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.
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.
- www.grantselect.com 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.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 U.S.. Department of Health & Human Services where information on funding for research in health related subjects can be obtained.
- www.nij.gov is the site for National Institute of Justice where you can find information on crimes and prevention, law enforcement, etc and funding availability for these type of programs.
- www.nsf.gov is the site for National Science Foundation where information on grants for science research can be obtained
- www.researchresearch.com has a searchable database of funding opportunities
- http://www.rwjf.org is the site where information on health issues can be obtained.
- University of San Diego External Funding Directory The University of San Diego has a directory of external grants listed by field
- www.usda.gov is the site to find information for 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
- http://www.in4grants.com/webinars.php In4Grants offers webinars that aid researchers in improving their grant writing.
- http://granttrainingcenter.com/ The Grant Training Center hosts grant writing workshops for educators across America.
- http://grantwritingusa.com/index.html Grant Writing USA hosts grant training workshops across America.
- 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
- 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
- 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 a comprehensive guide for those who have little to no experience in writing proposals
Articles on 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-Writing Tips for Graduate Students by Lisa Patrick Bentley (University of Arizona)
- The Art of Grantsmanship by Jack Kraicer (fromer Director of Research Grants at HFSP)
- Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal by George Hazelreig (National Science Foundation)
- Writing Winning Technology Proposals by Elizabeth Byrom (SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology and Education Consortium)