To help UNH faculty, staff, and students with the grants process, particularly identifying grant opportunities, here are some important web sites and databases.
Grantseekers' Cafe - News, information, advice, tutorials and networking for anyone seeking a grant.
Grant Writing Web Listings - grant writing services, grant writing tools for non-profit organizations, grant writing tips, grant writing tutorials, etc.
Useful articles on grants
The Buck Starts Here by Karen M. Markin (Chronicle of Higher Education. Washington. February 21, 2005. Vol. 51, Iss.25.; pg. C1 )
Debunking Some Myths About Grant Writing by Kenneth T. Henson (Chronicle of Higher Education: Chronicle Careers, June 26, 2003)
Finding Funding -- Check Out These Dozen Daring Ideas for Generating Cash by Gwen Solomon (Technology & Learning. Dayton: July 2006. Vol. 26, Iss. 12, pg. 14)
Finding Funding: Writing Winning Proposals for Research Funds by Laurel K. Grove (Technical Communication. Washington: February 2004. Vol. 51, Iss. 1; pg. 25, 11 pgs.)
Finding Sources on the Web by Stephen Wilensky (Music Education Technology (Overland Park: April/May 2006. Vol. 4, Iss. 2; pg. 36)
Grant Writing by Rosa Aronson (Leadership for Student Activities (Reston: November 2005. Vol. 34, Iss. 3; pg. 29, 3 pgs.)
Grant Writing 101 by Susan Reese (Techniques. Alexandria: April 2005. Vol. 80, Iss. 4; pg. 24, 4 pgs)
The Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) is a searchable database of over 8,000 federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, updated daily. An alert service is available so you can create your own search and set it to run at intervals you specify. An expertise database of subscribing researchers is another part of IRIS, especially other researchers and funders. UNH faculty, staff and currently enrolled students have remote access to this database. In addition, the UNH professional library staff prepared a Library Guide on IRIS to assist you as you begin searching this useful database.
The Development Office at the University of New Haven has 2 on-line databases - BIG Online and Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals. Both of these are, however, restricted to development personnel but they would be happy to do some checking for you.
This site provides general help on fundraising, including its own classified searchable databases of grant makers. Note also the courses offered under the Virtual Classroom & Learning Lab headings at the top of the front page. These include guides to proposal writing, budgeting, and an FC (Foundation center) database search tutorial.
Proposal Writing Short Course is very useful for preparing your proposal.
The closest Foundation Center cooperating collection is the New Haven Free Public Library's Non Profit Resource Center at 133 Elm Street, New Haven.
Grants.gov is the electronic storefront for federal grants. Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for Federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. Grants.gov has streamlined the process of finding and applying for Federal grant opportunities.
The NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH CRISP Database CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. The database, maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health.
FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities)
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
GrantsNet GrantsNet is a one-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education. Through the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS,) this service is completely free.
The GrantDoctor provides an "Index of Columns" as well as e-mail help with your science funding questions.
Grants and Grant Writing Index. Includes articles about writing successful grant applications, from the Next Wave archives.
Take a look at the series "How Not To Kill a Grant Application" to improve your chances of winning those research funds!
ResearchResearch ResearchResearch provides research policy news and comprehensive funding opportunities for US researchers Whether you are a policymaker trying to keep up with the news, an administrator serving a university-wide community or a Principal Investigator managing your own research group, there are services to suit your needs.
Community of Science (COS) is a leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines. They aggregate valuable information so you spend less precious time and money searching for the information you need.
Find funding with COS Funding Opportunities by searching their comprehensive funding resource, with more than 22,000 records representing nearly 400,000 opportunities, worth over $33 billion.
Identify experts and collaborators with COS Expertise search among 500,000 profiles of researchers from 1,600 institutions throughout the world. Discover who's doing what -- current research activity, funding received, publications, patents, new positions and more.
Promote your research with a COS Profile and showcase your research and expertise among researchers and scholars from universities, corporations and nonprofits in more than 170 countries.
National Council of University Research Administrators is an organization of individuals involved in the administration of sponsored programs at universities and colleges. Their Resources Page provides sample policies and agreements, guiding principles for University-Industry endeavors, and other useful information.
The Society of Research Administrators is an international professional society. Their page provides links to federal regulations, workshops and conference opportunities, etc.
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.
This page was last updated 5 January 2010.