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Support Services

NSU’s KPCOM offers a variety of support services and resources for research, publications, and grant applications. Support services include Division of Research and Economic Development (DoR), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP, a unit within DoR), The Grant Writing Laboratory, Medical and Grant Writing Assistance, Office of Clinical Research (OCR), Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), and Library Services. Each of these departments are individual units that work in consult to improve the research, grant writing, and publication processes for both faculty and students.


Division of Research and Economic Development (DoR) supports NSU’s innovative faculty within its colleges, centers, and institutes in the development of their ideas, discoveries, and technologies. Led by vice president Gary S. Margules, Sc.D., DoR is the focal point for building the connections, resources, and entrepreneurial energy for the commercialization of NSU’s research activities.

NSU is actively establishing partnerships with companies, investors, and entrepreneurs interested in utilizing NSU’s vast wet and dry lab space and state-of-the-art Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) to conduct research and develop technologies that will benefit the global community.

DoR  is home to a robust research infrastructure. This includes the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Clinical Research, Office of Technology Transfer, and the Grant Writing Laboratory.

For more information or assistance, contact Dr. Roxana Ross, Executive Director of DoR.


As a unit within Translational Research and Economic Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) mission is to foster NSU's research mission by providing support services to NSU faculty and staff in identifying, securing, managing, and ensuring compliance with external and internal funding for NSU's research, community service, and training initiatives.

The OSP is NSU's central point for pre- and post-award administration of externally sponsored programs funded by government and private sources for research, teaching/training, and community service projects. OSP is a resource center that supports each phase of obtaining and managing awards, from proposal planning and submission to final reporting at project close-out.

NOTE: All grants must be submitted to your assigned grant officer no later than 5 days prior to the funder's submission deadline.

To connect with your grant officer or get more information on sponsored programs, please go to staff page and click “OSP Staff by College” dropdown. For any other questions or information please contact Cathy Harlan at

Grant Lab

The Grant Writing Laboratory provides research and proposal development support to NSU faculty and professional staff members with the goal of improving success with grant-seeking.

All aspects of grant training, grant seeking and proposal development are addressed in the Grant Writing Laboratory, from brainstorming, grant/project planning, and funding research, to proposal writing. Customized templates and samples for certain grant application components are available upon request.

The services offered in the Grant Writing Laboratory are closely coordinated with existing services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs, and intended to provide faculty members with additional support in their grant-seeking efforts.
To visit the Grant Lab (located in room 2048 of the Alvin Sherman Library) or to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact the NSU Grant Writing Manager, Melanie Bauer, at

Medical and Grant Writing Assistance

Beth Gilbert serves as NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)’s grant and medical writer. She provides support to faculty in the development of grant proposals from research idea to final submission. Beth provides assistance during all aspects of the grant writing process. Specifically, she aids researchers in developing their research idea for grant application, as well as, helping in determining the feasibility of such research efforts. She works directly with researchers to develop background and supportive information and help to establish specific aims, as well as, edit and revise grant components including abstracts, research plan, facilities documents, etc. for submission.

Beth has a keen ability to position grant proposals to address different audiences reviewing the grant, including medical experts, general physicians, researchers, and/or advocates. She also has the ability to provide feedback on feasibility of grant submission approval. She has a proven track record of improving the success of receiving grant funding upon application.

To meet with Beth Gilbert (located in Collaborative Research Center on the 4th Floor, #420A) or to arrange an appointment, please contact Beth directly at 917-817-7874 or


The Office of Clinical Research supports NSU faculty conducting clinical trials. Staffed with certified clinical research professionals ready to provide administrative assistance and clinical coordination, OCR offers an extensive range of clinical research support services to help navigate the increasingly complex healthcare environment.

The newly constructed outpatient General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) provides centralized research infrastructure and a multidisciplinary approach located on the fourth floor of the Center for Collaborative Research. There is private patient access to the GCRC with four state of the art exam rooms, a complete processing laboratory, and secure storage.
For assistance with clinical trials please contact Judy Magnum at


Technology transfer is the commercialization of university technologies and discoveries. This office manages the process from invention disclosure through licensing. NSU faculty can receive assistance with patent applications and registering trademarks and copyrights. There are many commercialization options, and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) will help inventors navigate their way through the murky waters of technology marketing in order to achieve results that benefit the inventor, the investor, and the university.

