Tutorials

Find out how to use GrantForward's fundamental features with our one-pager PDF instructions and quick demo videos.

     
Joining a Custom Group
Category: Account
Learn how to join a public custom group to receive grants and newsletters shared with your groups by administrators.
2021-07-02
Viewing Account Settings
Category: Account
Learn how to view and edit your account information, change your password or notification settings, and invite your colleagues/friends to join GrantForward.
2021-11-11
Forgot Your Password?
Category: Account
Learn how to reset your password, if you forget it.
2021-11-10
Creating an Account
Category: Account
Learn how to create an institutional account on GrantForward.
2021-11-09
How Can I Give Feedback on Grants and Newsletters Delivered to Me?
Category: Account
After receiving search templates, curated grant lists, or newsletters shared by administrators, in addition to viewing them right on your personalized homepage, you can give feedback on them to let your administrators know how satisfied you are with their grant and newsletter delivery assistance.
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"How-to" Video: Giving Feedback on Shared Grants and Newsletters

2021-08-02
Where Can I View Grants and Newsletters Shared With Me?
Category: Account
Administrators can now assist their faculty better in the award-seeking process and reach out to them easier via grant dissemination and newsletter delivery. Thus, GrantForward provides you with a section called “Institution Updates” on your personalized homepage where you can receive notifications of grants and newsletters shared with you as well as quickly view them for detailed information.
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"How-to" Video: Viewing Institution Updates

2023-01-04
How Can I Use My Personalized Homepage?
Category: Account
GrantForward provides a personalized homepage to help you quickly see institution updates, personal updates, user groups as well as view GrantForward database updates and connect with potential researchers.
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"How-to" Video: Using the Homepage

2021-07-05
How Active Are Users at My Institution?
Category: Account
GrantForward allows administrators to generate extensive usage reports to obtain an in-depth understanding of the research activities of your institution members on our site. Go into the Administrator Console and then select Usage Report, you can see the statistics regarding user interaction, visitors, search, grant delivery, and then find the ways to promote the usage at your institution.
2021-06-29
How Can I Embed GrantForward Widget in My Institution’s Website?
Category: Deploying
GrantForward supports an integration feature for embedding the search widget box in your institution’s website, which allows your members to search for grants, pre-solicitations, awards, or profiles on GrantForward right from your web page. To add the GrantForward widget to your website, please follow these simple steps below.
2021-06-14
How Can I Link to GrantForward from My Institution's Website?
Category: Deploying
A great way to help your institution members become aware of their access to GrantForward and take advantage of the service is linking to GrantForward from your institution’s website. Here are some guidelines for how to link.
2022-07-22
How Can I Share Selected Grants With My Colleagues?
Category: Dissemination
After setting up a search with relevant keywords/phrases and advanced search filters, you can share your search results including matching grants or a specific grant with your colleagues or friends for research collaboration. For example, if you want to share “life sciences” grants, you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Sharing a Search/Grant

2023-01-04
How Can I Create an Internal Grant on GrantForward?
Category: Dissemination
Not only being a database for external opportunities, GrantForward now becomes a more efficient tool where you can also submit and manage internal grants within your institution. Thus, you’ll be able to curate both internal and external grants in one place and then promote them to your faculty, so they won’t miss any opportunities! To create an internal funding opportunity, please follow the steps below.
2022-11-03
How Can I Make an Institution Annotation on Every Grant?
Category: Dissemination
Administrators now can annotate not only each grant but also every funding opportunity on our site at once. You can easily make an annotation with institution-specific information which will appear on every grant browsed by your institution members, e.g., internal submission instruction and deadline. For example, if you need to announce a condition for the grant submission and the contact of the Grant Office, you can follow the steps below.
2023-01-04
How Active Is Grant Delivery at My Institution?
Category: Dissemination
After sharing and disseminating grants to faculty members, you may want to view how active the grant delivery is and how effectively this activity works at your institutions to find ways to promote it better. You can go to the Admin Dashboard or Usage Report under the Administrator Console to view grant delivery statistics of the whole institution or visit the detail page of each user to view their statistics.
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"How-to" Video: Checking Grant Delivery Statistics

2022-07-28
How Can I Share a Grant List With My Members?
Category: Dissemination
To assist members in seeking funding opportunities, administrators can build grant lists specifically for different research interests of users, then share them with individuals, groups, or units. The recipients can view grants from those lists right on their homepages. For example, if you would like to share a grant list with your faculty members whose interest is in “big data”, you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Sharing a Curated Grant List

2022-07-27
How Can I Share a Search Template With My Members?
Category: Dissemination
GrantForward allows the ability for administrators to disseminate grant searches to specific individuals, units, or groups at their institution. The recipients can view grants from those searches right in their homepages and receive email alerts of new grants. For example, if you would like to share a grant search with your faculty members whose interest is in “life sciences”, you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Sharing a Search Template

2022-07-25
How Can I Generate My Research Interests When Creating My Researcher Profile?
Category: Profile
When creating your researcher profile, you will need to generate research interests - a set of keywords/phrases that describe your research, in order to get grant recommendations tailored to your research needs.
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"How-to" Video: Updating Your Research Interests

