(formerly the Community of Science) - one of the largest grant search engines covering all fields of interest. Look for opportunities or collaborators.
largest database of corporate and private foundations in the United States (access funded by Cunningham Memorial Library)
a division of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); includes proposal prep. tips and opportunity email updates (account must be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org)
grant opportunities involving children or family initiatives; weekly e-newsletter and grant tip.
federal grants main site; not useful for general searches but helpful for agency-specific opportunities.
clearinghouse for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) opportunities.
- administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
- Exchange Programs for Fulbright Scholars
- Faculty Procedures for Acceptance of a Fulbright Award
How to Develop a Grant Proposal
Before you start writing your proposal read the guidelines thoroughly. Every agency has their own set of guidelines. They can range from very general to very specific, right down to what size/type of font and margins may be used.
Contact Liz Metzger (Liz.Metzger@indstate.edu or #3228) in OSP early in your narrative development process. She will help you with guideline compliance, narrative development and with the final proposal submission.
Before developing your budget, make sure you have read the budget section of your proposal guidelines thoroughly. This section should specify the upper limit for the budget, which costs are allowed and unallowed. Every agency has it own set of guidelines; they can range from very general to very specific.
Contact Marlene Burns (email@example.com or 812-237-8124) in OSP early in your budget development process. She will assist you with developing a spreadsheet, determining cost share, finalizing the budget, and guiding you through the routing process.
Below are links to materials that may assist you in your budget development. Also checkout the resource center at the office of OSP, we have current periodicals and other resource materials that may help.
Graduate Assistant Stipends and Fee Waivers in Grants
If you have or plan to pursue external funds and will include graduate assistants in your project, you should be aware that there are two components of financial support for graduate assistants. There is the stipend and the tuition waiver.
If the funding agency permits, you should include funds in your grant request to support both graduate assistant stipends and tuition. If you are going to request tuition support from the University, you must arrange for this support from the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. You should contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for current tuition rates.