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Support for Proposals and Grants

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) works closely with Faculty/Investigator by coordinating a timeline that facilitates the development, preparation, and submission of an application to a funding agency.  Once an application is funded, the Office assists the study principal investigator in start-up and administering the grant. Office support services are described below.  We encourage you to contact us early in the development of ideas for a proposal submission (at least 30 days before the submission deadline is recommended).

ONRS Services Provided:

1. PreAward

The ONRS pre-award staff facilitates submission of applications for funding, including the application process, formatting, and procedures, so investigators may concentrate on writing well-developed scientific components of a research proposal. Well-qualified staff provides the following pre award services:

  • Assistance in identifying funding sources based on Faculty/Student research interests
  • BioStatistical Consultation: Pilot/Preliminary Data Analysis 
    • Problem definition and clarification of study hypotheses/aims/research questions 
    • Study and research design
    • Sample size and power calculation
    • Determination of appropriate statistical methodology
  • Assistance with grant proposal preparation
  • Organizing proposal review sessions for faculty to have their proposals reviewed by peers
  • Assistance in developing and maintaining biosketches
  • Editing of grant proposal documents
  • Budget preparation
  • Pilot/Preliminary Data Analysis
  • Coordinate proposal reviews
  • Prepare final grant application documents and submit the application, including sign off by Florida Atlantic University Office of Sponsored Programs, and submission to the grant funding agency
  • Capture proposal data and track funding successes

2. IRB Process (Role of Office)

  • Guidance in developing pre-institutional review board (IRB) submission
  • Assistance in responding to IRB inquiries during the review process
  • Guidance in preparing the IRB application for continuing review or protocol amendments
  • Assistance in navigating required electronic online research training (e.g., Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 

3. Post Award

  • Support for funding organization reporting
  • Facilitate post award activities/reporting in consultation with the FAU Research Accounting Office
  • Assist in preparation of materials
  • Statistical Analysis and Consultation
    • Data monitoring
    • Measurement and interim analyses
    • Statistical data analyses
    • Interpretation and dissemination of the statistical results

4. Scholarship

  • Poster review
  • Editing and review of manuscripts 
  • Research Colloquia meetings 


To contact the ONRS support staff, please go here.