Postdoctoral scholars in the health and medical sciences

1. Funding Databases

Carolina Internal Funding Database

The Carolina Internal Funding Database provides information on internal sources of funds available from UNC-Chapel Hill.

COS Funding Opportunities

COS is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from many government and private sources.

Euraxess: European Researchers in Motion

A database of jobs, services, networks and other information for EU researchers.

Foundation Center Resources

The Foundation Center indexes nearly 100,000 U.S. private foundations and corporate grantmakers and over 2 million recent grants.

Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database

Database of graduate and postdoctoral funding opportunities compiled by the University of California at Los Angeles.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for Grants and Contracts

This is a publication of National Institutes of Health's extramural grant programs and priorities.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

A database of funding for postdoctoral scholars compiled by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

2. Funding Alerts

AHRQ Research Activities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Electronic Newsletter includes announcements of Agency products and projects and summarizes research findings from Agency-supported studies.

Department of Education Resources

Federal Register notices from the Department of Education via Twitter or RSS.

Federal Funding Alerts

Non-agency specific federal funding alerts.

Health Funding Watch

A specialized electronic newsletter from the Foundation Directory.

National Institutes of Health Resources

Funding alerts and listservs from the National Institutes of Health.

National Science Foundation Update

Update is the National Science Foundation's free e-mail subscription service.

Philanthropy News Digest

Philanthropy News Digest, a service of the Foundation Center, publishes requests for proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Email Services

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers email alerts for grants relating to health and health care of all Americans.

3. Funding Guides

School of Public Health Departmental Funding Guides

Custom departmental funding guides for Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and Maternal and Child Health and the Public Health Leadership Program.

Special Topics in Health Research

Funding guides created by the Graduate Funding Information Center for special interest groups in health science research: diabetes, fibrin, melanoma, stem cell and stroke.

Biotechnology Grants

Biotechnology grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Food Science and Hospitality

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Medicine (including pharmacy)

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Student Research and Training Opportunities

National Institutes of Health (NIH) student research and training opportunities.


Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Physical Therapy

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

Postdoctoral Scholars

General funding guides for postdoctoral scholars.

Psychology and Psychiatry

Compiled by Michigan State University Libraries.

School of Nursing Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships.

4. Print and eBook

Print & eBook: Proposal Writing and Development Guides

Guides to aiding proposal writing and development for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

5. Awards Made Databases

National Institutes of Health RePORTER

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) is NIH's awards made tool, including award data from NIH, SAMHSA, HRSA, FDA, CDC, AHRQ and VA.

Research Administration Management System & eSubmission (RAMSeS)

Information on the research activities of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers; contains information on proposals (with abstracts) and awards received, searchable by several different criteria. Especially helpful to faculty seeking collaborators for research or proposal development.

Department of Defense

Awards made databases for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research and the DOD Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Department of Health and Human Services

Awards made databases from the Department of Health and Human Services and its subsidiaries.

Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj)

In-progress health services research awards made by public and private funders.

All federal government contract, grant, and other award data.

6. Faculty Expertise


Allows users to find experts and assets within North Carolina higher education and research institutions. For UNC - Chapel Hill, REACH NC currently only covers Health Affairs.

Database of Faculty with International Expertise

Information on the international expertise of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty.

Gillings School of Global Public Health Research Database

Search School of Public Health researchers by topic or name.

7. Funding Agencies Directory

National Institutes of Health

Funding resources from the National Institutes of Health.

Department of Health and Human Services

Funding resources from the Department of Health and Human Services and its subsidiaries.

Other Federal Agencies & National Laboratories

Federal funding agency and national laboratory websites.

8. Proposal Writing Resources

Campus Proposal Writing Help and Training

UNC-Chapel Hill offices that offer proposal writing assistance and training for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

National Institutes of Health-Specific Resources

Guides for preparing and writing NIH grants in particular.

Academic Scientists' Toolkit

from Science magazine's "Next Wave"

Art of Grantsmanship

Compiled by Dr. Jacob Kraicer.

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications

from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

External Proposal Writing Training

External proposal writing training for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

Grant Application Writer's Handbook

Access here (eBook). Liane Reif-Lehrer. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005.

Grant Proposals (or Give me the money!)

A handout provided by UNC-Chapel Hill's Writing Center to help graduate students write and revise grant proposals for research funding in all academic disciplines.

National Institutes of Health Kirschstein/NRSA F30/31/32 Resources

Specific resources for the National Institutes of Health NRSA grant.

Proposal Writer's Guide

Compiled by Don Thackrey for Michigan State University.

Writing Resources

from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.