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Grant Writing
Finding Funding
Internal Funding Opportunities

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 HealthCare
2024 Medical Staff Research Funding Program
Request for Letters of Intent

We are pleased to announce research funding opportunities made possible by the Medical Staff of Hartford HealthCare hospitals. We expect that most grant budgets will not exceed of $10,000.  Please request only the minimum implementation costs needed.  Any Medical Staff member affiliated with an HHC entity is eligible.  

The project funding aims to support innovative studies that have the potential to lead to follow up external grant applications and the dissemination of study results in peer reviewed publications and national or international presentations.

We will use a letter of intent (LOI) process for the determination of projects selected for full proposal submission. The LOIs are due by January 29th, 2024. 
Click here for the LOI template

LOIs will primarily be evaluated on clinical/research significance and feasibility with less emphasis on specific methodology.  However, after the initial screening, selected projects will need to include a well-developed study design and plan for statistical analysis as part of the full application. We encourage investigators to consult with their department’s designated senior scientist or department research support to help frame their research questions.  This program is intended to support research as opposed to clinical quality improvement projects.  Invitations for full proposals will be sent in March, 2024 with an anticipated May, 2024 due date. 

We look forward to working with Hartford HealthCare investigators to make this funding opportunity a success.


Lizabeth Roper, MHS
Senior Director of Research
860 972-1964   

Jyoti Chhabra, PhD
Senior Scientist
860 972-9704

Anne Williamson, PhD
Senior Scientist

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