Research Development & Grant Writing News

Articles and resources in Research Development & Grant Writing News address how faculty can use proven competitive strategies to achieve success in a very difficult funding climate.  Newsletter articles written by the co-publishers will share expertise gained in a combined 30 years of experience in research development and grant writing at Texas A&M University.

Links to all newsletters require login with UMass NetID.

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2019
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2018
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2017
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2016
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2015
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2014
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2013
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2012
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2011
Research Development and Grant Writing News 2010

 

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2019:

August 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Finding Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2
  • How to Analyze a DARPA BAA
  • Tips for Effective Proposal Graphics
  • NSF ECR Proposal Preparation Web Seminar
  • USDA Report on the Key Role of Technology Transfer in Funded Proposals
  • The Schedule and Task Assignment Table for Proposal Production (Reprinted from Dec. 15, 2010)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Finding Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • How to Convince Reviewers to Fund Your Proposal
  • Last-Minute CAREER Checklist (updated)
  • More on Success in Funding Convergence Research
  • Understanding the Role of Your PO (Reprinted from August 15, 2016)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Don't Let the Organizational Ghosts of Proposals Past Haunt Your New Proposal
  • White Papers and Concept Papers Are Often the First Step to Funding Success
  • Know the Type of Project You're Proposing
  • Does Your Office Assist New Faculty in Grant Writing? Here Are Some Tips
  • Talking to New Faculty about Reproducibility and Replicability in Science
  • Do Not Build Your Proposal Out of Spare Parts (Reprinted from October 15, 2011)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities 
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for New Funding Directions in Food and Agricultural Related Research
  • Do You Know Where Your Research Fits in Your Discipline's State of the Art?
  • Is Your Research Relevant to Alzheimer's? NIH Wants You!
  • The Future of STEM Education in the Federal Budget
  • How the Department of Energy Reviews Your Proposal
  • Communications on Interdisciplinary Team Grants (Reprinted from December 15, 2016)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Convergence, Like Spring, is Breaking Out All Over, Including at NSF and USDA
  • NSF FY2020 Budget: Hoping for Better News, Planning for Good News
  • NIH SCORE: a funding mechanism for PIs at MSIs
  • How-to Tips on Editing a Research Narrative
  • Do You Have Your NSF STC Endgame in Place?
  • Strategies for Preparing for a Site Visit (Reprinted from January 15, 2015)
  • Understanding the Site Visit Process (Reprinted from December 15, 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning Your NSF Funding Transition Strategy
  • More on NSF Expectations for Convergence
  • Basic Research: The Trial-and-Error Trap
  • Tracking Shifting Allocations within Research Agency Budgets
  • Building Knowledge Based Research Offices
  • Fostering Integrity in Research: A Critical Read for Research Offices (Reprinted from May 15, 2017)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Avoid the Research Misconduct Perp Walk
  • Non-Faculty Researchers and Broader Impacts
  • CAREER: The Importance of Focus
  • US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
  • Post-Shutdown Startup
  • How to go from Research Ideas to Research Dollars - Ten Key Steps to Getting Your Ideas Funded (Reprinted from June 15, 2013)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2019

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Tips on Successful Foundation Funding
  • Underlying Strategies for STEM Partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions
  • Scheduling the Production of Your NSF CAREER Proposal
  • Mark Twain's Advice on Grant Writing
  • To Revise, Re-Write, or Begin Anew?
  • Win Your Grant on Page 1 (Reprinted from November 15, 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2018:

December 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • NSF PPAPG Webinar Overview
  • Key Documents for NSF Broader Impacts
  • Defining and Supporting Your Premise
  • Federal Strategy for STEM Ed and Its Impact on Writing a Proposal's Educational Narrative
  • Planning for Proposals Addressing National Water Research Priorities
  • What is an Innovation Ecosystem at NSF? (Reprinted from September 15, 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2018 

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Where is NSF Going and What Does the Path Look Like?
  • Questions to Keep in Mind When Writing the Project Management Section
  • NSF Gen-4 ERC Webinar Overview
  • Remember to Revisit the NSF Merit Review Process
  • Echo but Don't Parrot Agency Language
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities 
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2018

