Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Improving Our Future by Degrees in Oklahoma’s Second Century. Search and Select Funding Sources Dr. Linda Mason. June is Funding for Education Month. OUTLINE Oklahoma and National Grantsmanship Grant Resources Types of Grants
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Improving Our Future by Degrees
Oklahoma’s Second Century
Search and Select Funding Sources
Dr. Linda Mason
Funding for Education Month
Oklahoma higher education does not have a strong history of grantsmanship, but contemporary increases are encouraging.
capture rate is low: 31st of 51
SOURCE – Chronicle of Higher Education 2006
If Oklahoma were “average” - another $11 million
If Oklahoma at the “top” - another $1.07 billion
Oklahoma Sponsored Programs $ - 2008
PUIs – 12% Fed
PUIs – 69% students
Is Oklahoma’sstate support for research and development increasing?
Is Federal support for grantsmanship increasing?
Source: Budget Boosts Physical Sciences in FY 2008, Most Other Research Down, May 2007, www.physicstoday.org
ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) stimulus funds have increased every state agency and federal granting agency.
Is foundation grant giving increasing?
Source: Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates, http://foundationcenter.org/
Is private giving increasing?
Source: Key Facts on Corporate Foundations, The Foundation Center, http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/nationaltrends.html;jsessionid=4RNPKRLRLTXPHTQRSI4CGXD5AAAACI2F
Private giving tends to stay stable even in economic crises -
39 of the past 40 years,
Source: Center on Philanthropy, University of Indiana, 2008.
How Charitable Giving Has Fared in Recession Years
Source - Steve Gunderson, president of the Council on Foundation, Nov. 2008
Source – Wall Street Journal, Nov. 2008
Types of Grants
Categories of Support
What kinds of grants can I find?
Government - Federal, State, Local –
26 Federal Agencies (900 programs)
Foundations - Second-largest source – 900,000
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
Economic Development, Workforce Development
What kinds of information should I look for?
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Request for Application (ROA)
Grant Proposal Guidelines
Previously Funded Projects
Principal Investigators or Directors of Previously Funded Projects
What is in the grant guidelines?
What homework should I do about the funder?
Isn’t it too time consuming?
At least 2/3 of your time in:
Homework About the Funder
Who at my institution has received funding from this funder?
Who knows about this funder?
What can I find from the funder’s website or a company report or a IRS Form 990?
Become familiar with your
chosen grant funders.
Search locally first.
Look for funding agencies, investigate what they fund, and apply for something from the agency. Your goals are broad enough to be modified to fit their goals.
Look for funding agencies that fund only what you want.
Search for an exact match to fund your project using your
specifically stated goals.
What are search engines?
Donates 1.3 cents per search for organzations
Susan Small firstname.lastname@example.org(405)208-5071
Jennifer Greb email@example.com (918) 596-7940
Michelle Mears(580) 234-6313
What is a grant eNewsletter?
All funding agencies and most foundations send eNewsletters with their grant information.
(contributes to your selected charities)
- Institutional Research (IR) Department
papers from the conference, Helping in Crisis: Government Assistance in Recession and Beyond, are available at http://rockinst.org/nawrs/default.aspx
Data, Data, Data
1, 2, 3
Grant Information Sources
Read the RFP.
Read the RFP.
READ THE RFP.
READ THE RFP!
READ THE RFP!!!
(RFP = Request for Proposal)
READ THE RFP!!!
Par 1 -- Who are you? Mission, organization, you are seeking funds
Par 2 -- Why this agency? You understand their priorities
Par 3 -- What is the need? Clear and brief
Par 4 -- What's the plan? Bullet goals/objectives
Par 5 -- Why fund you? Uniqueness, qualifications
Par 6 -- How much? Broad categories
Par 7 – Closing – thank you, contact information, whether you will follow up with a phone call
A notice that you are going to send a proposal.
Par 1 - Introduction – 1 par - Why you are writing. Mission and
Par 2 - Needs – 1 par - Demographic and statistical evidence
Par 3 - Project Description – 1 par - Link funder’s priorities and project goals
Par 4 - Solution – 1 par - How it addresses need. Best practices
Par 5 - Project Plan – 1 par - Activities, timetables, methodology
Par 6 - Organizational Capacity – 1 par - Ability and commitment. Previous work and staff qualifications’
Par 7 - Budget – 1 par - Funding request, organizational support and other resources. Sustainability – 1 statement about project continuation
US Department of Energy
US Department of Labor
US Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards & Technology
US Department of Education
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Agriculture
Environmental Protection Agency
Education, special needs, rehabilitation
Health, medicine, disease
Agriculture, rural areas, distance technologyWhat do the federal agencies fund?
Linda Mason, Ed.D.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education