Once you have identified a funding opportunity, we have plenty of resources to help prepare and guide you through the grant writing process.

Many applications require an institutional letter of support and/or a description of the research environment. To assist, we developed a Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI) Priorities and Resources document summarizing the research priorities of LKSKI and the resources available to our investigators to support their research programs. We also designed a general outline of an institutional letter of support; however, these are only meant to be a guide and can be expanded upon or altered as required for individual applications.

The Internet offers a variety of resources on successful grant writing:

The Scotiabank Health Sciences Library offers additional resources for improving grant writing skills. In addition, some of these resources are specific to qualitative research, literature review and designing clinical research.

Budgets and budget justifications are often the most challenging part of a grant application. Below are some resources developed by Marianna Betro from the Office of Research Administration to assist in this process (For Internal Use Only; Click Here for a step-by-step guide on how to externally access internal documents). Contact Marianna for up to date job classifications.