Resources for Researchers

Professional Development

The Division of Research & Innovation hosts professional development workshops all year that can be found at https://www.memphis.edu/research/training/calendar.php. Past workshops’ recordings and presentations are archived and are also available on our website at https://www.memphis.edu/research/training/archive.php. Both the calendar and archive require a UofM login.


GrantForward is a subscription database of funding opportunities from more than 9,000 public and private U.S. sponsors, including all federal agencies and the majority of philanthropic foundations and corporate giving programs. You may also set up an automatic alert for funding opportunities based on saved searches. Anyone with a University e-mail account can sign-up via our institutional membership. You can also create a profile by uploading your CV and set up and save searches to receive automatic alerts and grant recommendations. The GrantForward website has easily accessible tutorials and support to help you get started.


InfoReady is a platform for internally submitting applications and nominations for competitions within the University of Memphis. The platform is administered by the University of Memphis to provide easy access to funding opportunities including research, limited submissions opportunities for external sponsors, fellowships, and scholarships. The competitions offered on InfoReady are from various offices on campus and eligibility will differ depending on each competition. A UofM login is required to access InfoReady.

Along with competitions, InfoReady also has announcements on new professional development workshops, the UofM Team Science Matchmaker, and Grantsmithing Services.

UofM Team Science Matchmaker: The UofM Team Science Matchmaker is a brief survey designed to help faculty at the UofM find collaborators quickly by leveraging the resources of the Division of Research & Innovation.

Grantsmithing Services: Regardless of your level of experience, everyone can benefit from a second set of eyes. This program, designed to support faculty submitting grants with a total budget of at least $250k, will provide key services including editing, reviewer comments, and help interpreting your proposal in the guidelines of the grant. Our team includes the support of an expert team of grant writers, former program officers, and others familiar with what it takes to win a federal grant. To use these services, please submit a request at least 60 days in advance of your deadline. Please note that a complete narrative draft is required at least three weeks in advance of the deadline.


Please email researchdev@memphis.edu with any questions regarding these resources.