  • Topics of Interest URL's
  • Big Changes in the NSF BIO Directorate
  • Defining the Future in Research and Innovation
  • Other Types of NSF Proposals
  • Planning Proposals in Data Science for Undergraduates
  • NIH's Strategic Plan for Data Science
  • Don't Let Your Proposal Wear a Disguise on Halloween
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • BLUF: Write as if your reviews were Generals
  • Preparing to Write Your Proposal
  • Writing Your Proposal
  • Editing, Revising, and Rewriting Your Proposal
  • Understand the Review Process & How to Write Your Reviewers
  • Reviewing the Reviewers (Resubmitting Declined Proposals)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Mapping Proposals to Agcicultural Research Priorities
  • Funding for Advanced Building Technologies Research: NSF and DOE
  • Federal 2020 Budget Priorities for R&D
  • Topics in Brief
  • ARPA-E's Grid Optimization Competition
  • Basic Grant Writing Training Presentation (Reprinted from July 2016)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • It is Not Easy to Disinvite a Team Member
  • Overview of the New DoED IES RFAs
  • NSF's STEM Education for the Future
  • How ED and IES Review Grant Applications
  • Topics in Brief
  • Writing the 1.5-Page Practice Proposal (Reprinted from July 2013)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Humanities and STEMM Integration
  • It's a Good time to Submit an NSF EAGER Proposal
  • Characteristics of an Effective Proposal Team Member
  • Funding Agencies Are Not Monolithic
  • Proposal Development Topics in Brief
  • Unrealistic Expectations for Wordsmithing (Reprinted from June 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • More on Convergence Research at NSF
  • USDA Strategic Goals for FY2018-2022
  • To FOIA or Not to FOIA Proposal Requests
  • Mission Agency Common Denominators
  • How a Good Website Can Help Faculty Win Grants
  • Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers (Reprinted from December 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Why is Your Research in the National Interest
  • Silent Partner Flaw in Team Proposals
  • NSF's Vision for Future Research Centers
  • How to Formulate Hypotheses for NSF and NIH
  • Navigating International Grants - Horizon 2020
  • Grants are Awarded not Anointed (Reprinted from April 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • NASA's New Strategic Plan, 2018 -2021
  • The Benefits of an Organizational Edit
  • Research Development Topics in Brief
  • NSF's 10 Big Ideas & Convergence Accelerators
  • The NORDP 2018 Conference is coming up
  • Decoding NSF for Funding Success (Reprinted from March 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2018

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Why Review Proposals for Funding Agencies
  • US DoED Strategic Goals 2018 - 2022
  • NSF OIG Report on Proposal Plagiarism & Misconduct
  • Writing Proposals to US Department of Energy
  • Dealing with NIH's New Clinical Trials Policy
  • The Perilous Transition: Idea to Implementation (Reprinted from February 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2018

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • Expectations by NSF for Proposal Success
  • Narrative Reference Resources
  • Funding Fundamentals for New Faculty
  • Last-minute MRI Checklist
  • How to be Competitive for Externally Funded Grants - Internationally (Part 2)
  • Planning for Funding Success (Reprinted from November 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2017:

December 2017

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • Organizing the Proposal Narrative
  • Understanding NSF by Its Resource Allocation Strategies
  • "Generic Gems" from NSF Civil Infrastructure Webinar
  • Heads Up: NSF PAPPG Changes in Jan. 2018
  • How to be Competitive for Externally Funded Grants - Internationally
  • The Grant Writer's Narrative Checklist (Reprinted from September 2013)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2017

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • "Hands-On" Experiences in Grant Workshops
  • Funding Success: Synergy Not Silos
  • Where Does Your Research Fit?
  • Proposal Metrics Do Not Require and Avalanche
  • Understanding Your Proposal Writing Tendency
  • Do You Have a Narrative Integration Plan? (Reprinted from August 2012)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops, & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2017

