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Grant Writing Resources

Ellender Memorial Library has many print and electronic resources of interest to grant writers and researchers. The print resources are located on the 2nd floor of the library, while the electronic resources are accessible from any computer (some are limited to Nicholls students and faculty). These include:


  • The complete grants sourcebook for higher education , by David G. Bauer
    378.3 P96c 1996
  • The Directory of corporate and foundation givers
    361.765 D628c 1993 (2 Vols.)
  • Peterson’s grants for graduate & postdoctoral study
    371.22 P442g 1995


  • Grant application writer’s handbook, by Liane Reif-Lehrer
    808.06661 R272g 2005
  • Successful proposal strategies for small business, by Robert S. Frey
  • Designing successful grant proposals, by Donald C. Orlich
  • Developing quality grant proposals (Government Document) ONLINE
  • Grant seeker’s budget toolkit, by James Aaron Quick and Cheryl Carter New ONLINE
  • How to write an effective proposal: understanding the Department of Labor Solitication for Grant Applications, (Government Document)
    L 1.7/2:W 93
  • Proposal planning and writing , by Lynn E. Miner, Jeremy T. Miner, and Jerry Griffith
    658.15224 M662p 1998
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents The art and science of grant writing, (Government Document)
    HH 1.2:C 73/51


Fundsnet Services
includes links to Fundraising Books, Funding Opportunities, Grant Writing For Dummies, Fundraising Programs and Consulting Firms, The Twelve Rules of Fundraising, Government Grants, Grants for Computers and Technology, International Funders, International Grants, Scholarships and Financial Aid, and the 2004 Essential Guide to Grant Writing.

Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants

Non-profit Guides
are free web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. They are designed to assist established non-profits through the grant-writing process.

LOUIS Union Catalog and Web Searching

To find other grant writing and foundation resources in all academic libraries throughout the state by searching the LOUIS Union Catalog. Try the following search:

grants and writing and 2004

Run this as a keyword search, exactly as typed. This will give you a list of all academic libraries in the state that have grant writing resources published in 2004. Likewise, you can simply change the year or change the word “writing” to “foundations” to modify your search.

To search the web for Grant Writing and Funding resources, go to Google and type in the following search:

“grant writing” international site:.org
What you are telling the search engine here is that you wish to retrieve sites that have the phrase “grant writing” in them, combined with the word “international,” and that you want all of these sites in the results list to have a domain name that ends in “.org” (which is the domain name designation for not-for-profit organizations). By the same token, you could type “site:.edu” to retrieve only sites that are from universities and “site:.gov” to retrieve only United States government web sites. Additionally, you could run a search as follows:

“grant funding” international site:.org
You should always remember that the only thing a search engine can do is return hits based exactly on the terms you have typed, so vary your terms and be creative if you want to search under every rock.


Academic Search Complete
is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

Arts and Sciences Collection (JSTOR)
JSTOR’s Arts and Sciences Collections offer full-text access to hundred of titles in many disciplines of the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business and education. JSTOR is an archive and most of its journals have a 3-5 year moving wall.

Business Source Complete
provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1,200 peer-reviewed business publications. Indexing and abstracting for the most important business journals date back to 1886.

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