Research Guidance

Fordham University External Awards Manual

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A guide to applying for and managing an external award at Fordham, the External Awards Manual: Pre- and Post-Award Procedures is a work-in-progress and is updated periodically based on policy changes/creations and feedback from you.

For Proposal Preparation

Boilerplates and Information about Fordham University

CV/Biosketch Preparation

The Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a resource provided by the NIH which can help you create CVs/biosketches of different formats for various federal sponsors.

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Grant Writing Tips

Carnegie Mellon University - Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation

The Chronicle of Higher Education - How to Fail at Grant Writing (funny!)

Fordham University Office of Research - Transforming a Descriptive Narrative of Research into an Effective Appeal for Research

Foundation Center - Proposal Writing Short Course

Journal of Research Administration - What do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway?

Journal of Research Administration - Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals

National Archives - Grants Evaluation Checklist 

generalized version of the above (thanks Beth Torres!)

NIH - All About Grants
This is a collection of podcasts on different aspects of the NIH grantwriting/grantmaking process, from start to finish: from finding the right person at NIH to talk to about your budding proposal idea, to how to close out your NIH award.

NIH - Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research e-Source website (anthology of the latest research methods and tools)

NIH Center for Scientific Review - Insights from Peer Reviewers and NIH Staff on Putting Together Your Application

NIH - Grant Review Process YouTube Videos
Have you ever wondered what exactly happens once you've submitted your proposal? Wonder no more.

NIH/NCI - Team Science Toolkit
Doing research as a team rather than an independent researcher can have its challenges. The National Cancer Institute has created this website to collect and share resources to help you recruit and manage a successful research team.

Public Library of Science - Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants

Social Science Research Council - On the Art of Writing Proposals

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation - Grant Writing Tips 

For Award Management

Fordham - Administrative Handbook 

Fordham - Accounts Payable Department Procedures

Federal Awards - Federal-Wide Research Terms & Conditions

NEH Grant Management Websites -
For Organizational Awards
For Individual Awards

NIH - Grants Policy Statement (November 2016)

NSF - Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (1/30/17)

Science: Careers - myIDP
As of October 1, 2014, the NIH encourages all graduate students and postdocs supported by NIH grants to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP). With this interactive website, students and postdocs can explore different science-related careers and discover the career path that will fit them best.