I unfortunately had to miss the first meeting of the group. But I wanted to show you a set of grants resources web pages that I created in the College of Veterinary Medicine, in case they're useful to you or compel you to create your own!
On our Research homepage - http://www.cvm.umn.edu/researchandgradprog/research, the five links on the righthand side go to these pages.
"Calendar of grant deadlines" is just that -- a calendar that extends out for about a year, with the dates and links to the RFPs. When a month is over, I put it on a "View past deadlines" page, so that people can check and see what the schedule was the year before. The people who use this the most are departmental administrators.
"Looking for funding" has links to as many federal, state, private, and U of M granting organizations that I know of. Some agencies have their own page (e.g., NIH).
"Resources for new investigators" is a newish page that I started at the request of junior faculty. It has grant opportunities that are particularly suited to new investigators.
"Writing grant proposals" has links to model proposals and a lot of writing advice from places like Science magazine.
"Investigator support" has info on the nuts and bolts of submitting a proposal. Links to SPA, federal agency forms, etc.
If you have any resources that I should know about, please let me know. Or comments or questions...