Help for Grant Seekers

The information presented here is designed to assist members with all aspects of the grant-writing and submission process.

Are you Interested in writing a grant but unsure how to navigate the grant-seeking and grantwriting waters? We have produced a video that will assist you with the grantwriting process. The video, Grantseeking Basics:  A Guide for the Communication Scholar, contains interviews with four Communication scholars who have successfully written, and been funded with, grants from a variety of government agencies and private foundations. Representatives from the American Council of Learned SocietiesNational Endowment for the HumanitiesNational Science Foundation and a private foundation are also interviewed for their perspectives on the funding process. 

Browse through the accompanying PowerPoint guide to the Grantseeking Basics video.

The video is divided into seven chapters:

Writing Proposals  

There are a number of how-to resources available for writing grant proposals. You may wish to contact the research office on your own campus as a first step in the grant-seeking process. Listed below are some resources to get you started: 

How to Pursue Funding in the Humanities - A battle plan for pursuing funding in the Humanities, notably for scholars working in the book tradition.

Glossary of Public Grants  

Links to Funding Agencies  

The best place to learn about funding is to sign up for mailing lists and grant update lists directly from the major federal and non-governmental funding entities.