Searching for Items at the UHV Library
The UHV Library has resources on finding and writing grants. You can find them by searching in our Catalog. You can get to our Catalog by going to our main library homepage and clicking on the Catalog icon.
Once you click on Catalog, you can try the following search terms to find grant material:
- grant writing
- grant funding
- grant proposals
- fund raising
- research grants
Google can be a helpful tool when trying to find grants. You can try searching for "grants" and your town or area, or you can get more specific with the type of project you are trying to fund. A Google search will usually pull up grant funders in your area and news articles promoting funding opportunities.
It's important to remember that not all organizations you find on Google will be trustworthy. Also, many scammers use grants as a way to get money and personal information. Here are some things to look out for when researching grants:
- Never send money to organizations that ask for money in return for grant funding.
- Grants are never given to individuals as a personal prize. Grants are only given to individuals or organizations that applied for them.
- Educate yourself on the terms of the grant funding before you accept any funds.
- Government agencies do not communicate through social media.
The following are websites that you can use to find grants to fund your project.
- Grants.GOVGrants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
- Ed.gov GrantsThe Department of Education offers several kinds of grants including, grants to help students attend college, formula grants to agencies using formulas determined by Congress, and discretionary grants to organizations, agencies, and individuals.
- U.S. Small Business Administration-GrantsThe SBA works with different organizations to provide grants for small businesses.
- National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering.
- National Endowment for the HumanitiesThe National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
- National Endowment for the Arts - GrantsOffers information on applying for a grant, guidelines and managing your grant award. It also lists recent grants made to organizations and individuals.
- Social Science Research CouncilLists current and upcoming opportunities to apply for SSRC fellowships and grants.
- American Council of Learned SocietiesACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
- National Education AssociationOpportunities for educators, their students, schools, & communities.