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Grants are a form of financial aid, based on need, which you do not have to repay. Below, you will find links to a variety of grant resources online.

You should also take a look at the Scholarship and Fellowship Databases page, which links to dozens of scholarship and fellowship databases and the Foundations and Funders page, which links to a variety of foundation sites.


Grant Information Online

Amherst College's Funding Information Resources
Includes a list of the Amherst College Foundation and Corporate Support Office's favorite Funding Information Resources.

ASU Funding Information & Sponsor WebSites
This site at Arizona State University (ASU) lists sponsors and funding opportunities.

Foundation and Grant Information Gopher
This gopher server from the University of Michigan library points to several sources of information about grants.

A collection of links to grants-related information and resources.

A Grant Seeker's Guide to the Internet
Written by Andrew J. Grant (agrbb@cunyvm.bitnet).

A Grant Getter's Guide to the Internet
Written by James M. Kearney (

ORTTA Gopher
This gopher, at the Office of Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Minnesota contains funding opportunities, information about SPIN and other useful resources.

Gopher Jewels: Grant Information


A Proposal Writing Short Course (Foundation Center)
A basic overview of how to write a grant proposal.

What Should I Know About ED Grants?
This is the electronic version of a US Department of Education booklet of basic information about grants (including a glossary of 60 common terms).

Writing Proposals (Univ. of Southern California)
This gopher contains advice on writing effective proposals, including examples of inquiry letters and proposals.

Grant Databases

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog (University of Tennessee/Knoxville)
The FDAC, also known as CFDA, is a searchable directory of federal programs that provide assistance benefits to the American public. Many grant programs are listed.

GrantSource Service (UNC Chapel Hill, Office of Research Services)
This gopher uses WAIS to provide full-text searching of nearly 10,000 documents from major funding sources. Also provides information about programs sponsored by NSF and NIH and free access to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN is a database of grants from government, foundation and corporate sources, available for a fee from InfoEd of Albany, New York. Your grants office may have access to this database. For more information call 1-800-727-6427 or send email to


Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy covers news about gifts and grants and includes a list of application deadlines. The emphasis is on fundraising and giving for nonprofit organizations, but some scholarship and fellowship programs may be included.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy also sells Guide to Grants, a PC-based database of grant opportunities. It costs $295 per year for the disk version (updated bimonthly) or $395 for the CD-ROM version. For more information, call 1-800-287-6072.

Funding News
This gopher provides grant announcements, funding information and advice on obtaining public and private funding.

Philanthropy News Digest
An archive of past issues of Philanthropy News Digest, a weekly publication of the Foundation Center.

Government Grants

ARPA Solicitations
This gopher contains information on current and past solicitations from the CSTO, SSTO and ESTO offices of ARPA.

Commerce Business Daily (CBD)
The CBD contains notices of proposed government procurement actions and other procurement information.

DHHS GrantsNet
This gopher provides information about grant opportunities at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal Agency Research Opportunities
This gopher, maintained by Michigan State University, provides links to most research grant programs of federal agencies.

Federally-Funded Research in the U.S.
A page of information about federally-funded research in the US, including information about the USDA, NIH, NSF, NIST, ATP and SBIR.

Georgia HOPE Scholarship and Grant Program
The Georgia HOPE Scholarship (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) provides grants for tuition and fees and books for Georgia residents at public and private colleges in Georgia. The award amount consists of full tuition and mandatory fees and a $300 book allowance at public colleges, and $3,000 per year (plus the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant of $900) at private colleges. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.

NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts Database
New York University provides an archive of the weekly NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts from 1990 to the present.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Provides information about NIH grants and contracts, among other topics.

Office of the Federal Register (OFR)
This gopher provides access to the daily table of contents of the Federal Register and other OFR information.

Miscellaneous Grant-Related Resources

AHSL Grant Resources Guide
This web page is the online Guide to Funding Information of the Arizona Health Sciences Library. It includes pointers to a few health-related resources.

Grants (Mountain.Net)

International and Research Exchange Board (IREX)
IREX promotes scholarly interaction between the United States, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. For more information, send email to

TRAM Research Funding Opportunities and Administration
Contains a searchable list of research funding sources; a set of agency grant application forms; a list of university sponsored research offices; and copies of standard agreements for subcontracts, non-disclosures and licenses.

University of Idaho Grants List
This grants section of this gopher has a few interesting resources, including the most up-to-date and complete version of James Kearney's A Grant Getter's Guide to the Internet.

University of Idaho Grant Directory
Under construction, but still useful.

University of Kentucky Grants Gopher
Contains links to the gophers of several dozen grant-making organizations.


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