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Current Awareness & Alerts
Keep Up With Deadlines & New Resources
Once you have located current opportunities and identified likely sources
of funding, you can arrange to receive email notification of new funding
opportunities in your area of interest. Receiving these notices even
before you are ready to begin a research project will keep you informed
of the range of requirements and funding "hot topics" in your
While these resources alert interested parties to new funding opportunities,
the descriptions they provide may be incomplete. Applicants should read
the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site for complete program guidelines
and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal.
You Are Not Alone
The Grants Information Staff at AISR are
happy to work with you to set up a current awareness service.
In addition, when individuals involved in grants on campus become aware
of new resources, they may search the Faculty Expertise database to
find researchers who may be interested in the topic. To increase your
chances of receiving such notification,
- Enter your research interests in the Faculty
- Contact Andrea Cherenack, Office of the Vice Dean of Research, and describe your research interests (215-503-6166 or firstname.lastname@example.org). She will forward suitable new opportunities that she becomes of aware of to you.
- The JMC Committee on Research maintains information on upcoming opportunities, some of interest across Jefferson:
- Jefferson Intramural Research Awards
- Upcoming Foundation & Association Funding Opportunities
Funding Alert Resources
Jefferson's subscription to COS Pivot allows you to receive weekly
announcements via email from the most comprehensive funding resources database on the Web. It is possible to have multiple alerts on different topics.
Federal Grants Notification System
After registering your email address for this free current awareness
service, you may choose notification options. Be selective when you sign up for it! A full alert to all announcements
through this system would result in over 600 email messages per month. Choose to receive notification:
- for selected notices based on funding opportunity number;
- from selected agencies and categories of funding activities;
- from selected interest and eligibility groups; or
- on all grants notices.
HHS Grants Forecast
HHS Grants Forecast is a database of planned grant opportunities proposed by its agencies. This gives potential applicants lead time to develop plans. Not all forecast opportunities are pursued, but those that are get posted to Grants.gov.
NIH Grants & Funding Social Media
Follow NIH social media accounts for news and announcements.
Guide for Grants and Contracts LISTSERV
The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication
for NIH medical and behavioral research Grant Policies, Guidelines and
Funding Opportunities. Each week (usually on Friday afternoon), the NIH transmits an email
with Table of Contents (TOC) information for that week's issue of the
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Subscribe Feature
Run a search on your topic then save it to have updated results emailed periodically.
PA Commonwealth Universal Research Enahncement Program (CURE)
The PA Deparment of Health administers the CURE program, which awards grants for clinical, health services, and biomedical research. Fill out their form to receive updates on the Tobacco Settlement RFP/RFAs.
of Higher Education
Small list of upcoming deadlines taken from The Chronicle of
Higher Education. Refine search by type or category.
The Foundation Center offers both electronic newsletters and customized
- Subscribe to their range
of newsletters (RFP Bulletin, Philanthropy News Digest, and specialized
Funding Watch newsletters including education and health).
to the RFP Bulletin
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is a free electronic
newsletter published every Friday. The weekly email lists recent Requests
for Proposals (RFPs) from private, corporate, and government funding
Other Foundation Notification
Individual foundations may maintain an electronic mailing list for
individuals interested in their activities. Review foundation Web sites
for any information on these mailing lists.