This page is designed to provide information about Web resources for students and faculty at the University of West Georgia seeking grant funding. If you have suggestions or questions about this guide, please contact Shelley Rogers.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Operations at UWG is also available to help you. They are located in Row Hall - West, and their telephone number is (678) 839-4759. See their webpage at

  • Books

    Pequegnat, W., E. Stover, and C.A. Boyce. (Eds.).  (2011).  How to write a successful research grant application.  New York: Springer.
    [HG177 .H683x 2011]

  • Websites and Blogs
    American Association of Grant Professionals

    The majority of this site is restricted to members of the organization, but they do offer a free quarterly e-newsletter, Take It For Granted, which contains helpful info for grant seekers and writers.

    American Library Association

    For library students and professional librarians, academic, school, and public libraries.

    Association of Fundraising Professionals

    This organization covers all aspects of philanthropy. Free resources include blogs and e-newsletters.

    Chronicle of Philanthropy

    News and opinions on fundraising, stats on top donors, and a guide to grants with a searchable database of funders.

    Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    Their "Grant Proposal Writing Tips" page is geared towards public television and radio producers, but contains many useful suggestions for grant writers in any field.

    Foundation Center

    Offers many resources that can be accessed without a subscription, including the "Find Funders" database, and free online tools.  An invaluable site for any grant seeker.

    Foundation Directory Online

    Considered the "bible" for grant seekers, but it does require that you personally purchase a subscription. UWG and the local public library do not currently subscribe to it.

    Overview of grant writing, including the "four factors" of a successful proposal. Provides samples, instructions, and hundreds of tips.


    Blog by a professional grant writer. Free, useful features and tips.


    Federal, state, local, and private sponsors provide over 2000 funding opportunities. This is a database to which UWG subscribes. The link takes you to the UWG Office of Research & Sponsored Operations webpage, "Locate Funding," with instructions on how to access this database.

    All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies--over 1000 programs--can be found here.

    Grantsmanship Center

    Mostly fee-based workshops and courses, but also offers free tips in their monthly e-publication called "Centered." The Center provides info on funding sources, including corporate giving programs and the top foundations in each state. 


    Foundation Center resource site for grant seekers.

    Institute of Museum and Library Services

    IMLS is the clearinghouse for federal funding for libraries and museums across the nation.

    Library Grants

    Blog for librarians interested in grant opportunities.

    Library Grants Center

    Free website by Salem Press that helps librarians search for library grants from local to national levels.


    Grants for libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions.

    Michigan State University

    Compilation of links to grants for nonprofit organizations, and compilation of links to grants for individuals.

    Minnesota Council on Foundations

    Focuses on grants specific to Minnesota, but also includes an excellent proposal writing guide, written by a nonprofit management consultant, as a downloadable PDF.

    National Endowment for the Humanities

    Lists all NEH grant funding opportunities.

    National Institute of Health

    Medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.

    National Science Foundation

    Directs you to all the opportunities for funding by the NSF.

    Non-Profit Guides

    First published in 1996 and one of the best grant writing tools on the Web ever since. All content is free. Also includes links to grant-makers and many public, private, and educational grant-seeking resources.

    NYFA Source

    The most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists.

    Pamela's Grantwriting Blog

    "The ultimate nonprofit newbie resource," this blog provides info and ideas on all aspects of fundraising.

    Scholastic Funding Solutions

    Over 100 programs for school funding opportunities.

    Scholastic Grants for Librarians

    Lists grants available to both institutions and individual librarians.

    Smart Grant Writing

    Blog that provides tips and suggestions for developing smart grant writing practices.


    Blog that features tips on writing successful grant applications and getting started with a grants program. Includes suggestions for how to build relationships to enhance fundraising and how to best navigate and use social media.

    University of North Carolina

    Their GrantSource Library provides an excellent compilation of resources to assist with the proposal writing process. Listed resources range from Web sites to downloadable e-books.