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • Hidden Benefits in NSF Webinars
  • Gain a Competitive Edge by Reading Abstracts of Funded Projects
  • Expanding Your Funding Search to Open BAAs
  • Don't be Alarmed by Nonlinearity
  • Reorganizations and Deadline Changes at NSF
  • The Schedule and Task Assignment Table for Proposal Production (Reprinted from Dec. 2010)
  • Don't Let Your Proposal Wear a Disguise on Halloween (Reprinted from 7 article series 2012)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Expectations for Institutions Addressing Responsible Conduct of Research by NSF/OIG
  • A Heads Up to New Faculty about Research Misconduct
  • What you need to know about Reproducibility
  • Is Anyone in Charge of this Orphan Proposal?
  • HBCUs and MIs: DoD Wants You to Apply for Funding
  • The Strategic Role of the Funding Solicitation (reprinted from September 2010)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Grant-Writing Distinctions for New Faculty
  • The Value of Social Sciences to Nat'l Priorities
  • Assume All Reviewers Are from Missouri
  • New Faculty: Meet the Dark Matter of the Funding Universe
  • DoD Funding: Proposer's Days and How They Can Help You
  • Performing an Autopsy on Declined Proposals (reprinted from May 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • An Idea is Not a Plan; A Strategy is Not a Project
  • Last-minute CAREER proposal checklist
  • Does Your Project Narrative Require an Evidence-Based Response?
  • Where Research Offices Can Help New Faculty
  • Start Proposal with a Conceptual Road Map
  • The Proposal Editor's Checklist: Reprinted from November 2015 (V6:I3)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • NSF Regional Grants Conference Report
  • Role of Social Science Funding in National Security
  • Workforce Training Grants
  • Tracking Mission Changes at Funding Agencies
  • Models and Best Practices for Undergraduate Research
  • Understanding Funding Agency Mission & Culture: Reprinted from September 11, 2011
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2017

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • Kellogg Foundation Update
  • Fostering Integrity in Research: A Critical Read for Research Offices
  • What Characterizes a Successfully Funded Center-Level Proposal?
  • Understanding Scalability and Sustainability at NSF -  a Key Distinction in Project Description
  • Future Funding Scenarios in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Explaining the State of the Art: Telling Your Reviewers What They Need to Know
    (Reprinted from Volume 5, Issue 11: July 15, 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2017

  • Topic of Interest URLs
  • Heads Up: Changes to NSF Career Solicitation
  • What is the Future of Broader Impacts at NSF?
  • Competitive Proposals in a Skinny Budget
  • Finding Your Big Data Funding Home
  • Addressing Convergence in Your NSF Narrative
  • Funding Rates: Actual and Real
    (Reprinted from Volume 4, Issue 11: July 15, 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • ​New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Engineers: Beware the downselect proposal
  • Process for Adding Team Members to Proposals
  • Staff Proposals in Education and Outreach
  • Be Prepared for Big Funding Changes at Mission Agencies
  • Impact of Infrastructure Funding on Research
  • Avoid Common Proposal Figure Mistakes
    (Reprinted from Volume 4, Issue 12: August 15, 2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Avoid the Stream-of-Consciousness Narrative
  • Four Key Questions in Editing the Narrative
  • Seed Your Narrative with Explanatory Clauses
  • Surviving Chaos in Proposal Development
  • NORDP: a Resource for Pre-award Staff
  • Helping New Faculty Give Birth to Fundable Ideas (Reprinted from Volume 4, Issue 11: 7/2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2017

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Don't Force Your Reviewers to Think Too Much
  • To Submit or Not to Submit
  • What Does 2017 Hold for Mission Agencies?
  • Understanding Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Funding for Cybersecurity Research
  • Performing an Autopsy on Declined Proposals (Reprint Volume 4, Issue 9: 5/2014)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshopes & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2016:

