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Grants and Fellowships: Funding Opportunities: How to Write Grants

The UF Libraries Grants Management Program supports the research and training of students and library faculty; and all processes related to submission and management of Libraries' grant funded projects.

The Institutional Repository at the University of Florida

The Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF) is the digital archive for the intellectual output of the University of Florida community, and includes research, news, outreach, and educational materials, including grant-related videos and other grant writing strategies.

Click here to go to the UF Institution Repository(IR):  http://ufdc.ufl.edu/

 

The Grants @ UF Digital Collection, within the Institutional Repository @ UF, includes full grant proposals. These grant proposals are here for reference, to assist in the development of new proposals, to provide ready and permanent online access to the proposals to assess impact, and to ensure the proposals are archived and preserved through the UF Libraries.

Click here to go to the UF Institution Repository(IR):  http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirgrants

 

To learn more about the IR@UF, check out the informational video: The Institutional Repository:  IR@UF

Library / Librarian Workshops

2012 UF Libraries Mini Grant Workshop and Awarded Project Showcase (09/06/12):
Slides

2010 UF Libraries Mini Grant Post Award Management Workshop (11/16/10):
VideoSlides

2010 UF Libraries Mini Grant Application Workshop (08/24/10):
Video Part 1, Video Part 2, Video Part 3Slides

2009 UF Libraries Mini Grant Application Workshop:
Video

Fulbright Application Workshops

2010 US Student Fulbright Program - presentation by Dr. John Denny, Fulbright Advisor and Associate Director, UF Honors Program (11/18/10):
VideoSlides

Grantsmanship Workshops - Videos, Slides and Checklists

Workshops for Libraries / Librarians

How to Create Fundable Grant Proposals: ASERL Grantwriting Series- December 9, 2020 (Announcement) (Recording)  

Do you know any library employees who are eager to acquire grant funds to support creative projects that otherwise could not happen without external funds? Are there questions about where and how to get started, and what steps can prevent folks from reinventing the wheel? Do you think there are enough interested library employees who want to start a coordinated grantseeking effort?

Building on 15 years of developing workflows and systems for managing all aspects of library grantseeking at the University of Arizona and University of Florida, this grant webinar series shares best practices including checklist examples for guidelines and workflows, funding alerts describing funding opportunities for libraries, and templates for sharing submitted and pending proposals with library employees. Behind the scenes stories will divulge unusual ways ideas were generated for fundable projects, and how ideas developed through engagement with a diverse array of experts and assets. Stories share details of what happened after project teams received their awards, and ways by which teams managed to complete projects successfully. Featured projects highlight a variety of grant-funded activities including outreach, digitization, training, acquisition of materials, planning and collaborations with diverse partners and for diverse materials.

 Bess de Farber serves as the grants manager for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries and held the same position at the University of Arizona Libraries. She has provided grantsmanship instruction to hundreds of library staff, nonprofit and academic professionals, artists, and university students in the past 30 years, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries. She is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016), and co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits (2017).

How do you go from an idea to a successful project within an academic library where resources are limited and competing priorities make certain projects unattainable? Perhaps you have identified an opportunity to support your library in advancing its capacity or improving its services to patrons and the broader com

Successful Grant Seeking For Academic Libraries – 4/30/2020  (Video) (Announcement)

How do you go from an idea to a successful project within an academic library where resources are limited and competing priorities make certain projects unattainable? Perhaps you have identified an opportunity to support your library in advancing its capacity or improving its services to patrons and the broader community. How can you leverage your library’s strengths to build fundable grant projects to accomplish these ends? Grant seeking provides an opportunity for libraries to expand upon the services they provide while demonstrating the impact on one’s institution. Knowledge of existing library, institutional, and community assets and priorities is important for developing fundable grant proposals, and the process is much more involved than merely having a good idea for a project.
This workshop describes how to begin the grant seeking process by leveraging the expertise you already have to identify and produce collaborative and fundable grant applications. We explore the basics of grant seeking, including generating the initial idea for a project, identifying relevant project partners, finding appropriate funding sources, pre-proposal project planning, and awards management. Lessons learned from years of grant seeking are shared, as well as resources for locating funding relevant to libraries.

Collaborative Grant-Seeking - 02/12/2016
This webinar outlines time-tested steps for establishing a culture of grantsmanship, developed at the University of Florida, for professionalizing the ppursuit of grants by librarians and staff. (Video)

Practical proposal-writing workshop for the humanities - 11/09/2011

Practical proposal-writing workshop for the humanities (Video)

Building a Successful Grant Seeking Program for Academic Libraries - 02/18/2010

Workshop for participants of the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program (Slides; Video)

 

Workshops for Students

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference: Welcome and Introduction to Grant writing- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference held at UF College of Public Health and Health Professions- Presented by Dr. Laurence Alexander and Dr. R. Paul Duncan(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:Effective Written Communication- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference held at UF College of Public Health and Health Professions-Presented by Dr. Angela Bacsik and Ms. Mickey Schafer(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference held at UF College of Public Health and Health Professions- Presented by Dr. Connie J. Mulligan(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference-Presented by Dr. Edith Kaan(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference: NIH pre-doctoral fellowships- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Presented by Dr. Colin Sumners(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Dr. Bruce J. MacFadden(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference: Panel, student fellows : the secrets to their successes : NSF graduate research fellowship and Fulbright scholars program- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:International funding for domestic students : Fulbright Scholars Program- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference-Presented by Mr. John Denny(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:Funding opportunities for international students- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Presented by Ms. Bess De Farber(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:Ford Foundation fellowship programs- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Presented by Ms. Chris O'Brien (Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:Humanities grants and fellowships- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Presented by Dr. Bonnie Effros(Video)

