There are many resources for finding grants: Here a few helpful links to get you started:
I. Government Grants
- The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) has grant information and training available. Dr. Linda Mason, Coordinator for Grant Writing. And External Funding Assistance, provides a wealth of information on grants, including weekly updates on grant announcements tailored to higher education: see http://www.okhighered.org/grant-opps/grant-opps.shtml and scroll down to Weekly Grant Opportunities Announcements. Sign up for OSRHE list serve for timely grant updates at this link : http://lists.onenet.net/mailman/listinfo/okhigheredgrants . Fill out the top half of the page only.
- For the Grants.gov list serve, Sign up for Grants.gov to receive daily federal grant updates based on your search criteria based on your interests and preferences: http://www07.grants.gov/applicants/email_subscription.jsp
- The vast majority of federal grants for higher education are funded from 3 agencies:
1. National Science Foundation (NSF) There is a wealth of information on the NSF website at nsf.gov . The quickest way to find grant opportunities that will be offered over the next several months is to go to NSF Grants Schedule .
3. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Website: http://nih.gov/ . The NIH primarily funds medical research under the Office of Extramural Research, and scheduled grant opportunities are listed at NIH Grants . Other NIH Grants: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is a division of NIH and has health care related program grants. The HRSA website link is: HRSA website . Current HRSA grant opportunities are at HRSA open grants .
II. Foundation Grants
The Foundation Center is an organization that catalogs foundations nationwide and has a a variety of tools to quickly search a database nearly 100,000 foundations nationwide to target foundations. The Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library has access to the Foundation Center’s most powerful search tools with a Professional level subscription. Three computers and a number of print resources comprise the library’s “Southeastern Center for Funding Research.
The Southeastern Center for Funding Research belongs to a network of over 400 institutions (Cooperating Collections) which offer Foundation Center resources to grant seekers free of charge. The Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is one of six Cooperating Collections in Oklahoma. The other Oklahoma CC’s are in Enid, Muskogee, Oklahoma City, Norman, and Tulsa. Everyone is welcome to use the FC print resources and databases but, in accordance with our agreement with the FC, they must be used within the library. For more information about this resource and how to receive assistance, click on this link: http://homepages.se.edu/center-for-funding-research/.