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Winter 2019 Grants & You: Grantsmanship Training & Resources

Academic Medicine Call for Volunteer Editors

Academic Medicine, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, is looking for volunteer assistant editors. If you are interested in strengthening your scholarly writing, reviewing, and editing chops, their information page provides more information. This is a 2-year appointment, and the application deadline is January 10, 2020.

Needs Statement

If you feel a sense of trepidation as you stare at your blank screen attempting to craft a needs statement for your grant application,'s Community Blog has some helpful ideas. While the post is written with federal grants in mind, the tips transfer well to all grant writing. Of course, Sponsored Programs is available to help, too.

What Is...?

If you are new to federal grants or if you've always wondered about a specific term but never Googled what it meant,'s "What Is..." blog series is a great way to get your questions answered and gain foundational knowledge.

Should You Submit a Letter of Intent to NIH?

If NIH requests a letter of intent, it's a good idea to submit one. Doing so helps agency staffers anticipate the number of potential applications, allocate resources, and plan for scientific review.

NIH Data Book

The NIH Data Book provides basic summary statistics on extramural grants and contract awards, grant applications, organizations that NIH supports, trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce.

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Looking for possible collaborators? This interactive map provides links to IPE centers, programs, and initiatives.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) State Level Data and Maps

The NACHC website has a wealth of state-level data and maps, including updated state fact sheets with key data points for all 50 states; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico.

Google Dataset Search

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

NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices

Other NIH Resources