Grantsmanship on the Go

Activities that take an hour or less that will better position you for pursuing grants 

Finding Funding Grant Strategy Proposal Documents Brown Resources/Tasks
Finding Funding
  • Watch "Out of Many, One: Funding the Right Funding Opportunity"
    • In this session, you will learn strategies to find and evaluate funding opportunities, with a focus on the and SPIN databases. You will also learn where grant opportunities are listed, tips for refining your searches, how to pinpoint the opportunities that are most relevant to you, and how to assess whether they are a good fit. (30 minutes)
  • Sign up for updates from federal funding agencies of interest with our Federal Agency Newsletter Registration Guide 
  • Log in to SPIN and set up a funding opportunity alert
    • Or, log in to SPIN and see the results of pre-set searches in key research areas
      • After logging into InfoEd, select SPIN from the left hand menu
      • Click 'Saved Searches' on the top black menu bar
      • From the menu that pops down, select 'Public Searches'
      • Find the topic you would like to see funding opportunities for and click the box with arrow icon under the 'Run' column to run that saved search 
        • Didn't find a topic you wanted? Try running your own search or request a search
  • Create custom email notifications on
    • Receive notifications for new opportunities matching saved search criteria that you can customize

Grant Strategy
Proposal Documents
  • Update your CV and/or biosketch
    • Be ready for the next time you pursue a grant opportunity

  • Try out the new SciENcv biosketch generating tool for NSF, NIH, and IES formatted biosketches
    • This is now required by NSF

  • Sign up for an ORCID iD
Brown Resources/Tasks