December 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Where is NSF Going in 2017
  • New Models of Graduate Education at NSF
  • How to Get Blackballed by NSF
  • Planning Communications on Team Grants
  • NSF's Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments
  • Red Teaming: Scalable and Adaptable (Reprint Volume 3, Issue 9: 6/2013)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Resarch News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for Funding Success at NSF
  • The Editorial "Clawback" on Page Overruns
  • What's Your Problem? What's Your Solution?
  • Initiative to Strengthen Agricultural Workforce
  • EPSCOR Track 4 for Junior Faculty
  • The Stepwise Path from Ideas to Dollars
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • The Straw Man Proposal
  • Explain Your Rationale for Selecting Projects
  • The Proposal Majordomo's Role on Grants
  • The Role of the Project Evaluator on the Writing Team
  • SBIRs and STTRs: What are they and how can faculty use them?
  • Don't Let Your Proposal Wear a Disguise on Halloween (reprinted from Oct. 15, 2015)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Explaining Mission Agencies to New Faculty
  • The Myth of Insider Grants Information
  • Looking for Humanities Funding? Ask Google
  • An Introduction to NOAA for New Faculty
  • Developing Proposals for "Institutional Transformation"
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Understanding the Role of Your PO
  • Tensed about Tenses
  • USDA/NIFA Antimicrobial Resistance Webinar
  • Basic Grant Writing Training Presentation
  • The Hallucinatory Proposal Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Avoid NSF OIG Audits for Proposals Plagiarism
  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage at NSF
  • Blue Sky Proposals are not Fundable
  • Basic Grant Writing Training Presentation
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Interdisciplinary Makes Strange Bedfellows
  • National Microbiome Funding 2016/2017
  • IES Basic Grants Webinar Report
  • Where is NSF Going & Why & Where Will the $'s Be?
  • An Overview of the Big Data Strategic Plan
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Positioning for Smaller Team Grants
  • Where Proposals Run Off the Road
  • Human Health-Related Funding at NSF: Dos and Don'ts
  • Benefits of Packing Your Own Funding Chute
  • Tracking the 2017 Federal Research Budgets
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • How Readers Read Your Proposal
  • Organizing the Proposal Narrative
  • Helping Your Junior Faculty: Successful Models
  • The Chronicle of Proposal Flaws
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Making Copy-and-Paste Illegal
  • NSF INCLUDES: Success Is All About Scalability
  • The Generic Management Plan
  • FY 2017: Funding Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • The Jackson Pollock Narrative
  • Practical Teaming
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things
  • Big Data and Agricultural Research Funding
  • Heads-up: New NSF GPG requirements
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2016

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Private Foundations that Fund Academic Research: A Quick Guide
  • Research Narrative Knowledge Base
  • In Brief: NIH New Strategic Plan (2016-2020)
  • Write Like You Are the Reviewer
  • Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2015:

December 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Avoiding the Mule's Kick at NSF
  • Writing Grants to the Department of Education
  • Heuristic White Papers Build Teams & Ideas
  • NSF FY 2015 Financial Report
  • Proposal Writing Tips Proposals for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Win Your Grant on Page 1
  • NSF's New Public Access Plan
  • The Proposal Editor's Checklist
  • Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research
  • Proposals for Basic Research: Why You Need a Theoretical Framework
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for Narrative Synergy
  • Don't Let Your Proposal Wear Costumes and Disguises on Halloween
  • Developing Timelines and Milestone Charts for Your Proposal
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

 

September 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • What does NSF mean by "Innovation Ecosystem"?
  • White House/NSF Webcast on HBCUs
  • NSF Reverse Site Visits
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Welcoming New Faculty: What Research Development Offices Can Do
  • Is There a Need for Your Proposed Project?
  • Make Your Case for Value-Added Benefits
  • Implicit Requirements: Dark Matter of the Research Solicitation
  • Strategic Planning for an NSF ERC
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Clarity in the Research Narrative
  • USDA Center of Excellence Justification
  • Explaining the State of the Art: Telling Your Reviewers What They Need to Know
  • Don't Bury the Lead
  • What NSF Expects to See in Your Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Broader Impacts and Evidence-Based Models
  • NSF's Perp Walk for Plagiarism
  • Team Grant Training for New Faculty
  • Confessions of a Grumpy Reviewer
  • CAREER Heads-up: Don't let this happen to you
  • Topics in Brief: EAC at NSF; Antimicrobials
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • NORDP 2015 Conference Report
  • NIGMS Pilots New Funding Model
  • Agency Wide Insights from the NSF Cyberlearning Webinar
  • Generic vs. Specific Characteristics of Proposals
  • The Myth that Agencies Fund Good Ideas
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Grants Are Awarded Not Anointed
  • New Directions in Broadening Participation
  • Writing as a Team
  • Agency Models for Introduction & Background
  • Helping Reviewers Do the Math
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Psychology and the Reviewer
  • NSF Funding for Food-Energy-Water 2015-2021
  • USDA/NSF Intersections in Food-Energy Water
  • DOE's 2016 Budget: Energy-Water Nexus, etc.
  • DoED 2016 Budget Request: Higher Ed and IES
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • The National Alliance for Broader Impacts
  • NSF CBET CAREER Webinar Report
  • The Perilous Transition: Idea to Implementation
  • Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan
  • Writing Proposals to USDA/NIFA/AFRI
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2015

