This page is designed to provide information about Web resources for students and faculty at the University of West Georgia seeking grant funding. If you have suggestions or questions about this guide, please contact Shelley Rogers.
The Office of Research & Sponsored Operations at UWG is also available to help you. They are located in Row Hall - West, and their telephone number is (678) 839-4759. See their webpage at http://www.westga.edu/oso/.
Pequegnat, W., E. Stover, and C.A. Boyce. (Eds.). (2011). How to write a successful research grant application. New York: Springer.
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The majority of this site is restricted to members of the organization, but they do offer a free quarterly e-newsletter, Take It For Granted, which contains helpful info for grant seekers and writers.
For library students and professional librarians, academic, school, and public libraries.
This organization covers all aspects of philanthropy. Free resources include blogs and e-newsletters.
News and opinions on fundraising, stats on top donors, and a guide to grants with a searchable database of funders.
Their "Grant Proposal Writing Tips" page is geared towards public television and radio producers, but contains many useful suggestions for grant writers in any field.
Offers many resources that can be accessed without a subscription, including the "Find Funders" database, and free online tools. An invaluable site for any grant seeker.
Considered the "bible" for grant seekers, but it does require that you personally purchase a subscription. UWG and the local public library do not currently subscribe to it.
Overview of grant writing, including the "four factors" of a successful proposal. Provides samples, instructions, and hundreds of tips.
Blog by a professional grant writer. Free, useful features and tips.
Federal, state, local, and private sponsors provide over 2000 funding opportunities. This is a database to which UWG subscribes. The link takes you to the UWG Office of Research & Sponsored Operations webpage, "Locate Funding," with instructions on how to access this database.
All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies--over 1000 programs--can be found here.
Mostly fee-based workshops and courses, but also offers free tips in their monthly e-publication called "Centered." The Center provides info on funding sources, including corporate giving programs and the top foundations in each state.
Foundation Center resource site for grant seekers.
IMLS is the clearinghouse for federal funding for libraries and museums across the nation.
Blog for librarians interested in grant opportunities.
Free website by Salem Press that helps librarians search for library grants from local to national levels.
Grants for libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions.
Compilation of links to grants for nonprofit organizations, and compilation of links to grants for individuals.
Focuses on grants specific to Minnesota, but also includes an excellent proposal writing guide, written by a nonprofit management consultant, as a downloadable PDF.
Lists all NEH grant funding opportunities.
Medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
Directs you to all the opportunities for funding by the NSF.
First published in 1996 and one of the best grant writing tools on the Web ever since. All content is free. Also includes links to grant-makers and many public, private, and educational grant-seeking resources.
The most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists.
"The ultimate nonprofit newbie resource," this blog provides info and ideas on all aspects of fundraising.
Over 100 programs for school funding opportunities.
Lists grants available to both institutions and individual librarians.
Blog that provides tips and suggestions for developing smart grant writing practices.
Blog that features tips on writing successful grant applications and getting started with a grants program. Includes suggestions for how to build relationships to enhance fundraising and how to best navigate and use social media.
Their GrantSource Library provides an excellent compilation of resources to assist with the proposal writing process. Listed resources range from Web sites to downloadable e-books.