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In4Grants is committed to bridging knowledge gaps in the grants search and collaboration space. Our published white papers are free to those who seek to enhance their knowledge and explore advancements in their industry.

September, 2011 — Ten Inexpensive Ways to Stimulate Proposal Development

Conventional wisdom says that the way to win more awards is to get researchers writing more proposals. Yet many incentives designed to stimulate proposal development can be hard on the bottom line, especially those that pay researchers for their time or to attend grant-writing workshops presented by outside consulting firms. Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Robert Porter, Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, as he shares ten inexpensive strategies the research office can use to stimulate researchers to write more and better proposals.

August, 2011 — Internal Approvals — There is Another Way

When the folks at Fort Hays State University went looking for a way to streamline the grant-seeking process, it wasn't collaboration with outside entities they wanted to upgrade. They wanted to fix a cumbersome, frustrating system of internal approvals.

July, 2011 — Just Because You're Eligible Doesn't Mean You're Competitive

Competition in today's grant market is rapidly increasing, and that's why it's more important than ever to know which grants are given to whom and for what reasons. There are thousands of grants available, thousands of applicants vying for them, and those who know how to narrow their search wisely are the ones who move to the front of the grant-seeking line.

July, 2011 — Collaboration in Proposal Development

Renowned researcher emphasizes importance of collaboration.

June, 2011 — SBIR vs. STTR: Do you really understand the differences?

SBIR and STTR are not an alternative source for funding basic research. They are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products.

May, 2011 — Get Social, Get Results

How can institutions that rely on government grant or foundation funding put social media concepts to work for them? With each passing year the world becomes more connected, and workforces are increasingly populated with young people who don't remember a world without cell phones and the Internet. Their world is always connected to friends, family and information, at their fingertips, all the time. That social networking model can knock down the barriers that face grant seekers by streamlining information, simplifying the communications process and facilitating increasingly critical collaboration. This whitepaper explains how organizations can learn valuable lessons about applying the principles of social networking to make collaboration in grant-seeking simpler and more effective.

April, 2011 — Avoiding the Downward Grant Spiral, Increasing Grant Revenue

A troubling number of grant-seeking institutions have become all too familiar with the Downward Grant Spiral. Endowments are shrinking, putting grant money at a premium. Competition for government grants has intensified, but the people seeking them have greater workloads. Funding opportunities are missed, which means less new research, disengaged researchers and ultimately brain drain. InfoReady Corp. has published a new whitepaper to help you write grant proposals that succeed, titled “Avoiding the Downward Grant Spiral: Three Mega Trends Affecting Grant Funding and What Organizations Can Do Now to Succeed”.