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 email.

Suggested Timelines for Grant Preparation

National Institutes of Health (NIAID) Strategy Timelines

MCW GCO Grant Preparation and Submission Timeline - Best Practices

Example Timeline for NIH Submission - Department of Biophysics (PDF)


eBridge Procedure Guides

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MCW Resources

Are you searching for funding opportunities?  View up-to-date information for Finding Funding.

Are you looking for a collaborator?  Try the Faculty Collaboration Database.

Do you need to describe available facilities and equipment?  See the listing of Research Cores, Centers, Institutes & Affiliates.

Are you a new faculty member?  Check the Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity.

Do you want to approach a private foundation or corporation for funding?  Please work with the Office of Development.

Will you use animals in your research?  Read about Working with Animals.

Will you use Human Subjects in your research?  Get acquainted with the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

Was your grant awarded?  See the Sponsored Programs site on InfoScope; search for key words "Sponsored Programs" and select the link for Sponsored Programs & Accounts Receivable.

Grant Writing Tools and Advice from NIH

YouTubeNIH 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

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