The University Libraries offers a hands-on and online workshops on searching Pivot, SciVal Funding, and the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). Setting up e-mail updates and finding internal U of M funding sources are also covered. The workshops are co-sponsored by Office for the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
Pivot (from Community of Science)
Pivot includes info about sponsors in many disciplines, and includes federal, non-federal, and international sponsors.
SciVal Funding covers a wide variety of subject areas and allows you to search for recently funded grants as well as upcoming opportunities.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO)
Full-text search capability for over 80,000 foundations.
Grant Writing Tools
Guide for writing a funding proposal
Practical hints and examples, broken down by specific sections of a proposal.
Outlines the steps of preparing a proposal and provides sample proposals and letters of inquiry.
The Art of Grantmanship
Concisely covers designing a project, identifying a funding source, writing the proposal, and how the proposal will likely be reviewed
Additional Funding Resources
The online resource for all Federal grants. However, to ensure a thorough search of a specific agencies' opportunities, it is recommended that you also search that agencies' web site.
Internal U of M Opportunities
The OVPR maintains this table of internal funding opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Grantmakers Online (MGO)
A database of Minnesota foundations and corporate grantmakers, with information on more than 1,300 funding organizations and 85,000 grants.
Graduate Student Funding - Selected Sources
The Graduate School maintains this list of organizations that regularly fund graduate student education and research.