The following list provides useful links for obtaining resources prior to writing of a proposal. A strong proposal incorporates data and references to other sources documenting need and supporting the methodology/solution described in an application. Grant reviewers like to see that a writer has done research to accurately identify and quantify (where possible) the nature of a problem. A search of the literature and best practices employed by other institutions in similar situations substantially strengthens a proposal.

  1. American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges & University Title III Part A Programs
    Higher Education Act (TCU Title III-A)
  2. STEM Resource Statistics
    The National Science Foundation Web site contains statistical information on the demographics of STEM students, graduates and workforce.
  3. Directory of Open Access Journals
    For academic communication, this site offers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals that aims to cover all subjects and languages.
    EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association advancing higher education through the use of information technology.
  5. U.S. Department of Education: Notice of Proposed Rulemakeing (NPRM)
    Through this NPRM, the Secretary proposes to improve integrity in the programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) by amending the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the HEA, the Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, the Secretary's Recognition Procedures for State Agencies, the Student Assistance General Provisions, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, the Federal Pell Grant Program, and the Academic Competitiveness Grant (AGC) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National Smart Grant) Programs.
  6. National Council of University Research Administrators
    NCURA has an excellent resource page entitled the Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration.