Welcome to the home of the Office of Research Advancement (ORA) blog.  It is my intent to use this blog to compile news and information to assist you in becoming a more prolific and successful grant seeker.  Specifically, I will post information related to funding searches, writing resources, tips and tricks, sample documents and/or editable templates, application kits, and sponsor-specific information.   These tools will help you to be more effective in developing a well written and organized grant.  You will also find a resources page with links to other helpful grant-related resources, including those within and outside of ECU.

This blog is a work in progress, so it may frequently change.  The goal is for this site to be helpful to you.  So, please send feedback via email, phone or in person.  Also, as this is an exercise in continuous quality improvement across our community, please feel free to send me any links, documents or ideas you’d like added to this site.

Thanks for looking around.

Maryellen O’Brien