Grants Information Center
The Grants Information Center is a service of the University Library and the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR).
The Grants Information Center of the Governors State University Library assists GSU faculty, staff, and students to identify funding sources for GSU-related research, scholarship, and programs
Activities include, but are not limited to:
- Grant Writing Books and Videos: Selected Bibliography ...from the GSU Library.
- Library Grants Databases and Online Reference Shelf - These databases are published on the University Library's Journals/Databases A-Z list page, www.govst.edu/library.
- Grant Resource Center/American Association of State Colleges and Universities (login and password required) The Grants Resource Center assists college and university research administrators in strengthening their institutions by increasing their competitiveness for federal and private grants. GRC ensures that its 150 members receive the most thorough personalized technical assistance and current information available. GRC announcements are distributed to GSU grant writers according to grant writing interests. Contact OSPR for more information.
Grant Writing Web Resources
Federal Register - Search full text of Federal Register for grant information by topic, by year, by agency, etc.
National Science Foundation - Provides funding for topical and state of the art projects.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - This is the "bible" of government funding. Over 1,400 different programs, awards, contacts, rules and regulations.
GuideStar - Database of 40,000 American nonprofit organizations & charities. (requires registration for free basic access.)
U.S. Department of Education - Contains contact names and addresses, and info on who is being funded for what projects.
Grant Writing Links - Provides links to a broad range of grant opportunities.
State of Illinois Grant Opportunities
Illinois Catalog of State Assistance to Local Governments
Illinois Board of Higher Education Grants
Illinois Federal Clearinghouse
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grants
Donors Forum of Chicago -Provides resources for grantmakers, nonprofit organizations, the media, researchers -- anyone seeking information on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
The Foundation Center Online - Grantmaker Info - Links to more than 1,500 grantmaker Web sites.
Learning Lab - A Proposal Writing Short Course, Part 1 - Basics in preparing a grant proposal.
The Foundation Center Online - Online Library - Resources for grant writing.