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Information and web sites to assist you in preparing and processing an external grant application.
http://www.cos.com/ The COS website allows you to search the world's most comprehensive funding resource, with more than 22,000 records representing nearly 400,000 opportunities, worth over $33 billion. If you need assistance or to be reminded of your password, please contact the Dean for Research.
http://www.fdncenter.org They maintain a freely accessible database of over 70,000 foundations and funder websites. Foundation Finder searches by name for basic information about foundations.
http://www.tgci.com/funding/resources.asp This site shows daily and archived Federal register grant announcements as well as state, community, and international funding opportunities
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/ Great comprehensive website, tips to funding grant makers, links to funder sites, and resources for grant writers. Both private and government monies
http://www.grants.gov/ Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
http://www.research.iu.edu/funding/prim_external.html You can find more information about these and other external funding opportunities on the IU Research web page.
The Research at Indiana University website provides extensive information about grant preparation, submission, and administration. Access to several sources for proposal writing tips can be found at http://www.research.iu.edu/funding/tips.html. The proposal writing short course offered by the Foundation Center may be the best place to start.
There are several sources of support for budget preparation. The IU Southeast Dean for Research can assist with developing a budget for your proposal. In addition, because we are part of the IU Southeast system, we can take advantage of the support provided by IU Sponsored Research Services. With their help, you can find information on the following issues:
When you have prepared a draft budget, you should work with Sponsored Research Services to get pre-approval of your budget before you submit the entire grant application. You can do this by submitting the budget and budget narrative directly to email@example.com.
All proposals for external funding must be routed through both IU Southeast and IU Bloomington offices of research support. Therefore, we have developed a timeline that specifies the minimum amount of time required to assure that your proposal is postmarked or received on or before the due date.
Beginning in July 2007, the electronic version of the routing form will become mandatory. The electronic version can accessed via the Electronic Research Administration web site. You will need to sign onto the site using your IU user name and password. Instructions on how to fill out the electronic routing form can be found here.
Immediately after receiving notification of a grant award, the faculty member must contact the IU Southeast Office of the Bursar and make an appointment with the bursar to establish procedures for grant account management. After an award is accepted by the University it is forwarded to Contract and Grant Administration, where an account is established and administered. General information about the mission and procedures of the Contract and Grants Administration can be found at http://www.research.indiana.edu/education/spo9.html.