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Grants and funding for science & engineering

Resources to help researchers identify funding opportunities and grant awards.

Stanford resources


Funding opportunities

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Also known as Pivot, contains 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.
[Washington, DC] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource is your source to find and apply for federal grants. The system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.
New York : Foundation Center
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The directory contains information about the largest public and private foundations in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites. This edition includes full text access from IRS 990 forms, as well as detailed funder profiles, information regarding recently awarded grants, RFPs, key staff affiliations, publications, news and job postings.

Grant Awards

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Dimensions is a large citation and abstract database that covers all subject areas and provides free access to more than 95 million citations from research publications. Stanford has a subscription to Dimensions Plus, a fee-based service, integrates citations with a global grants database, clinical trials from a range of international registries, worldwide coverage of patents, plus policy documents, as well as data metrics and trends in order to provide a broad view of the research process and the research community.
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"The mission of Grantome is to use data to drive discovery of new knowledge about scientific research grants. This knowledge can be applied to enhance the productivity and confer competitive advantage for researchers, institutions, and businesses that rely on grant funding. Towards this goal we have collected grant data from some of the world's largest and most prominent grant-giving organizations and assembled them into a single database.To facilitate discovery of the trends related to funding the specific needs of each client, we have built: a search engine that uses the latest technologies to quickly and efficiently extract large amounts of grant data from the database, a graphical interface for real time data plotting of the results of any search, data analysis services for a more in-depth exploration of any particular topic. At the launch of Grantome, grant data are available from the U.S. National Institute of Health, which will be updated weekly as new data become available. In the near future the database will be expanded to include the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as federal grant organizations in Canada and Europe."--About page.

Grant acknowledgements in publications

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Search over 12,000 core journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities to find the high quality research. Move backward/forward in time using cited/citing reference identified by researchers. Updated weekly, includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1898-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present), Book Citation Index (2005-present), Index Chemicus (1993-present), and Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present; also includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840)). (Structure searching)
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
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"Updated daily, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It also includes web sources, patents, articles in-press, book series, conference proceedings, and trade publications. Scopus provides international coverage of literature in science, technology, and medicine, and social sciences plus related content in the arts and humanities. 1996-present plus selected coverage back to 1823."


External Grant and Funding Resources

Writing proposals

Proposal writing for grants from SearchWorks

Below are titles at Stanford with the subject heading "Proposal writing for grants."

  1. Anne L. Rothstein. 2019

  2. John D. Robertson, Stephen W. Russell, David C. Morrison. 2019

  3. John D. Robertson, Stephen W. Russell, David C. Morrison. 2019

  4. John D. Robertson, Stephen W. Russell, David C. Morrison. 2019

  5. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld. 2019

  6. John D. Robertson, PhD, Stephen W. Russell, DVM, PhD, David C. Morrison, PhD.. 2018

  7. Maria Kreiser. 2018

  8. Maria Kreiser. 2018

  9. Maria Kreiser, Julie Jennings. 2018

  10. Laura J. Anna, editor, Montgomery College Rockville, Maryland, Thomas B. Higgins, editor, Harold Washington College, Chicago, Illinois, Alycia Palmer, editor, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, Kalyn Shea Owens, editor, North Seattle College Seattle, Washington. 2018

Proposal writing in research in SearchWorks

  1. Andrew J. Friedland, Carol L. Folt, Jennifer L. Mercer. 2018

  2. Patty McGinnis, Kitchka Petrova. 2016

  3. Steven R. Terrell. 2016

  4. Cynthia E. Carr. 2015

  5. Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, Stephen J. Silverman. 2014

  6. Ritsert C. Jansen, University of Groningen. 2013

  7. Pam Denicolo, Lucinda Becker. 2012

  8. A. Yavuz Oruç.. 2012

  9. Jay D. Gatrell, Gregory D. Bierly, Ryan R. Jensen. 2012


Chicago [etc.] Marquis Academic Media, Marquis Who's Who [etc.]
Green Library » Information Center: Reference » AS911 .A2 A67 ED.53 2020
Presents information on a variety of grants and endowments in such fields as the humanities, education, the sciences, urban and regional affairs, and technology.
New York, Foundation Center; distributed by Columbia University Press.
Green Library » Information Center: Reference » AS911 .A2 F65 ED.38 2016
Provides descriptions of grant makers, including private grant-making foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, and corporate grant makers.
Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2009-
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference » LB2337.4 .C66 2020
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.


Proposal Writing for Grants books

  1. Anne L. Rothstein. 2019

  2. John D. Robertson, Stephen W. Russell, David C. Morrison. 2019

  3. John D. Robertson, Stephen W. Russell, David C. Morrison. 2019