We ask that you inform ONRS about any and all funding-related submissions (i.e., scholarship or research grant applications that call for budgets, institutional endorsements, require School of Nursing sign-offs, and/or will be using University resources)–ideally early in the process. Just stop by the office (6-101 WDH) or email us. We would be happy to advise you or answer any questions.
Grant Funding Resources
- Grant funding search tools and resources can be found here as well as here. ONRS has also compiled a list of possible funding sources that may be of interest to students or early career investigators. This page lists selected organizations that regularly fund graduate student education and research. And finally, keep an eye out for the ONRS Update, a bi-monthly emailed newsletter that includes grant opportunities and research resources.
Grant Submission Process
- The first step in any grant submission through ONRS is completion of the Intent to Submit form. This will trigger a meeting with ONRS to make sure your submission is on track. Feel free to contact ONRS (or stop by 6-101 WDH) with any questions about the form or grant submission process.
- If you need an eRA Commons user ID for your NIH proposal contact SPA.
- The School of Nursing Grant Resource Guide can be useful when completing the Facilties/Resource section of a proposal.
- Deadlines: All proposals that will be routed through the U's Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) must be submitted to SPA by 9:00 am at least three business days prior to the grant sponsor's deadline. The SPA due date is preceded by the ONRS due date. Finalized proposals are due to ONRS in a ready-to-submit state three days before the SPA due date. Please plan accordingly.
- NINR has a free online training course that provides an introduction to research grantsmanship for new doctoral graduates and early career scientists.
Resources Specific to NIH proposals
- ONRS has a variety of NIH Biosketch resources. ONRS' fundamental guidance is to double-check with NIH and always work from the most up-to-date information (link). This is a h-i-g-h-l-y detailed resource document that may be helpful as you develop your biosketch or you may prefer a more concise version. If you use SciENcv, note that its offers a template specifically for the NIH Fellowship Biosketch.
- Information on NIH indvidual fellowships can be found here including the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Invididual Fellowship (F31) along with information the NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (link). Another informative webpage includes links to success rates and applications tips.
- NIH has numerous resources including a webpage devoted to grant writing tips, another webpage that focuses on communicating research intent and value, and one that details the NIH grant review process. Additionally NIH offers an infograph How NIH can help you become a Research Scientist.
- NIH guidance on crafting Specific Aims and strengthening a Research Plan.
- School of Nursing Research Seminar videos that may be of interest to you:
- A Panel Presentation of NRSA Application Tips (video link)
- NIH Grants from Reviewers' Perspectives Drs. Joe Gaugler and Diane Treat-Jacobson present NIH grant application tips and guidance drawing on their experience on NIH reveiw panels (video Iink)
- Micro-writing Techniques to Maximize Clarity in Scientific Writing (video link) and The "Reproducibility Crisis" and the Reporting of Science (video link)
- For a complete listing of Reseach Seminar visit here.