Proposal Development

  • Mandatory Pre-Screening for Division Research Grant Applications

    Effective immediately, mandatory pre-screening is required for all research grant applications originating out of the Division. The pre-screening policy requires Principal Investigators, including Faculty, Postdocs, and Students, to submit a one-page proposal outline containing specific aims or equivalent to the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) two-months in advance of the proposal deadline, regardless of sponsor. 

    Proposal Screening Memo_02.03.17 

    Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)  

    TIGRR formally known as Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South (ERRIS) offers intensive grant writing workshops for selected mentees to successfully complete a grant proposal for submission to the NIH or other funding agency. To access presentation slides from prior years, visit the Division’s share drive:  S:\Research Resources\TIGRR Slides

    Grant Writing Tips

    The 13th Biennial Conference on the Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease featured a Grant Writing Workshop. Links to presentations from the workshop are below:

    Key elements for a competitive R01
    To revise or not to revise
    How to package your grant

    National Institute of Health (NIH)  

    • Grant Application Basics: Provides information about what the NIH looks for in grant proposals, who is eligible, and the next steps in applying, including planning your application and finding funding opportunities. 
    • Like This: A new search tool to aid Principal Investigators in finding and learning about other research projects that have similar goals and objectives as their own.
    • Sample R01s: Provides samples of successful R01s that have been submitted by Principal Investigators in the past.
    • Grant Writing Book that is tailored to NIH applications.
    • NIH Rehabilitation Newsletter: Stay in the loop about rehabilitation funding opportunities, policy updates and more by subscribing to this NIH newsletter.

    USC Office of Research 

    The USC Office of Research offers a variety of tools to assist and support federal and private research. The following are some of the services they offer:

    • Contracts & Grants (DCG): Offers support for USC investigators through proposal submission, award negotiation, sub-awards, account set-up and account close-out.
    • Funding Opportunities: Provides links to additional research-related funding databases.
    • Guide to Research at USC: Explains the various processes for conducting research at USC, including updates that reflect new research administration software and the new clinical trials office.
    • Guide to Clinical Research at USC: Provides an overview of the processes, committees and departments that you will work with throughout the submission, review, approval and conduct of your human subject study or clinical trial, as well as highlights important resources available to you at USC as you design and conduct your studies.
    • Orientation to Clinical Research at USC: The Office of Research, along with OPRS, CTO, CISO, CTU and Office of Compliance sponsors a two-day orientation course for research coordinators, data managers and new clinical investigators. Reference Materials and Resources referred to in the sessions are provided here.
    • Procedures: Provides information about who’s responsible for support sponsored research, compliance issues, and how to submit proposals. 
    • Proposal and Grantwriting Guides: Provides guidance and resources for investigators on tailoring submissions and navigating the application process to specific federal agencies.
    • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Provides information about good research conduct, who is required to complete RCR training and additional RCR resources.
    • Workshops & Training: Provides information about workshops and trainings held by the Office of Compliance for faculty, researchers, and research administrators.