On any given day, there tens of thousands of open opportunities for research funding, and each institution faces the formidable challenge of identifying the far smaller number of opportunities that their resources will allow them to pursue. With competition for funding at an all-time high, this work is more consequential than ever before. Institutions have to not only apply for more grants but also make sure they are focusing their limited proposal development resources on opportunities with the very best fit and chances of success.

But that is very hard to do when opportunities are spread across as many as 25 different databases, each with their own keyword taxonomies and search filters. PIs and administrators often spend enormous amounts of time searching different databases and analyzing huge volumes of search results to find a small number of opportunities worth pursuing.

Because of the high burden of finding and screening opportunities manually—and the high costs of missing the best opportunities—research institutions are increasingly turning to technological tools to identify best opportunities more efficiently and effectively.

Join us and learn how you can improve your funding opportunities.

On-Demand: Watch Anytime

In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn key strategies for identifying funding opportunities and considerations to take into account to find a solution that meets your needs:

  • How to leverage cloud-based eRA funding systems
  • How to make a compelling business case for a new solution
  • What questions to ask when evaluating new solutions

You will also hear from Mary Lou Marino, Development Director - Office of Research Development at Kansas State University. She will talk about her own experiences finding funding opportunities.


Kansas StateMary Lou Marino
Mary Lou is the Development Director, Office of Research Development at Kansas State University. She publishes a weekly newsletter on funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students.  She also assists faculty with large proposals including teaming, writing strategies and overall logistics of putting the submission package together.  She also conducts training sessions/clinics on finding funding opportunities, proposal writing, and the specifics on popular programs such as NSF CAREER, other Young Investigator Opportunities, NSF MRI, NIH R01, Fulbright, and NSF INFEWS.

alex manning

Alex Manning
Alex has been working for Cayuse for over 5 years. He has a B.A. from San Francisco State University, MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and a certificate of completion in the SRA Basic of Research Administration course.