As you begin to conceptualize your research or creative project, there are several tools that can provide assistance to you. Do you need to locate collaborators? Pivot is one of FSU’s primary resources for identifying funding in any discipline and also contains faculty profiles-both at FSU and at other research institutions- to help identify collaborators. FEAS, the internal Faculty Expertise and Advancement System, also offers a faculty expertise search function. Do you need to meet with a program officer to discuss your ideas? Funding for travel to meet with a program officer in person can be supported by a Funding Agency Travel award, which is available through the Council on Research and Creativity. Additionally, The Office of the Provost offers a travel grant for conference attendance.
Make friends with your departmental grants analyst early on, and learn how they can help you and what you need to do independently. If you are submitting a proposal to a public funding agency (NSF, NIH, DOD, etc.), you will work through Sponsored Research Administration(SRA), located in the Student Services Building. If you are submitting a proposal to a private funding agency (Gates Foundation, Google, SunTrust, etc.) that has a deliverable (such as a report or product), you will work through the Research Foundation. Be cognizant of the three day rule, and know that you can send your proposal components piecemeal for early review!
Are you pursuing a patents or special licensing? The Office of Commercialization can help you with these and other Intellectual Property questions.
Need to share your results? You can put all your published work on Diginole (e.g. conference proceedings, journal articles, book chapters, data, technical reports, and white papers). The Office of Research Communication staff can also help publicize your findings.