Resources for Researchers


Below is a curated collection of resources the members of the APAHC Research Committee feel are valuable for those engaged in research.
  • NIH and NSF Communication Networks

    • NIH Guide LISTSERV - the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research Grant Policies, Guidelines and Funding Opportunities.

    • National Science Foundation - Listserv for all announcements from the National Science Foundation
  • Frequently Updated Funding Resources

    • Grants.gov - information on more than 1,000 grant programs from federal funding agencies
    • FedBizOpps.gov - search more than 36,000 active federal opportunities
    • Challenge.gov - listing of challenge and prize competitions run by more that 102 federal government agencies
    • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Grant Profiles

      The SIOP Foundation presents deserving industrial-organizational psychologists with grants to help them in their educational and professional pursuits. These grants provided individuals the financial support they need to conduct research and contribute to the I-O community in many other ways.

    • Social Psychology Network: Sources of Research Funding

      A collection of resources which contains information on government programs and private foundations that make research grants in psychology.

    • Additional Tools - After GrantsNet was retired, the staff of sciencemag.org  compiled a list of other places one can search for information on funding programs. 
  • Guidelines for Reporting Certain Types of Studies and Critical Appraisal Resources

    • PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

    • CONSORT - Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

    • SQUIRE - Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence

    • COREQ - Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research

    • CASP - Critical Appraisals Skills Programme checklist

    • CEBM - Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Critical Appraisal Tools

Relevant Articles and Other Resources

  • NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) - Success Rates

    Success rates are defined as the percentage of reviewed grant applications that receive funding. They are computed on a fiscal year basis and include applications that are peer reviewed and either scored or unscored by an Initial Review Group. Applications subjected to a streamlined review process are included. Success rates are determined by dividing the number of competing applications funded by the sum of the total number of competing applications reviewed and the number of funded carryovers.
  • Grant-Writing Bootcamp: An Intervention to Enhance the Research Capacity of Academic Women in STEM

    A Review of a grant-writing bootcamp informed by self-determination theory to support the participants' feelings of relatedness, autonomy, and competence which provides evidence that the women participating in the grant-writing bootcamp significantly increased the number of external grants submitted, the number of proposals led as principal investigator, the number of external grants awarded, and the amount of external funding dollars awarded.
  • Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts

    A guide intended to familiarize reviewers, both new and experienced, with the purposes of review, approaches to or best practices for reviewing,
    and criteria for superlative research.
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