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Counseling PIs on Broader Impacts
  • Writing Successful Grants in the Humanities
  • Two New NSF Funding Mechanisms
  • Strategies for Preparing for a Site Visit
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2014:

December 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Do You Fit ONR's Mission Priorities
  • Understanding the Site Visit Process, Part 1
  • Writing Proposals for Instrumentation
  • Don't Get Caught in the NSF Spider Web
  • Webinars: EHR Core and IUSE Programs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for Funding Success
  • Planning to Write as a Team
  • NSF SBE Funding Update
  • NSF's New GRIP Program: An Integrative Model
  • Got STEM Education Data?
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Summary: Restoring the Research Foundation
  • What Is Big Data and How to Fund It
  • A Directory to NIH Resources on the Web
  • Introducing New Investigators to BAAs
  • BRAIN Research and Funding
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Writing the NSF STC Proposal
  • Role of the Grant Therapist in Funding Success
  • Mentoring Students Applying for the NSF GRFP
  • Defining Your NSF STC Grand Challenge
  • Drilling for Energy Funding at NSF
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Agency Missions and Cultures Are Not Fungible
  • The NIH Common Fund
  • Avoid Common Proposal Figure Mistakes
  • Looking to the FY2016 STEM Budget Priorities
  • NSF Crosscutting & Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Funding Rates: Actual and Real
  • NSF's New Advanced Technology Education
  • Too Much Why and Not Enough How
  • Help New Faculty Give Birth to Fundable Ideas
  • Research at Undergraduate Institutions
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Research Narrative Integration Strategies
  • NSF Ferrets Out/Punishes Research Misconduct
  • Using databases of Previous Awards
  • Unrealistic Expectations for Wordsmithing
  • Diversity Topics and Directions at NIH
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Performing an Autopsy on Declined Proposals
  • Proposal Development Templates/Roadmaps
  • Basic Research at DoD: A Status Report
  • Resources for Evidence-Based STEM Models
  • NSF NRT Webinar: Decoding Future Directions
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • NSF'S New Research Traineeship Program
  • Short Fuse or Wire Solicitation?
  • Opportunities for Social Science Funding at NSF
  • DARPA's New Biological Technologies Office
  • Eliminate Ambiguity in the Research Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Decoding NSF for Funding Success
  • Strategic Planning for Funding Diversity
  • NIH Concepts: Anticipating Future Funding
  • NSF Budget FY2014: Focus Matters Most
  • FY2015 Preliminary Federal Research Budgets
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Repots, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Writing the NIH BUILD Application
  • Funding Favors the Strategically Prepared
  • Idea Labs: What are They and Why at NSF?
  • There is More to HHS than NIH
  • Avoid a Cognitive Tax on Your Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2014

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Summary: 2014 Global R&D Funding Forecast
  • Funding Your STEM Workforce Ecosystem
  • NIH Grant Writing for New Investigators
  • STEM Resources for Context/Dissemination
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2013:

December 2013

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • New NSF EHR Programs: EHR Core, IUSE & REAL
  • Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
  • Transformed GRF and IGERT Mean New Metrics
  • ARPA-E Funds Applied Not Basic Research
  • STEM Attrition: Paths into and out of STEM
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2013

  • Searching the Foundation 990 for Funding
  • Your Grant - Writing Elevator Speech
  • AGEP Planning Strategies - Got Data?
  • Backgrounding the National Robotics Initiative
  • NSF's Research Coordination Networks
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2013

  • NSF and ED: Writing Education Proposals
  • Funding Strategies for New Humanities Faculty
  • Team Science: Energy Frontier Research Centers
  • Avoid the Generic Introduction & Background
  • NSF's I-Corps Program
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2013

  • Strategic Research Training for New Faculty
  • Pointing New Faculty to Hidden Opportunities
  • What New Faculty Need to Know about NIH
  • The Grant Writer's Narrative Checklist
  • NSF CMMI's Materials Reorganization
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2013

