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NTW 114B: Shapes of Nature

Funding Sources

Annual Register of Grant Support: a Directory of Funding Sources
SCI REF AS911.A2 A67
Includes grant support programs from government, public and private foundations, corporations, community trusts, unions, educational and professional associations and special interest organizations. Entries provide grant and organization details and contact information. Covers a broad spectrum of intersts from academic and scientific research to exchange programs. Facilitate your search by using one of the four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Grants in the Humanities, 1999/2000
AZ188.U5 D56
Four useful indexes are arranged by subject, sponsoring agency, program type (educational, exhibition, operating, etc.) and geographic location. Includes a brief guide to proposal planning and writing which assists grantseekers in preparing proposals suited for particular funding sources.

Directory of Research Grants
REF LB2338.D57
"Features listings of programs that offer nonrepayable research funding for projects in medicine, the physical and social sciences, the arts and humanities and education. Listings include annotations describing the program focus and goals, program restrictions listing exclusions, program requirements explaining eligibility, funding amounts, deadlines, sponsor name and address." Use the indexes for subject, sponsoring organization and program type.

Foundation Directory
REF AS911.A2 F65 1994
Contains information on private and community grantmaking foundations in the United States. Useful resource for fundseekers, foundation and government officials and scholars. Entries are arranged by state and foundation name. Entries vary in length and include information on contacts, limitations, application requirments, assets and expenditures, purpose and activities and fields of interest. Consult one of the many indexes: donor, geographic location, type of support, subject, new foundations and foundation names.

Foundation Grants Index
REF AS911.A2 F66
Provides access to the funding interests of major foundations by subject area, geographic focus, types of support, and types of organizations which receive grants. Arranged in 7 sections: 1) list of grants in excess of $10,000 arranged by 28 major subject fields, 2) recipient name index, 3) subject index, 4) type of support/geographic index 5) recipient categories index, 6) grants by foundation and 7) foundation name and address list.

Grant Writing

Getting Funded: the Art of Writing Successful Proposals
HG177.H54 1991

The "How to" Grants Manual : Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants
HG177.B38 1999

Proposal Planning and Writing
HG177.5 U6 M56

The Visual Artist's Business and Legal Guide
KF390.A7 V57 1995


America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years
SCI Q11.A66 1996 Oversize
Presents one of the largest traveling exhibits entitled "America's Smithsonian". Designed to support the goal of making the museums and research facilitites as accessible to the American people as possible.

New Museum: Architecture and Display
NA6700.A1 B7
Focuses on visual communication, both in terms of architecture and display.

User Friendly: Hands-on Exhibits That Work
SCI Q105.A1 K46 1990
Includes an exhibit design checklist and list of references.

Internet Resources

Grant Master: Favorite Links


EPA Grant Writing Tutorial

Grant Resources

Additional Resources

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find book and periodical resources found in the libraries. Related subject headings are: research grants, proposal writing for grants, grants in aid, science exhibitions, exhibitions, art-exhibition techniques, science museums, museum techniques, endowments

Locate related information by selecting General Science, Life Sciences, Public Affairs & Law, Social Sciences, or Business & Econonics.

Last updated: 9/12/00 ag