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K Grant-Writing Tips

Click here for the most recent K workshop slide presentations and video recordings to assist with grant writing and development.

K-to-R Grant-Writing Tips

Click here for the most recent K-to-R workshop slide presentations and video recordings to assist with grant writing and development.

Diversity Supplements

NIH Diversity Supplements attract disabled, disadvantaged or underrepresented minority trainees to biomedical research careers. The supplements also are a great way to obtain added resources for funded research projects. Applications for Diversity Supplements: 

  • Can be submitted by the Principal Investigator of many existing NIH-funded grants or contracts
  • Are short and easy to write
  • Can be approved by NIH Project Officers and are supported using funds specifically set-aside for this purpose
  • Often have a quick review, no set deadline, and a relatively high probability of funding. 
Visit the Diversity Supplements page to get answers to FAQs and support with your application.

CTSI Resources

The Guide to CTSI Grant Writing Resources provides a collection of CTSI resources that can assist with grant writing. This includes references to:

  • Online tools
  • Writing consultations
  • Drop-in biostatistical consultations
  • Biostatistical consults by appointment
  • K and R grant workshops
  • Pre-submission grant reviews
  • Project-specific consultations
  • Cohort-finding tools
  • Community engagement consultations
  • Research Go

NIH Resources and Grant-Writing Tips

NIH Application Guide

Click here to see the NIH's Application Guide.

UCLA's Commonly Needed Information

The UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration has compiled a helpful guide which lists commonly needed items for grant applications. View this helpful list here.

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: Research Enhancement Materials

Research Enhancement Materials and Events Archive

This series provides information, presentations, and materials for events related to proposal development, resources to facilitate research at UCLA, handouts, and more.

The Research Enhancement series is a component of UCLA Grand Challenges. For information or to propose topics for future events, please contact us: grandchallenges@ucla.edu

Funding Search Tools

Grants.gov provides central access to more than 1,000 different grant programs across for federal grant-making agencies that award more than $500 billion annually.

Spin is the world's largest database of sponsored funding opportunities. Spin has the ability to conduct customized searches based on an investigator’s profile, save searches, and create funding alerts.

NIH Career Development (K) Awards
The NIH Career Development (K) Award site provides institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, early career and established investigator levels.

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) Funding Opportunity Resources
There are a number of funding opportunity resources available to UCLA community members including internal funding mechanisms, newsletters, databases, and graduate and postdoc search engines.

UCLA Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
The Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations (CFRR) team in Health Sciences Development is here to support you in establishing and strengthening relationships with private institutional funders. Our goal is to increase the amount of funding received by UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from corporations and foundations in order to advance faculty-initiated projects, departmental priorities, and the university mission.