Research Resources

Email Alerts
Grant Writing Tips & Guides
Sample Proposals

External Funding Agencies



Research Resources

Email Alerts allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.


MyNSF is an email- and web-based alert service, designed to help anyone with an interest in NSF news and publications find out quickly about new publications and information.

NIH Guide

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for the NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.


NCER runs competitions for STAR grants, graduate and undergraduate fellowships, research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program, and other research assistance programs.

NIH Roadmap

The NIH Roadmap provides a framework of the priorities NIH as a whole must address in order to optimize its entire research portfolio. It lays out a vision for a more efficient and productive system of medical research. The NIH Roadmap identifies the most compelling opportunities in three main areas: new pathways to discovery, research teams of the future, and re-engineering the clinical research enterprise.
Grant Writing Tips & Guides

Finding Grants and Fellowships in the Humanities

from John Hopkins University.

Proposal Writing Essay

by Christina M. Gillis is a essay from her personal experience advising humanities scholars in proposal writing.

Seeking Funding

A Manual for faculty in Theological Education from The Association of Theological Schools.

What Do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway?

by Robert Porter, Ph.D, is a paper that presents the finding of interview with sixteen senior Virginia Tech faculty with extensive experience on review panels.

NFS' Guide for Proposal Writing

 Advice often given to inquirers. These suggestions for improving proposals were collected from a variety of sources, including NSF Program Directors, panel reviewers, and successful grantees.

Hints for Writing a Successful NIH grant

 Link to the many NIH divisions such as the National Cancer Institute. On the individual websites are materials for grantwriting directly related to the divisions.

Proposal Writing Short Course

a short, on-line proposal writing guide.

Elements of a Grant Proposal

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

by Joseph S. Levine, a printable pdf version of Levine's proposal writing guide, and examples of various parts of a proposal; also contains links to other proposal writing resources and books.

A Grantsmanship Tutorial

from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Office of Grant Support. 

The Elements of Style

by William Strunk, Jr. provides the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated; an on-line resource.

FIPSE: "Funding Your Best Ideas: A 12 Step Program"

by Joan Straumanis

EPA Grant Writing Tutorial

Sample Proposals

NIH Sample Proposals

Sample Proposals from the U.S. Department of Education

External Funding Agencies

Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Foundation Center
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation


Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Labor
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Arkansas Energy Office
Arkansas Office of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
American Association of Community Colleges
American Council on Education
AT&T Foundation
Care Foundation
Met Life Foundation
Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation
Second Nature
United Way of NWA
The Walmart Foundation



OMB Circular A-21

: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

US Code

Code of Federal Regulations


Federal Acquisition Regulation



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