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Research Development & Grant Writing News

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Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC
Mike Cronan & Lucy Deckard, co-Publishers
Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.


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December 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Where is NSF Going in 2017?
  • New Models of Graduate Education at NSF
  • How to Get Blackballed by NSF
  • Planning Communications on Team Grants
  • NSF’s Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments
  • Red Teaming: Scalable and Adaptable (Reprint Volume 3, Issue 9: 6/2013)
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Understanding the Role of Your PO
  • Tensed about Tenses
  • USDA/NIFA Antimicrobial Resistance Webinar
  • Basic Grant-Writing Training Presentation
  • The Hallucinatory Proposal Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2016
  • Avoid NSF OIG Audits for Proposal Plagiarism
  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage at NSF
  • Blue Sky Proposals are not Fundable
  • Basic Grant Writing Training Presentation
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Interdisciplinarity Makes Strange Bedfellows
  • National Microbiome Funding 2016/2017
  • IES Basic Grants Webinar Report
  • Where is NSF Going & Why & Where Will the $’s Be?
  • An Overview of the Big Data Strategic Plan
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

May 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Positioning for Smaller Team Grants
  • Where Proposals Run Off the Road
  • Human Health-Related Funding at NSF: Dos and Don’ts
  • Benefits of Packing Your Own Funding Chute
  • Tracking the 2017 Federal Research Budgets
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • How Readers Read Your Proposal
  • Organizing the Proposal Narrative
  • Helping Your Junior Faculty: Successful Models
  • The Chronicle of Proposal Flaws
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Making Copy-and-Paste Illegal
  • NSF INCLUDES: Success Is All About Scalability
  • The Generic Management Plan
  • FY 2017: Funding Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • The Jackson Pollock Narrative
  • Practical Teaming
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things
  • Big Data and Agricultural Research Funding
  • Heads-up: New NSF GPG requirements
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2016
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Private Foundations that Fund Academic Research: A Quick Guide
  • Research Narrative Knowledge Base
  • In Brief: NIH New Strategic Plan (2016-2020)
  • Write Like You Are the Reviewer
  • Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

December 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Avoiding the Mule’s Kick at NSF
  • Writing Grants to the Department of Education
  • Heuristic White Papers Build Teams & Ideas
  • NSF FY 2015 Financial Report
  • Proposal Writing Tips Proposals for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Win Your Grant on Page 1
  • NSF’s New Public Access Plan
  • The Proposal Editor’s Checklist
  • Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research
  • Proposals for Basic Research: Why You Need a Theoretical Framework
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for Narrative Synergy
  • Don’t Let Your Proposal Wear Costumes and Disguises on Halloween
  • Has Your BAA Been Superseded?
  • Developing Timelines and Milestone Charts for Your Proposal
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

April 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Grants Are Awarded Not Anointed
  • New Directions in Broadening Participation
  • Writing as a Team
  • Agency Models for Introduction & Background
  • Helping Reviewers Do the Math
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

March 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Psychology and the Reviewer
  • NSF Funding for Food-Energy-Water 2015-2021
  • USDA/NSF Intersections in Food-Energy-Water
  • DOE’s 2016 Budget: Energy-Water Nexus, etc.
  • DoED 2016 Budget Request: Higher Ed and IES
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • The National Alliance for Broader Impacts
  • NSF CBET CAREER Webinar Report
  • The Perilous Transition: Idea to Implementation
  • Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan
  • Writing Proposals to USDA/NIFA/AFRI
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2015
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Counseling PIs on Broader Impacts
  • Writing Successful Grants in the Humanities
  • Two New NSF Funding Mechanisms
  • Strategies for Preparing for a Site Visit
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

December 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Do You Fit ONR’s Mission Priorities?
  • Understanding the Site Visit Process, Part 1
  • Writing Proposals for Instrumentation
  • Don’t Get Caught in the NSF Spider Web
  • Webinars: EHR Core and IUSE Programs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Planning for Funding Success
  • Planning to Write as a Team
  • NSF SBE Funding Update
  • NSF’s New GRIP Program: An Integrative Model
  • Got STEM Education Data?
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Summary: Restoring the Research Foundation
  • What Is Big Data and How to Fund It
  • A Directory to NIH Resources on the Web
  • Introducing New Investigators to BAAs
  • BRAIN Research and Funding
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Writing the NSF STC Proposal
  • Role of the Grant Therapist in Funding Success
  • Mentoring Students Applying for the NSF GRFP
  • Defining Your NSF STC Grand Challenge
  • Drilling for Energy Funding at NSF
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2014
  • Agency Missions and Cultures Are Not Fungible
  • The NIH Common Fund
  • Avoid Common Proposal Figure Mistakes
  • Looking to the FY2016 STEM Budget Priorities
  • NSF Crosscutting & Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

July 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Funding Rates: Actual and Real
  • NSF’s New Advanced Technology Education
  • Too Much Why and Not Enough How
  • Help New Faculty Give Birth to Fundable Ideas
  • Research at Undergraduate Institutions
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

June 2014
  • Research Narrative Integration Strategies
  • NSF Ferrets Out/Punishes Research Misconduct
  • Using Databases of Previous Awards
  • Unrealistic Expectations for Wordsmithing
  • Diversity Topics and Directions at NIH
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

February 2015
  • Writing the NIH BUILD Application
  • Funding Favors the Strategically Prepared
  • Idea Labs: What are They and Why at NSF?
  • There is More to HHS than NIH
  • Avoid a Cognitive Tax on Your Narrative
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