  • Avoid NSF's "Perp Walk" Audit for Plagiarism
  • Drafting Up the PI's Verbal Research Narrative
  • Importance of Planning for Large Team Grants
  • What all New Faculty Need to Know about NSF
  • NSF REU Proposal Checklist
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2013

  • Writing the 1.5-Page Practice Proposal
  • Funding Snapshot: National Institute of Justice
  • Funding Snapshot: US Department of ED
  • How NASA, USDA, HHS/ACF Review Proposals
  • Last-Minute NSF Career Checklist
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2013

  • Going from Research Ideas to Research Dollars
  • NSF ERC Webinar Report
  • How Proposals are Reviewed by NSF, NIH, DoED, & DOE
  • Big Changes in STEM Education Funding
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2013

  • USDA/AFRI Competitive Grants Program, 2014
  • Red Teaming: Scalable, Adaptable & Versatile
  • Budgeting Strategies for Team Proposals
  • Logic Models: Scalable, Adaptable & Versatile
  • Resources for your CAREER Education Plan
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2013

  • Getting the Writing Right
  • Boost Your Grants IQ with RSS Feeds
  • Gain a Competitive Edge: Agency Webinars
  • Quantifying the Project Narrative
  • Observations on Writing the NSF ERC FY 2014
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2013

  • No Squishy Commitments or Weasel Clauses
  • Proportionality & Sequence in the Narrative
  • Time to Start on Your NSF CAREER Proposal
  • National Center for Environmental Research
  • The Role of Self-Assessment in Grant Success
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2013

  • The Too Kind Program Officer
  • NSF INSPIRE Webinar Report
  • Transagency Research: NSF/USDA/NIFA
  • The Dictionary of Common NSF Usage
  • The Background Researcher on Proposals
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2013

  • How to Write a More Competitive NSF Proposal Using the Revised Grant Proposal Guide, 2013
  • How NSF's Revised Merit Review Criteria for 2013 Will Impact Your Project Narrative
  • What's New about Broader Impacts in 2013
  • Why Generalities Suffocate the Narrative
  • Update: White House's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

 

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2012:

December 2012

  • From Silos to Synergy: The Yellow Brick Road of Grant Writing
  • Integrating PI Experiences from Various Agencies
  • Saturated Superlatives Clog the Arteries of Proposals
  • Optimizing the Proposal Planning and Development Process
  • Why Formatting Matters, Part 2: Graphics
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2012

  • No Tweaking, No Nudging, No Band Aids
  • The Role of BAA's in Your Funding Strategies
  • The Role of Context in a Successful Proposal
  • Why Formatting is Important
  • Research Grant Writing Topics In Brief
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2012

  • Pathways & Keystones: Writing Larger Grants
  • Writing the Project Sustainability Statement
  • ARPA-E Webinar: Deadly Sins & Best Practices
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 7
  • The NSF MRI: Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2012

  • Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
  • Value of Institutional Transformation Proposals
  • Too Much Data?
  • Training Topic: NSF GRF and Ford Fellowships
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 6
  • Writing the NSF I/URC
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2012

  • Writing the DOE Early Career Preapplication
  • Writing the NSF AGEP & Webinar Report
  • Interviewing Schrodinger's Cat
  • Do You Have a Narrative Integration Plan?
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 5
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2012

  • NSF Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
  • Red Teaming the Solicitation
  • Program Officers Are Not All Alike
  • Avoid the Generic Introduction
  • Narrative Silos Are Like Weeds
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 4
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2012

  • Where NSF is Going & How It Will Get There
  • Reviewing the Reviewers
  • Writing Education-Related Grants
  • Intelligence-ARPA (IARPA), an Overview
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 3
  • Using NIH RePORTER to Identify Your Program
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2012

  • Grant Strategies in a Difficult Climate
  • Changes in NIH's R15 AREA Program
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 2
  • ARPA-E New & Emerging Directions 2012-2013
  • What You Need to Know About NIFA Funding
  • DOEnergy SBIR/STTR Outlook 2012-2013
  • R&D Officer Plugs Holes and Sells Ideas
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2012

  • Writing the Vision, Goals, Objectives, Rationale, and Outcomes Statements
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals
  • The Materials Genome Initiative and Related New Funding
  • Submitting Proposals to Basic Energy Sciences
  • Air Force Research Office Funding Update
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2012

