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Private Funding

The Foundation Directory Online Professional is the library’s newest source for locating external funding for research, faculty and staff development, projects, events, programs, equipment and more.

Guided tours on using this database are recommended and available at http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/fdoguidedtour/

(database available from any computer to TX State students, staff, faculty through library’s website) http://libproxy.txstate.edu/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
GrantSelect complied and edited by The Oryx Press, contains over 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations. Funding opportunities range from pure research grants to arts programs, biomedical and health care research, community services programs, children and youth programs, and K-12 education funding.

Directory of Texas Foundations
HV98.T5 H65 
Latest edition (2011) available in Reference Shelves, 2nd floor
Check URL for updates to holdings: http://catalog.library.txstate.edu:80/record=b1436740a

Directory of Research Grants
LB2338 .D57 
Latest edition (2011) available in Reference Shelves, 2nd floor
Check URL for updates to holdings: http://catalog.library.txstate.edu:80/record=b1028105a

COS Funding Opportunities
A compiled database of over 25,000 records of available opportunities for grants, fellowships, prizes and other type of funding. It is an extensive database with opportunities for recipients anywhere in the world, working in any discipline. Opportunity sponsors come from the public and private sector, including local, state and national governments, foundations and societies, and corporations.


 The library also has other resources for writing grant proposals, including books and ebooks.