UseCases

Learn how to master GrantForward with usecases that cover typical usages.

     
Category: Deploying
Help My Institution Members Receive More Relevant Grant Recommendations
Help My Institution Members Receive More Relevant Grant Recommendations - Preview
If you would like to help your institution members receive more relevant grant recommendations, you can follow these steps below to help them configure and update their Researcher Profiles to receive email alerts for more relevant grant recommendations.
2023-02-01
Category: Deploying
Educate My Members on How to Search
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If you are unsure of how to educate your institution members on conducting a simple search or advanced keyword search on GrantForward as well as understanding the search filters and their functions, GrantForward provides tips and multiple resources which you can use to help your members learn all of the above things.
2023-02-01
Category: Deploying
Deploy Grantforward and Disseminate Grants
Deploy Grantforward and Disseminate Grants - Preview
GrantForward can be very useful and valuable for your institution members to explore funding opportunities-- if you make GrantForward known to them and they can receive suitable grants! To deploy GrantForward and disseminate grants, we suggest the following ways.
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"How-to" Video: Promoting GrantForward

2023-01-16
Category: Dissemination
Create a Grant Portal for Your Department or College
Create a Grant Portal for Your Department or College - Preview
Understanding the fact that faculty learn about grants from emails or websites more than their own searching, we now support the ability to create grant portals tailored to your department/college. You’re able to embed search templates, grant lists, and newsletters from GrantForward to your website so that your faculty can view and target suitable funding opportunities quickly regardless of whether they have GrantForward accounts.
2023-01-16
Category: Dissemination
Publish Grant Newsletters for Your Department or College
Publish Grant Newsletters for Your Department or College - Preview
The Grants Office often spends a lot of time preparing grant newsletters for the department/college every week, month, or quarter. Understanding how much hassle this process may have, we design the newsletter feature to save your time and effort in formatting and producing newsletters, so that you can make announcements and disseminate grants in the most convenient ways. To publish a grant newsletter, you can follow these steps:
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"How-to" Video: Disseminating Grants by Newsletters

2023-01-16
Category: General
Use the Administrator Console
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The Administrator Console is a facility consisting of many advanced features dedicated to only administrators for managing their institution members, disseminating grants to their faculty, and promoting the research activities at their institutions.
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"How-to" Video: Navigating the Administrator Console

2023-02-01
Category: Managing
Manage Users at My Institution
Manage Users at My Institution - Preview
Administrators can manage users at their institution in three categories including individual, unit, and group to optimize communications and outreach in research activities as well as facilitate the delivery of grants and newsletters through systematic user management.
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"How-to" Video: Managing Users as Target Audience

2023-02-01
Category: Managing
Annotate and Manage a Limited Submission Opportunity
Annotate and Manage a Limited Submission Opportunity - Preview
If you need to provide internal information about a limited submission opportunity, you can easily create an annotation on it with instructions that are exclusive to your institution members. For example, if you need to enforce an internal selection for a limited submission grant with an internal deadline and a limited number of chosen applicants, you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Annotating Grants

2023-02-01
Category: Recommendation
Receiving Grant Recommendations
Learn how to build a researcher profile and receive grant recommendations tailored to your research interests.
2021-08-23
Category: Search
Finding Grants
Learn how to search for grants using keywords and filters, save searches to get alerts of grants, and build a grant list to keep track of favorite grants.
2021-08-23
Category: Search
Getting Pre-Award Information
Learn how to navigate pre-award information through many comprehensive databases for a complete award-seeking cycle, a personalized homepage displaying grant updates, and sections for finding other researchers and support materials on GrantForward.
2021-08-23
Category: Search
Use GrantForward Advanced Features for Better Grant Management
Use GrantForward Advanced Features  for Better Grant Management - Preview
After setting up a grant search and finding some desired grants matching your research needs or any unwanted grants, you can use our advanced features including Favorites, Grant Lists, or Exclusion for better tracking or managing these funding opportunities.
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"How-to" Video: Discovering GrantForward Advanced Features for Better Grant Management

2022-06-07
Category: Search
Monitor and Get Alerts for New Grant Opportunities
Monitor and Get Alerts for New Grant Opportunities - Preview
After setting up a grant search with relevant keywords/phrases and search filters, instead of recreating the same search every time you want to see new grant opportunities with the selected search criteria, you can set up a saved search with email alerts to automatically get notifications. For example, if you set up a complex search for “biochemistry” and additional filters, you can follow the steps below to save your search and set email alerts.
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"How-to" Video: Saving Your Search

