Proposal Preparation Portals

Electronic Systems Access

Federal Government Systems (PDF)

How to apply for Grants using Grants.Gov.  Grant funding opportunities can be searched for by clicking on Search Grants.

NIH eRA CommonsGrant Status Portal: NIH eRA Commons

The NIH eRA Commons is a web-based interface that allows universities, PI's, and NIH to conduct research business electronically. Presently the system allows PI's to check on the status of their submissions and to process yearly progress reports.

How to create a NIH eRA Commons Account (PDF) 

Researchers who need help with an eRA Commons account should  or call 852-3788.

NSF FastlaneNSF FastLane

All grants submitted to NSF need to be done through electronic means via NSF FastLane. In order to access this system, PI's must be registered. For registration information or any questions concerning FastLane, please or call 852-3788.  SPA will need your full name, userid, preferred email, type of terminal degree (e.g. MD, Ph.D.) and the year it was awarded, and your UofL Department.


Grants@Heart allows researchers to submit a new application, access current applications and awards, or log in as a Reviewer, Sponsor, Fiscal Officer, or Grants Officer. Researchers can upload documents, manage your AHA roles, review applications and more. LOG-IN

Proposal Central

Proposal Central is an e-grantmaking website shared by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations: LOG-IN

Susan B. Komen

The Susan G. Komen organization is committed to ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, energizing science to find the cures and ensuring quality care for all people, everywhere. Their Research Program is an essential driving force for achieving their mission. LOG-IN