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Research Grant and Funding Guide

Research and Scholarly Communication with a network of nodes


There are many resources available for finding information about research funding and to guide you through the grant-writing process. Below is a selection of resources that can be found at the Leddy Library.

For a more exhaustive list of resources and funding agencies, as well as support and advice throughout the entire research grant process, visit the Office of Research and Innovation Services.


Gathering Information

Looking for Grants and Funding Agencies

Writing Grant Proposals


Gathering Information

These resources can help with any initial or additional research needs you may have as you prepare your grant.


Looking for Grants and Funding Agencies

Visit the Office of Research and Innovation Services and see their web pages on funding opportunities and Tri-Agency grant deadlines for an extensive list of major funding resources.

Available through Leddy Library:

Law Resources:


Writing Grant Proposals

Obtaining grants and developing proposals:

Visit the Office of Research and Innovation Services and see their web page on Preparing Your Grant Application.

Available through Leddy Library:

Writing Grant Proposals:


Social Sciences:




Additional E-books:

There are a variety of platforms that Leddy provides access to but which are not found in the library catalogue. To access these resources, follow the links below to the platform, and then do a title search for the e-book.


  • How to write a grant proposal by Cheryl Carter New (2016)


  • Funding revolution by Tom Roberts (2005)
  • IT project proposals: writing to win by Paul Coombs (2005)


  • Designing successful grant proposals by Donald C. Orlich (2002)

Open Library Lending Program

  • Collaborative grantseeking by Jeremy T. Miner, Lynn E. Miner, and Jerry Griffith (2011)
  • The complete book of grant writing (2006)
  • Essential principles for fundraising success (2005)
  • Grant writing demystified by Mary Ann Payne (2011)
  • The only grant-writing book you'll ever need by Ellen Karsh (2009)
  • Perfect phrases for writing grant proposals (2007)
  • Proposal planning & writing by Jeremy T. Miner (2008)
  • Storytelling for grantseekers: a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising by Cheryl Clarke (2009)