Grant Development Series


Finding Funding Opportunities: Use of PIVOT Search Engine

Looking for grant funding to support your research or programs? Come learn how to search for funding using APU’s subscription to COS Pivot. This is a hands-on training, and at the end you will have a Pivot account, an updated profile, and a search strategy leading to a short list of likely funders. Class size is limited. Contact for availability and registration.

Upcoming workshops:

January 12, 2018
March 16, 2018
May 18, 2018


Overview of Research for Funding Opportunities

Analyzes the current grant funding landscape and is an opportunity to look at different methods when searching for funding opportunities and finding a good match.

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Grant Writing: A Different Writing Genre

Outlines basic aspects of grant-specific writing, focusing on grant terminology, characteristics of proposals that have been funded, garnering strategic information from the call for proposals, and understanding the fundamental differences between academic writing and grant writing.

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Federal Grants: Strategies for Preparing a Competitive Application

Focuses on understanding the intricacies of federal grants submissions, particularly looking at funding opportunity announcement (FOA) analysis and identifying how to structure the grant, timeline for the application development, communication (with the team and program officers), and overcoming pitfalls. The details around submission process will also be discussed.

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Non-Federal Grants: Strategies for Success

This session focuses on the particularities of non-federal grants (foundation and corporate), specifically looking at eligibility issues, letters-of-intent essentials, academic writing vs. grant writing, communication with the sponsor, and tips for success.

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What’s the Secret to Developing a Solid Grant Budget?

Focuses on key principles to consider when building a grant budget (allowability, allocability, consistency, etc).

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