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Office of Research Development and Education


A University Research Community Resource

Naomi Nishi
Blog Moderator: Naomi Nishi


The ORDE Blog serves as a resource to faculty, offering strategies and tips on grant-writing, framing research, time management and more. Please feel free to use the Comments feature to share your ideas and ask questions of us and each other.


A new blog entry is posted weekly and we encourage faculty to add the blog to their RSS feeds so they don't miss anything.



The official ORDE blogger is our Assistant Director for Educational Outreach, Naomi Nishi. Contact Naomi with questions about how to access the Blog at


Rock Talk

Rock Talk is a blog associated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is moderated by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research. Dr. Rockey provides insights on NIH process and policies, success rates, specific programs such as those encouraging greater diversity in the scientific workforce and a variety of other topics. This blog is interactive, allowing you to comment and read comments from colleagues around the country.

NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog
Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), authors the Feedback Loop Blog providing insights into NIGMS processes, funding decisions, success rates and grant development strategies.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Blog

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Blog entries are written by PCORI leadership and provides information on upcoming funding opportunities, research methods, healthcare community engagement tips, new directions for the agency and much more.

NIH Director's Blog
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, writes an informative blog - The Director's Blog - highlighting recent discoveries made possible through NIH funding. Written in a conversational fashion, Dr. Collins and guest editors help the scientific community and the general public understand better what is going on at NIH and what researchers funded by the agency are doing.
The Grants Factory Online
The Grants Factory Online blog is provided by Jacqueline Aldridge and Andrew Derrington, authors of the book The Research Funding Toolkit. Aldridge, a research administrator, and Derrington, a former faculty researcher, provide insights on developing successful grants. The book and this supplemental blog are based on a workshop series in England called "The Grants Factory".

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