California Empowers Research
In the United States, more than $40 billion in grant money is awarded to various non-profit organizations and businesses each year. In 2012, more than $2 billion dollars in grant money was awarded to 22,000 different California recipients alone. The purpose of research grants is to provide non-repayable funds to various businesses, communities and individuals. These research grants are given for a specific project and often require some compliance and reporting on the part of the grantee. Many grantors are looking for applicants with past successful research experience and a clear idea for their project. Having access to qualified research contacts, an appropriate population to research, and an institutional review board are all very helpful in determining whether an organization should be given a research grant.