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Resources For Individual Grantseekers: A Bibliography

Compiled by Rob Bruno

The following is a selective bibliography of publications and electronic resources relevant to the individual grantseeker. These items were selected from a variety of sources. Entries with a descriptive abstract were taken from the Foundation Center's bibliographic database, the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature, or the publisher's Web site. The bibliography is divided into these sections:

General

Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Sources. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., annual.
Includes details on grant support programs of government agencies, public and private foundations, corporations, community trusts, unions, educational and professional associations, and special-interest organizations. Each complete program description contains details of the type, purpose, and duration of the grant; amount of funding available for each award and for the entire program; eligibility requirements; geographic restrictions; number of applicants and recipients; and other pertinent information and special stipulations.
Awards, Honors, and Prizes. 33rd ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.
Directory of awards recognizing achievement in a wide variety of fields, including arts, business, communications, science, and public affairs. Sponsors are foundations, corporations, universities, nonprofit organizations, and governments. Volume one covers the U.S. and Canada; Volume two includes all other countries. Indexed by sponsoring organization, award, and subject area.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Washington, DC: Office of Management and Budget, annual.
Official directory of federal programs that provide assistance to American organizations, institutions, and individuals. Includes programs open to individual applicants or for individual beneficiaries in the areas of agriculture, commerce, community development, consumer protection, arts and culture, education, employment, energy, environmental quality, nutrition, health, housing, social services, information sciences, law, natural resources, regional development, science and technology, and transportation. Arranged by administering agency, with indexes by applicant eligibility, subject, and authorizing legislation. Available for free online searching or PDF download at cfda.gov.

Internet Sources

Benefits.gov
Includes information on a variety of federal, state, and local benefit and assistance programs for veterans, seniors, students, teachers, children, people with disabilities, disaster victims, caregivers, and others. Allows searching by category, by federal agency, or by state. Also provides an online questionnaire to help grantseekers determine their eligibility for benefit programs.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online version of the print publication listed above, providing a searchable database of information about federal assistance programs.
GrantSpace: Resources for Individual Grantseekers
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff answer questions ranging from finding grant funding to obtaining help with personal expenses.
Grants for Individuals
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this useful list gives information on grants available to individuals covering a wide range of subject areas.
Grants.gov
A comprehensive site that calls itself "the central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs" and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers users "full service electronic grant administration" with guidelines and grant applications available online. Search by agency or category, or browse available grant opportunities.
GrantSpace: Resources for Individual Grantseekers
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff answer questions ranging from finding grant funding to obtaining help with personal expenses.
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Arts and Humanities

American Art Directory 2012. 66th ed. Berkeley Heights, NJ: National Register Publishing Co., 2011.
Includes a section listing art scholarships and fellowships available through various organizations including museums and colleges, as well as a listing of state arts councils.
Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market. Cincinnati, OH: North Light Books, annual.
Includes the most current contact and submission information for art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more.
Directory of Grants in the Humanities 2012. 22nd ed. Nashville, IN: Schoolhouse Partners, 2011.
This directory highlights over 5,500 current programs from 3,000 sponsors, including U.S. and foreign foundations, corporations, state arts councils and government agencies, and other organizations.
Liberatori, Ellen. Guide to Getting Arts Grants. New York: Allworth Press, 2006.
Provides practical advice to help artists obtain grants from foundations and government agencies. Topics covered include developing a plan, creating a portfolio, identifying funders, and completing a grant application. A chapter focuses on proposals submitted by arts organizations, noting that artists may collaborate with arts groups through fiscal sponsorship arrangements. The author also draws upon her prior experience as a program officer to elaborate on how grantmaking decisions are made.
Michels, Caroll. How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul. 6th ed. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2009.
Includes a chapter on grantseeking, and an appendix of useful resources, including art colonies and residencies, publications with internships and apprenticeships, competitions, arts organizations, and an annotated bibliography on grants and funding.
Photographer's Market. Cincinnati, OH: North Light Books, annual.
Covers markets for photography professionals, including addresses, contacts and terms, specifications, and fees paid.
Songwriter's Market. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, annual.
Updated listings for music publishers, record companies, managers and booking agents, record producers, and more.
Musical America Worldwide: International Directory of the Performing Arts. 2012 ed. Hightstown, NJ: Musical America, 2011.
Includes a listing of North American and international contests, foundations and awards in the fields of music and performing arts.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Money for Graduate Students in the Arts   Humanities. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Directory of grants, awards, fellowships, and traineeships for graduate training, study, and research in the humanities. Contains a bibliography of financial aid resources. Indexed by subject, sponsor, location, and deadline.

