Category Archives: Grant Seeking

State Educational Agencies Encouraged To Apply for GSEM Program

With the almost never-ending stories in the news about school shootings and other school-related violence, the importance of having a school emergency management plan is becoming a must. States can play an important role in ensuring that developing such plans…

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NSF Seeks Feedback on Research.gov Proposal Test Site

For applicants of National Science Foundation (NSF) research awards, the testing phase is now in full swing! We here at Thompson have discussed this topic in some recent articles, but in case others were unaware, NSF stated that beginning on…

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Don’t Be a Grant Scam Victim in 2018

For our first blog post for 2018, we’d like to offer a warning, in the form of a rhyme:

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Looking Back at Our Grants Predictions for 2017

As we now enter the holiday season, this provides us a great opportunity to look back at the previous year pertaining to grants. Last December, we came out with a blog post discussing what we expected to be some of…

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Time Is Running Out Before Grants.gov’s Full Transition to Workspace

In case you haven’t realized it yet, it’s now December and the clock is ticking. No, we’re not talking about meeting the deadline for getting your holiday shopping done. In the grants community, the end of the month is when…

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Heading Out To Find Grants Updates at Local Events

In honor of the old Willie Nelson song, we’re on the road again. We’ll be spending the next couple of days outside the office to cover some interesting events around the D.C. area, which could provide some valuable information for…

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NIH Posts Reminder To Applicants About Being Complete and Compliant

Sometimes it helps us all to get a reminder. That’s why many of us use the meeting prompt feature in our Outlook calendars to let us know that there is something coming up on our agenda. Grant applicants also need…

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Building Relationships Is Vital to Winning Grant Funding

This week, we here at Thompson attended (and exhibited at) the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) National Capital Region Grants Conference in Arlington, Va. The meeting was very informative and there was plenty of audience participation in all of the sessions…

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NIH’s Next Generation Research Initiative Brings Both Promise, Frustration

The saga continues around a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to help new researchers gain federal research funding.

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Sneak Preview: Grantees Urged To Prepare for NSF’s Relocation

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although the National Science Foundation (NSF) has not issued formal policy, agency officials are encouraging grant recipients to submit applicable post-award reports and grant applicants to…

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