Prospect Research: Finding Grant Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance and the Office of College Advancement maintain access to online resources that can be used by anyone affiliated with Bates College to find sources of grant funding that fit their project plans.

GrantForward is a grant opportunities database that can be accessed from any Bates College computer. The Director of Sponsored Programs actively monitors it for new grant opportunities that fit known faculty research interests. However we also encourage grant-seekers at Bates to sign up for their own GrantForward accounts and design their own searches.

If you have a rough idea already of what type of organization might be interested in funding your project, you can go straight to the source. Here is a sampling of upcoming grant deadlines and profiles of major Federal funding sources that have been supportive of faculty research at Bates.

In addition, the Office of College Advancement maintains a limited subscription to Foundation Directory Online, which is useful for finding private foundations with limited public information on their websites. Please note that, very often, private foundations limit the number of applications they will consider from any one organization. If you are interested in exploring private foundation funding, please contact the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations or the Director of Sponsored Programs.

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