Additional titles can be found by searching the University of Lethbridge Library Catalogue using the following Subject Headings: "proposal writing for grants"; "proposal writing in research"; "research grants"; "fund raising" and "federal aid to research".
Bauer, D. G. (2007). The "how to" grants manual: Successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants (6th ed.) [Electronic version]. Westport, CT: Praeger.
1999 print edition also available.
Chapin, P. G. (2004). Research projects and research proposals: A guide for scientists seeking funding Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Friedland, A. J., & Folt, C. L. (2009).Writing successful science proposals (2nd ed.). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Gajda, R., & Tulikangas, R. (2005). Getting the grant: How educators can write winning proposals and manage successful projects [Electronic version]. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Gitlin, L. N., & Lynons, K. J. (2004). Successful grant writing: Strategies for health and human service professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.
Golden, S. L. (1997). Secrets of successful grantsmanship: A guerrilla guide to raising money. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
Langille, L., & Mackenzie, T. (2007). Navigating the road to success: A systematic approach to preparing competitive grant proposals. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 2(1). Retrieved April 20, 2007 from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/149/238
Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., & Silverman, S. J. (2000). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
New, C. C., & Quick, J. A. (2003). How to write a grant proposal [Electronic version]. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Punch, K. F. (2006). Developing effective research proposals (2nd ed.). London: Sage.
Ward, D. L. (2010). Effective grants management. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Yang, O. O. (2005). Guide to effective grant writing: How to write an effective NIH grant application. [Electronic version]. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
Fundamentals of Grantsmanship
Written by Janet S. Rasey, University of Washington.
Grant Proposals (or, Give me the Money!)
Produced by the Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Grant Writing Resources
Written by Deborah Kluge, this site provides links to proposal writing help and help finding grants by subject or region.
A Guide for Proposal Writing
Created by the National Science Foundation, this website is especially designed for grants in the sciences and engineering.
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
Created by J. Levine, University of Michigan.
What Grantmakers Want Applicants to Know
Information about non-profits and what they do, produced by GuideStar
Compiled by the Ontario Library Service, this website is a clearinghouse of web sites on all aspects of fundraising.
Produced by the National Institute for Health (US), provides additional links to grant writing sites and funding opportunities.
Additional titles can be found by searching the University of Lethbridge Library Catalogue using the following Subject Headings: "Research Grants Canada Directories"; "Research Grants Directories"; Scholarships Directories"; "Endowments Directories".
Annual Register of Grant Support. (2005).
An authoritative guide to funding from a broad range of organizations worldwide. Includes detailed information on over 3,800 granting organizations including government agencies, public and private foundations, corporations, professional associations, unions, special interest groups, etc. Arranged by subject: well indexed. Also contains article on program planning and proposal writing.
Associations Unlimited [Electronic version]. (2007).
Provides electronic access to detailed information on over 450,000 associations, professional societies, nonprofit organizations, and other granting agencies at all levels, local to international. Searchable by geographical location, subject, award type, award name, and more.
Canadian Directory to Foundations & Grants (20th ed.). (2006) 2 volumes.
Contains detailed profiles of about 2,400 Canadian foundations, as well as over 150 U.S. foundations with a history of granting in Canada. Many kinds of foundations are included - government, corporate, family, community, special purpose, and service club. Extensively indexed. Also included are sections on proposal writing, foundation web sites, tables analyzing data on foundations, and more.
Europa International Foundation Directory (17th ed.). (2008).
Provides international coverage of over 2,500 foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making NGOs, and other not-for-profit organizations. Information is detailed and well indexed. Essays in Part One provide valuable background information on the foundation sector, including an overview of foundation activity and trends world-wide.
Grants Register. (2008).
Containing detailed information on over 4,000 awards from 62 countries, this is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to postgraduate grants and professional funding worldwide. Aimed primarily at students; focus is on graduate and postdoctoral scholarships, fellowships, and other awards. Well indexed.
This looseleaf directory provides detailed information on over 1,000 grants and assistance programs from Canadian federal and provincial governments, as well as many private sources. Arranged by level of granting agency (national, provincial), then by subject. No indexes.
Provides information about grants, fellowships, prizes and other funding opportunities from public and private sector sponsors around the world. Researchers and scholars in all disciplines can find relevant information to help them secure funding for their work, including information about deadlines, award amounts, eligibility criteria and sponsor contact information.
Find out who shares your research interests both within and outside your discipline. Keyword searches provide access to the literature of a specific area of study as well as exposure to the community currently studying the topic. Scholar profiles include contact information, educational background, research interests, and a verified publication list. You can also set up your own profile within the database.
Search the database's "Funding Agency" index to find information on grant activity and funding acknowledgments found in thousands of citations to scholarly information. Allows you to see where funding money is going and what research has been developed from a specific grant.
Designed specifically for researchers and graduate students, this database is a multidisciplinary alerting service for upcoming conferences worldwide, as well as calls for papers for special issues of scholarly journals.
Internal and External Grants
Compiled by Research Services, University of Lethbridge. Provides links to funding sources at the U of L as well as external granting agencies. External funding sources are listed alphabetically and by broad subject area.
Awards, Honours & Prizes Opportunities Database
Compiled by the University of Toronto, this database provides information on over 700 funding programs, searchable by program deadline and broad subject area.
CORDIS (Community Research & Development Information Service)
Provides information on research sponsored by the European Union.
Provides information on over 1,000 grant programs available from various agencies of the U.S. federal government.
A free, monthly newsletter from the University of Alberta that provides links to funding opportunities, information on upcoming deadlines, and funding agency news.
Federal Government Assistance Programs Industry Canada (Research, Technology, Innovation).
Social Science Research Council (U.S.)
Many SSRC grants are also open to applicants from the humanities, natural sciences, and professional/practitioner communities.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)American Funding Sources
Created by Simon Fraser University, this site provides links to funding sources in the health sciences (with a few general funding sources thrown in the mix).
Federal Government Assistance Programs Industry Canada (Research, Technology, Innovation)
Funding Guide for International Science and Technology Cooperation Produced by the Canadian government, provides links to sources for grants, bursaries, postdoctoral fellowships, and major international prizes. Includes some social sciences funding as well.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Content Revised: May 14, 2010