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UAMS Research Resources

Grant Award Databases

Research Funding Sources

Federal/State

Military

Private

Grant Application Guides

SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates

SF424 “PHS 398 Research Plan” Template

Budget-Related Templates

Advice and Guidance

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Sample Applications and Summary Statements

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources

Fundamentals

Manuals

Perspectives on Scientific Writing

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation


UAMS Research Resources

 

Biomedical Informatics http://dbmi.uams.edu/

 

Biostatistics http://biostatistics.uams.edu

 

CLARA: Clinical Research Administration http://researchservices.uams.edu/clara/

 

College of Medicine Research Office http://comresearch.uams.edu/

 

College of Medicine Research Resources http://comresearch.uams.edu/research-resources/

 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) http://intranet.uams.edu/dlam/submitting_a_protocol.htm

 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) http://irb.uams.edu/

 

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs http://orsp.uams.edu/

 

Office of Research Compliance http://orc.uams.edu/

 

Office of Research Regulatory Affairs http://researchservices.uams.edu/

 

Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network http://ospan.uams.edu/

 

Translational Research Institute http://tri.uams.edu/

 

UAMS Research http://research.uams.edu/

 

Grant Award Databases

 

Discover what has been and is being funded by searching the grant award databases maintained by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

 

NIH RePORTER http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm

 

NSF Award Search https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a6/A6Start.htm

 

Research Funding Sources

Federal/State

 

Grants.gov https://www.grants.gov/

 

NIH Guide: Funding Opportunities and Notices http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

 

NSF: Find Funding http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality http://www.ahrq.gov/

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/

 

Food and Drug Administration: Assistance/Grants Opportunities Page http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/business/ucm119348.htm

 

Health Resources and Services Administration http://www.hrsa.gov/

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/

 

Arkansas Department of Health: Grant and Bid Opportunities http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/grant-and-bid-opportunities

Military

 

Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs http://cdmrp.army.mil/

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/funding/

 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/

 

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Opportunities https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities

 

Office of Naval Research: Science & Technology – Contract & Grants http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/

 

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL): Broad Agency Announcements http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?Action=6&Page=8

Private

 

American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/research.html

 

American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/research-and-practice/

 

American Heart Association http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_316889_Research.jsp

 

American Lung Association http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/research/

 

Prevent Cancer Foundation https://preventcancer.org/our-work/grants-fellowships/

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society http://www.lls.org/academic-grants

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation https://www.themmrf.org/research-partners/mmrf-learning-network/research-grants/

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants-explorer/funding-opportunities.html

 

Grant Application Guides

 

NIH Application Guides http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/

Biosketch https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm

NSF Proposal Policies & Procedures Guide, January 2017 https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg

 

SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates


NIH SF424 Application Template

Margins, headings, and text in this Word template are formatted to NIH specifications, and the guidelines for preparing the various sections, including the cover letter, are embedded.

Facilities and Other Resources Template_SF424 (long)  (short)

Equipment Template_SF424

Budget-Related Templates

 

Budget Preparation Template_SF424

 

Budget Justification Template_SF424

 

Letters of Support

 

Letter of Support Template

 

The Excel budget preparation template for the SF424 application was prepared according to NIH budget requirements: all you need to do is to plug in the numbers. It contains worksheets for salary and fringe benefits; equipment, travel, and support; and direct and indirect costs and fees for each year of a five-year budget. Please note that the indirect rate in the budget preparation template is 49%. For any project starting after July 1, 2018, the indirect rate will need to be changed to 50%.

Advice and Guidance

 

The links below take you to a wealth of resources on grantsmanship and peer review, as well as writing for peer-reviewed publication.

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Learn the skills you need to plan and write grant applications for submission to NIH or any other funding source.

 

Grants Basics https://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm

 

Plan Your Application https://grants.nih.gov/grants/planning_application.htm

 

Write Your Application https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/format-and-write/write-your-application.htm

 

Grant Writing Tip Sheets http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm

 

All About Grants Podcasts http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/All_About_Grants/index.htm

 

Get Connected

https://grants.nih.gov/news/subscribe-and-follow/social_media.htm#listservs

 

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases website offers both seasoned and new investigators sound guidance on developing a solid strategy for obtaining grant funding.


