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Summer Means Research... Research Means Grantseeking

The spring semester is coming to a close and some of you might be turning your focus to funding your research through grants over the summer. Dewey Library has many resources to help you find the right organization to submit your proposals to. Plus, our librarians are more than willing to help you with finding grants.

For starters, here are some print resources in the Dewey reference collection:


  • Annual Register of Grant Support: This book will give you a list of grant funders for all disciplines and specialties. REF AS 911 A2 A67

  • The Foundation Directory: Similar to the one above, this resource lists grant funding organizations by state. REF AS 911 A2 F65

  • Government Assistance Almanac: A yearly listing of federally-funded grants. REF HC110 .P63 G69

  • The International Foundation Directory: As the name suggests, grants that are funded through international organizations. REF HV 7 I57

  • Directory of Research Grants: Runs the gamut of U.S., federal and international grants available for research purposes. REF LB2338 D57X 2008 v. 1 and v. 2

  • The Grants Register: Considered “The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide.��? REF LB2338 G7

  • Government Research Directory: Comparable to the Government Assistance Almanac REF Q179.98 G68

Dewey has many print resources to help you apply for grants. Here’s just a sample to check out:


  • The “How To��? Grants Manual: REF HG177 B38 1999

  • Proposal Planning and Writing: REF HG177.5 U6 M56

Also, check out the libraries Financial Aids and Grants page for more opportunities and information.

In addition to grant resources found at the library, the University provides a page on graduate student funding opportunities and proposal resources. Here you’ll find links to resources such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. There are also guides to proposal writing.

Be sure to check out the Accent on Research, a quarterly newsletter which contains graduate funding opportunities as well. Find out about faculty research opportunities as well as postdoctoral fellowships.

Let us know if you need help using these resources!

Blog post created by Jill Parsons