Pre-Award responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review sponsor guidelines and identify key issues
  • Develop timeline for submission of proposals
  • Prepare the budget
  • Secure subcontract information
  • Provide comprehensive editorial review of proposal
  • Assure proposal meets all sponsor guidelines
  • Complete all sponsor forms and submit grants to sponsor electronically or via mail
  • Provide institutional approval for proposal
  • Assist with sponsor requests for Just-In-Time Information/Negotiate award
  • The following pages are good resources for funding news and opportunities.

Federal Funding Opportunities

Foundation Links

Human Frontier Science Program

Fight for Sight Research Grants

James S. McDonnell Foundation Research Programs

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation

The Glaucoma Foundation

Fellowship Opportunities

International Fellowship Opportunities

Writing Your Proposal

Grant Forms and Instructions

NIH: National Institutes of Health

SF424 (R&R) - for NIH

  • Application and Electronic Submission Information
  • PHS 2590 non-competing NIH application instructions and forms (annual)


NSF: National Science Foundation


Grant Writing Tips

  • The Art of Writing Grants
  • A short guide to the preparation of NIH grant applications (NCI)
  • NSF Guide for proposal writing
  • Abstract Killers
  • All about grant tutorial from NIAID
  • Sample Grant from NIH (PDF). Please note that the application is copyrighted. It may be used for non-profit educational purposes provided the document remains unchanged and both Dr. Smeltzer and NIAID are credited.


Peer Review at NIH

Funding News Blog