Finding Information About Grants

One of the hidden treasures on the Resources by Subject page of the Oboler Library home page is the “Grants” section. Recently we had a staff development session about this page. The information presented can be helpful to ISU faculty, departments and programs seeking grants, and graduate students, so I wanted to do a brief Library News article to share some of the information presented.

Community of Science (COS) is the first link and it takes you to the Office of Sponsored Programs web page, which is filled with information, including online tutorials. You can spend hours exploring the resources on this page.

In the Web Sites section of our Grants page, there’s a link to Grants.gov. This is a key resource for government funded grants. With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, there are a lot of grant possibilities out there. The Foundation Center is also located in that section and has information about nonprofit funding from private sources. Under the “Get Started” tab there is a link to Proposal Writing that includes some proposal writing information, and under “Tools and Resources” there are some “Online Guides and Tutorials”

Our Grants page is currently under revision and will be updated in the near future. The new page will mention Eastern Idaho Funding Information Center (EIFIC). This is a Foundation Center program housed at Marshall Public Library in Pocatello. They have very up to date online and print access to the Foundation Center materials. They recently mentioned that they will have a Grant-seeking Basics Workshop on July 6, 10 to noon– contact Marshall Public Library for more information and details.

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