Supporting Faculty Success In External Funding

ORDE is a faculty resource for information and resources related to obtaining external support for your research and teaching activities. We invite you to explore our website, talk with us and attend our Faculty Seminars.​​

ORDE Updates


ORDE's Associate Director for Educational Outreach, Naomi Nishi, is working to bring our Faculty Seminar Series on-line for the remainder of the semester.

Our first on-line Seminar will be the NSF Review Process, featuring our faculty guest expert, Michael Bohde Rogers - an established NSF investigator and grant reviewer. This Seminar is scheduled for April 8th and will take place virtually.

We will be offering our Grant Writing for the Layperson Faculty Seminar twice this semester - on April 30th and May 7th. This Seminar features two writing experts - our Associate Director, Naomi Nishi, and our Research Communications Specialist in the Office of Research Services, Rachel Sturtz. Both seminars will be virtual experiences. Come ready to better understand how to communicate your science to a lay audience. Sponsors have definitely increased their emphasis on this level of communication over the past few years.

See our Faculty Seminar Registration page for details and to register; we will then send you meeting login information and your digital binder for the event. 


Two institutes within the National Institutes of Health - the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute - have samples of funded applications available for your review. Find links to these invaluable aids on our Sponsor Information Page (under Resources from NIH). 


The National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award Toolkit, a resource developed by ORDE for the benefit of our early career faculty on both the Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses, has been updated to reflect information provided in the new CAREER program solicitation (including only one July deadline and a more detailed eligibility section). Start with this document if you are planning a CAREER Award proposal this year.


ORDE has released information on our Spring 2020 Faculty Seminar Series. All Seminars are now open for registration. Space is limited so register soon. See our Registration Page for details.


ORDE has completely revamped our Research Funding Opportunities for New Investigators e-Book. This e-Book provides details about sponsor interests, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts and timeframes. Disciplines across both the Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses are represented. Enjoy the read!


ORDE has released the 2019 version of our ever-popular Sabbatical Support e-Book. Are you sabbatical-dreaming? Start early in the process with our e-book and see what opportunities fit your dreams.


Videos from Spring Semester's ORDE Faculty Seminar Series are now available in our Archive. New Seminar videos include How to Plan for a P01 or Center Grant, the National Science Foundation, Writing a Project Overview and Writing Your Specific Aims. If you missed a session or are looking for a quick refresher, check out the ORDE Video Archive.


ORDE has released an updated version of the National Science Foundation Know Your Agency Brief, a 2-page overview of the agency providing details about focus areas, organization, funding stats, program officer interaction, and the proposal review process. Start here if you are thinking about submitting to NSF.


ORDE has updated our Sample Proposal Checklist, designed to assist you as you are studying funding agency proposal guidelines. The Checklist walks you through the possible agency requirements and specific items that need your consideration (e.g., fonts, margins, deadlines, letters of support). Because it is an editable Word document, this allows you to use the Checklist as a one-stop doc containing all the important parameters for a particular funding opportunity. We hope you find this resource useful.

Agency News

  • COVID-19 Short Turnaround Funding

    Mar 26, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    Funding opportunities related to COVID-19 are now available with short turnaround times. A few of them are outlined on our News page.
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  • Air Force Young Investigator Program

    Mar 20, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    The US Air Force is offering their Young Investigator Program to early career scientists and engineers who received their PhD or equivalent no earlier than April 1, 2013. This program is designed to benefit the awardees in terms of support for career development as well as the sponsor in terms of encouraging new investigators to consider performing research relevant to Air Force needs.
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  • New Programs at NSF

    Mar 9, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is interested in receiving proposals pertaining to 1) robotics and 2) environmental sustainability of micro- and nanoplastics.
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  • American Diabetes Association Application Deadline Change

    Mar 9, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    Expect another change for the American Diabetes Association Core Research Program application deadline this year, moving from July to November.
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  • Upcoming AHA Grant Programs

    Mar 9, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    The American Heart Association has announced deadlines for this year's grants program with mechanisms for postdoctoral fellows, early career and established researchers; the agency also offers seed grants.
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  • DOD Instrumentation Grants

    Feb 24, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    The Department of Defense (DOD) is offering academic researchers the opportunity to purchase major pieces of equipment to enhance their research and education capabilities in areas of importance to DOD through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
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  • Need Equipment?

    Feb 24, 2020 by Lynette Michael
    The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications from Major User Groups for their Shared Instrumentation Grant and High-End Instrumentation Grant Programs.
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