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
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 (email@example.com).
A Grant Getter's Guide to the Internet
Written by James M. Kearney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This gopher, at the Office of Research and Technology Transfer at the University
of Minnesota contains funding opportunities, information about SPIN and other
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.