Internet Sources

American Center for Artists
Provides a listing of both public and private organizations that give grants and other forms of support to artists.
American Music Center
A listing of ongoing American and foreign competitions, grants, commissioning programs, workshops, calls for scores, and artist's colonies. Includes opportunities for performers, both individuals and ensembles, in jazz and contemporary concert music, with subject index. Some information is available only through paid membership.
Americans for the Arts
Information clearinghouse that provides material on funding for individuals in all areas of the arts.
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards Programs
Lists prizes and awards to composers in various areas of music.
Creative Capital
A listing of grant opportunities as well as professional development resources for individual artists.
Grammy Foundation
Provides information on grants that support the archiving and preserving of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas, as well as grants that advance research related to the impact of music study on early childhood development, human development and the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals.
GrantSpace Resources for Individual Grantseekers: Artists
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff provide advice and resources for filmmakers, musicians, performing artists, visual artists, and writers seeking grant funding.
Musical Online
A compilation of funding resources including foundations and associations, grants, scholarships, and organizations.
National Endowment for the Arts
Provides information on funding opportunities for individuals in the areas of music, literature, folk and traditional arts.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
The "For Artists" area provides information on fellowships, Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS), and fiscal sponsorship for artists.
United States Artists
This organization, funded by foundations and private donors, supports a fellowship program open to artists in all career stages. Fellowships are given across a broad array of disciplines, including architecture and design, craft/traditional art, dance, literature, media arts, music, performance art, theater, and the visual arts.

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International Travel and Study

Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals. New York: Institute of International Education, annual.
Provides information on grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. In addition, the guide provides informative articles on financial assistance and university funding options. Indexed by field of study and countries of origin.
IIE Passport: The Complete Guide to Study Abroad. 2011 ed. New York: Institute of International Education, 2011.
Includes both short- and long-term programs offered by U.S. and foreign universities and private organizations. Key information on application procedures and requirements, academic credit, contact addresses, e-mail, phone, fax, costs, fields of study, language of instruction, housing, travel and orientation.
International Exchange Locator: A Resource Directory for Educational and Cultural Exchange. Washington, DC: Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, 2011.
Lists organizations involved in international exchanges, industry-specific exchanges, research/support organizations, foreign affairs agencies and exchange programs, other federal government exchanges, and key congressional committees and members of congress. Entries contain name and address of the organization, statement of purpose, types of exchange programs, availability of financial assistance, geographic focus, and a list of selected publications.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Lists scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships available for research, artistic, and professional pursuits abroad. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic area, subject, and filing deadline.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Describes financial aid programs sponsored by government agencies, professional organizations, foundations, educational associations, and other public and private agencies. Includes an annotated bibliography of financial aid directories. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic area, subject, and filing deadline.

Internet Sources

Cornell Graduate Fellowship Database
The Fellowship Database, compiled by the Cornell University Graduate School, offers a large searchable database of graduate fellowships from a wide variety of organizations, including fellowships specifically for international students and study abroad programs.
EduPASS! The SmartStudent™ Guide to Studying in the USA
Provides information for international students who are thinking about pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States, including a scholarship search engine.
Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions and Foundations or U.S. Embassies and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program awards grants to international students for Master's degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. This web site provides a list of eligible countries and fields, application procedures, and selection criteria.
Institute of International Education Online
Includes information about international education and training programs, including Fulbright scholarships.
GrantSpace Resources for Individual Grantseekers: Students
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff provide advice and resources for U.S. and international students at all education levels.
International Education Financial Aid
This online directory lists college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad.
International Scholarships
Has a searchable database of grants, scholarships, and loans for international students wishing to study abroad. It can be searched by field of study, location of study, and host institution.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Information for American students interested in studying abroad as well as international students who want to study in the United States, including bibliographies and links to other information sites.
Social Science Research Council
Supports international fellowships and grant programs in the social sciences.
StudyAbroad.com
Lists sources and tips on obtaining financial aid, including minority scholarships, Commonwealth Universities scholarships, and study abroad programs in countries such as Germany, England, France, and Turkey.
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Media and Communications