2021-07-01
Category: Search
Monitor New Grants from Your Favorite Sponsors
Monitor New Grants from Your Favorite Sponsors - Preview
You can easily search for grant opportunities from your favorite sponsors. Further, you can also stay up to date with their new grant opportunities by setting up a saved search with these sponsors and getting email alerts. For example, suppose you want to find and keep monitoring “diabetes” grants from the National Institutes of Health and American Diabetes Association, then you can follow the steps below.
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"How-to" Video: Saving Your Search

2021-06-30
Category: Search
Find Out What Topics Have Been Funded under a Specific Grant
Find Out What Topics Have Been Funded under a Specific Grant - Preview
GrantForward provides users with a directory of awards where you can find out what topics have been funded under a grant and who/what institutions were winning the grant. You can search for specific funded projects by using keywords/phrases related to the topics and various advanced filters.
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"How-to" Video: Searching Awarded Projects

2023-02-02
Category: Search
Find What My Peer Institutions Are Getting Funded/Awards From
Find What My Peer Institutions Are Getting Funded/Awards From - Preview
In addition to searching for grants for your own institutions, GrantForward also allows you to find what your peer institutions are getting funded from. Our Awards directory will help you know who/what institutions were winning grants and what research topics have been funded, using keywords/phrases and various filters.
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"How-to" Video: Searching Awarded Projects

2023-02-02
Category: Search
Find Collaborators from Your Own or Other Institutions to Write a Joint Proposal
Find Collaborators from Your Own or Other Institutions to Write a Joint Proposal - Preview
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.
2021-08-10
Category: Search
Find Grants That Are Coming Soon but Have Not Been Formally Announced
Find Grants That Are Coming Soon but Have Not Been Formally Announced - Preview
GrantForward offers a directory for users to find grants that are coming soon but have not been formally announced called Pre-solicitations. It provides 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

2023-02-02
Category: Search
Find Grants for a Specific Project and Share with Your Collaborators
Find Grants for a Specific Project and Share with Your Collaborators - Preview
After setting up a search with relevant keywords/phrases and advanced search filters to find grants for a specific project, you will be able to share your search results including matching grants or an individual grant with your collaborators. 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

2023-01-16
Category: Search
Identify Faculty Members Who May Be Interested in a Particular Grant
Identify Faculty Members Who May Be Interested in a Particular Grant - Preview
GrantForward offers an ability in which each funding opportunity will show up those researchers who are suitable with them (if any). As an administrator, you can use this function to check which grants your faculty members may be interested in and then recommend those grants to them.
2023-01-06
Category: Search
Find Mentoring Grants That Your Department’s New/Junior Faculty Can Apply
Find Mentoring Grants That Your Department’s New/Junior Faculty Can Apply - Preview
As a research administrator at your department, you want to encourage the new/junior faculty to be more active in applying for mentoring grants. You can do that by going to GrantForward, finding a list containing a few suitable funding opportunities, and then sharing it with them, as follows.
2023-01-09
Category: Search
Help Faculty Find Potential Collaborators
Help Faculty Find Potential Collaborators - Preview
Knowing the demand of users for research collaboration, we provide a directory of researcher profiles so that everyone can find suitable partners for their projects. As an administrator, you can also go to that page and help your faculty to find potential collaborators within your institution or across all institutions.
2023-01-05
Category: Search
Help Professor Smith to Find Grants That He Can Apply
Help Professor Smith to Find Grants That He Can Apply - Preview
Professor Smith is so active in doing research but does not have much time now to search for grants, so he came to your office to seek help. He gave some requirements for funding opportunities in his research areas so that you can find a few matching grants for him to apply for. To do so, please see the following steps.
2023-01-04
Category: Search
Find Grants from Foundations That Your Faculty May Overlook
Find Grants from Foundations That Your Faculty May Overlook - Preview
Your faculty are too busy to search for funding opportunities every day so they may overlook potential ones from their favorite foundations. As an administrator, you want to keep them aware of the latest grants to be ahead of the game and not miss any matching grants. You can follow the steps below to find grants from specific foundations and help your faculty get grant information periodically to avoid overlooking.
2023-01-04
Category: Search
Identify Limited Submissions That Your Faculty Should Know
Identify Limited Submissions That Your Faculty Should Know - Preview
Since limited submissions only allow a specific and limited number of proposals from a given institution, your faculty should be aware of those opportunities soon to prepare for the internal competitions first. Thus, your office needs to curate and disseminate limited submission opportunities to your research community, which you can easily do on GrantForward as follows.
2023-01-04