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A “How To” Guide for UCSF Fresno on Grants and Contracts. GRO @ucsfresno.edu 559.243.3607. Steps to Apply for A Grant. Develop a research plan or idea for a grant Decide what you are going to do And how are you going to do it. Research background information
Develop a research plan or
idea for a grant
Decide what you are going to do
And how are you going to do it.
Research background information
Read funded grants for ideas, mentors, consultants, etc. http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/
GRO can help you search. Go online at www.ucsfresno.edu/gro/grantopp.htm
or call 243-3607 to discuss search
Examples of funding agencies:
NIH: National Institutes of Health
CDC: Centers for Disease Control
AHRQ: Agency for Health Research and Quality
Contact UCSF Fresno GRO (243-3607) at least one month prior to due date for assistance
Grant is due no later than 9am, 6 business days prior to published deadline to GRO office – no exceptions
Review instructions from funding agency
(i.e. Legal name of Applicant: UC Regents)
what are you going to do?
why is this important, what prior work has been done
your team, your expertise, your previous publications,
your access to appropriate populations
Rationale, Approach, Pitfalls, Analysis, Timeline
How will you carry on after the funding ends – is the project “exportable”?
Short paragraphs, bold headlines, graphs, charts,
Make it “easy” to read!
Use current salaries, benefits; adjust 5% each year for salary increases in multi year budget.
UCSF Fresno GRO and Human Resources can help with job titles, descriptions and salary parameters for TBA (to be announced) personnel
All CCFMG faculty and staff can be listed as PERSONNEL on grant applications and then internally reimbursed by UCSF after the award
CMC personnel must be listed as contractual agreements
Description of each portion of the budget
Personnel: explains duties and supervision structure
Travel: Detail travel costs, hotel costs, meal costs
Equipment: There may be a threshold of what constitutes equipment and computers may be considered a supply since costs have dropped. NOTE: All equipment is property of UC – grant is awarded to the University not to the PI.
Consultants/ Consortium agreements/ Subcontracts – letters of agreement in advance
Some indirect (i.e. overhead, facilities and administrative costs) are calculated inside the budget and some are calculated outside the budget. GRO can advise.
26% for NIH; 8 % for Health Resources Services Agency (HRSA for residency training grants), 8% for State of California, Varies for non-profit; 0% waivers