Resources at Barnard
Workshops and Presentations
2016 CLASP Conference
The following presentations are from the 2016 CLASP conference. For faculty who are interested in applying to the NSF or NEH, these documents may be of interest.
Workshops hosted by Office of Sponsored Research
- Data Management Workshop with Columbia Center for Digital Research and Scholarship - November 2015
2015 NIH Regional Seminar Presentations
The following presentations are from the NIH's 2015 Regional Seminar. For faculty who are interested in applying to the NIH for research grants, please consider reviewing relevant presentations below.
- Budget Building Blocks for Investigators
- Current Issues at NIH
- Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI): What You Need to Know
- Grant Writing for Success
- NIH AREA (R15) Program Update
- NIH Career Development "K" Awards
- Post-Review to Award for Investigators
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!
NSF Grants Conference Presentations
External Articles of Interest
The Craft of Grant Writing -- Advice for grant writing from the Texas A&M University Office of Proposal Development
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.
“Although the advice provided in this document is relevant to all research grants, it is geared toward the traditional research project grant (R01).”
“Explains procedures for writing an application and then applying for and maintaining an NIH grant application for research that uses animals.”
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”: