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Available for ETSU departments and classes:
ORSPA will conduct customized workshops specifically tailored for you and your colleagues and/or students Just let us know what topic(s) you would like us to present, and we will be happy to arrange a time that accommodates your schedule.
Suggested topics include:
- Finding Grant Funding Opportunities 101
- Funding Opportunities Available at ETSU (ex: RDC, IDC, PGIA, etc.)
- Grants and Contracts at ETSU: the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
- Navigating NIH
- Navigating NSF
- Patents and Copyrights: Protecting your Intellectual Property
- RDC Application Assistance
- Grant Proposal Budget Development
Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference
November 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans, LA
Registration will open on Thursday, September 6 at 12:00 PM EST. Visit the conference website for more details. This conference is "designed to provide new faculty, researchers and administrators with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics, award management topics and other important information."
Please see our "Research Compliance" link in the left navigation column for information and programs concerning ETSU's commitment to operate with integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
In addition, online CITI Program course is recommended for the following topics:
- Animal Care and Use (UCAC)
- Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)
- Human Subjects Research (IRB)
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Please consult with the individual committee or governing body to learn which modules you should complete.
ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) is a web-based system used to prepare and submit applications through Grants.gov to NIH. Being web-based, it eliminates the need to download an "application package" and e-mail it around to the various individuals who need to work on it.
ASSIST allows participants to do the following:
- Use your current eRA Commons credentials to log in to ASSIST
- Delegate application preparation responsibilities to other people, both within and outside your organization, while you maintain appropriate access control and security
- Populate data from established eRA Commons profiles (note: this means that if you are going to be listed as a senior/key person on a coming application, please update your eRA Commons profile before you begin the application in ASSIST)
- Run validations on federal-wide and agency business rules prior to submission
- Generate Table of Contents, headers, footers, page numbers, etc. automatically
- Print/Preview applications prior to submission in the format used by the agency
- Present to reviewers clear, color PDF images rather than scanned versions of the application
Resources at NIH:
- Getting Started: Preparing Your Single-project Application Using ASSIST
- Getting Started: Preparing Your Multi-project Application Using ASSIST
- ASSIST User Guide
The NIH Public Access Policy is an open access mandate requiring that research papers describing research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) be available to the public through PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.
NCBI is the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). MyNCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for the many NCBI databases.
MyBibliography (embedded on the MyNCBI homepage) is a reference tool that helps you save your citations from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually upload a citations file or to enter citation information using My Bibliography templates.
SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae), available in MyNCBI, is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research investments from federal agencies.
Want to learn more? See our NIH Biosketch & Publications page...
The following non-ETSU sites may help you during the grant writing process:
Grant Proposal Guide
How to Prepare and Submit your Proposal
Grants.gov Application Guide
Merit Review Process
Grant Writing Tips Sheets
Writing Your Proposal
Sample NIH Applications
Explanation of Award Mechanisms (R01, R15, etc.)
How to Apply
Forms and Applications
Peer Review Process
- CFDA's Developing & Writing Grant Proposals
- The Foundation Center Proposal Writing Tips
- Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
- National Cancer Institute's Step-By-Stop Grant Help
- Tips for Successfully Finding Funding