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More than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. Provides grant notices in all disciplines from federal and private sources and identifies researchers at other institutions with specific research interests. CREATING AN ACCOUNT: You must be on campus to set up a COS Pivot account. Having an account lets you use additional COS functions such as saving searches, and allows you to set up email alerts about fund opportunities from a sponsor or for a topic. After creating a COS Pivot account, you can access it from any location. SUPPORT: Please go to "Training and Resources" in lower right corner of the home page to download the Quick Start Guide.
The Federal Research in Progress database provides access to information about ongoing federally funded projects in the fields of the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. It can be used to avoid research duplication, complement searches of completed research, identify gaps in areas of investigation, discover leads in literature, identify individuals with expertise, locate sources of support, and stimulate ideas for planning. Updated monthly.
Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. The Stanford Libraries have licensed the Professional version of this directory which includes over 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities.
Grant Forward, formerly IRIS, is a pre-award funding search service. Grant Forward includes 6,000+ foundation, 8,000+ federal, and other funding sources. Search by keywords in the full-text or by pre-classified subject categories. You can also save searches and set up alerts. CREATING AN ACCOUNT: You must be on campus to set up an account. Go to the home page, scroll down, then click on "Create an Account." Enter your Stanford email address, set up a password, and click on "I am a member of a subscribing institution" which will populate "Stanford University." After creating an account you can sign in from any location.
External Grant and Funding Resources
Books on Writing Grant Proposals
This page features selected books on writing proposals. The bottom of the page includes a link to all items cataloged in SearchWorks on this topic.
Topic Search in SearchWorks
Below are titles at Stanford with the subject heading "Proposal writing for grants."
Green Library » Stacks » HG177 .H683 1995
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Temporary shelving » HC241.2 .H62 1990
Green Library » US Federal Documents » NF 3.26:
Guide to effective grant writing [electronic resource] : how to write a successful NIH grant application
Presents information on a variety of grants and endowments in such fields as the humanities, education, the sciences, urban and regional affairs, and technology.
The 2012-2014 edition contains detailed descriptions of nearly 1,500 funding programs. These opportunities identify billions of dollars in financial aid and funding that have been set aside primarily or exclusively for women.
This guide contains a wealth of information, including an annotated listing of grantmaker Web sites and a variety of related nonprofit sites of interest.
Provides descriptions of grant makers, including private grant-making foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, and corporate grant makers.
Only listing programs open to graduate students, it includes 800+ biggest and best fellowships, grants, and awards set aside for students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree.
Contains nearly 900 biggest and best fellowships, grants, and awards set aside just for students interested in working on a master's or doctoral degree.
Contains billions of dollars in financial opportunities for college including federal grants, work-study programs, need-based and non-need-based gift aid, and athletic awards from more than 2,100 four-year colleges.