Davies, Adam P. and Nicol Wistreich. The Film Finance Handbook: How to Fund Your Film. London: Netribution, 2007.
A complete guide to film finance around the world, from web short film through mainstream international multi-million dollar co-production. Provides details on nearly 1,000 funding awards from over 300 international organizations.
Dean, Carole Lee. The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2007.
Topics covered in this guide include proposals, researching funders, fundraising from individuals and businesses, public funding, branding, partnerships, tax laws, and other areas.
Irving, David K. and Peter W. Rea. Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video. 4th ed. Boston: Focal Press, 2010.
Contains information on funding options for film makers, including foundation grants and corporate sponsorship.
Levinson, Louise. Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents. 7th ed. Boston, MA: Focal Press, 2012.
LChapters of this step-by-step guide examine the various parts of film business plans: executive summary, the company, the films, the industry, the markets, distribution, risk factors, financing, and the financial plan. Includes a business plan for a fictional company.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Journalism & Related Fields. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Covers scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, and awards for both college and graduate study. Entries include contact information, purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, number awarded, and deadline.
Warshawski, Morrie. Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects. 3rd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2010.
A step-by-step guide that covers planning a project, doing research, writing a proposal, soliciting donations from individuals, and more. The appendices include a bibliography of publications and resources, and sample proposals.

Internet Sources

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
Provides advice on film financing as well as a list of key funding sources for film and video. Its publication The Independent is a leading source of information for independent, grassroots, and activist media-makers.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
CPB is the largest single source of funding for public television and radio programming. This web site lists open grants available to individuals creating radio and television projects as well as for research on public broadcasting.
Dow Jones News Fund
The emphasis for this web site is on education for students and educators to promote careers in print and online journalism. It includes information on scholarships, internships, and awards, as well as an online publication, "The Journalist's Road to Success," which provides guidance on planning a career in journalism.
Grants for Individuals: Communications
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
Grants for Individuals: Film
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
GrantSpace Resources for Individual Grantseekers: Artists
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff provide advice and resources for filmmakers and other types of artists seeking grant funding.
Independent Television Service
Funds proposals by independent producers and provides production, promotion, marketing and distribution support.
International Documentary Association
Provides links to production resources such as fiscal sponsorship, grants, and documentary educational materials.
Morrie Warshawski
Provides an extensive bibliography on fundraising for independent film and video projects.
National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
Lists grant opportunities for the independent film, video, audio and online/media arts community. Also provides useful information on how to research funding, including a fundraising toolkit.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Supports learning in all areas of the humanities and funds research and education. Includes information on grant guidelines and deadlines.
Newswise
Includes descriptions, deadlines, and contact information for awards, grants, and fellowships in journalism.
United States Artists
A fellowship program, funded by foundations and private donors, offering support to a broad array of disciplines, including media arts (audio, film, radio, video).
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Medicine and Health

Directory of Biomedical and Health Care Grants 2011. 22nd ed. Nashville, TN: Schoolhouse Partners, 2011.
Provides listings of funding opportunities concerned with human health and biomedicine, covering funding for research from laboratory investigations to studies on health care delivery. Indexed by subject, program type, and location.
Directory of Research Grants 2011. 34th ed. Nashville, TN: Schoolhouse Partners, 2011.
Offering researchers listings of funding opportunities, this two-volume publication features grants for basic research, equipment acquisition, building construction/renovation, fellowships, and other program types.
Medical School Admission Requirements. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges, annual.
Provides an overview of the complete medical school application process, with application procedures and deadlines, tuition and student fees, and statistics on acceptance rates from every accredited medical school in the United States and Canada.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Directory of grants, awards, fellowships, and traineeships for graduate training, study, and research in the biological sciences. Indexed by subject, sponsor, location, and deadline.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Directory of grants, awards, fellowships, and traineeships for graduate training, study, and research in the health sciences. Indexed by subject, sponsor, location, and deadline.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. RSP Funding for Nursing Students and Nurses. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
A list of scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, loans, traineeships, and other funding programs in support of study, training, research, and creative activities for nursing students and nurses.

Internet Sources

Association of American Medical Colleges
The organization aims to improve the nation's health by advancing the quality of education in medicals schools and teaching hospitals. Its web site includes tips on financing one's education as well as information on research grant opportunities.
Grants for Individuals: Medicine
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
National Institutes of Health
This site is the main source for information on NIH's medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
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Minorities and Special Populations

The Complete Directory for People with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing, Inc., annual.
The directory contents include government agencies, foundations and funding resources, independent living centers, camps, veteran services, exchange programs, rehabilitation programs, education, vocational and employment services, along with information on assistive devices.
Need a Lift? to Educational Opportunities, Careers, Loans, Scholarships & Employment. Indianapolis, IN: American Legion, annual.
While the focus of this book is to help children of deceased and disabled veterans in their pursuit of higher education, all students can benefit from the information offered. Includes information on federal, state, and private sources of funding, American Legion benefit programs, and annotated bibliography. Published annually. The guide may be downloaded or searched online for free at needalift.org.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Directory of Financial Aids for Women. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Describes scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, and state sources of educational benefits for women. Entries include program title, sponsoring organization, availability, purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, limitations, number of awards, and application deadline. Includes annotated bibliography of general financial aid directories. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic area, subject focus, and calendar deadlines.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for African Americans. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Provides descriptions of scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships available to African Americans from high school through professional and postdoctoral levels.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Asian Americans. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Describes scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, or internship opportunities for Americans of Asian/Pacific Islander origins.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Provides detailed entries on more than 1,200 scholarships, loans, fellowships, grants, awards, and internships available to Hispanic Americans.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Native Americans. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Lists grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards open to American Indians, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, Native Samoan, and other Native Pacific Islanders. The funding opportunities cover major subject areas and are sponsored by more than 800 private and public agencies and organizations.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Lists scholarships, loans, grants-in-aid, and awards from federal, state, and private sources, arranged by disability type, with subject, geographic, sponsor, and filing date indexes.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Dependents. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Lists scholarships, grants-in-aid, loans and other benefit programs for Americans affiliated with the military, from federal, state, and private sources. Indexed by subject, sponsor, geographic area, and filing deadline.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Funding for Persons with Visual Impairments. Large print ed. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
A large-print listing of scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants-in-aid, awards, and internships that are designated for persons with visual impairments, from high school seniors through professionals and others. Almost 300 funding opportunities are described.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Money for Christian College Students. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Offers information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other funding opportunities available to Christian undergraduate and graduate students.
Winds of Change Magazine's Annual College Guide for American Indians. Boulder, CO: Winds of Change, annual.
Contains information especially for American Indians on tribal colleges, preparing college applications, and financial aid.

Internet Sources

ABLEDATA
A federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.
African American Scholarships and Internship Opportunities
This site lists hundreds of scholarships, grants, internships, and other financial aid sources for African American students. Provides contact information and deadlines for application submissions.
Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
Under "ResourceHUB," this organization offers a downloadable publication, "Guide to Low-Cost/No-Cost Online Tools for People with Disabilities," which presents information on funding for assistive technology.
Black Excel: The College Help Network
Provides information on hundreds of scholarship opportunities for minority students, along with general information on applying to colleges and universities.
BlackStudents.com
Gives a listing of scholarships and internships available to African Americans. Also offers a free weekly email newsletter to provide information on new opportunities.
Center for Women & Information Technology - Financial Aid Information
An annotated list of resources on financial aid for education in information technology and other fields. Some are specifically for women in technical fields, others support IT education for both women and men, and some are for women regardless of field.
Department of Veteran Affairs
This web site contains information on a wide range of benefits for veterans, including health benefits, pension programs, and support for education.
Disability.gov
This government web portal presents links to the home pages of federal agencies and programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities, including sections on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Benefits.
Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
A nonprofit network staffed by volunteers, Disability Resources provides an extensive online guide to disability-related funding opportunities, browsable by funder type.
Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Students
Lists many different scholarship funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered students, dividing them into general, athletic, regional, and campus specific.
Financial Aid for Native American Students
This site provides information on financial aid and scholarship programs for Native Americans available from a variety of sources.
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
() This site lists a number of information resources about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.
Grants for Individuals: The Disabled
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
Grants for Individuals: Women
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals With Disabilities
Sponsored by George Washington University, this online clearinghouse provides information about disability support services, policies, procedures, and adaptations, as well as information about accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities. In addition, it offers guides on financial assistance, scholarships, and materials that help students with disabilities attend college, university, career-technical schools, or other postsecondary programs.
Modest Needs
Provides short-term emergency grants for those who don't qualify for conventional types of social or charitable assistance.
Scholarships for All Students Regardless of Immigration Status
This list, compiled by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, provides information on scholarships that do not require a social security number, legal residency, or citizenship in order to apply.
Scholarships for Hispanics
This free online directory identifies more than 1000 scholarships and fellowships for Hispanics/Latinos.
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Research

