Below are resources for the Regional Campuses faculty and staff. One of our goals is to increase our grant submissions and grant awards.
I would like to thank Theresa Ford, from the Stark Campus for helping compile this information and would also like to provide a link to her Stark Campus Grants Newsletter website. Thank you Theresa!
Here is a very good resource "Writing Successful Grant Proposals", by Ellen W. Gorsevski.
Kent State University has the following internal resources for our use:
- Searchable Grant Databases
- Corporate/Foundation Relations
IMPORTANT: As soon as you identify a grant that you would like to pursue, please contact the Research Sponsored Programs Office; Diana Skok, Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org (330-672-0700) or if it the funding agency is a "foundation" or "company" contact Benjamin Tipton, Director of Foundation Relations, email@example.com (330-672-0416). These initial contacts are VERY important first steps!
Kent State University Grant Opportunities
- University Teaching Council (includes TEACHING CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT (TCTG) (GRANTED UP TO $800 DOMESTIC AND $1,000 INTERNATIONAL); TEACHING DEVELOPMENT GRANT (TDG): (LIMIT: $1000/YEAR); SUMMER TEACHING DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (STDG); WORKSHOP GRANTS (WG): ($2,000 LIMIT): Funding will be awarded to all full-time faculty. Faculty may also wish to apply for funds from other sources including but not limited to the NTT Professional Development funding through the Provost’s office, NTT Professional Development Excellence Pool found on the Faculty Affairs website http://www.kent.edu/facultyaffairs.
- University Research Council
- Farris Innovation Award
- Kent State University Foundation Annual Grant Program
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for federal grants. There are more than 900 grant programs offered by 26 federal grant-making agencies that annually award more than $400 billion in grants.
- Ohio HigherEd Grants
Lists Requests for Proposals (RFP) that are administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are in process/active.
Grant Listservs/Email Alerts
- Philanthropy News Digest (PND) RFP Alerts
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps - on right side of screen, click on “get RFP alerts”
- Research Opportunities Compiled by Ohio Supercomputer Center
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be added to the email distribution list
- CLASP Listserv – listserv for liberal arts colleges – advice on a range of grant questions
Email Franci Farnsworth, email@example.com, Middlebury College to request to be included on the list
Grant Writing Courses/Workshops
- OH EPA Grant Writing Workshops
http://epa.ohio.gov/ - search “grant writing worshops” – offered irregularly
- Grants for the Arts Seminar Hosted by the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown – offered irregularly
- Foundation Center / GRANTSPACE Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar
Grant Proposal Writing References
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- How to Prepare and Submit an Application
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
A few hints for writing a successful grant application:
- Elizabeth’s Proposal Preparation Strategies and Tips
- Writing the application (Fellowship and Stipends): points to ponder
- “How to Get a Grant from NEH,” by Meredith Hindley, Humanities, July/August 2008, Volume 29, Number 4
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- NIH: Write your Application
- Grant Writing Tips Sheets
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Writing an NSF Grant Proposal: A First-Timer’s Perspective, by Philip Guo, February 2014
- NSF: Preparing Proposals
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA Grants 101 Tutorial
The following list provides a selection of grant writing guides with links to summaries and reviews, available formats, and availability through Kent libraries.
Grant Seeking in Higher Education: Strategies and Tools for College Faculty
Mary Licklider and the University of Missouri Grant Writers Network
paperback and E-book, available through OhioLINK
Education Book Reviews YouTube summary and review
The Research Funding Toolkit: How to Plan and Write Successful Grant Applications
Jacqueline Aldridge and Andrew M. Derrington
SAGE Publications LTD, 2012
paperback, E-book, hardcover, available through OhioLINK
How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment
Harvard University Press, 2010
Paperback, available through KentLINK
Goodreads synopsis and reviews
Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising
Cheryl A. Clarke
Jossey-Bass, 2nd edition, 2009
paperback and E-book, available through KentLINK
Goodreads synopsis and reviews
Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals
Word & Raby Publishing, 5th edition, 2011
paperback, available through OhioLINK
Reconnecting Education and Foundations: Turning Good Intentions into Educational Capital
Ray Bacchetti and Thomas Ehrlich
hardcover, available through KentLINK
Book review by William A. Bryan in Project Muse, The Johns Hopkins University Press