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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.
Creating Fundable Grant Proposals by Bess G. de Farber
Publication Date: 2020-11-30
Grant money can make the difference in developing new services, creating worldwide access to your unique collections, or enabling you to showcase awarded projects that advance your career. But competition for grants is as fierce as ever. To get a leg up, you need an insider who will share proven strategies for success. In this book, Bess de Farber, who has led the management of 187 awarded grant projects from under $5,000 to more than $1 million at the University of Florida, does just that. Drawing from profiles of 57 grant proposals, sponsored by 31 funders including federal agencies, foundations, and library organizations, her detailed 10-step workflow guides you through submitting and managing collaborative grant proposals. You will learn about successful projects related to digitization, preservation, research, technology, and more, including such initiatives as digital publishing on Black life, audio of the sounds of the Panama Canal, digitization of scientific fieldwork from the 1960s, and supporting learning with smart pens; the crucial components of a fundable project plan, with a particular emphasis on collaboration, both internally and with external organizations; the fundamentals of crafting your own grant proposal, using as models the successful grant proposals included in full, with budgets, as weblinks; how to recruit partners and shape ideas; ways to incorporate assets and supporting materials into your plan; and advice on anticipating the unexpected, how to stay in communication with your partners while the proposal is being reviewed, what to do once you receive notification, and fostering a culture of grantsmanship at your institution. By lifting the veil on the mysteries of grantseeking, this book will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to create fundable grant proposals.
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.