Research Development uses this page to share on-demand resources that can help to expand your knowledge of research funding and competitive grant-seeking. These resources can be viewed at any time.
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Research Development has hosted a range of workshops and webinars throughout the years that focused on sharing practical tips with investigators navigating the landscape of competitive grant funding. Research Development has routinely partnered with external consultants as well as stakeholders across the Penn State system to deliver this programming to the College of Medicine. When feasible, these workshops and webinars were recorded and are available for viewing on Research Development’s media channel. The channel includes over 50 recordings. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Competitive Grant-Seeking for Early Career Investigators
- Grant-Seeking for Trainees
- Using Graphics to Enhance Grant Proposals
- Talking to Program Officers
- Mentored K Grants
- Biosketch Best Practices
- Writing a Strong Specific Aims Page
- Proposal Resubmission Strategies
Research Fundamentals—PCORI’s free on-demand training package—is designed for those new to health research or patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) to learn more about the research process. This complimentary, self-paced training is available to help everyone, regardless of experience, engage and contribute to CER with confidence. The training is split into modules that take you through the research cycle from beginning to end:
- The PCORI Approach to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
- Engaging in Stakeholder-Driven Research
- Module 1: Developing Research Questions
- Module 2: Designing the Research Study
- Module 3: Planning Patient-Centered Consent and Study Protocols
- Module 4: Sampling, Recruiting, and Retaining Study Participants
- Module 5: Understanding and Sharing Research Findings
Visit the NIH Grants YouTube Channel if you are looking for an introduction to NIH fundamentals, insight into the peer review process, information on NIH policy and compliance or applying for grant funding, an orientation to special funding programs and other grants administration topics.
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is by far the largest funder of biomedical research within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In contrast with DoD’s core programs, the CDMRP is not included in the President’s budget. Rather, funding for CDMRP is added to the DoD’s budget by the U.S. Congress through line-item appropriations. It is important to keep in mind that while some research topics are supported by the CDMRP year after year, other topics may drop off the list temporarily or permanently based on Congressional prioritization. Research Development prepared a brief primer on CDMRP. The CDMRP also has a fairly robust YouTube channel with videos that provide a comprehensive overview of the CDMRP and how to apply.