Additional Resources

The Rhetoric of the Grant Proposal, Halpern, Andrea et al, June 2005. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.

New Resources from Academic Research Funding Strategies – New Faculty Guide to Research Funding

From the University of Missouri’s Grant Writer Network Grant Seeking in Higher Education: Strategies and Tools for College Faculty, published 2012, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. This title is now available as an E-book through University Libraries, see

The Elements of Style also known as Strunk & White, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White, is a prescriptive American English writing style guide comprising eight “elementary rules of usage”, ten “elementary principles of composition”, “a few matters of form”, a list of 49 “words and expressions commonly misused”, and a list of 57 “words often misspelled”. In 2011, Time magazine listed The Elements of Style as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

Grant Resource Center – American Association of State Colleges and Universities

The Grants Resource Center assists college and university research administrators in strengthening their institutions by increasing their competitiveness for federal and private grants. GRC ensures that its 130 members receive the most thorough personalized technical assistance and current information available.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook – very popular resource, provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide  Рvery popular resource for developing a linear flow of logic, a very important concept in proposal writing.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management

The target audience for this publication is post docs and new faculty. Considered by many to be one of the most comprehensive resources on starting up a new lab, getting funding, publishing and many of the other skills needed for success in academia. This resource is based on the BWF-HHMI course in Scientific Management for the Beginning Academic Investigator.

Is grant writing worth the effort? View this interesting article which helps to see inside the mind of reviewers.

Grants Resource Center (GRC)

This is a searchable database of public and private funding sources that is provided by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The database is designed exclusively for GRC-member institutions.

Fundsnet Services

Is another helpful Website that provides information about private funding opportunities, information, and grant-writing resources.

The Grantsmanship Center

This Website includes Local Funding Sources sorted by: Top Grantmaking Foundations by State, Community Foundations by State, Corporate Giving Programs by State, and State Government Homepages.

Pearson Grant HelpCenter

This is a source for grant proposal writing, funding, and procurement from Pearson Math and Pearson Science.  This site includes universal tips on the grant-seeking and application process.

Grant Writing Workshops, see

Tampa Bay Library Consortium – Fundamentals of Grant Writing

This workshop can be presented in a standard classroom and provides information and tools to help improve an organization’s chances to be successful in winning grant awards. It provides comprehensive information about the grant writing process including the essential administrative functions required to be successful in winning grants, how to build an organizational portfolio for use in writing grants, helpful tools in planning for grant acquisition, how to search for funding, and how to write compelling proposals. For more information, visit

Grant Writing USA

Whether you’re a beginning grant writer who’s just getting started or a seasoned pro ready to move to your next level of performance, Grant Writing USA can help you get there – For information about hosting a Grant Writing USA event, see –

Grantsmanship Institute

Visit their web site –

American Grant Writers Association

Visit their website –

Calendar of upcoming workshops – Workshop Schedule

Other Resources