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.

Travel with Federal Funding

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?

National Archives - Grants Evaluation Checklist (written specifically for their grants, but items 3-6 are generalizable to all grant applications)

A more generalized version of the above (thanks Beth Torres!)

NIAID - Overview of R01 Application

NIH - All About Grants (collection of podcasts on different aspects of the NIH grantwriting/grantmaking process)

NIH - Podcast on Writing a Successful Fellowship Application

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' (video)

NIH - Inside the Grant Review Process videos

Public Library of Science (PLoS) - Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - On the Art of Writing Proposals

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation - Grant Writing Tips (written for their own applications but very generalizable)

For Award Management

Fordham - Administrative Handbook (Anyone that pays employees on an award becomes an administrator, and must follow these guidelines.)

Fordham - Accounts Payable Department Policies and Procedures

NIH - Grants Policy Statement (3/31/15)

NSF - Award and Administration Guide (12/26/14)

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.