Struggling to get funded as a university researcher?

Never stress about research funding again

Wise Investigator provides comprehensive funding training and support for US-based university researchers at any career stage, developed and led by a former funding agency program manager.

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Who It's For

We work with university researchers in all disciplines at US institutions who are in, or actively applying for, tenure-track positions.
Faculty Applicants
Strengthen your applications and get a head start on funding before taking on new-faculty responsibilities. 
Prepare for Funding Success
Pre-tenure Faculty
Enjoy the funding process while growing relationships with a diversity of funders.
I'm Ready to Get Funded
Mid-career Faculty
Navigate a changing funding landscape, move into new research areas, and expand your impact.
I'm Ready to Get Funded

How It Works

A comprehensive program that fits your schedule and provides personalized support

Asynchronous Classes
Live & Email Support
Perfect Your Products

This ten-week program can be started anytime. The first eight weeks are structured around a weekly class and assignment. Take the classes on your own time and receive one-on-one live and email feedback and support on assignments. The final two weeks are spent perfecting your products using our templates, also with live and email support.

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Access the best training and support on the funding process

Regardless of the size or type of institution, all US-based investigators can benefit from a program unlike anything offered to date.


Developed and led by a former funding agency program manager

Let us walk you through the funding process with our behind-the-scenes perspective.

Learn the principles vital to success in any and all disciplines
Develop strategies for the challenges and opportunities of virtual environments
Prepare to excel in dynamic funding environments
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The best research happens when researchers are supported

We provide the training and support researchers need to make their best ideas fundable and have their greatest impact.

Fully independent and client-focused
One-on-one support provided at all stages
Empowering researchers to drive discovery
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Comprehensive & Holistic

Success in funding is not about writing more proposals

Most researcher training focuses on proposal development, but success in funding starts before and extends beyond that.

Find the right opportunities
Build win-win relationships
Communicate your research to a wide audience
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is this a proposal preparation service?
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No. The program will prepare you for the entire funding process, from scouting programs through proposal submission and performance on the award. With this foundation and with the products you develop using our templates, you will be in a strong position to adapt your products and approaches to any funding opportunity. You’ll be able to generate new products easily and efficiently, without ever having to start from scratch. Your university will still perform all of their usual functions in preparing and submitting your proposal package.
Is this information available elsewhere?
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Yes and no. The program leverages concepts that may be familiar to those outside academia and interprets them in the context of government funding programs. We walk clients through the application of these concepts in the development of products that are used to solicit funding. In theory a researcher could gather some of this information on their own but it would be difficult for anyone without extensive experience in funding to understand how to apply it. The process of information-gathering alone would also take a much greater amount of time than any university researcher has available.

Throughout her time at a funding organization, our founder searched for materials like these hoping she could point PIs to something that would serve them. She could not find anything remotely like this material, so she resigned in good standing from a ‘career’ (aka ‘permanent’) position within the federal civil service to develop this program. By offering a standalone program, every PI is empowered to make this investment in themselves regardless of the level of institutional support.
How can I pay for the program?
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You can pay for the program by credit card or bank transfer. As this program is professional development, it is possible that full or partial support can be provided by your employer (university). Ask your department chair or administrators if they can pay for your participation in the program. We are available to answer any questions they have, by email or phone. Just let us know how we can help.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
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The program can be completed in 10 weeks, but it is a self-paced program designed to accommodate your schedule. We want participants to build momentum by completing weekly assignments, but we understand the nature of faculty schedules and allow up to 16 weeks of full live and email support. Beyond the 16 weeks, you will have continued access to the materials so you can revisit them at any time.  
Will I receive personal feedback on my materials?
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Yes, the program is designed so that you will receive personal feedback on virtually all assignments and products created from our templates.
Can you guarantee that I will receive funding for my research after I complete the program?
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No, because funding decisions are out of our control, we cannot make any guarantees about funding. However, if you complete all the assignments, are receptive to feedback, follow all Wise Investigator best practices, and submit a sufficient number of proposals, if you still do not receive funding after one year, we will work with you to troubleshoot the situation.

Become a Wise Investigator!

Learn the hidden curriculum of the funding process so your ideas can come to life.