From the OU Graduate College, this page lists scholarships & research grants, graduate assistantships, fellow-ships, and information on financial aid for students.
From the Office of the Vice President for Research, this page offers information on grants and other funding resources available to OU tenure-track faculty.
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America’s postsecondary education community. Their core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance - grants, loans, and work-study programs - for education beyond high school. The programs they administer comprise the nation’s largest source of student aid. Every year we pro-vide more than $100 billion in new aid to nearly 14 million postsecondary students and their families.
Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are forms of aid that help students pay for their educa-tion. Unlike student loans, scholarships and fellowships do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships and fellowships from several thousand sponsors are awarded each year.
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser-vices is the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President’s 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public.
The CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the U.S.; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and instructions; special-ized groups; and individuals.
RePORT replaces the Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) database. This is a searchable database from the National Institute of Health of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. This new tool retains all of the features of CRISP while providing additional query fields, hit lists that can be sorted and downloaded to Excel, NIH funding for each project, and the publications and patents that have acknowledged support from each pro-ject. RePORTER provides links to PubMed Central, PubMed, and U.S. Patent Full-Text and Image Database.
Database from the Department of Education that browses Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 74-86 and 97-99, 2008 edition (grants and contracts).
The daily list of U.S. government procurement invitations, contract awards, subcontracting leads, sales of surplus property and foreign business opportunities. This resource was a paper publication from Commerce for years, that went online in the 1990s. On January 1, 2002, the FedBizOpps (FBO) database replaced the Com-merce Business Daily (CBD). FBO is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government pro-curement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FBO via the Internet. Through one portal - FBO - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and re-trieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
Guides to Grant & Proposal Writing:
Applying for Research Funding: Getting Started and Getting Funded
HG 177 .R53 1995
Grants for Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Funding and Grant Writing
HG 177 .G56 1989
Grassroots Grants: An Activist‟s Guide to Grantseeking, 2nd Edition
HG 177 .R65 2004
“How To” Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants
HG 177 .B38 2003
How to Prepare a Research Proposal: Guidelines for Funding and Dissertations in the So-cial and Behavioral Sciences
HG 177 .K73 1988
How to Write a Grant Proposal
HG 177 .N39 2003
Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals
Q 180.55 .P7 L63 2007
Directories & Indexes:
Annual Register of Grant Support
AS 911 .A2 A67
Corporate Foundation Profiles
HV 89 .C68
Corporate Giving Directory
HV 97 .A3 T29
Directory of Grants in the Humanities
AZ 188 .U5 D57
AS 911 .A2 F65
Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development 2005/2006
HN 90 .C6 F85 2005/2006
Grants Register: The Complete Guide to Post Graduate Funding Worldwide
LB 2338 .G7
International Encyclopedia of Foundations
HV 12 .I58 1990
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
AS 29.5 .N38
Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 2005
HV 41 .O63 2005
Searching the Library Catalog for Additional Resources:
The following are terms you can use to do an Advanced Search in the OU Library catalog to find additional sources on grants and foundations: http://libraries.ou.edu.
Fund raising and United States
Fund Raising and Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Nonprofit organizations and Finance
Research grants and Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research grants and Directories
Proposal writing for grants
Proposal writing in the social sciences
Proposal writing in research
Proposal writing in research and Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic, and Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Endowments and directories
Government lending and United States
Small business and United States and Finance and Directories
Foreign study and Finance and Directories
Travel and Finance and Directories
*The use of ‘and’ implies combining terms to make a search more specific.
The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit organization of approximately 2,000 grant-making founda-tions and corporations. As a leader in philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need for success.
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national non-profit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its au-diences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Founded in 1972, the foundation offers grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies. Before this, no such training existed and small organizations lacked the skills to compete for grant opportunities.