Grant Writing & Funding Resources

Form a Grant Writing Group!

It is an excellent idea to get feedback early and often when writing a grant proposal. Try talking with other postdocs in your college/department/center to set up regular meetings to share drafts and ideas. Get as many people as you can to read and give feedback. Don't be shy about asking professors/PIs to read your grant, and welcome criticism. It can only improve your application.

PDA Career Development Events

Get on the PDA mailing list. Grant writing workshops or informational lectures are held a few times a year and will be announced in the PDA newsletter and on the Calendar & Events page.

Current Funding Opportunities

  • CDC Injury Center Extramural Funding Announcements (December 2022)

  • SciFounder Fellowship:

    • For technical teams that want to start and run their own companies

    • $400,000 as starting capital once you join

    • Mentorship and regular office hours with our team

    • Network of other scientists running their own companies

    • The deadline is set to December 15th. Happy to extend if needed – please contact us. Email: Apply: SciFounder Fellowship. More info: Visit our website.

  • MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Research Fellowship

    • Fellowships are available through the Discoveries and treatments for brain conditions core area of the Minnesota Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy initiative (MnDRIVE). These fellowships will be awarded to outstanding graduate (doctoral) students, postdoctoral trainees, and residents/clinical fellows pursuing basic, translational, or clinical research in neuromodulation. Awards are for one year and may be applied to stipend, benefits, and tuition (in the case of student trainees). Funds are for up to $59,436 for doctoral students, $70,288 for postdocs, and up to $77,322 for clinical fellows/residents. Deadline to Apply is 5:00 PM (CT) on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Last updated December 13th, 2022