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Resource Guide for Writing Grants


Current NIH grant application and review processes.


NIH Information:



How to find Money:


  • Foundation Directory
  • A comprehensive grant-seeking database on the web, developed by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization founded over 50 years ago to open up U.S. foundations to the public. It is only accessible through the library.
  • National Science Foundation
  • An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
  • Grants.gov
  • The place to find and apply for federal government grants. It is monitored by the department of Health and Human Services.
  • Grants.Net
  • A resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences.


Recently Announced Funding Activities:



Research in Progress:



State of Florida:


  • Grant Sources for Health
  • Contains application forms and instructions for many of the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Health Care Policy and Research grants.


University Resources:


  • Research at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Research Information at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  • University of Miami Resources/Tools for Finding Funding
  • Provides a wide variety of tools and resources to help the University of Miami research community find the right funding source for research, creative and other scholarly activities.
  • InfoEd ERA Portal
  • The ERA Portals connect investigators and administrators across departments, campuses and continents to facilitate seamless online research collaboration.
  • Office of Research Administration
  • Supports the University of Miami community by providing systems to facilitate research administration.
  • Human Subject Research Office (IRB)
  • Provides administrative support for the University of Miami Institutional Review Boards. Institutional Review Boards are made up of faculty, staff and members of the community who are charged with the responsibility to make sure that research on humans complies with federal regulations.
  • Clinical Research Operations & Regulatory Support (CRORS)
  • CRORS is part of the Research and Research Education (RIM) Department, within the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. CRORS provides regulatory support for the conduct of research in respect to FDA, Office for Human Research Protections and state regulations, International Conference on Harmonisation-GCP guidelines and local requirements, as well as for investigational new drug (IND) applications and investigational device exemptions (IDE).
  • University of Miami Pre-Award Research Administration (UMPARA)
  • A comprehensive site listing all resources needed during the pre-award stages of research projects.



This list is not comprehensive. It serves the function of a little black bag of essential resources for medical and health science students. Feel free to explore the other portals as you like. For assistance with any of these resources, or to find out about other available research and searching options you can browse the library's full website, come by the library's Reference Desk or call theReference, Education, and Community Engagement department at (305) 243-6648

We always want your feedback! To suggest additions, corrections or changes to the content of the Calder Portal for Students page, please send an email to the Reference, Education, and Community Engagement department at reference@med.miami.edu