  • The Role of Specificity in a Successful Proposal
  • Planning Your FY2013 NSF Funding Strategies
  • Observations on Critiquing a Proposal
  • USDA Research Budget Directions, FY2013
  • Energy Update: FY2013 Budget and Priorities
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2012

  • Writing a Compelling Project Narrative
  • Writing the DOE HUB for Energy Storage
  • Starter Templates to Guide Multiple Authors
  • NSF Notes in Brief
  • A Quick Primer for Researchers New to NIH
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2012

  • NSF Math/Science Partnership Webinar Report
  • Writing a Successful Project Management Plan
  • Writing Shared Use Infrastructure Grants
  • NIH Changes: NCRR Dissolved, NCATS Created
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
  • Errata: Correction to last month's MRI article

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2011:

December 2011

  • NSF INSPIRE/CREATIV Webinar Report
  • NIH Funding for International Programs
  • Echo but Don't Parrot Agency Language
  • NSF MRI Revisited, an Update for 2012
  • Finding the Common Denominators of Successful Grants
  • How Your Proposal will be Reviewed at NSF, NIH, DoED, IES, DOE, NASA, USDA/NIFA, etc
  • Health Information Technology Funding
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2011

  • The Challenge of Integrating Multiple Authors
  • Strategies for Sustainability Research Revisited
  • Graphics as a Narrative Integrator
  • STEM Learning & Activity Models for Proposals
  • Obtaining Copies of NSF Funded Proposals
  • Social Science Components of NSF Proposals
  • Funding International Collaborations from NSF
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2011

  • Strategies for Emerging Research Institutions
  • Do Not Build Your Proposal Out of spare Parts
  • Supporting Faculty Research Affinity Groups
  • NSF's New Strategic Plan, 2011-2016, A Synopsis & Observations for the Grantwriter
  • Workforce Development Grants
  • Mentoring Students for the NSF GRFP
  • Applying for a Ford Fellowship
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2011

  • Research Funding Strategies for New Investigators: How to Get Started
  • Unsolicited Proposals: What Are They and Who Accepts Them
  • Writing the Competitive Research Center Proposal: Submitting for the Right Reasons with the Right PI
  • The Strategic Role of the RFP
  • How to Find Funding: Opportunities at NSF
  • Writing Proposals to the Department of Energy
  • Finding Funding for Energy Research at Federal Agencies
  • Research Grant Writing: Web Resources
  • Educational Grant: Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports & Research Roadmaps
  • Faculty at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions: Assessing Your Strengths
  • Grad Students and Postdocs: Preparing for Success as an Independent Researcher
  • New Funding: Opportunities & Competitive Proposal Development Resources
  • ABOUT Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC: & Other Research Development Support Services
  • How to Subscribe

August 2011

  • Helping Faculty Develop Proposals
  • Writing Proposals to NEH
  • NSF PIRE Webinar Report
  • Writing Proposals to U.S. DOT
  • Pursuing Funding from NIST
  • Pursuing Funding from HUD
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops, & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2011

  • What if You Can’t Find Funding for Your Research
  • Funding Sustainability Research & Education
  • Writing Proposals to Department of Interior
  • What do Federal Funders Mean by “Innovation” and the “Innovation Ecosystem”?
  • Writing Proposals to the Department of State
  • The National Research Council, a Partner for Writing More Competitive Proposals
  • Pursuing Funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2011

  • Strategies for Developing Competitive Partnership Proposals
  • How to Pack Your Own Funding Chute
  • Writing Proposals to the Department of Homeland Security
  • Writing Proposals to the Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Formatting Your Proposal
  • Writing an NSF REU Site Proposal
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
              NSF Broader Impacts (BI) Revisited
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2011

  • Writing the Data Management Plan
  • Writing Proposals to the Economic Development Administration
  • NSF CAREER Program: The Budget and Budget Justification
  • Strategies for Applying to Long-Standing Grant Programs
  • Funding Health Disparities Research
  • Writing Proposals to the Department of Justice
  • Writing Proposals to AHRQ
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2011

