This guide is designed to provide information regarding funding sources for research, performance and special projects.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of funding, books on this topic can be
found in several subject classifications of the reference area.
URSUS is the library catalog, and serves as a directory to books (and
other items) in
the University of Maine library system.
Reference books can be used inside Fogler Library. Books in the stacks
may be checked out.
Search Terms for URSUS
- "proposal writing in research"
- "proposal writing for grants"
- "research grants"
Books on Grantwriting
Foundation Directory Online
Database of profiles from over 100,000
foundations and public charities; historical files on grants
already made; and organizations' IRS 990s. Focused on the nonprofit community,
but includes scholarships, fellowships, and research funding.
to find foundations that provide
funding in your project area.
2. Use the "view index" links to choose terms
from the database for your search.
3. Essential fields to complete:
Fields of Interest
, Types of Support
Geographic Focus field, include both Maine and National. National includes
projects that focus their giving beyond one state alone.
4. Search by keywords specific to your area of interest (e.g.,
etc.), and/or for the
community or social focus of your project (e.g., arts
Integrated database that combines funding opportunities with
researcher profiles. Geared toward the higher education community. Available remotely.
1. Use Advanced Search
to find funding
opportunities that match who you are as a grantseeker.
2. Essential fields to complete: Keyword
, Funding Type
(visual arts, fine arts, decorative arts, media
arts, art education, etc.)
(academic institution, graduate student, PhD or
fellowship, research grant, conference travel, artistic pursuit, etc.).
3. Use the search fields to find keywords that describe your
arts-related topic, and/or the various facets to your project (e.g.,
through public art
4. You can create an account in Pivot
to save searches
and receive alerts
when new opportunities are added that match your search
Directories and Indexes provide information about grantmakers and the
requirements for the grants that they fund.
The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy
News Digest/RFP Bulletin
The Foundation Center's
guide to establishing a nonprofit
- The Foundation Center's
information and resources that are specifically designed to
meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how
for securing funding and operating effective organizations
- The Foundation Center's
"Before You Seek a Grant" free webinar
The Nonprofit Sector in Brief, Public Charities,
Giving, and Volunteering, 2013 from the National Center
for Charitable Statistics & Urban Institute
The State of
Grantseeking 2014 Report, "These
free survey results, which reflect the grantseeking
experiences of over 1,200 respondents, can serve as
benchmarks for organizations to compare their grantseeking
efforts with those of other, comparable organizations."
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: New Grants
The Nonprofit Times: Grants
USA.gov for Nonprofits, by the U.S. General Services
Administration; links to relevant information for nonprofits
from the IRS, U.S. Postal Service, and other federal
departments and agencies.
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