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 email us. We would be happy to advise you or answer any questions.
Grant Funding Resources
- Grant funding search tools and resources compiled by the library can be found here. ONRS has also has a list of possible funding sources that may be of interest to students or early career investigators. And finally, keep an eye out for the ONRS Update, a 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. Receipt 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 Facilities/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.
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 it offers a template specifically for the NIH Fellowship Biosketch.
- Information on NIH individual fellowships can be found here including the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual 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 infographic How NIH can help you become a Research Scientist.
- NIH guidance on crafting Specific Aims and strengthening a Research Plan.