External Funding

The Office of Research & Creative Scholarship will become especially proactive in supporting faculty in identifying funding sources and preparing effective proposals for external support. 

The Office of Research & Creative Scholarship team will facilitate in every way possible the development of winning proposals to these external agencies. We have listed a few links to external granting sites and encourage individuals to research other sources of funding from Foundations and other external agencies. Items that are starred (*) are highly recommended by our office. 

View Faculty Institute External Grant Powerpoint Presentation

View List of Field-Specific External Grants

View External Student Grants

External Grant Agencies
  • *foundationcenter.org is an online database of grantmakers that can be searched by field of interest for appropriate grants. Andrews faculty and students can access the database by going to the Library Webpage->Articles/Databases-> Foundation Directory Online. By clicking on "Grantmakers" and then "Field of Interest," you can narrow the search by topic.
  • www.grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants.
  • oedb.org is the site for the Open Education Database. They have a post for "100+ Places to Find Funding for Your Research"
  • www.neh.gov is the site for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities
  • www.nih.gov is the site for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provides information on funding for research in health related subjects
  • www.nij.gov is the site for National Institute of Justice and provides information on grants relating to crimes and prevention, law enforcement, etc
  • www.nsf.gov is the site for National Science Foundation and provides information on grants for science research
  • www.usda.gov provides information regarding grants for agriculture related projects

Also check with Office of Development for information on Foundations and other services provided: http://www.andrews.edu/services/development

Grant Writing Resources
  • In4Grants offers webinars that aid researchers in improving their grant writing
  • Common Grant Applications The common grant application format is used by a variety of grantmakers to allow applicants to produce a single application for a specific group of funders
  • Grant Writing Guide Vernier Software and Technology's Guide to Funding Educational Technology Initiatives
  • *Non-Profit Works lists sample documents such as budgets, letter of inquiry, etc.
  • Prospect Worksheet is designed to help grant seekers focus on funders whose priorities match those of the project
  • The Craft of Grant Writing is the Texas A&M University manual for grant writing. While some of the information is specific to Texas A&M, the manual also offers general information and tips about grant writing
Articles on Grants and Grant Writing
  • Who Funds What? is a quick guide to Grant agencies produced by Academic Research Funding Strategies
Project Evaluation
Media on Grants


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