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Arts Research
Porter College
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: (831) 459-2256

Christina Waters, PhD
Senior Research Analyst

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Upcoming ARI Deadlines

February 11, 2011 - ARI Major Project Grants
April 18, 2011 - ARI Mini-Grants

External Grants - Deadlines

Guidelines for Preparing Proposals

Selection of Helpful Grant Writing Guides

The following are useful links to sites that will help you conceptualize, format and write successful funding proposals.

A Proposal Writing Short Course, from The Foundation Center

Proposal Writer's Guide, from Don Thackrey, Michigan State University

Harvard University - Office of Sponsored Projects:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting grantswriting

The Art of Grantsmanship (a solid introduction to grantswriting from Dr. Jacob Kraicer)

A Guide for Proposal Writing (from the National Science Foundation but highly useful for all fields)

Travel and Per Diem

FAST - Financial Admin Services

Grants Finders

Foundation Center Online

UCSC's University Relations division subscribes to this site for development staff. Access by faculty is available by appointment through a computer loated in the Carriage House. Call or email Cliff Anderson, Director of Development Research at x9/4329 or, to reserve an appointment. You can also subscribe to this site yourself. Costs range from $149.95 per month to $19.95 per month depending on the level you choose. Higher levels include access to more foundations and other information such as IRS 990 form searches.

This is the largest and most comprehensive research funding database on the Web. Updated daily, COS funding opportunities includes more than 22,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth more than $33 billion. COS includes both private and government grant research opportunities. UCSC maintains a subscription to this service. Access through the URL above, or by navigating to the Office of Sponsored Projects webpage:

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies.

Campus & UC Systemwide Programs

Academic Senate Committee on Research

Center for Cultural Studies

Center for Teaching Excellence

Institute for Humanities Research

UC Institute for Research In the Arts (UCIRA)


Pacific Rim Research Program

President's Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Foundations & External Funding Agencies

American Council of Learned Societies

Ford Foundation

Fulbright Scholar Program

• Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

• The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

• Library of Congress

• MacArthur Foundation

• National Endowment for the Arts

• National Endowment for the Humanities

• National Science Foundation

• Packard Foundation

UC System Information

• University of California Servers

University of California Office of Research