Resources

The SSRI provides resources for faculty to learn more about SSRI services and supports, and tips on how to obtain external funding in the social sciences.

1. Proposal Development and SSRI Services and Supports

The SSRI provides a range of research services to faculty at Penn State. To learn more about applying to SSRI’s pilot funding mechanisms, as well as the ten units that form the SSRI, download the slides below:

Proposal Development and SSRI Services and Supports Slides (ppt)

2. The Grant-Writing & Review Process at NIH

Learn about what NIH agencies look for when reviewing grant proposals. The slides provide information about developing innovative ideas and competitive research plans. Understanding the proposal development process will help to increase your chances for funding.

Grant-Writing and Review Process at NIH Slides (ppt)

Grant Writing for the NIH: Basics and Specific Tips for Success (ppt)

NIH Reviewer Template (pdf)

3. The Grant-Writing & Review Process at NSF

These slides provide information on developing ideas and research plans that NSF agencies look for when reviewing proposals.

Grant-Writing and Review Process at NSF Slides (ppt)

The NSF Grant Review Process: Some Practical Tips (ppt)

The Grant Process at the Institute of Education Sciences (ppt)

Having Success with NSF: A Practical Guide

4. Research to Policy Collaboration

These slides provide the basics on improving the use of research evidence in policy and how researchers can support evidence-based policy, presented by Taylor Scott from the Research to Policy Collaboration team (RPC)

Bridging Research and Policy (pdf)

5. NIH and NSF Biosketch Templates

NIH Biosketch Template (doc)

NSF Biosketch Template (doc)

6. International Research

IRB Brief Overview (pdf)