The office will work with you to develop promotional and educational materials and to identify companies that will likely invest in your invention. The marketing of your invention to potential commercialization partners will begin once a patent application has been filed. If a company is interested in your technology, OTT will facilitate collaboration between you and the company through a variety of contracts.

The Office of Technology Transfer will make the contract process is as seamless as possible. For more information or assistance, please contact Arunodoy Sur at

Martin and Gail Press HPD Library

The Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library includes more than 17,000 print volumes, 700+ electronic books, and 8,000+ active medical/health journal subscriptions in both print and digital formats. Many of the available electronic texts are required textbooks in various courses. The library has ample study space and is home to the Idea Labs, complete with virtual reality technology, a 3-D printer, and more. The library also provides a dedicated librarian who specializes in supporting research inquiries for students and faculty members.

The library is staffed with nine professional librarians, each with Master of Library Science degrees. Three of these librarians are in roles of administration and technical services (executive director, director of technical services, and manager of circulation). Six professional reference librarians conduct reference duties, bibliographic instruction, information literacy, and research assistance. Each librarian is assigned to specific HPD colleges and programs as liaisons. The librarians are available to be resources for research, instruction, and curriculum development for the HPD programs.

Reference and Instructional Library Services

Librarians travel to the various NSU campuses as needed to provide in-person instruction for both students and faculty members. Students can communicate with reference librarians using either synchronous or asynchronous online technologies such as email, chat, ZOOM, or text. Classes may also be taught utilizing video teleconferencing technologies. The goal of the reference services department in the Martin and Gail Press HPD Library is to provide all students with the information literacy skills that enable them to locate, evaluate, and use information independently.

Bibliographic/Research Instruction

The library provides all students and faculty members with reference assistance via a toll-free telephone number, email, online chat, and text messaging. Faculty members and students can also request a face-to-face or online appointment with a librarian to receive in-depth individual assistance. The library offers course-specific, on-site or online classroom training as requested by faculty members, which are supplemented by online workshops on requested topics throughout the year. Additional asynchronous instruction is available through the Razor’s Research Bytes introductory modules. Both are available through the NSU Libraries course in Sharklearn. In addition, short videos on LibraryLearn, and an extensive collection of library guides and other digital instructional materials, can be easily accessed through These asynchronous materials have the advantage of providing point-of-need help 24 hours a day. The focus of all library training and instructional materials is to prepare students to be continuing lifelong learners.

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan

Students and faculty members can request up to a maximum of 25 free documents per week. These include books, copies of journal articles, NSU dissertations, and more. Resources that can be scanned are disseminated electronically via the ILLiad system, while resources available only in print are mailed to students’ homes. In addition, students have free access to more than one million full-text dissertations and theses made available through a Dissertations & Theses Global subscription from ProQuest. This provides students with world-class access to primary research materials from graduate schools and universities in the United States, Canada, and selected institutions from other countries. The library’s Document Delivery Department uses an array of methods for acquiring materials for NSU students, including Medline, a collaboration of medical libraries around the globe, for access to material not readily available. Distance students are not charged for the cost of acquiring materials from document delivery services, for the cost of photocopying /scanning journal articles from the NSU Libraries or for the mailing of materials to students.

Staffing/Resources and Services

The library provides all students with adequate facilities for in-house/on-campus study, including private and small group study rooms and quiet study areas with extended hours for midterms and finals. The HPD provides checkout and rental not only of books, but equipment (laptops, chargers, and earphones), tablets, mobile apps, and the mediascape (collaboration rooms). There also is library use of anatomy models and comb-binding machines. The library monitors the mediascape collaborative computers and group collaboration area, including the new virtual reality/media center. The library houses a Library Studio where students and faculty members can prepare the following: videotape presentations; rehearse assignments; Skype; record Kaltura, and SharkMedia sessions; access webcam and use iMac and Windows computers; green and blue screens; and have access to audio, video, photo, and web editing. The library provides in-house professional technical services and assistance. The library has an innovation lab, which is free to students and faculty and staff members for educational purposes. While in the lab students and faculty members can use one of the 3-D printers for projects and research. We have an information commons where students can eat, socialize, and study. We offer popcorn and bagel nights, provide Keurig machines, and frequently bring in therapy animals. We provide pool cues, putters, putting greens, ping pong balls, and paddles for student recreation and use. We also offer faxing, scanning, and notary services for students and faculty members.