Sample Applications & More

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications

 

Learn from others’ success. These successful applications, together with their summary statements, offer practical examples of grantsmanship techniques, as well as allowing you to judge for yourself what contributed to their success. The Samples and Examples site includes a wide selection of various types of pre-and post-award NIH documents.

 

Prepare Your Application

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/prepare-your-application

 

Information for New Investigators

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/new-investigators

 

Samples and More

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications#more

 

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Understanding peer review at NIH is a key ingredient for success.

 

NIH Peer Review Policies & Practices http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer/peer.htm

 

Peer Review Process http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer_review_process.htm

 

NIH Peer Review Revealed–YouTube Videos http://public.csr.nih.gov/aboutcsr/contactcsr/pages/contactorvisitcsrpages/nih-grant-review-process-youtube-videos.aspx

 

Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Home Page http://public.csr.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Find a Study Section http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Pages/default.aspx

 

Become a Reviewer http://public.csr.nih.gov/ReviewerResources/BecomeAReviewer/Pages/default.aspx

 

Early Career Reviewer Program http://public.csr.nih.gov/ReviewerResources/BecomeAReviewer/Pages/Overview-of-ECR-program.aspx

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources

Fundamentals

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations). http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/

 

The ICMJE Recommendations developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, forms the basis for the publication guidelines of many peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to publishing and editorial issues and guidelines on manuscript preparation, the Uniform Requirements deals with ethical considerations including authorship and contributorship, editorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, privacy and confidentiality, and the protection of human subjects and animals in research.

Manuals

 

AMA Manual of Style http://www.amamanualofstyle.com/

 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

 

Perspectives on Scientific Writing

“The Science of Scientific Writing: If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs” by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan [American Scientist 1990;78 (Nov-Dec):550-558]

 

The complexity of scientific concepts, data, and analysis need not make scientific writing difficult to read, Gopen and Swan argue; poor rhetorical technique in structuring the information is rather to blame. Rhetoric has to do with the technique and rules of using language effectively. Guided by the fundamental concept of reader expectations, their approach offers “rhetorical principles that can produce clarity in communication without oversimplifying scientific issues,” as well as some useful tools for writers to analyze their writing and, hopefully, improve its clarity.

 

“Scientific Writing as an Art and as a Science” by Robert C. Goldbort [Journal of Environmental Health 2001; Mar 1]

 

“Recipe for a Quality Scientific Paper: Fulfill Readers’ and Reviewers’ Expectations” by Yaoqi Zhou

 

“Right Your Writing” by Bob Grant [The Scientist 2009; Nov 1]

 

“10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly” by Michael C. Munger [The Chronicle of Higher Education 2010; Sept 6]

 

“The Results Are Not Perfect” by A. Jay Block [Chest 1999;115(5):1223-1231]

 

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation

 

“Organizing the Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia [In: Biomedical Communication: Selected AMWA Workshops. Bethesda, Md: American Medical Writers Association; 2001:101-116]

 

“Checklists for Writing a Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia

 

“Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail” by H. Gilbert Welch [Effective Clinical Practice 1999; May/June]

 

“Scientific Writing of Novice Researchers: What Difficulties and Encouragements Do They Encounter?” by Jatin Shah, Anand Shah, and Ricardo Pietrobon [Academic Medicine 2009;84(4):511-516]

 

“Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals: Common Errors and Helpful Solutions” by Claire Johnson and Bart Green [Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapy 2009;32:1-12]

 

“Ten Principles to Improve the Likelihood of Publication of a Scientific Manuscript” by James M. Provenzale [American Journal of Roentgenology 2007;188(5):1179-1182]

 

“Writing for Publication — A Guide for New Authors” By Nancy Dixon [International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2001;13(5):417-421]

 

“Writing It Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publication for Beginning Investigators” By Mark A. Kliewer American Journal of Roentgenology 2005;185(3):591-596]

 

Links updated December 7, 2017.