Items of Interest

Resources at Barnard

Workshops and Presentations

2017 CLASP Conference

The following resources and presentations are from the 2017 CLASP conference. For faculty who are interested in applying for NIH grants, these documents may be of interest.

For faculty interested in applying to the American Philosophical Society, don't miss these documents.

Workshops hosted by Office of Sponsored Research

Helpful Documents

Deciphering the NIH Application Numbers

2017 NSF Grants Conference

Please find PowerPoint documents and videos of the 2017 NSF Grants conference here

2016 NSF Grants Conference

Sponsored Research attended the NSF Grants Conference (November 14-16, 2016) in Pittsburgh, and has posted several of the presentations below. Let us know if you have any questions or want to discuss any of the presentations in more detail!

External Articles of Interest


On the Art of Writing Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions

Brief, to the point, and full of good ideas for any grant-seeker, including: “To write a good proposal takes a long time. Start early. Begin thinking about your topic well in advance and make it a habit to collect references while you work on other tasks. Write a first draft at least three months in advance, revise it, show it to colleagues. Let it gather a little dust, collect colleagues' comments, revise it again. If you have a chance, share it with a seminar or similar group; the debate should help you anticipate what reviewers will eventually think. Revise the text again for substance. Go over the language, style, and form. Resharpen your opening paragraph or first page so that it drives home exactly what you mean as effectively as possible.”

"How Not to Kill a Grant Application," written in installments, and you can get started here.

NIH-NINDS How to Write a Research Project Grant Application

“Although the advice provided in this document is relevant to all research grants, it is geared toward the traditional research project grant (R01).”

NIH-NIAID How to Write an Application Involving Research Animals

“Explains procedures for writing an application and then applying for and maintaining an NIH grant application for research that uses animals.”

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientifıc Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

See Chapter 9 - “Getting Funded” for information on the NIH and NSF funding processes and how to prepare a strong application and budget.

“What to Say-and Not Say- to Program Officers”: