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Databases Worth Trying

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 01/31/13)

Foundation Directory Online Professional
Available in Main Library Only
According to the Foundation Center, The Foundation Directory Online Professional is our "next-generation" service tier that provides Subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. You'll find detailed profiles of over 92,000 U.S. grantmakers...with records for more than 1.3 million recently awarded grants! Work smarter—and faster—to find the funds you need. Professional lets you keyword-search across more than 447,000 IRS 990s for grantmaking organizations. With unique funder portfolios of news, RFPs, key staff affiliations, and color-coded grant distribution charts. Professional is the best choice for successful grantseekers.
(Last checked 01/31/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Available in Main Library Only
Includes descriptions of more than 8,300 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 01/31/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
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.
(Last checked 01/31/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
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.
(Last checked 01/31/13)

Chronicle of Philanthropy Upcoming Deadlines
The MSU community and other subscribers to the Chronicle of Philanthropy may want to peruse these listings of upcoming funding opportunities arranged by date. One can also search by type or category.
(Last checked 01/31/13

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 01/31/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 01/31/13)


Additional Financial Aid Resources

If you are interested in additional financial aid resources broken down by academic level, population groups, or subject, you may want to try Grants for Individuals


Databases Covering Nonprofit Funding

If you are interested in funding for nonprofit organizations, you may want to try Databases for Nonprofits

 

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