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Tools to Identify Grant Opportunities

  • MCW Funding Alert Service Team (FAST): Linking Faculty to Grant Opportunities.  Funding search services are offered by MCW Libraries and the Office of Research, in partnership with the Office of Development, to alert faculty to potential funding opportunities.

  • Pivot (formerly COS): a searchable, global, grant opportunity database.

  • the portal to federal grant opportunities; you may sign up for customized grant alerts.

  • NIH Guide: the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities; you may sign up to have it delivered each Friday via e-mail.

Suggested Timelines for Grant Preparation


 MCW Resources

Grant Writing Tools and Advice from NIH

NIH Peer Review Revealed provides a front-row seat to an NIH peer review meeting. Real scientists from the scientific community review fictional but realistic grant applications for scientific merit.

Additional Applicant Resources from the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

CSR Advice to Investigators Submitting Clinical Research Applications

Find a Study Section

Strategy for NIH Funding (including project design, writing the application, submitting the application, etc.)

Sample Annotated R01 and R21 NIH Applications

NIH Reviewer Guidelines and Templates

Grant Budget Development Tools

Are you looking for guidance regarding MCW policies for grant budget preparation, a listing of account naturals, and sample NIH budget and budget justification? The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains a Corporate Policy for Proposal Budget Preparation (BF.SP.040).  This policy is available on MCW’s intranet site. If you have access to InfoScope, search for keywords “budget preparation” and select the link for Proposal Budget Preparation Policy to view details



Office of Grants and Contracts Contact Information

Phone: 414-955-8563

Fax:     414-955-6552


Location: MACC Fund Research Center (MFRC) 3070

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News & Updates

CDMRP replaces eReceipt System with eBrap

For FY14, CDMRP has replaced the eReceipt system with the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).


New MCW Corporate Policy on PI Eligibility

MCW recently established a corporate policy regarding who at MCW is eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) on a research project. The policy sets the duties and responsibilities of a PI, and describes the processes for requesting and approving exceptions to these new PI eligibility requirements.

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