The library offers books on temporary reserve for immediate student access to course materials. The continued focus of all library training and instructional materials is to prepare students to be continuing lifelong learners.

Manuscript Publication Support

The library also provides support for students and faculty looking to publish manuscripts (e.g., case reports, reviews, novel research findings). The library is available to assist with background literature reviews, identify appropriate journals for publication, and determining the most impactful journal for your efforts.


For more information on library services, please contact Julia Sarpy.

Additional information regarding finding funding, writing grants, and sharing data can be found below.
Funding Alerts
  • These funding opportunities selected for Funding Alerts are based on areas which address the interest of NSU researchers. New opportunities are also shared to the Funding Alerts listserv.
  • To subscribe, please send your request to
Finding Funding
  • Pivot - Multidisciplinary grant funding search engine accessible with a valid NSU email address.
  • Foundation Directory Online - Grant search engine accessible within the Alvin Sherman Library building. Provides information about foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; corporate funders; recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
  • GetEdFunding - Hosts a collection of more than 2,000 grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources and it's available to public and private, preK-12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them. 
  • Federal RePORTER is a collaborative effort led by STAR METRICS® to create a searchable database of scientific awards from federal agencies.
  • The RePORTER database is available to all public users.
  • NIH Matchmaker is a tool for finding similar NIH Projects.
  • Duke University site provides an extensive searchable database for funding.
  • Northwestern University provides access to a list of where to search for funding.
  • provides access to a search engine for federally funded grants and access to applications.
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides access to a list of funding resources; some may require a subscription.
  • Videos on How to Get Research Funding
Grant Writing Guides
NIH Grant Writing Guides
NSF Grant Writing Guides
Samples and Examples
Evaluation Resources
Data Sharing / Dissemination
Other Grant Topics
Research Administration Glossaries
Center for Collaborative Research

Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. Located adjacent to the university’s Health Professions Division complex on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the 215,000-sq.-ft., six-story CCR is equipped with wet and dry labs; state-of-the-art research equipment, including access to a high-performance computing environment; and other resources, such as Florida LambdaRail, a high-speed broadband service delivery network with connectivity throughout the nation. The CCR also houses five Core laboratories (Flow Cytometry, Genomics, Imaging, Cell Therapies, and Vivarium), bioinformatics support, and a General Clinical Research Center. The Core Facilities are operated by NSU’s Division of Research and Economic Development (DoR).

In addition to the core facilities within the CCR, the CCR houses the EM Papper Laboratory of Clinical Immunology, which is a licensed, clinical reference lab in the State of Florida, Clinical laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified, and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Veteran’s Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) funded research facilities. The laboratory is well versed and experienced in flow cytometry, immune, cytokine, and viral load assays. They are also equipped ot do gene expression work and have an established biobank with emergency back-up freezers. The lab is a long-standing participant in the ACTG/Duke proficiency testing program for cryopreservation, storage and shipping of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. 


Core Facilities

The newly created Shared Core Facilities (SCF) located in the CCR will promote research excellence by initially offering five different shared core facilities that will be available to all NSU research programs and their collaborating partners. Each of these state-of-the-art labs offers the highest quality scientific equipment maintained and operated by experienced managers and technical staff who advise researchers on sample preparation, protocol development, and data analysis as well as perform defined and customized services based on the specific needs of the researcher.  For more information regarding the use of Core Services and Equipment please contact the Scientific Director for Research Facilities, Robin Krueger.

  • Five Core laboratories: Flow Cytometry, Genomics, Imaging, Cell Therapies, and Vivarium
  • Bioinformatics support
  • General Clinical Research Center (an outpatient facility with a centralized clinical research infrastructure for investigators in multiple disciplines)
  • Other resources: histology/irradiator, glasswash/autoclave facility, bacterial prep suite, common equipment, library services, computer, software, and applications


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