Grant and Proposal Writing Assistance Available
Collaborative Grant Support
*Note: Please see the Collaborative Support page for additional instruction and direction.
Support and funding is now available for large groups of researchers (5 or more) who would like to submit grants for large collaborative projects (resulting in direct costs of over $1M per year). Collaboration on and off campus, collaboration with industry, collaborations between colleges, etc. are encouraged. Additional funding, up to $50k per project, is available through the Vice President for Research Office for additional expenses such as travel for collaborative proposal development, buying out of courses to enable proposal development, funding for post docs, etc. to assist in the proposal preparation, and similar expenses incurred to prepare the proposal. There are no specific funding deadlines, and funding will be evaluated and provided on a case-by-case basis.
In addition, CRSP Project Managers assist faculty groups of any size with customized, targeted funding searches.
For more information, see the Collaborative Research Support Program or contact Dr. Cynthia Furse, Associate Vice President for Research (801.581.7236).
Writing Center Support
Grant and proposal writing and editing help are now available for faculty. Brought to you by the University Writing Center (UWC), in conjunction with the Writing Program and a grant from the Vice President for Research, a graduate Writing Fellow is now available to help you with the writing, editing, and style issues of grants and proposals. Individual consultations may be scheduled with UWVC Writing Fellow, Alan Reiser, or in the Writing Center.
The UWC Writing Fellow will also be available to conduct hour-long workshops on grant writing and topics of general writing interest on-site in the UWC or at other convenient locations. Other consultation times may be arranged by appointment.
There is no charge for this service. Help is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please plan ahead, especially near common grant deadlines. We strongly encourage faculty who are English language learners to utilize this service for grammatical editing of grants and proposals.
Because the UWC Writing Fellow is available close by on campus, she can respond in a timely manner, help writers produce more in a shorter time frame, and become trained in the particular discourse practices of the academic community. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Other writing and editing assistance is also available free of charge to students, staff, and faculty. See the UWC website: www.writingcenter.utah.edu. Available Writing Courses through the Writing Program include WRTG 6000, Writing for Publication and WRTG 7060, Scientific Writing. These courses, taught during both fall and spring semesters, can be accessed from the U of U website (Catalog & Class Schedules).
|Contacts:||Maureen Clark, UWC Director
Technical Writer Directory
The Technical Writer Directory lists technical writers and editors with specialty in fields ranging from the liberal arts to science and research technology. The writers and editors listed here are especially prepared to assist you with your grant-writing needs on a consultant basis. To recommend an addition, to be added yourself, or to request edits, please contact Liz Johnsen at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-587-8018.
Also see the Education and Diversity Resource Directory
Education and Outreach Resources
The Education and Outreach Resources table contains contact information for University of Utah, State, and Federal programs and partners that specialize in K-12, undergraduate, and community outreach resources. To add a program or to request edits please contact Liz Johnsen at Elizabeth.email@example.com or 801-587-8018.
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 courses are provided. For details and accessibility to these courses, please click the link and proceed to the login page.
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.
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.
- UNITE website
- Getting Started with Unite
- Unite: The University of Utah's Web-based Collaboration Software
- RATS on campus training for UNITE
MyRA: My Research Assistant
MyRA is the vision of the CTSA program as a One Stop Shop for Research at the University of Utah. Expanded from the original focus of clinical research, we now have a campus-wide collaboration to help gather the information needed for faculty applying for and doing research at the University of Utah. The four major goals of MyRA are to:
- Help researchers find information about grant applications procedures, where to find funds, how to apply for them, etc. (This is the focus of this first roll-out of the Pre-MyRA site. More resources on HOW to apply & write a good grant will be coming in the next few weeks.)
- Help researchers find resources and facilities (including statistical support, equipment and core facilities, and related programs often incorporated in grants (outreach, etc.)) (This is VERY preliminary in the current version, but what is there can be found using the ‘search’ option.)
- Link researchers to the rich store of data available for use in their work, including clinical data, on campus collaborators, and other university resources (upcoming)
- Finding collaborators and mentors (upcoming)
A VERY preliminary Pre-MyRA site is available to all U of U faculty and staff at www.myra.utah.edu.
This site already includes links to:
- Funding Resources (lists and links to national agencies, and information on how to apply for funds for these agencies).
- U of U Researcher Resources (including budget information for proposal writing)
- Grant Writing Resources (hints on writing grants)
- New Faculty (links specifically of interest to new faculty including grant opportunities specifically for new faculty)
- Facilities and Resources (to add to this searchable list, email to: GWN_resources@unite.utah.edu
An example of some very useful information for faculty who are new to a specific agency is the videos / slides of the recent workshops on how to apply for funding from:
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