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The University of Minnesota offers a variety of tools and resources that enable faculty, students and staff to explore funding opportunities for scholarly activities. Visit our Intramural Funding Opportunities page for additional funding information.
Some federal agencies have a variety of grant programs or funding mechanisms. Choose the right mechanism to improve your chances of getting funded.
Learn the difference between competitive grants, formula funds and non-competitive grant programs.
NIH office of extramural research
You've got your RO1s, your RO3s, your T32s and your big IDeAs but do you know the difference? Look here to find out.
Ensure your idea is unique and fundable by searching grants that have already been funded or use funded activities to aid in research design or strategy.
US Department of Education (Ed.gov)
Once you’ve applied, what happens to your application? This section contains valuable information about the review process.
A Video on Peer Review
This video shows how outside experts assess applications and how review meetings are conducted to ensure fairness. The video also includes information on what applicants can do to improve the chances their applications will receive a positive review.
The Peer Review Process
The Center for Scientific Review offers this primer for new applicants about what happens to your grant application at NIH.
NSF Proposal Review Book
Describes the NSF review process for peer reviewers of NSF proposals.
Foundation Grant Review
An excerpt from the Minnesota Council on Foundation's grantseeking primer that looks at what happens after you submit a proposal to a foundation.