|PDF||Agency Abstract Locator (ORDE)|
This locator is designed to assist in finding abstracts made available for review on-line by funding agencies. In addition to providing links and directions for each of the abstract locations, this document provides an overview of the level of detail available from the sites.
|Video||Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (DOD) Grant Overview|
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), a component of the US Department of Defense, funds innovative, high-risk research. In a recent presentation to the 2010 American Association for Cancer Research Conference, both the CDMRP Director and the Manager for the agency's Breast Cancer Research Program provided helpful insights on the agency's grant application and review processes. CDMRP's origins and practices are discussed, providing investigators with information necessary to submit competitive grant applications.
|PDF||Fund Searching Databases (ORDE)|
Researchers at UCD have access to a variety of on-line fund searching databases to track potential funding sources. This resource guides faculty when seeking the right databases – detailing access information, types of sponsors covered and available search criteria.
|HTML||Grant Advisor Plus Newsletter/Database|
This resource provides UCD faculty with a monthly newsletter detailing upcoming funding opportunities and an on-line funding database, searchable by keyword.
|HTML||Know Your Agency Series|
ORDE has launched a new resource called the Know Your Agency Series. Designed to give the user agency information at a glance, these two-page briefs provide details specific to agency organization and the agency's grants process. Agencies highlighted to date in this Series are the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
|PDF||Major Funding Agency Links (ORDE)|
This resource is designed to help when seeking sponsor website pages of interest to research faculty. Federal, state and private sponsors are listed.
|PDF||Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide for Scientific Management for Postdocs & New Faculty (HHMI)|
This on-line book, a cooperative effort of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, provides practical advice to those seeking or just entering tenure-track faculty positions. Both academic and research topics are discussed.
|Video||NIH New Investigator Workshop videos|
NIH has released informative videos from a March, 2010 workshop designed for those making the transition from postdoctoral to independent researcher status. Topics include “How to Have a Life”, “Negotiating a Start-Up Package”, “Networking and Collaborations”, “Applying for and Getting a Grant”, “Balancing Research/Teaching/Family/Other Commitments”. Many of these video segments are applicable to the aspiring postdoc, new and established faculty members.
|Video||NIH Peer Review Video|
The National Institutes of Health has released a new version (June 2010) of their popular Peer Review Video, designed to introduce investigators to the NIH peer review process. This new version reflects the updated application and peer review processes recently instituted at NIH.
|Video||NIH Tips for Applicants Video|
A companion video to the one on Peer Review, this video features the peer reviewers supplying new investigators with advice and insights on how best to situate their applications for funding.
|PDF||NIH Website Guide (ORDE)|
Principal investigators will find the National Institutes of Health website very helpful in their quest for funding. However, this site can also present challengee when when attemtping to locate specific information. This resource is designed to assist PIs in locating NIH web pages most relevant to their needs.
|PDF||NSF CAREER Award Toolkit|
Developed by ORDE as a companion document to the recently updated National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program announcement, this resource provides details on the background of this program, insights on the proposal and peer review processes and helpful tips from previous recipients.
|PDF||ORDE Proposal Development Timeline|
This guide allows investigators to view the entire proposal development process in a six-month format which of course represents the best case scenario. Even if your deadline is less than six months away, this resource will help you stay on track by identifying the major proposal development milestones on one page.
|PDF||Person Months Conversion Chart|
Most federal agencies now require that time spent on a project be portrayed as person-months instead of percent of effort. This chart provides users with a method of quick conversion.
|PDF||Pilot Project Funding E-Book|
This e-Book provides at-a-glance details about funding opportunities available for projects in their early development stages. Disciplines across the University are represented.
|PDF||Proposal Budget Checklist|
This checklist can be used when a principal investigator is ready to begin budget preparations. It is designed to help PIs contemplate and request budget items necessary to their projects.
|PDF||Quick Guide: Budget Justifications|
This document will be useful for all who write budget justifications. Well-documented budget justifications are an essential, required element of proposal development.
|PDF||Research Funding Opportunities for New Investigators (ORDE)|
This publication provides information on major funding opportunities targeted specifically to new investigators. Information provided for each sponsor includes a brief synopsis, the agency link and deadline details. (Updated August 2012)
|DOC||Sample Proposal Checklist|
This checklist addresses the typical components of proposals to be submitted to federal or non-federal sponsors. It is designed to provide a starting point when reviewing sponsor guidelines and application materials. (You will be prompted to login to view this document; please disregard, click cancel and proceed to document.)
|PDF||Timeline & Resource Plan|
Timelines can be valuable as an aid when planning projects as well as presenting your plans to funding agencies. This timeline template will be a good starting point.
|PDF||UC Denver Core Facilities (VCR)|
The Vice Chancellor for Research, Richard Traystman, has compiled a detailed listing of University core facilities available to researchers. This invaluable guide will help when seeking in-house services for your projects.