National Postdoctoral Association six core competencies

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has established six Core Competencies to offer guidance to individual postdoctoral scholars who must seek out relevant training experiences and to the mentors, institutions, and other advisors who provide this training.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Community of Science funding database
  • RePORT The RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. One of the tools available on the RePORT site is the RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) module. RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.
  • GrantsNet is one of the best and most comprehensive databases of both federal and private funding sources.

Federal Resources

Foundations and Organizations


Grantsmanship Training offered through the UNM Health Sciences Center Office of Research

In Search of Funding from the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research

Guide for Proposal Writing from the NSF

All about grants tutorials from the NIH

A Quick Guide for Grant Applications from the National Cancer Institute

UNM Global Education Office

Info on immigration, cultural information, VISA issues