Learn more about the grant-seeking process, proposal writing, and related matters:
Rejected: Learning from 'Missed Shots'
An essay by Russell Olwell, from Inside Higher Ed
Faculty Grant Workshop Presentation:
Creating a competitive, compelling grant proposal in the Humanities and Humanistic Studies
The Foundation Center:
A Proposal-Writing Short Course
Social Science Research Council:
On the Art of Writing Proposals
Perspectives on Undergraduate Research & Mentoring (PURM)
A blog hosted by Elon University
Search for funding at these sites:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves as the managing partner for GRANTS.GOV, an online resource for finding funding opportunities and applying for federal grants. If you are new to GRANTS.GOV, please refer to the Quick Reference Guide for faculty PIs for an overview of the online system.
American Council of Learned Societies:
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to our work. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations.
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.
Stanford Humanities Center:
Founded in 1980, the Stanford Humanities Center is a multidisciplinary research institute at Stanford dedicated to advancing knowledge about culture, philosophy, history, and the arts. The Center's fellowships, research workshops, and public events strengthen the intellectual and creative life of the university, foster innovative scholarship and teaching, and enrich our understanding of the vast record of human achievement.
Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement:
RCSA is a private operating foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics, and related fields) at U.S. colleges and universities. It supports research independently proposed by college and university faculty members, convenes conferences and actively advocates for science advancement.
National Science Foundation:
NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
National Institutes of Health:
NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
Department of Education:
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Department of Energy:
DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research:
AFOSR continues to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force's basic research program.