Research and Grant Resources

This page features information and links to research-related resources.

Biosketch Tool

SciENcv will help you assemble an online professional profile which can be used to generate an NIH biographical sketch.

Washington University Grant Writing and Review Services

There are numerous grant writing classes, workshops, and reviews available at Washington University. This review matrix can help determine what might be right for you.


DataSpark transforms cancer surveillance data into interactive displays for all audiences. Its Snapshot and Trend visualization tools enliven data displays. Use SEER*Stat to produce the data you want, upload it to the Dataspark generator, and you’ll receive links to smart, interactive and custom displays.

CDC Winnable Battles Report 2010-2015

Many of the leading causes of injury, illness, disability, and death in the United States can be prevented. One of Dr. Tom Frieden’s first initiatives as CDC director was to launch a Winnable Battles initiative to push for progress in key areas where much more progress is possible – healthcare-associated infections; tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; motor vehicle safety; teen pregnancy; and HIV prevention.

The Winnable Battles Progress Report 2010-2015 shows where CDC stands on meeting their 2015 goals.

Health Literacy Communication Services

Offered by WU Becker Library.

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Guide

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research and Education: A Practical Guide Produced by the AAAS.

NIH Peer Review Notes

The NIH Center for Scientific Review publishes Peer Review Notes to inform reviewers, NIH staff and others interested in news related to our grant application review policies, procedures and plans.

Notes include information such as: The extent to which the NIH is identifying and advancing innovative research, advice for new reviewers from former study section chairs, how to make the best use of the “Additional Comments to Applicant” box, a description of the “Other People” in review meetings, and CSR reviews for the NIH-FDA collaboration on tobacco control regulatory research.

NSF Grant Proposal Guide

NSF Grant Proposal Guide published by the National Science Foundation.

PCORI Pilot Projects Learning Network Events and Resources

Basecamp provide resources related to PCORI Pilot Projects Learning Network Events.

PCORI Peer Review Process Webinar

The Research on Care Community (ROCC) held a webinar on August 26th, 2013 focused on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) peer review process. Answers were provided by Drs. Selby, Frank and Fleurence from PCORI.

View the full webinar or the questions and answers from the PCORI Peer Review Process webinar on the Research on Care Community (ROCC) website.

SOPHE Knowledge Center (SKC)

SOPHE Knowledge Center (SKC) serves as a portal for health education professional to access materials relevant to their field as well as evidence-based support for positive changes in health, health policy, research and practice. The SKC is an interactive system that catalogs ongoing research, archives reports and provides users with access to many other products. Registration is required in order to gain full access to the Center’s resources.

Women in Biomedical Careers

The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers is a trans-NIH effort to consider barriers for women in science and to develop innovative strategies to promote entry, recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement of women in biomedical and research careers.

Resources for non-native English Speakers

Contact the English Language Program at Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) on the Danforth Campus.

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