Trainees preparing to submit an application for Individual Funding are advised to take full advantage of the resources available to them - these include not only the links and tips below, but perhaps more importantly the advice and help of their peers and mentors, and the administrative resources that exist to support their training experience within their institution.

Tips and links for students and post-docs from the DSM Education Committee:
If you are trying to figure out where to begin, or just need a few tips and extra help preparing your application for individual funding, we hope that this document will be useful to you. If in your research you find additional resources that should be added here, please let us know

Harvard University Funding Portal

You may use this site to find and apply for funding opportunities that are available to Harvard affiliates (faculty, fellows, students, and staff) and some non-affiliate funding opportunities:

  1. Limited Submission Opportunities
  2. Harvard internal funding opportunities
  3. Other funding opportunities as published by your School
Browse all funding opportunities on the Harvard University Funding Portal (HUFP).

Specific help for submitting an Individual NRSA application

Specific help for submitting a K23

Other Grant Writing Resources

NIH grant writing resources

Center for Scientific Research

National Cancer Institute: Resources for grant applicants including funding opportunities, application forms, proposal guides

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Highly Recommended: grant-writing and career development resources

National Postdoctoral Association resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars including information on career development. Resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars

American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Science magazine resource for Career Development resources, GrantsNet searchable tool for grant opportunities (AAAS & HHMI collaboration)

University web pages with grant writing tips (a sampling)

Grant opportunity that does not require US Citizenship or Visa
US Trust: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Related links
Trainees' Portal Page
Training Resources
Career Development