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Grant Search Databases
GrantForward is a grant search database that has been available to users at Stevenson for several years. While it contains data from all types of sponsors, it has a heavy emphasis on federal and other governmental grants.
Log-in: https://www.grantforward.com/search. Click “Log-in.” You will need to create a username and password if you have not already done so. You create them by clicking on the “Sign Up” link in the upper right corner. If you already have signed up, then click “Log In” and enter your user name and password.
When you set up your account, you will be given the option of setting up a profile.
There are eight types of search criteria available when searching for grant opportunities.
GrantSelect is a grant search database that has predominant focus on grants from foundations.
Under quick search, there are four search criteria available. Under advanced search, eight additional criteria are available.
No password is required. Log-in: http://grantselect.com/login.html. Then click the green button that says “Institutional Login.”
Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Directory Online is a searchable database that provides an extensive amount of information about foundations, including their grant-making interests and history. Detailed grant information including recipients, descriptions, and types of support is provided to help you determine which funders are most likely to fund your work, how much to request, and what to highlight in a grant proposal.
Stevenson has one license for simultaneous use of the Foundation. To access the data in the Foundation Directory, please contact Jim Rose (443-334-2406, or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to learn about the Foundation Directory on your own, please visit their website foundationcenter.org.
The Foundation Center, which provides the Foundation Directory, also maintains a website called Grantspace.org which offers a rich assortment of resources for seeking grants.
Grant Writing Tips
The following websites provide assistance on writing a grant proposal:
- Advice on writing proposals to the National Science Foundations
- How to write a research project grant application - From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Quick guide for grant applications - From the National Cancer Institute
- 20 reasons why proposals aren't funded