University Libraries.

Grantseeking Resources

To borrow a phrase, winter is coming, and with it comes Intersession. Along with having some space to read for pleasure, comes the opportunity to get your research funded! The University at Albany has several resources to help you locate and apply for grants to fund your research.


The Division for Research should be your first stop. This section of the University’s website has information on news and events, reports, awards, tools for researchers, and several other useful links to help you along the way to conducting your research. Most important to the topic at hand, there is a link for Funding Opportunities. Here you will find information about funding initiatives within the university itself, but also links to external funding sources that you can pursue. In addition, the Office for Sponsored Programs provides support and information to get you started down the right path.


Once you find a potential source for funding, however, the grant proposal looms. Fortunately, we at the Dewey Graduate Library are here to help you too! All of the University Libraries have several books on the topic of getting grants and writing grant proposals in both the general and reference collections. Take a look at the bibliography below to see what we have available.


  • Carr, C. E. (2015). The nuts & bolts of grant writing. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. University Library / HG 177.5 U6 C37 2015
  • Gerin, W. (2011). Writing the NIH grant proposal: A step-by-step guide. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. Science Library / RA 11 D6 G47 2011
  • Henson, K. T. (2012). Successful grant writing for school leaders: 10 easy steps. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. University Library / LC 243 A1 H46 2012
  • Karsh, E., Fox, A. S. (2014). The only grant-writing book you’ll ever need. New York, NY: Basic Books. University Library / HG177.5.U6 K37 2014
  • Licklider, M. M., Attis, D. (2012). Grant seeking in higher education: Strategies and tools for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. University Library / LB 2336 L54 2012
  • Pequegnat, W., Stover, E., Boyce, C. A. (2011). How to write a successful research grant application: A guide for social and behavioral scientists. New York, NY: Springer. University Library / HG 177 H683 2011
  • Rajan, R. S., Tomal, D. R. (2015). Grant writing. Latham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Online / HG177 .R35 2015
  • Schimel, J. (2012). Writing science: How to write papers that get funded. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Science Library / T11 .S35 2012



  • Hall-Ellis, S. D. (2011). Librarian’s handbook for seeking, writing, and managing grants. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Dewey Library / Reference: HD 69 P75 L533 2011
  • Maxwell, N. K. (2012). Grant money through collaborative partnerships. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Dewey Library / Reference: Z 683.2 U6 M38 2012
  • Mikelonis, V. M., Nielsen Betsinger, S. T., Kampf, C. (2003). Grant seeking in an electronic age. New York, NY: Pearson/Longman. University Library / Reference: HG 177.5 U6 M55 2003


As always, if you have any questions, please stop in or contact the reference desk by email at or by phone at (518) 442-3691.


Blog post by Alex Hoag

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