Reply All: ‘What’s with the Grantor Image Tab in My Workspace?’

The Reply All blog series addresses questions and feedback received on Grants.gov’s various platforms – including Search, Workspace, Blog.Grants.gov, Twitter, and YouTube – that may be relevant to a wider user audience. Read the first post in the series.

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Q: What does the Grantor Image tab do in Workspace?

Applicants who have access to the Grantor Image tab are able to preview their application package – including any attachments – just as the grant-making agency will see it when it is submitted. This service can provide peace of mind, ensuring that everything you have included in the application will be viewed optimally by the grantor.

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#GrantChat Highlights: Collaborating with You to Discuss Workspace

Many grant professionals shared a lot of insight, feedback, and ideas during last week’s #GrantChat on Twitter. Thank you for letting us participate in the grants community!

If you haven’t heard about #GrantChat, just go to Twitter and search using the hashtag “#grantchat”. To read the full conversation chronologically, here’s the full Storify of #GrantChat.

It went quickly and there were hundreds of tweets, so here’s just a few key points from the conversation.

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We’re Listening: Introducing the New ‘Reply All’ Blog Series on Blog.Grants.gov

The Reply All blog series addresses your questions and feedback received on Grants.gov’s various platforms – including Search, Workspace, Blog.Grants.gov, Twitter, and YouTube – that may be relevant to a wider user audience. This is the first post in the series.

Q: I noticed the Grantor Validation tab in your Workspace videos, but I don’t see it in the workspace I’m applying with. What is it and why am I not seeing it?

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Applicants who have access to the Preview Grantor Validation tab are able to preview the errors and warnings their application package would encounter from the grant-making agency. This preview feature compares the current state of your application package against the validations in the grant-making agency’s grants system.

However, this Workspace feature must be “turned on” by the grant-making agency funding the grant for which you are applying.

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One Place to Apply for Grants From All Federal Agencies

If you apply for grants from multiple federal agencies, you could easily find yourself using several different grant application systems. But with Grants.gov Workspace, in most cases, you don’t need to.

Grants.gov - One Place to Apply for Grants from All Federal Agencies

One of the great benefits of using Grants.gov and its Workspace application tool is that all federal agencies and 99 percent of all federal grant application packages are supported. This means…

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#FundingFriday: Grants for Student Designers, Language Instruction, Child Safety, Water Conservation and More

The grant opportunities posted this week to Grants.gov showcase the wide range of public services and programs that federal funds support. Below are opportunities promoting design innovation among students, language instruction, the protection of abducted children, water conservation, and training for parents of children with disabilities.

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1) Environmental Protection Agency – 14th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet – Energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving sustainability. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award Program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet—people, prosperity, and the planet—the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.

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What Is a Research Grant?

Within the realm of federal government grants, research and development grants are some of the most numerous and diverse. What types of research grants does the Federal government support?

Well, if you search for the keyword “research” on the Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Program page, you will receive 811 different federal financial assistance programs that include, to some degree, research. These CFDA programs that include research range from Agricultural and Food Policy Research Centers to Mental Health Research Grants to Welfare Reform Research, Evaluations, and National Studies.

Today, when you search for “research” on Grants.gov, there are over 1,500 open grant opportunities! (You will probably want to narrow your search for federal grants).

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#FundingFriday: Grants for Computer Science, Research, and More

This week, federal agencies posted over 50 funding opportunity announcements (FOA). These grants span from research on global carbon trends to the human brain, as well as highway safety programs and support for our national parks.

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Here are four of these funding opportunities you should check out:

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