2023-01-04
How Can I Create a Good Researcher Profile?
Category: Profile
Your researcher profile is a homepage that displays your research interests and determines what grants will be recommended to you! It also presents information about your research, so your colleagues and other researchers can find you to collaborate. To create a good researcher profile, make sure to complete the following steps:
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"How-to" Video: Creating Your Profile

2023-01-04
What Is the Difference Between Having an Account and a Profile?
Category: Profile
This casestudy helps you find out the difference between having an account and a profile on GrantForward. To get started using GrantForward, you must create an account, after that, you can build a profile to receive grant recommendations based on your research interests and connect with other researchers across all institutions.
2023-01-04
How Can I Find Researchers on GrantForward for Collaboration?
Category: Profile
Knowing the demand of users for research collaboration, we allow them to connect with other researchers on GrantForward to find suitable partners for their projects. You can find researchers who already have publicized profiles matching your research interests within your institution or across all institutions as the steps below.
2023-01-04
How Can I Create Researcher Profiles for My Members?
Category: Profile
Researcher Profiles allow your institution members to receive grant recommendations based on their research interests extracted from their publications/CVs. You can create researcher profiles for your members on your own or take advantage of our Auto Sign-up/Auto Profile service for profile creation.
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"How-to" Video: Creating Profiles for Your Members

2022-07-22
How Can I See How Many Researcher Profiles Were Created?
Category: Profile
If you would like to check how many researcher profiles were created within your institution, you can easily view them on the Usage Report page and view the details of each profile under the Researchers tab.
2021-06-28
Turning on Grant Recommendations
Category: Recommendation
Learn how to turn on grant recommendations as well as recommendation emails and set the frequency of how often you will receive recommendation emails.
2023-01-04
How Can I Help My Members Tailor Their Grant Recommendations?
Category: Recommendation
After creating researcher profiles for your members, you can help them ensure that the grant recommendations they are receiving are tailored to their research needs. Educate your members so that they will know how to refine data from their publications and modify recommendation settings for further matching grants.
2021-06-24
How Can I Find Grant Opportunities Using Advanced Keyword Search?
Category: Search
To start looking for grant opportunities, you will normally start with searching by keywords/phrases that are relevant to your research fields. In addition to the default Simple Search, GrantForward allows you to switch to Advanced Search to get further matching grants. Follow the steps below to find funding opportunities using advanced keyword search.
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"How-to" Video: Trying a Keyword Search

2023-01-04
Searching by Sponsors
Category: Search
Learn how to search for grant opportunities from a specific grant sponsor.
2023-01-04
How Can I Find Funding Opportunities For My Location?
Category: Search
You can refine your search results to only display the grants which are available for your local residents to apply or will be executed in your location by using two location filters that we support: Applicant Locations and Activity Locations. For example, if you are looking for grants which are applicable for researchers who are working/living in Pennsylvania or Illinois, you can follow the steps below.
2022-02-16
How Can I Search for Awarded Projects?
Category: Search
GrantForward released Award Search to support researchers a complete award-seeking cycle, from Sponsors, Pre-solicitations, Grants to Funded Awards. You can find who/what institutions were winning grants and what research topics have been funded, using keywords/phrases and various filters such as amount or start date.
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"How-to" Video: Searching Awarded Projects

2020-04-27
How Can I Search for Pre-solicitations?
Category: Search
GrantForward released Pre-solicitation Search to support researchers a complete award-seeking cycle, from Sponsors, Pre-solicitations, Grants to Funded Awards. This feature offers the notices from sponsors-- which provide a heads-up that grants will be released, and you can find them by keywords/phrases and other filters such as amount or estimated grant call date to prepare better for submitting applications at a later time.
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"How-to" Video: Searching Pre-solicitations

2021-07-06
How Can I Export Selected Grants for Future Reference?
Category: Search
After setting up a grant search with relevant keywords/phrases and advanced search filters, you can export the grant search and each grant opportunity for future viewing, sharing, and reference. For example, if you set up a complex search for “disease”, you can follow the steps below to export your search results or an individual grant. --------------------------------- https://www.grantforward.com/support/Tutorial-R008.1
2021-07-06
How Can I Find New Sponsors for My Research?
Category: Search
If you are looking for new sponsors to get more grant opportunities for your research, GrantForward provides a Sponsor Directory for you to search for new grant sponsors. For example, if you are looking for sponsors for environmental concerns, in foundation space, then you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Using the Sponsor Directory

2021-06-14
What Advanced Search Filters Can I Use for Searching Grants?
Category: Search
To refine your grant search results for more matching grant opportunities, you can layer advanced search filters. Use the chart below to understand the functions of each filter and how they can improve your search.
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"How-to" Video: Searching With Advanced Search Filters

2021-07-05
How Can I Know What Keywords My Members Are Searching?
Category: Search
Whether you’re curious to see the kinds of keywords your institution members are using to search or want to make recommendations for better searches, you can generate a usage report in a specific period to view the keywords your institution members are searching.
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"How-to" Video: Viewing Keywords and Sponsors Your Institution Is Most Searching

2021-06-14
How Can I Direct My Members to Find Help on GrantForward?
Category: Support
If you or your institution members are having difficulties in using GrantForward features or have any questions or concerns about our service, there are a variety of ways to find help including Support Page, Youtube Channel, and Contact Us.
2021-06-24