Office of Sponsored Programs

Timely Topic: Grant Resource Center Overview

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:00 AM - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:59 PM

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During the January Symposium, the Center for Faculty Innovation's hosted the Grants Resource Center (GRC), providing an overview of the resources their website and staff can provide to faculty interested in pursuing external funding opportunities. To gain access to the Grants Resource Center please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for JMU's user information. Below is a glimpse of GRC's resources discussed during the workshop:


GRC's regular publications provide members with federal and private funding opportunity alerts, federal meeting coverage, and successful proposal development strategies and advice. 

  • GrantWeek: An e-newsletter about program details, pending legislation and federal appropriations, proposed changes to agency rules, and member spotlights. Published every Monday. 
  • BulletinSynopsizes hundreds of funding alerts from, Federal Register, and Federal Business Opportunities. Published every Tuesday and Friday. 
  • Deadlines: Programs with competitions closing in the next 30/60/90 days. Published monthly. 

GrantSearch Database

This database contains over 1,500 funding opportunities that are cyclical, make multiple awards, and are national/regional in scope. You can search funding opportunities by: academic subject, activity, funding sponsor, deadline month, and keyword. 

Faculty Alert System

Faculty and staff can sign up for monthly email notifications about funding opportunities related to their interests. 

Staff Services

GRC's staff is available to answer funding opportunity-related questions, perform funding opportunity searches, obtain funded proposals for reference, assist members with scheduling agency visits, meet with faculty to help them determine funding possibilities and prepare for meetings with program officers, and promote networking among research administrators, grant program staff, and grant recipients. 

If you would like additional information about GRC's services and resources or are interested in hosting a department specific GRC training session, please contact Megan Resch in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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