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Resources for Researchers

Funding Opportunities

For more information on fellowships or job opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page.

Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences

Summary: Posted May 19, 2021.Deadline for applications is June 25, 2021. There are three $5,000 awards available to launch small-scale but impactful projects OR to support the time and effort to write a proposal for a large-scale project. Applications must demonstrate how the proposed work will bring together Indigenous and Earth sciences to address pressing community-driven research and action. Successful applications will support projects to begin around July 20, 2021 and conclude around November 20, 2021.

NOAA Planet Stewards

Summary: Posted April 26, 2021.Deadline is June 6, 2021. NOAA Planet Stewards is now accepting proposals for funding during the 2021-2022 academic year. This is available for educators looking to initiate action in the classroom or community to address pressing environmental issues. Funding will be up to the amount of $5,000 for accepted proposals focused on: marine debris, habitat conservation and restoration, carbon footprint reduction, or carbin sequestration.

Tips for Grant Writing

Getting Started

Getting started on writing a grant propsal can be challenging. If you are new to grant writing and need a place to begin, try reviewing our PowerPoint presentation on tips to get started.

Grant Proposal Strengths

Understanding your audience and how the culture surrounding your research influences the science, is a critical aspect to strengthening a grant proposal.

Funding Strategy

When writing a grant, the ultimate goal is funding your project, but how do you approach this topic and clearly emphasize what is required? This case study will guide you through the process.

Grant Example

What exactly does a grant proposal look like? Take a look at an example grant proposal to get you started or check your progress.

Challenges & Tips

Writing a grant proposal can seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before. Before you begin, read this on the challenges lying ahead and tips to overcome writer’s block!

Persuasive Writing

Need to add a bit more kick to your grant proposal? Take a look at these tips for adding persuasiveness into your writing.

Available Grants

Finding a grant can be stressful if you don’t know where to look. Here is a list of potential grants to apply for, contact information and other pertinent details.

Additional Resources

Looking for information or tips on how engage with stakeholders and end-users? The North Central CASC and USGS created a how-to in this short video. Click the picture to learn more.