Skip to Main Content

Smathers Libraries Grants Program



Crow, J. M. (2020). After the Fall; What to do when your grant is rejected. Nature, 578, 477–479.

Mikal , J. P., & Rumore, G. (2018). 10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 64(20), A28.

Stone, D. A. (2009). How Your Grant Proposal Compares. The Chronicle of Higher Education.



Here are a few books we recommend. If copies are available in the UF Libraries the link will lead you to that information. The ISBN is provided if you wish to locate a copy to purchase from your favorite book seller.


Crawley, G. M. & O'Sullivan, E. (2016). The grant writer’s handbook: how to write a research proposal and succeed. Imperial College Press. ISBN: 9781783267590

de Farber, B. G. (2021). Creating fundable grant proposals: profiles of innovative partnerships. ALA Editions. ISBN: 9780838947609

de Farber, B. G., Hines, A., & Hood, B. J. (2017). Collaborating with strangers: facilitating workshops in libraries, classes, and nonprofits. Neal-Schuman. ISBN: 9780838915424

de Farber, B. G. (2016). Collaborative grant-seeking: a practical guide for librarians. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 9781442263260

Gerding, S. K. & MacKellar, P. H. (2017). Winning grants (2nd ed.). Neal-Schuman. ISBN: 9780838914731

Holtzclaw, B. (2018). Grant writing handbook for nurses and health professionals (3rd ed.). Springer. ISBN: 978-0826141453

Landau, H. B. (2010). Winning library grants : a game plan. American Library Association. ISBN: 9780838910474

Maxwell, N. K. (ed.) (2014). The ALA book of library grant money (9th ed.). American Library Association. ISBN: 9780838912119

Maxwell, N. K. (2012). Grant money through collaborative partnerships. American Library Association. ISBN: 9780838911594

Pequegnat, W. (ed.) (2011). How to write a successful research grant application (2nd ed.). Springer. ISBN: 9781441914538

Rothstein, A. L. (2019). Creating winning grant proposalsGuilford Press. ISBN: 9781462539123

Ward, D. (2012). Writing grant proposals that win (4th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 9781449604677

Yang, O. O. (2012). Guide to effective grant writing: how to write a successful NIH grant application. Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 9781461415817

University of Florida Home Page

This page uses Google Analytics - (Google Privacy Policy)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.