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Researcher Onboarding & Tools


Researcher Onboarding Checklist for Faculty

This checklist (available in PDF or Word) provides a step by step guide for researchers who are new to the university, new to the research process, or need a refresher on requirements and contacts.


SciENcv Information and Tutorial

Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications to agencies such as NSF and NIH, and can be used for annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.


New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding

This comprehensive guide from Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC is provided as a resource for getting started on research funding and proposal writing.


Developing a Research Agenda

A research agenda is the set of questions, issues, or problems you hope to explore during the next incremental period of your career. It serves as a tool to better manage your time and resources, as well as a dynamic road map for your research. This material serves as an introduction to developing a research agenda for faculty at all levels of experience.


Online Learning for Researchers

You must be logged into your My Georgia Southern portal account to access materials.


Compliance Online Learning

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External Workshops and Seminars on Grant Writing

Many major external organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the Foundation Center offer training and resources for grant writing preparation.

Foundation Center Grant Writing Seminars

The Foundation Center offers full-day classroom training courses, basic classroom training courses, online training courses, books, online guides and tutorials, and webinars. Free resources are available, but fees are required for some of the courses.

Foundation Center: How to Approach a Foundation

Available in multiple formats including an online self-paced learning module and a recorded webinar.

Foundation Center: Introduction to Proposal Writing

Available in multiple formats including an online self-paced learning module and a recorded webinar.

Grantspace Training Courses

Find self-service tools and resources aimed at helping you become a more viable grant applicant. Some courses do require a fee, but many are free.

IES Research Funding Opportunities Webinars

Archived copies of webinars related to research funding opportunities created by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). PowerPoints and transcripts are available for free.

NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

National Institutes of Health (NIH) seminars are intended to de-mystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. A list of archived NIH Regional Seminars is also available, as is a listserv signup.

National Science Foundation Guide for Proposal Writing

The staff of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) often provide informal guidance to proposers. Staff members give workshops on proposal writing, answer questions by phone and e-mail, and talk to potential awardees at professional meetings and at NSF. The following is the essence of the advice often given to inquirers. These suggestions for improving proposals were collected from a variety of sources, including NSF Program Directors, panel reviewers, and successful grantees.

OPGS Training

A list of upcoming and past workshops offered by the Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS), along with a few grant writing and funding resources.

USDA Grant Writing Webinar Series

Archived webinars and online resources curated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Covers a variety of topics including budgeting, grant writing basics, and the peer review process.

Last updated: 7/2/2020