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Grants and Fellowships: Funding Opportunities: Books and Articles
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.
Here are a few books on grant writing in the UF Libraries. Search the Libraries' Catalog for more books.
Collaborating with Strangers by Bess G. de Farber; April Hines; Barbara J. Hood
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
Interaction with strangers cultivates creativity and provides opportunities for joining forces to achieve great ends. However most people tend to avoid talking or working with people they do not know, whether in the library, a classroom, or in academic and nonprofit settings. And to do so is to short-circuit much of the creative potential that is so necessary for innovation, and that organizational stakeholders crave. Enter CoLAB. Developed and presented by de Farber at workshops across the country, and used by the authors to successfully spur faculty-librarian collaboration at the University of Florida, it showcases the power of face-to-face conversations, leading readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration.
Collaborative Grant-Seeking by Bess G. de Farber
Publication Date: 2016-04-16
A collaborative approach to grant seeking can stimulate and reshape the culture of your library organization. The exciting and rewarding activities of developing a successful grants program can yield enormous dividends for the benefit of your staff, patrons, and community. Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians will share new insights for those who want to access grant funding without reinventing the wheel. Based on years of practical grant writing and collaboration development experience, this resource provides a complete guide for setting up a library grant-seeking program, and for combining forces with community partners to increase grant funding to libraries. Venturing into the grants world can be scary and unpredictable. This book offers detailed strategies and practical steps to establish a supportive and collaborative environment that creates the capacity to consistently develop fundable proposals, and gives readers the confidence needed to make grant-seeking activities commonplace within libraries. Collaborative Grant Seeking will share featured topics unavailable in other grant writing publications, such as: .interpreting sponsor guidelines .identifying appropriate funding programs .determining the feasibility of project ideas .asset-based (vs. need-based) proposal development strategies .actual examples of successful and unusual library projects .initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships"
The definitive how-to guide covering every aspect of writing a grant proposal. Drawing on 60 years of experience in the fields of nonprofits, grantwriting and grantmaking. The authors take the reader step by step through the entire process from planning, (getting started, assessment of capability, development of the ideas, and finding source solutions), to writing and submitting the proposal (title pages, abstracts, the purposes of need, procedures, evaluations, qualifications, budget and review, submission, notifications and renewal).
Writing Grant Proposals That Win gives you step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals. From expressing the need for the project to describing objectives and activities, from outlining your evaluation plan to creating a workable project budget, from how reviewers function to what they are looking for in proposal sections, you'll find the help you need to maximize every aspect of your proposal. The tips to help you create winning sections include how to: assess a program announcement, condense your entire proposal into a brief but compelling abstract for maximum impact, adequately describe project dissemination and continuation plans, use technology - including desktop publishing, graphics, color, and spreadsheets for budget development - to enhance your proposals, and structure your proposal to increase your chance of winning.
This hands-on guide begins at the point many grant seekers can identify with - rejection. Part One emphasizes how to resubmit unfunded applications to make them more competitive. The material contained in this section is invaluable, especially since funding sources are now limiting the number of times the same application can be resubmitted. Part Two highlights the practical issues of a project after funding has been obtained. The authors provide a map of the people and places that must become part of a researcher's daily and weekly routine, a checklist to aid the newly funded researcher's progress, and guidance on the essential but often overlooked feature of research funding, time management. Subjects of other sections of this volume include the `small business' aspects of maintaining funding for a project, and the process of targeting continued funding by determining the next fundable step of a project.
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 will describe how to begin the grant seeking process by leveraging the expertise you already have to identify and produce collaborative and fundable grant applications. Join us as 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 will be shared, as well as resources for locating funding relevant to libraries. Participants are also welcome to bring their questions for the final Q&A session.