Literature/Background/Data Sources & Awarded Projects
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grants information for patient care programs, quality of life issues and other healthcare concerns. This site is a part of DHHS. The research findings are organized by topic/month, data and survey information, child welfare, minority health, and women’s health. State and local policymakers info for researchers- displays health service research findings in a user-friendly format. CONQUEST- a computerized needs-oriented quality measurement evaluation system for collecting and evaluating clinical performance measures- numerous mental health areas. CAHPS- a kit of survey and report tools for health care assessment.
Health.gov A portal to websites of several multi-agency health initiatives and DHHS activities. A wealth of information (e.g., healthfinder, Office of the Surgeon General). Primarily an information site, you can access grants but they are more easily available other places.
This is a source for information on disaster, rural, and agriculture topics. The Rural Information Center is accessible through programs or direct. Besides information, it provides links to CREES (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) funding opportunities, USDA, Guidestar, GrantsWeb, the Society of Research Administrators, US state and local gateway, and more.
NIH RePORT Provides reports, data and analyses of NIH research and development activities.
NSF Award Search – Search for current or previous National Science Foundation (NSF) awards. To set a variety of search parameters, choose “Advanced Search” near the top of the page.
Virtual Library This is a solid resource for topic information when doing research. For example: Use the virtual library to retrieve a wealth of literature on poverty and social exclusion by selecting society, social sciences, social policy and then the topic.
Census Bureau 2000 census data retrievable by population, housing, economic, and geographic information.
FedStats The gateway to statistics from over 100 US federal agencies. Great site, good information, easy to use, can generate charts or graphs for grants. Mapstats reports: geography, business, people. You can select display by: US, state, county, congressional district, and/or federal judicial district. Each stat is assigned a ? icon that allows you to access the source of the information. Topic links provide direct access to statistical data by topic (e.g. select agencies statistical and get an alpha listing and direct link to federal agencies with statistical programs, select poverty and get the US census bureau section on poverty). Data access tools allow you to browse statistical data and generate your own tables. Press releases lists government releases by date, agency, and topic from eleven federal administrations and bureaus. Statistical reference shelf contains published collections of statistics available on-line.
Missouri Kids Count book and data – Missouri info on children’s health, education, and economic status
Writing and Grantsmanship Resources
- OWL (Purdue Online Writing Lab) – style, grammar, structure, etc.
- OWL Research and Citation Resources – resources for conducting research and various styles of formatting and citation (i.e.; APA, MLA, Chicago).
- Grammar Girl – Tips and Hints for Better Writing – If you are an aural learner, you can listen to a lot of her posts. This site is sponsored, so there are commercials and ads.
- Visuwords – visual dictionary; helps you find better synonyms
- Synonym finder
- Advanced Exercises on Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage – useful for trainings
- A Pocket Style Manual – link to purchase this quick reference guide
- On Writing by Stephen King – how to approach writing as work; good section on rejection
- APA Style Guide
- Getting Science Grants by Thomas Blackburn – short, simple, non-jargony
- MU IT training and resources
- Nat’l Org of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
- CFDA/Sam.gov – general grantsmanship info
- *NIAID Research Funding site – good grantsmanship resources that translate to other funders
- Pub Med Central
- Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) map room – create customized interactive maps from a wide range of economic, demographic, physical and cultural data as well as other mapping applications
- University of Wisconsin Extension – Logic Model guidance
- US Postal Service – 9-digit Zip code lookup
- U.S. House of Representatives – quickly look up congressional district by zip code
- MU Human Resources Services – student wages and titles guidelines
- Grantsmanship Center – provides links to federal websites and you can choose to go straight to the funding/grant section. They also provide general information, links and daily updates of new grant announcements.
- Research Toolkit – library of resources for conducting health research
- The OSPA Grant Fact Sheet – provides necessary information for completing grant applications and guidelines for a number of budgeting issues.
- MU Office of Sponsored Programs Administration – provides links to policies, procedures, funding opportunities, funder information, proposal development resources, accesses and permissions request forms, training opportunities, and federal guidance and regulations.