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Getting in the Research Game: How to Begin the Grant Writing Process

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For those looking to get in the grant game, knowing where to start can be intimidating to say the least. Here is how to get started on applying for research grants: Know what you are looking for. While each grant has stipulations, going in with no clue of what you are looking for can be, at worst overwhelming and at best, a poor use of time. Think of what type of research grant you are looking for. Grants come in all sizes, from multi-year projects with extensions to small grants […]

When to Take an Interdisciplinary Research Approach

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Interdisciplinary research is a popular buzzword within the research community, met with varied levels of enthusiasm and disinterest. While team science, sounds like what it is…. a group of scientists, questions often remain on how interdisciplinary research works practically, or when to take this approach. To better understand when to take an interdisciplinary strategy, let’s study the benefits: Interdisciplinary research promotes…. Diversity There are many different areas of health, both in practice and in topic, that can be paired together for a broader perspective for a research project. For example, […]

4 Ways to Utilize Grey Literature in the Research Process

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Grey literature is a great asset for researchers of all disciplines, and includes materials that are unpublished, or published in sources that are not typically included in bibliographic databases. Grey literature can include theses, posters, reports, data, and other formats. Whether you are interested in toxicology, health policy, or biostatistics, there is grey literature in your area of interest. Read on for 3 ways to utilize grey literature in your research. Diversify and Expand your Writing Resume We all know not every conference material created goes to publish, but why not make […]

Wait there’s more! Where to find funding opportunities outside of Pivot

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Researchers often know right where to go to find their next funding opportunity. They may have had several projects funded by a single source, NIH for example, and therefore that is the first place they turn to look for their next chunk of change. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when researchers stick to searching within one funding source they are missing opportunities, and potentially missing out on money. Pivot is an amazing resource that helps researchers find funding opportunities and foster collaborations, but in order to find the […]

Accessing Funding Through Pivot: Creating An Account

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Getting Connected Through Pivot Pivot is a resource that can be used to locate funding opportunities and to find, connect and collaborate with fellow researchers.  There is an estimated $33 billion dollars in funding that can be accessed through the Pivot database.  For more information about Pivot visit http://pivot.cos.com/about_pivot.     Account Access There are directed funding opportunities already posted in the Research Ventures blog area, by department.  The first step in accessing these funding opportunities, or to explore others in Pivot on your own, is setting up an account.   Here […]

2015 USF Health Research Day

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Congratulations to all of the College of Public Health participants in the 2015 USF Health Research Day. Overall, there was a total 56 Public Health posters. Forty-seven  of the 56 posters were from masters and doctoral students, 2 from faculty, 3 post-docs, and 4 from staff members. We are already looking forward to the 2016 USF Health Research Day, where we hope to have an even bigger presence than this year. Keep posted for our next blog entry on how you can get involved in the 2016 USF Health Research […]

“Unlock the Power of Pivot”

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Finding research funding can seem like an ominous task.  Searching for content can get overwhelming and feel like it has nothing to do with what you are actually looking for.  The good news is there is a solution, PIVOT! Pivot is a great resource that is an extension to the more familiar, and trusted Community of Scholars (COS) funding database.  What Pivot does is add small improvements.  Not only can you discover funding opportunities through Pivot, you can find the RIGHT funding opportunity. Here are some facts that you should […]