Directory of Biomedical and Health Care Grants. Nashville, TN: Schoolhouse Partners, annual.
Provides listings of funding opportunities concerned with human health and biomedicine, covering funding for research from laboratory investigations to studies on health care delivery. Indexed by subject, program type, and location.
Directory of Research Grants. Nashville, TN: Schoolhouse Partners, annual.
Offering researchers listings of funding opportunities, this two-volume publication features grants for basic research, equipment acquisition, building construction/renovation, fellowships, and 23 other program types.
International Research Centers Directory. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage Learning, annual.
Government, university, independent, nonprofit, and commercial research and development organizations in more than 150 countries worldwide, indexed by name, subject, and country.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Lists scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships available for research, artistic, and professional pursuits abroad. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic area, subject, and filing deadline.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Money for Graduate Students in the Physical and Earth Sciences. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Describes fellowships, grants, and awards available to support graduate study, training, research, or creative activities in the physical and earth sciences.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. Money for Graduate Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Describes fellowships, grants, and awards available to support graduate study, training, research, or creative activities in the social sciences.
Research Centers Directory. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Cengage Learning, annual.
Guide to university-related and other nonprofit research organizations in a broad range of subject areas, providing information on programs, staffing, publications, and educational efforts. Includes subject, geographic, personal name, and master indexes.

Internet Sources

American Historical Association
Describes organizations that grant fellowships, awards, and prizes to historians. Some of this information is available online only to members of AHA.
Grants.gov
A comprehensive site that calls itself "the central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs" and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers users "full service electronic grant administration" with guidelines and grant applications available online. Search by agency or category, or browse available grant opportunities.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Supports learning in all areas of the humanities and provides funding for research and education.
National Institutes of Health
Funds grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts that support the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to meet the NIH mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability.
National Science Foundation
Promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
Social Science Research Council
Offers fellowship and grant programs mostly targeting the social sciences, though many are also open to applicants from the humanities, natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

Cassidy, Daniel J. The Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans for Undergraduates. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall, annual.
Describes scholarships awarded by foundations, associations, corporations, unions, and fraternal organizations. Includes indexes by major fields of study and scholarship name, and a Quick Find index for state of residence, ethnic background, physical handicaps, and state of intended study.
College Blue Book. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA, annual.
This six-volume set includes information on more than 4,000 institutions of higher education in both the United States and Canada, over 6,000 schools that offer occupational training, and nearly 900 institutions offering distance learning programs. Volume 5 provides an extensive listing of financial aid sources.
College Board Scholarship Handbook. New York, NY: College Board Publications, annual.
Descriptions of scholarship, internship, and low-cost loan programs that award college funding.
Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, annual.
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education, including grants, loans, and work-study programs. Published in both English and Spanish. Both guides may be downloaded here.
Kaplan Scholarships: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing, annual.
Provides detailed information of scholarships available to high school seniors, high school graduates, currently enrolled college students, and those returning to college after a break.
Leider, Anna. The A's and B's of Academic Scholarships. Alexandria, VA: Octameron Associates, annual.
Describes about 10,000 academic merit-based scholarships at over 1,200 colleges and universities. The scholarship amounts range from $200-$35,000.
Leider, Anna. Loans and Grants from Uncle Sam: Am I Eligible and for How Much? Alexandria, VA: Octameron Associates, annual.
This book contains simple explanations and useful worksheets to help readers understand loans and grants offered by the U.S. government.
Leider, Anna and Robert Leider. Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid. Alexandria, VA: Octameron Associates, annual.
Planning guide that discusses procedures and strategies for students seeking financial aid, with tips about public and private funding sources. Special sections on academic and athletic scholarships, funding for women and minorities.
Need a Lift? Roadmap To Your “After-High-School” Education. Indianapolis, IN: American Legion, annual.
While the focus of this book is to help children of deceased and disabled veterans in their pursuit of higher education, all students can benefit from the information offered. Includes information on federal, state, and private sources of funding, American Legion benefit programs, and annotated bibliography. The guide may be downloaded or searched online for free here.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. The College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Non-need-based funding programs for currently enrolled or returning students, with subject, geographic, and calendar date indexes.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. High School Senior's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
No-need funding programs available to high school seniors interested in going to college.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Business & Related Fields. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Education & Related Fields. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.
Schlachter, Gail A. and R. David Weber. How to Pay for Your Degree in Engineering. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, biennial.

