In4Grants is 'cool', 'intuitive', a 'game changer'

In4Grants customers include universities, colleges, research institutions, K-12 schools, local governments, economic-development agencies and incubators. In4Grants is already in use by more than 2,000 researchers, proposal developers, and grant administrators.

Here's what a few of them say about this thoroughly-vetted pre-award grant-management system:

Northern Illinois UniversityThis is a great tool for collaborative proposal development. Having a single environment is a huge time saver; it allows everyone to see all of the documents, email traffic, and decisions that are made relating to the grant – all in one place. It is also extremely user friendly. We looked at 5 or 6 systems and this is by far the easiest to use with both faculty and community partners.

- David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research, Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, Northern Illinois University

University of ChicagoI have been involved with In4Grants from the start and they continue to improve the product. I love the new user interface; it is clean and intuitive. This is what research development professionals need for effective collaboration. I like the ability to be able to go directly to the sources, and the customized filters—things like number of awards, closing date, and estimated total program funding—make it very easy to find the information we are looking for. The ease of the software, and the fact that it is not complicated to use, makes this a tool that faculty and researchers will be able to adapt to quite easily. The search and discovery of opportunities is better than anything I have seen—this is truly a game changer.

- Matthew Christian, Assistant Vice President for Program Development, Co-director, Arete Initiative, The University of Chicago

Bloomsburg UniversityBefore we started using In4Grants, we kept our information in three different places. We were using Excel, Word, Access and really cobbling together our process. Now our process is much simpler—we are all on the same page and spending much more time going after relevant opportunities. The private workspace is cool—everyone is able to do their work in a secure spot, and also share it with the other team members. We were searching for a tool to help make the office more efficient, and In4Grants was the solution we were looking for. We are excited about all the new features coming up in the future and have been happy to be able to provide input on features we feel will enhance the system.

- Jerrold R. Harris, Ph.D., Director Research and Sponsored Programs, Bloomsburg University

Ann Arbor SparkResearch shows that the number one resource needed by entrepreneurs is funding. Oftentimes, startups are learning as they go and the grant identification, application and approval process can be daunting. In4Grants has helped us and our clients simplify the grant process and shorten the funding learning curve. We believe the ability to find real opportunities easily and quickly and act on them will help our startup companies increase their likelihood of success. The seasoned and experienced team of entrepreneurs at InfoReady understands the importance of customer support and has bent over backward to help make us successful.

- Michael Finney, President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, former CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK

Eastern Michigan UniversityWe are excited about our partnership with InfoReady Corp. as In4Grants allows us to do things much more efficiently. We are finding opportunities that we did not know existed and the ability to share information with our faculty, researchers and partners has never been easier. It is like I have gone from using G-mail strings, which can be confusing, to the ease and creativity of Facebook with In4Grants. The term "collaboration" is always used but with us, it is now a reality. Also, our faculty are fiercely competitive and the ability for them to work in a secure project workspace but still have the ability to invite the peers that they respect, trust and like on their own and still have the confidence that all of their work is private is something that will greatly enhance our ability to move grants through our process more quickly.

- Caryn Charter, Director Office of Research Development, Eastern Michigan University

Fort Hays State UniversityThe (principal investigator) was really happy to be able to get the grant out, go back and see what documents were ready instead of having to keep track of emails and drafts, it was there in the workspace, and they didn’t have to make copies for the business office.

- Leslie Z. Paige, M.S., Ed.S., NCSP, Coordinator of the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, Fort Hays State University