Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities, Part 3 of 3

In Part 3 of our ongoing blog series, we will look at how a Big Team of Specialists can apply for a federal grant using Workspace. We assume you have read Part 1 and Part 2 because these go over the basics and allow us to get into more specifics here.

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If you are beginning to see how Workspace might fit your grant process, but you are concerned that some of the more nuanced parts of your standard grant proposal development process will not fit, here are a few ideas.

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Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities, Part 2 of 3

So, you work in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and have to lead your small grants team in applying for a federal grant. Before reading further, please read Part 1 of Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities. That’s the foundation we build on below.

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Let’s say your IHE grant team fits the Small Team of Generalists category. You also know you don’t have a month to try to learn and test out a different grant application system. Here are your next steps to quickly learn whether Workspace will fit your team.

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Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities, Part 1 of 3

Workspace is the new standard application method on Grants.gov. What does that mean for institutions of higher learning (IHE) that apply for federal grants? This 3-part series will provide tips for how you, as representatives of colleges and universities, can integrate Workspace into your grant application process.

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The Office of Sponsored Research (or sponsored programs) is typically the go-to resource for principal investigators, researchers, professors, and other IHE employees who want to apply for a federal grant. For Tier 1 Research Universities, this may be a robust office with a very large team of specialized staff. For smaller public or private IHEs, this may be a couple full-time staff with institutional knowledge about who you should talk to for help with navigating Grants.gov or other federal grant systems.

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#FundingFriday – Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in March 2017

Which grants are people looking at? Here is a list of the top 5 most viewed grant opportunities so far in the month of March.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants for Arts, Humanities, and Research

This week, federal grant-making agencies posted a range of funding opportunities on Grants.gov. These opportunities support the cultivation of a diverse culture through creative arts, humanities, and historic preservation. There are also grants to support health research and protecting homes.

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#FundingFriday: Over 50 Grants Posted this Week on Grants.gov

Federal agencies have posted over 50 funding opportunities on Grants.gov in the last week. Below are just a few highlights from these opportunities from NASA and USAID, as well as the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Justice, State, Health and Human Services, and more.

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#FundingFriday: 4 Research Grants Posted this Week by Energy, Interior, Agriculture, and Health

Federal government agencies support a variety of research and development grants. This week, agencies posted opportunities for research in the areas of plasma science, social science, neurology, agriculture, and more.

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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: Research and Development Grants from NSF and DOE

U.S. federal grant-making agencies support research and development across the scientific spectrum. In October, the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) have posted funding opportunity announcements to support this work in the areas of energy efficiency, Antarctic research on ice loss, and laboratories conducting research.

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#FundingFriday Forecast: 4 Future Grant Opportunities from Health and Human Services

A grant forecast is a planned or projected funding opportunity from a federal agency. The agency is giving you advance notice that an opportunity is on the way. While it is not a guarantee that a grant forecast becomes an official funding opportunity announcement (FOA), it is likely.

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Get an early start on your application planning for these grant forecasts from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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