Resources and Tips

Contact with the program officer from your chosen funding source is very important.  By contacting her/him, you can find out whether or not your idea/project aligns with the funding source's goals and also get a competitive edge in a tight competition.  This document helps you to prepare for a conversation with your program officer, provides important questions to ask him/her, and offers additional reasons why this can heighten your chances of being funded.

Contacting the Program Officer:  a Winning Strategy

This Tool Kit is a compendium of proposal development resources featuring articles on effective writing techniques; guides and manuals from government sources and private foundations; and a library of successful proposals from numerous grant-making agencies. Developed by UTK, most of these resources are either open source or available after entering your NetID.

Grant-Seeker's Tool Kit

Where should you look for information to appropriately manage data, inventions, publications, and other resources developed with NIH funding? Why and how should you safeguard intellectual property rights to discoveries and inventions made with NIH funds? This PowerPoint explains the balance between data sharing and protection of inventions, while detailing NIH licensing principles, grantees' rights and obligations, when and how to report inventions to NIH, and how to work toward sharing NIH-funded data and other research resources to advance research for benefits to the public.

Inventions, Data Sharing, Reports to NIH, & other Intellectual Property Considerations

This page gives a brief outline of the steps involved in submitting a proposal.  Once you have identified a project/idea you wish to propose, use these steps to create a program design and locate a funding source that aligns with your idea.

Step-by-Step Guide for Grant Seekers