sharing policy (FAQ) – January 2013

The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation

National Science Foundation publication aimed at helping principal investigatorss with a basic understanding of selected approaches to evaluation.

National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Collaborative Funding Mechanisms

National 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 Programs (OJP)

Grants and Financial Training

Free from the Office of Justice Programs: Training and technical assistance for recipients of Dept. of Justice funding

US Dept of Education (DoED)

Grantmaking at ED

Answers to questions about the Dept of Education discretionary grants process

Training Modules