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Grants & You Newsletter Fall 2018: Grantsmanship Training & Resources

Specific Aims

Arguably, the most important part of your grant proposal is the Specific Aims Page. By the time reviewers are finished, they should not only have an understanding of your project, but they also should be enthusiastic about it. How do you explain everything and make it compelling in one page? The video below provides some ideas.

Google Dataset Search

Google has a new search engine, Google Dataset Search, that helps researchers locate data available for public use. Nature discusses it in more detail.

What to Include?

How do you know if you're including too much information in your proposal? This article from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases provides some helpful tips.

There's an App for That!

With the new mobile app (on Google Play and Apple's App Store), it is easier than ever to quickly search for, subscribe to, and share federal funding opportunities on the go

Hey! Over here!

Sponsored Programs is building a database of Human Impact Stories for use in grant proposals. These stories will help funders to better understand how your work impacts individuals and the larger community--significant information, as it allows you to meaningfully illustrate how you will engage with funders to create change. Anything from a patient success story to a community-wide project would fit the bill. If you have a Human Impact Story to share, please contact or

Other NIH Resources

Grant Events and Trainings

Did you know's Community Blog provides a list of upcoming conferences, workshops, and other training events? These networking and educational opportunities are hosted by federal grant-making agencies and other associations or organizations in the grants community. You can find the list here.