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College Answer
Formerly Wired Scholar, this site from Sallie Mae offers guidance on college preparation, evaluation, selection, application, and financing, including a scholarship database.
College Board's Scholarship Search
Users can create a personal profile of educational level, talents, and background to search among more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources.
CollegeData.com
This web site, which has been approved by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, offers the Scholarship Finder, which includes 580,000 awards worth more than $3.4 billion and is searchable by inputting eligibility criteria such as ethnicity/heritage, religion, and area of study.
Cornell Graduate Fellowship Database
The Fellowship Database, compiled by the Cornell University Graduate School, offers a large searchable database of graduate fellowships from a wide variety of organizations, including fellowships specifically for international students and study abroad programs.
Fastweb.com
An extensive scholarship search engine that prompts users to enter information about themselves, including area of study, and responds with an appropriate list of available local, national, and college-specific scholarships. Also offers information about internship programs.
FinAid: The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
Links to funding sources such as scholarships, fellowships, and grants, some of which are focused toward those with particular needs or interests, such as the disabled, minorities, and international students.
The Foundation Center's Youth in Philanthropy-Scholarship Information
This page provides an introduction to the world of financial aid to attend U.S. schools, with special emphasis placed on scholarships and awards for youth philanthropy and community service.
Grants for Individuals
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements. It offers the choice to search by academic level, including Precollege, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctorate funding.
Peterson's Scholarships, Loans, Financial Aid & the FAFSA
Gives help, guidance, and answers to frequently asked questions on financial aid, as well as information on organizations that offer private and federal loans. Peterson's Scholarship Search provides information on scholarships, grants, and prizes worth over $8 billion.
Princeton Review
Provides access to a database of scholarships that is searchable by factors such as home state, ethnicity, religion, and disabilities.
Scholarships.com
A searchable database listing 2.7 million local and national scholarships & grants worth over $19 billion. Also gives a listing of colleges and universities that can be searched by school name, state, or area of study.

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Brewer, Robert, ed. Writer's Market. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, annual.
Covers fiction and nonfiction, books, articles, greeting cards, screenplays, and other media. Entries include contact information, how to query the publisher, typical fees paid, and other specifications for aspiring and professional writers. Includes a chapter on contests and awards. Also available as a regularly updated online database via paid subscription.
Dramatists Sourcebook. New York, NY: Theatre Communications Group, biennial.
Contains a "Fellowships and Grants" section listing foundations and organizations that offer funding to playwrights, composers, translators, librettists, and lyricists. Notes guidelines, application procedures, deadlines, remuneration, and frequency of these funding sources.
LMP: Literary Market Place: The Directory of the American Book Publishing Industry with Industry Yellow Pages. Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc., annual.
Includes a section listing literary prizes, contests, residencies, fellowships, and grants.
Poets & Writers Magazine. New York, NY: Poets & Writers, Inc.
Each monthly issue offers a list of grants, awards, conferences, and residencies available to writers, plus a variety of articles related to being a working writer.

Internet Sources

Americans for the Arts
Information clearinghouse that provides material on funding for individuals in all areas of the arts.
Grants and Awards Online Database
With more than 1,500 listings of domestic and foreign grants, literary awards, fellowships, and residencies, this is the most comprehensive online database available to writers of all income brackets, at work in all genres, and at various levels of achievement. Available online only by subscription or with membership to the PEN American Center. Also available on-site at the five Foundation Center libraries.
Grants for Individuals: Writing
Compiled by staff at the Michigan State University Libraries, this comprehensive listing of funding opportunities includes web sites, databases, books, and announcements.
GrantSpace Resources for Individual Grantseekers: Artists
Knowledge Base articles compiled by Foundation Center staff provide advice and resources for filmmakers, musicians, performing artists, visual artists, and writers seeking grant funding.
National Endowment for the Arts
Provides information on fellowships in the areas of poetry, prose, music, and the arts.
Poets & Writers Online
Contains an extensive list of upcoming deadlines for state and national poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction prizes. Also provides information on conferences and residencies for writers.
United States Artists
A fellowship program, funded by foundations and private donors, offering support to a broad array of disciplines, including literary arts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry).

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