White House Neuroscience Initiative

In case you missed it, the White House announced this week their new initiative to fund research focusing on neuroscience innovation. "The BRAIN Initiative — short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — builds on the President’s State of the Union call for historic investments in research and development to fuel the innovation, job … Continue reading White House Neuroscience Initiative

Funding Pulse – November

Welcome to the November issue of Funding Pulse - an aggregation of health-related funding news from the previous month to keep you updated on the latest fiscal trends at UMHS and related entities, and upcoming opportunities: Information Session: W. M. Keck Foundation Call for Concept Papers (internal submissions) Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 9:30-10:30 am, Palmer … Continue reading Funding Pulse – November

Workshop – Research Proposal Writing

Geared toward writing proposals for research grants, this workshop will be an intensive overview of the research description of a proposal from the perspective of the reviewer. Areas covered will include: approaching a sponsor, components of a proposal, matching the narrative to the sponsor's guidelines, writing style/recommended length, common errors to avoid, and persuasiveness. There … Continue reading Workshop – Research Proposal Writing

Need help putting graphics into NIH grants?

The Taubman Health Sciences Library is holding a class on just this topic!  This session will cover the basic features in Microsoft Word to help with preparing grant applications, including image placement, captioning, and wordwrap. There will be a brief presentation, and then instructors will assist you with specific issues--please bring sample documents. Date:  Oct. … Continue reading Need help putting graphics into NIH grants?

On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management

On the Horizon continues! What else have we brought back from MLA'12? A better understanding of the needs of diverse audiences. We work with a large variety of researchers between the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health, in addition to the University of Michigan Health System, and every researcher can have a … Continue reading On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management

More Powerful, Persuasive Grant Proposals

Professionals in healthcare spend a lot of time writing, from clinic notes to research notes, articles and grant proposals. We study how to write for our professional peers, but there are different challenges to writing for an outside audience. When I was approached to write my first book, the editor specifically asked for a writing … Continue reading More Powerful, Persuasive Grant Proposals

Finding Funding for Medical Research Workshops

The Finding Funding for Medical Research workshop will serve as an introduction to digital and other informational resources for faculty researchers seeking funding for their medical/health sciences work. The session will cover how to formulate a search strategy and will introduce several key internet tools including the University Library, Office for Research and Sponsored Projects … Continue reading Finding Funding for Medical Research Workshops

Gates Annual Letter 2012

Since 2009, Bill Gates has written an annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website.  Always engaging and detailing important issues and initiatives around the world, the Gates annual letter describes important issues for all of us to consider - including public health, education and global development.   As described in Mr. Gates own … Continue reading Gates Annual Letter 2012