2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference:Social sciences fellowships and grants- 05/13/2011

Recorded for 2011 Grants and Fellowship Conference- Presented by Dr. Allan Burns(Video)

NSF Workshops

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop - 10/13/2010

conducted at Marston Science Library, Room 107, 4pm - 5pm (Video)

How to Apply - Checklist

Presenters:
Bess de Farber, Grants Manager, UF Libraries
Douglas Levey, Ph.D., Professor, Zoology, NSF Reviewer (Slides)
Christy Gault, NSF GRFP award grantee, Life Sciences – Horticulture (Slides)

Matthew Williams, NSF GRFP award grantee, Graduate Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Slides)

Christy Gault's NSF GRFP awarded application hosted in the UF Institution Repository

NSF DDIG for the Biological Sciences Workshop - 09/09/2010

conducted at Marston Science Library, Room 107, 4pm - 5pm (Video: Part 1; Part 2)

How To Apply - Checklist

Bret Pasch’s NSF DDIG Biological Sciences awarded application hosted in the UF Institutional Repository

Jill Jankowski's NSF DDIG Biological Sciences awarded application (PI: Dr. Douglas Levey, Co-PI: Jill Jankowski)

Presenters:

Dr. Doug Levey, Professor, Zoology (Slides)

Bret S. Pasch, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biology (Slides)

NSF DDIG Workshop: Writing Doctoral Dissertation Proposals for SBE - 06/03/2010

Workshop for graduate students on how to apply for NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants(DDIG) -

Dr. Eric Potsdam (Video; Slides; pdf)

Sample awarded DDIG proposals - Grissino-Mayer, Cronon

How to Apply: 2010 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants
How to Apply - Checklist

Video of the Workshop (part 1; part 2; part 3)
Talking Points for NSF Seminar (McCarty)
Talking Points for NSF Seminar (Mulligan)
NSF Workshop Presentation Slides

How to Apply: Fall 2009 NSF Fellowships
How to Apply - Checklist

NSF GRFP Slides of presenter Matthew Williams - Slides

NSF GRFP Training Workshop Video for Early November 2009 Applications - Video

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program: FAQs

NIH Workshops

Inside the NIH Grant Review Process

A video on Peer Review at NIH - Video

CoLAB Planning® Workshops

Collaboration Basics for Grant Seeking, Grant Writing course (Entomology) - 01/31/2011

Workshop facilitated by Bess de Farber (Slides; Video )

Student-made CoLAB signs - PDF

CoLAB Workshop for Women in Science and Engineering - 10/08/2010

Workshop for students and faculty facilitated by Bess de Farber.

CoLAB Speed-Meeting Workshop for Honors Undergraduate Students - 08/24/2010

Workshop for Science Students facilitated by Bess de Farber (Video: Part 1; Part 2)

Collaboration Basics for Grant Seeking - 03/22/2010

Workshop for grant writing PhD students facilitated by Bess de Farber.

 

Other Workshops

So What? How to Write a Statement of Significance in the Humanities -10/24/2014
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Presenter: Bess de Farber (Video)

Grantsmanship Basics for Graduate Study for McNair Scholars Program - 01/20/2011
Workshop conducted at Marston Science Library, Room 107, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Presenter: Bess de Farber (Slides; Video)

Documents for Julian Resasco's awarded application:

Application documents(Personal Statement; Previous Research; Proposed Plan of Research)

Reviewers' Comments (Rating Sheet 1; Rating Sheet 2; Rating Sheet 3)

Grant Seeking for Museums Part 2 - 11/03/2010

Workshop for UF Museum Studies graduate students conducted by Bess de Farber

(Q&A document; Video: Part 1; Part 2)

Graduate Student Fellowship Workshop - 05/14/2010

Workshop for graduate students

Introduction to Grant Writing Process - Dr. Doug Levey (Slides)

International Graduate Students workshop - Bess de Farber (Agenda; Videos: Part 1, Part 2; Slides of guest speaker)

Workshop on NIH for Graduate Students - Dr. Colin Summers (Video)

Fulbright Workshop Video - 04/21/2010

conducted at the Marston Science Library.

Grant Seeking for Museums Part 1 - 02/09/2010

Workshop for UF Museum Studies graduate students conducted by Bess de Farber (Slides; Video part 1, part 2)

ASERL Grantwriting Series

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Get Funded! Join Us To Get Expert Advice for Your Grant Idea(s)

(Announcement

Generating fundable grant project ideas for new grant opportunities can be a daunting task when considering the time it takes to prepare the grant application along with creating competitive fundable applications. So during this webinar, the presenters will provide valuable feedback about grant ideas and how to improve your grant application.

If you are interested in getting expert advice, we will need a quick summary of the grant idea, total funding amount along with the proposed funding agency/program name (s). Submission of grant project ideas should be sent to enorlin@aserl.org by February 19, 2021. We will prioritize the grant idea submissions during the first part of the workshop.

Bess de Farber serves as the grants manager for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries and held the same position at the University of Arizona Libraries. She is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016), and co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits (2017). Her latest book, Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships, will be released March 2021.

Elaina Norlin is the Professional Development/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). For ten years, Ms. Norlin served as Executive Director of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center overseeing significant programmatic growth and community outreach activities. She previously as the Senior Program Officer at Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and an Associate Director at the University of Arizona Library.

 

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