Successfully Tapping NEW Sources of Research Funding

  • On-Demand Webinar: Successfully Tapping NEW Sources of Research Funding
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Funding from multiple funders

Principal Investigators Association has teamed grant and funding expert, Tia Cavender to discuss strategies for diversifying your funding sources. We will provide examples of successful funding plans that involved a variety of funders (government, private and corporate support). During this webinar, you will learn ways to think creatively about stakeholders and how they can help fund your projects.

Tips to diversify your funding base:

  • New Funding Sources. Standard funding sources are more competitive than ever. Are you identifying alternative sources?
  • Plan for the unexpected.Make sure you have enough funding to cover unexpected costs.
  • More sources, more discretion. Multiple funding sources allow for more discretion with how you spend your funds. Do you know exactly how you can spend your grant money?
  • Leverage support for more support. Grants are investments, investors prefer to share the risk with others who believe in the project. Do all your funders achieve consensus and live harmoniously?
  • Long-term success.Build long-term relationships to foster future funding.


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Take-Away Benefits:

  • Ideas for thinking creatively about new funding sources
  • An understanding of how to time multiple submissions to leverage funds for additional funding
  • Ways to engage research supporters and build / cultivate relationships with funders
  • Ideas for other sources of funding besides federal agencies such as NIH and NSF
  • Exposure to a case study that illustrates the strategies being presented

Featured Presenter: Tia Cavender, MA, GPC

In 2007, Tia became one of the first professional grant writers in the nation to be credentialed as a Certified Grants Professional (GPC) by AAGP’s Grants Professional Certification Institute. She is also currently a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) & the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

Tia has prepared grant requests for the NIH Agency for Healthcare, Research, & Quality, NIH National Cancer Institute, Dept. of Health & Human Services, National Science Foundation, The Colorado Trust, Kresge Foundation, Frey Foundation, WK Kellogg Foundation, and many more.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.