Web resources helpful for librarians doing research

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2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation (NSF)

Aimed at NSF grantees, but useful in general. "The Handbook discusses quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, suggesting ways in which they can be used as complements in an evaluation strategy." -- Introduction

Art of Grantsmanship

Developed by Dr. Jacob Kraicer, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. This site is a general online guide to writing grants and includes sections on the structure and content of most grants. A helpful guide to common errors is also included. 

Business 101: Writing a Business Grant Proposal

Links and advice on identifying and writing grant proposals.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

"The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government." -- Title page

Chronicle of Philanthropy

"The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. Published every other week, it is the No. 1 news source for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. Some of this material is available only to Chronicle subscribers." -- "About" page

Foundation Center

"The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Our audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public." -- "About" page

Funding for research? Look to the crowd

Article from College & Research Library News by Dawn Cadogan profiling a variety of crowdfunding sources for research, including Consano, Experiment.com, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and RocketHub as well as some institution-specific platforms.

Grant Proposal Guide

Developed by the National Science Foundation, this guide provides everything you need to know about writing and submitting a NSF grant proposal.

Grants and Related Resources

Scroll down to "Part Two: World Wide Web Resources."

"A collection of resources related to funders, financial aid, fundraising, etc. available over the world wide web." -- Title page


"The Grants.gov program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget." -- About page

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

"This Proposal Guide has been created to provide both instructions on how to write a funding proposal and actual examples of a completed proposal. The Guide is designed as a tool for advanced graduate students and others to learn more about the actual proposal writing process." -- Title page

GuideStar - The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations

"GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits. The GuideStar Web site is produced by Philanthropic Research, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994. GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information." -- About GuideStar

Institute of Museum & Library Services: Grants Search

"IMLS grant programs help libraries bring people the information they want and can use. Through statewide initiatives and subgrants, nationwide competitions for leadership activities and grants to improve Native American and Native Hawaiian library service, IMLS support reaches libraries in thousands of communities every year." -- "Library Services" title page

International Opportunities and Funding Sources for Librarians

This appears to be the successor to Funding Sources for Librarians and Information Specialists. From the IRRT International Exchanges Subcommittee, this listing links to a variety of sources, including library-specific opportunities, organizations offering grants to individuals, and foundation information.

Internet Prospector

"The Internet Prospector is produced by a network of volunteers who mine the Net for prospect research nuggets. Our findings are published on this Web site and via a monthly electronic newsletter. . . . Our audience is primarily non-profit fundraisers." -- "About" page

Library Fundraising (ALA Wiki)

"Libraries often need funding beyond what is made available through the governing authority-- sometimes for the basics, other times to initiate new project or services. " Includes ALA Library Fact Sheet 24: Library Fund Raising: A Selected Annotated Bibliography-- Title page

Nine Key Elements of Successful Proposals

Guide to writing a successful grant proposals by Jay Katz, courtesy of Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, Michigan State University Libraries.

U.S. Department of Education: Grants and Contracts

"These pages are designed to help you find grants and contracts, or keep up with your existing grant or contract." -- Title page


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