Grants and funding for science & engineering

A listing of selected online and print resources to help researchers in science and engineering identify funding opportunities.  It also has resources on grants awarded for users who want to see what types of proposals have been funded previously or who want to review research in progress.  Many resources are free; resources limited to Stanford users have a red "S" by them.

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Funding Resources Search

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Funding opportunities

COS Pivot logo cropped 75 percent size
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Also known as Pivot, contains more than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. Provides grant notices in all disciplines from federal and private sources and identifies researchers at other institutions with specific research interests. CREATING AN ACCOUNT: You must be on campus to set up a COS Pivot account. Having an account lets you use additional COS functions such as saving searches, and allows you to set up email alerts about fund opportunities from a sponsor or for a topic. After creating a COS Pivot account, you can access it from any location. SUPPORT: Please go to "Training and Resources" in lower right corner of the home page to download the Quick Start Guide.
[Washington, DC] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource is your source to find and apply for federal grants. The system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.
New York : Foundation Center
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
The directory contains information about the largest public and private foundations in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites. This edition includes full text access from IRS 990 forms, as well as detailed funder profiles, information regarding recently awarded grants, RFPs, key staff affiliations, publications, news and job postings.

Grant Awards

Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
"The mission of Grantome is to use data to drive discovery of new knowledge about scientific research grants. This knowledge can be applied to enhance the productivity and confer competitive advantage for researchers, institutions, and businesses that rely on grant funding. Towards this goal we have collected grant data from some of the world's largest and most prominent grant-giving organizations and assembled them into a single database.To facilitate discovery of the trends related to funding the specific needs of each client, we have built: a search engine that uses the latest technologies to quickly and efficiently extract large amounts of grant data from the database, a graphical interface for real time data plotting of the results of any search, data analysis services for a more in-depth exploration of any particular topic. At the launch of Grantome, grant data are available from the U.S. National Institute of Health, which will be updated weekly as new data become available. In the near future the database will be expanded to include the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as federal grant organizations in Canada and Europe."--About page.

Grant acknowledgements in publications

Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Search over 12,000 core journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities to find the high quality research. Move backward/forward in time using cited/citing reference identified by researchers. Updated weekly, includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1898-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present), Book Citation Index (2005-present), Index Chemicus (1993-present), and Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present; also includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840)). (Structure searching)
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
"Updated daily, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It also includes web sources, patents, articles in-press, book series, conference proceedings, and trade publications. Scopus provides international coverage of literature in science, technology, and medicine, and social sciences plus related content in the arts and humanities. 1996-present plus selected coverage back to 1823."


External Grant and Funding Resources

Writing proposals

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Guide to effective grant writing
2nd ed. New York ; London : Springer, 2012.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2013.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180 .U5 L486 2013

More books on writing research and grant proposals

Los Angeles : Sage, 2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » PE1404 .D46 2012
1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2003.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » Q180.55 .G7 B53 2003
Grant writing for dummies
5th ed. Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons, c2014.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180.55 .P7 O78 2012
Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » HG177.5 .U6 C37 2015
Planning, proposing, and presenting science effectively : a guide for graduate students and researchers in the behavioral sciences and biolog
2nd ed. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QH315 .H25 2006
5th ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Q180.55 .P7 L63 2007
2nd ed. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer Science+Business Media B.V., c2012.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
Writing science : how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded
Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .S345 2012
2nd ed. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180.55 .P7 F75 2009

Proposal writing for grants from SearchWorks

Directories & guides

Chicago [etc.] Marquis Academic Media, Marquis Who's Who [etc.]
Green Library » Information Center: Reference » AS911 .A2 A67 ED.51 2018
Presents information on a variety of grants and endowments in such fields as the humanities, education, the sciences, urban and regional affairs, and technology.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Reference Service Press, 1978-
Green Library » Information Center » LB2338 .D564 2017/2019
The 2012-2014 edition contains detailed descriptions of nearly 1,500 funding programs. These opportunities identify billions of dollars in financial aid and funding that have been set aside primarily or exclusively for women.
2001 ed. / New York : The Center, c2001.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » HV41.2 .F68 2001
This guide contains a wealth of information, including an annotated listing of grantmaker Web sites and a variety of related nonprofit sites of interest.
New York, Foundation Center; distributed by Columbia University Press.
Green Library » Information Center: Reference » AS911 .A2 F65 ED.38 2016
Provides descriptions of grant makers, including private grant-making foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, and corporate grant makers.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, 2007-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » LB2337.2 .M653 2007/2009
Only listing programs open to graduate students, it includes 800+ biggest and best fellowships, grants, and awards set aside for students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » LB2337.2 .S357 2007/2009
Contains nearly 900 biggest and best fellowships, grants, and awards set aside just for students interested in working on a master's or doctoral degree.
Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2009-
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference » LB2337.4 .C66 2019
Contains billions of dollars in financial opportunities for college including federal grants, work-study programs, need-based and non-need-based gift aid, and athletic awards from more than 2,100 four-year colleges.


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