Writing Samples & Advice
» Sample R01 applications and summary statements from NIAID.
» Samples and examples that are part of the grant application from NIAID and NIH.
» Grant-writing advice and sample applications from NCCAM.
» Grant tutorials for NIH grants.
» NSF's "How to Prepare Your Proposal."
» NIH's "The Peer Review Process" and accompanying video of tips.
» InfoReady Can Help You Avoid the Downward Grant Spiral and Increase Grant
Funding (white paper).
» A biosketch sample from the NIH.
Office of the VP for Research
The Office of the VP for Research has subscribed to Research Development and Grant Writing News (Unite login required), a rich source of information on competing successfully for research funding from federal agencies and foundations.
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
The University of Utah's Office of Sponsored Projects enhances the academic, research and service missions of the University by providing service and support to the University administration, faculty, and staff in their efforts to secure and manage external funding for University activities. OSP also has a Handbook for Research and Sponsored Activities, an extensive How To section for researchers and a proposal preparation checklist.
University Writing Center For Grant Writing Assistance
The purpose of the University Writing Center is to assist students, staff, and faculty in understanding, assessing, and improving their writing processes and strategies. We believe this purpose is maximized in an environment enriched with support, encouragement, and purposeful creativity.
The University Writing Center employs both undergraduate and graduate student consultants from a variety of departments. Consultants possess a high level of skill and receive extensive and on-going theoretical and pedagogical education.
During one-to-one conversations, University Writing Center consultants help writers discover what they know and need to know in order to communicate more effectively in various textual modes and rhetorical situations. Staff members and consultants are committed to respectful intercultural exchanges as they assist writers in developing and deepening academic knowledge for the benefit of the university, home communities, and the world. We celebrate the pursuit of writing to learn across curriculums, disciplines, and genres.
Technical Writer Directory
The Technical Writer Directory is a list of writers and editors who can assist you with your subject specific grant writing needs.
Collaborative Research Support Program
The Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP), funded by the University of Utah Research Foundation, supports researchers in preparing grant proposals. This program supports the preparation of the proposal itself and provides a professional grant writer and assistance with proposal preparation costs.
Education and Diversity Resources
The University of Utah Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis provides statistics on enrollment and diversity. You can search by college and department, as well as university-wide. Information is available from 1975-2012.
The Education and Diversity Resource Directory table lists University of Utah, State, and Federal agency resources to help you find existing programs and partners in one easy to access place.
STEPcentral - A Community Forum for NSF STEP Projects
Research Administrative Training Series (RATS)
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers several continuing education and training opportunities designed to support, develop and maintain a standardized body of knowledge and best practice methodology for all research personnel at the University of Utah. The curriculum includes traditional classes and lectures, interactive workshops, online instruction and educational resources provided to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to enhance the overall productivity of researchers.
Grant-Writing Workshops are available
NSF Career Workshop
The College of Engineering sponsors a CAREER Grant Writing Workshop in preparation for the July deadlines. The workshop meets every 2 weeks from May - July to work on grants, review each others' grants, discuss issues related to the CAREER grants, etc. This workshop will be advertised yearly through RATS.
NSF Grant Writing Workshop (2012) archived videos
NSF Grant Writing materials (UNITE login required): This includes the Richard Inouye Career grant presentation materials
Education Plan materials (UNITE login required)
UNITE: Software for Collaboration
UNITE is a secure site for online collaboration at the U. Organize and work on documents collaborative, maintain version control, approvals, etc. Organize and support group meetings, etc. Faculty and staff can access UNITE with their university login. Students and off campus participants can be given access as well.
Getting Started with UNITE
University of Utah Research Administrator's Newtork (RAN)
The University of Utah Research Administrator’s Network (RAN), formerly the Grant Writer’s Network, is made up of on campus professionals (staff) whose job it is to help faculty prepare proposals and administer grants/contracts. The purposes of this group are to share information on grant resources available on and off campus, to identify and participate in the development of additional support as needed, to share ideas and provide general support and guidance for the community of grant writers on campus (both main campus and the medical campus). To be added send an email to each of the tracks you want to be a member of with the subject “PLEASE ADD”:
- Grant-Writing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pre-Award: email@example.com
- Post-Award: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Funding Opportunities: email@example.com
- Clinical Trials: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any further questions, please email Elizabeth Johnsen
In limited submission programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an institution can submit in response to the funding agency.
The Vice President for Research announces those programs with limited submission elements and accepts abstracts from interested and eligible faculty through Research Portal. Application submission and internal selection for limited opportunities are now conducted exclusively through Research Portal. View current opportunities.
Research Portal can be accessed through the Campus Information System, via the "Employee" page, under the "Research Administration" section. Select the link titled "Research Portal" to launch the application.
Eccles Health Sciences Library Reference & Research Support
Reference services include in-person, telephone, email and online assistance with reference and research questions, free access to PubMed MEDLINE and other databases (which may be licensed for The University of Utah), individual and group orientations, reference consults, point-of-need and scheduled instruction, as well literature searching for large projects.
Scheduled Workshops are offered in bibliographic management, searching online database such as PubMed MEDLINE, CINAHL, and presentation software, Powerpoint.
Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
CCTS Study Design and Biostatistics Core (SDBC)
The biostatisticians of the SDBC can work with you throughout the research process. We perform the following roles:
» Clarification of research hypotheses and study aims
» Assistance in the selection of the most appropriate study design and outcome measurements
» Sample size/power calculations to evaluate trade-offs among sample size, power, and the minimum detectable treatment effects
» Grant application writing
» Applications for resources from the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
» Advice regarding Data collection methods
» Conduct of statistical analysis on existing data sets
» Guidance to clinical and translational researchers who wish to carry out their own statistical analyses
» Interpretation of results of data analyses
» Collaboration in writing statistical aspects of manuscripts
» When appropriate, facilitating contacts with other methodologists/researchers in the University community
In all of the activities of the SDBC, we endeavor to impart knowledge of study design and statistical principles to our clinical and translational science collaborators.
» NSF Report on Digital Research Data Sharing and Management
» NSF Data Management Plan Requirements
» Data Management Plan Examples (U of U login required))
» Data Management Plan Tool
» Data Management Assistance and Advice from University of Utah Librarians
SHERPA - JULIET
SHERPA JULIET provides information about the open access policies of research funding agencies and whether the costs of open access publishing will be covered by the agency.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The IACUC monitors care and use of animals in laboratory and research programs of the University to assure that animals are treated humanely and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Quick Links - Research Integrity and Compliance
A list of quick links about research regulations at the University of Utah.