We can provide mentoring around all aspects of developing a fundable research program. These can include:

  • Identifying promising research questions based on your interests
  • Defining and acquiring the data needed to address your question
  • Getting Institutional Review Board approval (iRIS)
  • Developing a publication strategy
  • Finding collaborators
  • Finding the right funding opportunity

Grant Writing

Grant Writing Tips

Helpful advice for writing a grant

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You can find FAQs, annotated examples of successful NIH grants and helpful tips at this site (

Grants Application Timeline

This spreadsheet provides a to-do list for developing an NIH grant with time lines and notes.

Grant Application Timeline

Pre-grant Application

It is helpful to the department if you notify them of an upcoming submission.

Pre-grant Application Form

Federal Budget Template

This spreadsheet is a budget template for an HH-initiated federal grant and is useful in budgeting for any funded research program

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Internal Budget Template

This spreadsheet is a budget template for internally funded projects.

iRIS Budget Template

Finding Funding

All federal agencies list their grants at which is a searchable database.
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Additional External Funding Opportunities

The following links will take you to the home page for each agency. Look for "grants" and "funding opportunities" within the site.

Government Funding Sources (Federal)

Non-Government Funding Sources (Foundation)

Government Funding Sources (Non-Federal)

Corporations that have funded HHC investigators:
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Biomedical Foundations which support biomedical research:
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If you hear of additional sources of funding, please let us know so we can update the list!

Internal Funding Opportunities

Hartford Hospital
Research Administration
Internal Funding

The Hartford Hospital Research Committee administers an annual program of internal research funding made possible by the generosity of the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff.  For the 2021 funding competition there will be $100,000 available to fund a number of selected projects.  Projects may request budgets up to a funding limit of $20,000.  No overhead charges are applied to these funding awards.

The internal funding will seek to support studies that have the potential to lead to new external grant applications and the dissemination of study results including peer reviewed publications, and national or international presentations.  The studies may be complete research projects or pilot/ feasibility/ preliminary studies.  The funding can cover costs directly related to implementation, including salary support, supplies, analytic and/or data base support, etc. Please note that requests for travel, laptops, computers, or other capital expenses are generally not approved.    

All projects must include a member of the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff as the Principal Investigator or as a co-investigator who will play an integral part in the project.

The Research Committee will evaluate all project proposals for scientific merit, clinical importance, feasibility and potential for future external funding before announcing the selected awards.

The funding cycle dates vary each year and can be viewed here for the 2021 competition.

Quick Links

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