January 2014
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • Summary: 2014 Global R&D Funding Forecast
  • Funding Your STEM Workforce Ecosystem
  • NIH Grant Writing for New Investigators
  • STEM Resources for Context/Dissemination
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

December 2013
  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • New NSF EHR Programs: EHR Core, IUSE & REAL
  • Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
  • Transformed GRF and IGERT Mean New Metrics
  • ARPA-E Funds Applied Not Basic Research
  • STEM Attrition: Paths into and out of STEM
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

November 2013
  • Searching the Foundation 990 for Funding
  • Your Grant-Writing Elevator Speech
  • AGEP Planning Strategies—Got Data?
  • Backgrounding the National Robotics Initiative
  • NSF’s Research Coordination Networks
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

October 2013
  • NSF and ED: Writing Education Proposals
  • Funding Strategies for New Humanities Faculty
  • Team Science:Energy Frontier Research Centers
  • Avoid the Generic Introduction & Background
  • NSF’s I-Corps Program
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

September 2013
  • Strategic Research Training for New Faculty
  • Pointing New Faculty to Hidden Opportunities
  • What New Faculty Need to Know about NIH
  • The Grant Writer’s Narrative Checklist
  • NSF CMMI’s Materials Reorganization
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

August 2013
  • Avoid NSF’s “Perp Walk” Audit for Plagiarism
  • Drafting Up the PI’s Verbal Research Narrative
  • Importance of Planning for Large Team Grants
  • What All New Faculty Need to Know About NSF
  • NSF REU Proposal Checklist
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
July 2013
  • Writing the 1.5-Page Practice Proposal
  • Funding Snapshot: National Institute of Justice
  • Funding Snapshot: US Department of ED
  • How NASA, USDA, HHS/ACF Review Proposals
  • Last-Minute NSF CAREER Checklist
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
June 2013
  • Going from Research Ideas to Research Dollars
  • NSF ERC Webinar Report
  • How Proposals Are Reviewed By NSF, NIH, DoED, & DOE
  • Big Changes in STEM Education Funding
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
May 2013
  • USDA/AFRI Competitive Grants Program, 2014
  • Red Teaming: Scalable, Adaptable & Versatile
  • Budgeting Strategies for Team Proposals
  • Logic Models: Scalable, Adaptable, & Versatile
  • Resources for Your CAREER Education Plan
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
April 2013
  • Getting the Writing Right
  • Boost Your Grants IQ with RSS Feeds
  • Gain a Competitive Edge: Agency Webinars
  • Quantifying the Project Narrative
  • Observations on Writing the NSF ERC FY 2014
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
February 2013
  • The Too Kind Program Officer
  • NSF INSPIRE Webinar Report
  • Transagency Research: NSF/USDA/NIFA
  • The Dictionary of Common NSF Usage
  • The Background Researcher on Proposals
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
December 2012
  • From Silos to Synergy: The Yellow Brick Road of Grant Writing
  • Integrating PI Experiences from Various Agencies
  • Saturated Superlatives Clog the Arteries of Proposals
  • Optimizing the Proposal Planning and Development Process
  • Why Formatting Matters, Part 2: Graphics
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
November 2012
  • No Tweaking, No Nudging, No Band Aids
  • The Role of BAA’s in Your Funding Strategies
  • The Role of Context in a Successful Proposal
  • Why Formatting is Important
  • Research Grant Writing Topics In Brief
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
October 2012
  • Pathways & Keystones: Writing Larger Grants
  • Writing the Project Sustainability Statement
  • ARPA-E Webinar: Deadly Sins & Best Practices
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals, Part 7
  • The NSF MRI: Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Value of Institutional Transformation Proposals
  • Too Much Data?
  • Training Topic: NSF GRF and Ford Fellowships
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals, Part 6
  • Writing the NSF I/URC
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies
August 2012
  • Writing the DOE Early Career Preapplication
  • Writing the NSF AGEP & Webinar Report
  • Interviewing Schrödinger’s Cat
  • Do You Have a Narrative Integration Plan?
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals, Part 5
July 2012
  • NSF Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
  • Red Teaming the Solicitation
  • Program Officers Are Not All Alike
  • Avoid the Generic Introduction
  • Narrative Silos Are Like Weeds
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals, Part 4
June 2012
  • Where NSF is Going & How It Will Get There
  • Reviewing the Reviewers
  • Writing Education-Related Grants
  • Intelligence-ARPA (IARPA), an Overview
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals, Part 3
  • Using NIH RePORTER to Identify Your Program at NIH
May 2012
  • Grant Strategies in a Difficult Funding Climate
  • Changes in NIHs R15 AREA Program
  • Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 2
  • ARPA-E New & Emerging Directions 2012-2013
  • What You Need to Know About NIFA Funding
  • DOEnergy SBIR/STTR Outlook 2012-2013
  • R&D Officer Plugs Holes and Sells Ideas
April 2012
  • Writing the Vision, Goals, Objectives, Rationale, and Outcomes Statements
  • Why Halloween Is Bad for Proposals
  • The Materials Genome Initiative and Related New Funding
  • Submitting Proposals to Basic Energy Sciences
  • Air Force Research Office Funding Update
March 2012
  • The Role of Specificity in a Successful Proposal
  • Planning Your FY2013 NSF Funding Strategies
  • Observations on Critiquing a Proposal
  • USDA Research Budget Directions, FY2013
  • Energy Update: FY2013 Budget and Priorities