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    Library Grant Funding Basics 12 15 08 A Library Grant Funding Basics 12 15 08 A Presentation Transcript

    • Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer Cathy Dixon Grant and Contract Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs Monday, December 15, 2008 Binghamton University Libraries
    • Office of Sponsored Programs
      • What is the Research Foundation’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)?
      • What can OSP help us?
      • What happens when grants are awarded at BU?
      • Assist BU Faculty and Staff in securing support for research, training, and other scholarly and creative activities
      • Identify potential funding sources
      • Assist in the development of proposals and budgets for submission to external sponsors
      • Facilitate compliance with federal, state, and University regulations
      • Negotiation and acceptance of awards on behalf of The Research Foundation of SUNY
      • The Sponsored Programs Office website is your first source: http://research.binghamton.edu/SponsoredPrograms/fundingalertservices.php
      • BU Libraries is a good source:
      • http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/vrd/grants.html#grants
      • Tools to find research funds
      • COS – www.cos.com ( fee-based subscription database )
        • COS funding database includes opportunities from federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations and corporations.
      • Philanthropy News Digest (PND): http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/index.jhtml
      • Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs, (Request for Proposals), and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.
      • RFPs emailed every Friday, summarizes the latest funding opportunities offered by foundations or other grant making organizations.
      • You just received notice of funding, now what happens?
      • Your new award will be administered through the Sponsored Funds office: http://research.binghamton.edu/SFA/
      • Office of Sponsored Programs
      • Biotechnology Building
      • 85 Murray Hill Road
      • 777-6136
      • http://research.binghamton.edu/RDS/
      • Organizations and types of grants
      • Grant Components and Evaluation Criteria
      • Advice for library staff applying for grants
      • The Foundation Center
      • Program/grant announcement or invitation
      • Proposal preparation and submission
      • Proposal review and notification
      • Project begins
      • Project review and reporting to funder
      • Renewal, resubmission, or project funding ends
      • Operating Grants - operating expenses (utilities, etc.)
      • Capital Equipment Grants - building and renovations projects
      • Endowment Grants
      • Special Projects Grants
      • US Government (Federal)
      • State Government (New York)
      • Private Foundations
      • Non-Profit Organizations
      • Corporations
      • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
      • National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
      • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
      • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
      • Save America's Treasures (SAT)
      • National Science Foundation (NSF)
      • Demonstrate that work will benefit the public
      • Application forms are required (and complex)
        • Grants.gov site
        • OSP assistance and campus guidelines
      • Review process is lengthy and rigorous
      • Desirable to show national level of importance in project
      • Cooperative Collections Development Aid (CCDA) – Department of Education
        • Collections funds to support ILL and library lending
      • Conservation and Preservation, Department of Education
        • Preservation support for library collections
      • The Ford Foundation
      • The Rockefeller Foundation
      • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
      • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
      • The Link Foundation
      • The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
      • Open Society Institute (OSI)
      • Council on Library Resources (CLIR)
      • Executive Summary
      • Grant Narrative
        • Statement of the Problem/Need
        • Goals/Objectives/Outcomes
        • Methodology/Work Plan/Project Plan
        • Staff/ Principal Investigators (PIs)
      • Evaluation / Assessment
      • Sustainability
      • Project Budget
      • Supporting Documentation
      • Clarity
      • Completeness
      • Internal Consistency
      • External Consistency
      • The Proposal Process:
      • Brainstorming and planning is essential.
      • Generating a strong project idea is the most critical step.
      • Identify funding agencies and sources.
      • Matching projects to the most appropriate organization and program is essential.
      • Allot enough time to complete proposal.
      • Private organization support and relationships are generally less formal.
      • Non-Profit organizations tend to function like private foundations.
      • Federal sources usually have rigorous application, review, and reporting procedures.
      • Clearly define the project parameters.
      • State needs the project will address.
      • Show actions with measureable results.
      • Provide accurate staffing, organizational, and budget information.
      • Identify measureable outcomes and benchmarks for the project.
      • Demonstrate sustainability of project once the proposal time period ends.
      • Read the funder guidelines carefully before submitting.
      • Ensure facts are researched.
      • Make sure project guidelines and requested funds are consistent.
      • Foundation Directory Online
      • Philanthropy News Digest
      • On-site library and online chat
        • http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/askus/
      • Grants Classification System (GCS)
        • http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/grantsclass/ntee_gcs.html