Web Resources for Grant Writers

Quick links to web resources mentioned in our Grantsmanship Training Video series and other essential resources for grant writers.

NIH Grants YouTube Tutorials

YouTube video tutorials from the NIH on applying for grant funding. Videos on the grant process, writing, budget building, and application tips.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

See funded applications to the ELSI Research Program at NHGRI that demonstrate excellent grantsmanship. Each application includes an example letter of support and sample biosketches.

The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST)

Use the ASSIST system to prepare and submit applications electronically to National Institute of Health (NIH) and other Public Health Service agencies and find links to the NIH Application Guide and the ASSIST User Guide.

eRA Commons

The eRA Commons is an online interface where signing officials, principal investigators (PIs), trainees and post-docs can complete the required forms for federal grant awards and access information about the awards they manage.


Find and apply for federal funding opportunities on the portal website Grants.gov.   

National Institute of Health (NIH) SF424 Application Guide

View guidance for research, training, fellowship, career development, multi-project, and small business applications.


A searchable database of all current and previously funded NIH grants, across all institutes, programs, and grant types.

Biosketch Format Fages, Instructions and Examples

The official NIH resources for developing your biosketch.

SciENev: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae

Recommended by NIH, researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports.

Definitions of Criteria and Considerations for Research Project Grant Critique

Overview of key review criteria used for assessment of research grants submitted to the NIH.