The Office of Research & Creative Scholarship is 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.
Our office also sponsors attendance at regional grant writing workshops. Please contact the Research office if you would like assistance finding appropriate grant training.
External Grant Agencies
- *Foundation Directory Online 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.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research in health related subjects
- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funds grants relating to crimes and prevention, law enforcement, etc
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds grants for science research
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds grants for agriculture related projects
- Institute of International Education (IIE) IEE is an independent non-profit that funds international education and research for students, faculty, and professionals
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds grants relating to health
- Brandeis University Funding Directory Brandeis University has a directory of external grants listed by field
- Michigan State University Grant Resources provides an excellent list of resources as well as a comprehensive directory of external grants for individuals by subject
- University of San Diego External Funding Directory The University of San Diego has a directory of external grants listed by field
- www.grantselect.com is a practical online grants resource
- oedb.org is the site for the Open Education Database. They have a post for "100+ Places to Find Funding for Your Research"
- michigan.grantwatch.com is a grants funding website that lists Michigan-specific grants
- www.researchresearch.com has a searchable database of funding opportunities
Also check with Office of Development for information on Foundations and other services provided: http://www.andrews.edu/services/development
Grant Writing Resources
- Academic Research Funding Strategies provide a variety of services including webinars, consultations, and assistance in proposal development
- 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
- Green for Greens: Finding Public Funding for Healthy Food Retail is a guide to finding funding for projects related to healthy food access
- *Guide for Proposal Writing from the NSF is a step-by step overview of how NSF funding works and what kinds of information the NSF is looking for in grant proposals
- Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal is written by S. Joseph Levine of Michigan State University and provides helpful writing tips and examples
- National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide is the new guide for the National Science Foundation effective February, 2014
- *Non-Profit Works lists sample documents such as budgets, letter of inquiry, etc.
- Proposal Writing Short Course is a simple click-thru course designed by the Foundation Center
- 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
- University of Michigan Proposal Writer's Guide is a comprehensive guide for those who have little to no experience in writing proposals
- Written Communication is an excellent resource for writing NIH Grants, conference abstracts, and more
Articles on Grants and Grant Writing
- Crafting a Sales Pitch for Your Grant Proposal by Robert Porter (University of Tennessee)
- Debunking Some Myths About Grant Writing by Kenneth T. Henson (The Citadel)
- Grant Proposals (or Give me the money!) by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center
- Grant Writer's Tools by the University of Iowa
- Grant-Writing Tips for Graduate Students by Lisa Patrick Bentley (University of Arizona)
- The Art of Grantsmanship by Jack Kraicer (former Director of Research Grants at HFSP)
- Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal by George Hazelreig (National Science Foundation)
- Who Funds What? is a quick guide to Grant agencies produced by Academic Research Funding Strategies
- Writing Winning Technology Proposals by Elizabeth Byrom (SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology and Education Consortium)
- *Grant Training Center offers webinars and workshops as well as proposal reviews.
- Grant Writing USA offers grant writing and grant management workshops.
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