New database will aid grant seekers



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Paula Turpen, Ph.D., director of research resources
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has established a grant resource library to complement efforts of investigators and faculty to prepare competitive grant applications.

“The site is designed to provide necessary information in an easy-to-find format,” said Paula Turpen, Ph.D., director of research resources.

The library will feature examples of:

  • several types of successful grants;
  • links to UNMC seminars on grant writing;
  • templates;
  • boilerplate language that can be applied to a variety of grant applications, and more.

The site, on Blackboard, requires a secure login. Faculty members have already been enrolled and the site will show up under “Organizations” in Blackboard. To enroll, see sidebar.

“The vice chancellor’s office is seeking feedback and input on this new resource,” said Dr. Turpen. “Is there additional content that you need? Do you have a resource to share? Are you willing to share part of your grant?”

The new grant resource library will be the focus of a meeting of the Research Users Group, to be held Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the Durham Research Center, Room 1004.

If you have questions, concerns, suggested changes, content to add, or are in need of further assistance, please contact the resource library developers, Melody Montgomery at 9-4132, Linda Wilkie at 9-7649 or Max Kuenstling at 9-6990.

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  1. Lorena Baccaglini says:

    If you are interested in taking a one-semester grant writing course with direct feedback on your proposal from faculty experienced in grant writing and you also want to participate in a mock NIH study section as part of that course, please contact Dr. Lorena Baccaglini in the UNMC/COPH department of epidemiology at

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