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Grants and Related Resources: Grants for Individuals

A compilation of resources for grant and financial aid seekers.


SciVal® Funding : A subscription service provided by the Vice President's Office for Research and Graduate Studies for the MSU research community to help faculty identify funding opportunities based on specific terms and criteria. Faculty profiles in the MSU Scholars database can be linked to the SciVal Funding tool to allow faculty to set up automatic alerts of funding opportunities that match their expertise.

Foundation Directory Online Professional : The cadillac of all funding databases.  Created and maintained by the Foundation Center, the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides access to detailed profiles on over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities, updated weekly. In addition, searchable databases with over 1.6 million recently awarded grants and recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF are available.  Note : only available in the Main Library or via subscription.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online : Detailed information on more than 8,300 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals.  Note : access only available in Main Library or to subscribers.

GrantSelect : An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.  Note : access restricted to the MSU community, other subscribers, and visitors the MSU Main Library.

MSU Scholarship Search : MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad. : The official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Additional Resources Worth Checking

Michigan State University Libraries - Grants to Individuals : Compilation of links categorized by academic level, population group, subject, and additional choices.

Professional Organizations. If you are a member of a professional organization, chances are that it produces a list of fellowships and awards.  Sometimes the organization provides free access; sometimes access is restricted to members only.  .

Professional organizations also usually sponsor fellowships (especially for research) and awards (especially for travel, including travel to their conferences).

Check out the following examples:

Other universities.  Many universities share information on funding sources for their faculty and students.   Here is a short list of examples:

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