  • NSF STC Preliminary Proposal Webinar Report
  • Writing the FY2012 “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need” Fellowship Proposal
  • Writing the NSF SBE DDRIG (dissertation)
  • The NSF CAREER Proposal: The References, Letters and Other Documents
  • Writing Proposals to NASA—An Introduction
  • Understanding the Mission and Culture of the Funding Agency
  • Funding Energy Research—New Opportunities
  • Opportunities for Humanities Funding
  • ARFS Report from the NSF Grants Conference
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2011

  • Writing the NSF Science & Technology Center Preliminary Proposal, Part 2
  • Finding Funding & Writing Grants in the Humanities
  • Writing Proposals to the U.S. Department of Education – an Introduction
  • Funding Research in the Geosciences – an Introduction
  • NSF CAREER – Writing the Education Plan
  • Preparing an NRSA Predoctoral Application
  • IGERT Revisited
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
  • How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

February 2011

  • Writing the NSF Science & Technology Center Preliminary Proposal
  • Writing the Successful Project Summary • Writing Grants to EPA—an Introduction
  • EPA & NSF SBIR 2011 Opportunities for Environmental Technology
  • Writing Grants to NOAA—an Introduction
  • Planning and Writing an NSF IGERT Proposal
  • Pursuing Research Funding from the Department of Defense
  • NSF CAREER: Structuring Your Project Description
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Research Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

January 2011

  • The NSF CAREER Program: Things to Keep in Mind When You Start Writing
  • Funding Water Research: an Introduction
  • Know the Context of Your Research
  • Funding Biofuels Research: an Introduction
  • Writing Competitive Proposals: Topics in Brief
  • USDA/NIFA FY2011 Funding Overview
  • Strategies for Funding Materials Research
              NSF Directions:   Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
  • Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Research Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
  • How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

Research Development and Grant Writing News 2010:

December 2010

  • NSF CAREER: Planning Your Education Component
  • Why Seek Grant Support for Research in the Humanities and Arts, Barbara L. E. Walker, Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
  • Proposal Planning:  The Key Role of the Schedule and Task Assignment Table
  • Writing Grants to USAID—an Introduction
  • Writing Grants to USDA—an Introduction
  • The Role of the Evolving Proposal Narrative
  • Faculty at PUI: When You Need Lab Equipment
  • Grad Students and Postdocs: Writing Proposals with Your Advisor; New Funding
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Research Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
  • How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

November 2010

  • The NSF CAREER–Selecting a Research Topic
  • Writing Proposals to DARPA—An Introduction
  • Red Teaming Proposals for Funding Success
  • An Introduction to SBIR/STTR Grants
  • Why Read Abstracts of Funded Projects?
  • Evaluation Resources on the Internet
  • Writing for NSF Review Panels
  • Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports & Research Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
  • How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

October 2010

  • Writing a Competitive NSF MRI Proposal
  • Writing Proposals to NIH:  An Introduction
  • Writing the Center Vision Statement
  • Quad Charts, White Papers & Unsolicited Proposals: Role in Research Funding
  • Writing for Reviewers—An Introduction
  • How to Use the NSF Award Database to Prepare a Better Proposal
  • Preparing Letters of Support & Collaboration
  • Faculty at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions:  Collaborating Do’s & Don’ts
  • Grad Students and Postdocs:  Finding Fellowships You can Apply for Now
  • Using MSPnet for K-12 STEM Proposals
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports & Research Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities & Competitive Proposal Development Resources
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC and ARFS Research Development Support Services
  • How to Subscribe to RD&GWN

September 2010

  • Research Funding Strategies for New Investigators:  How to Get Started
  • Unsolicited Proposals: What Are They And Who Accepts Them
  • Writing  the Competitive  Research Center Proposal:  Submitting for the Right Reasons with the Right PI
  • The Strategic  Role of the RFP
  • How To Find Funding Opportunities at NSF
  • Writing Proposals to the Department of Energy|
  • Finding Funding for Energy Research at Federal Agencies
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports & Research Roadmaps
  • Faculty at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions:  Assessing Your Strengths
  • Grad Students and Postdocs:  Preparing for Success as an Independent Researcher
  • New Funding Opportunities & Competitive Proposal Development Resources
  • ABOUT Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC:  & Other Research Development Support Services
  • How to Subscribe