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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
August 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Identifying Sources of Research Funding



The Office of Research Services works with researchers to identify sources of research funding and informs the WLU research community of changes in the policies and application procedures of funding agencies. Current funding opportunities are sent out to the faculty through theVPRlistlistserv.

TheCurrent Funding Opportunitiespage also lists selected calls for proposals. Grant program databases are available for each of the tri-councils:SSHRC Funding,NSERC Grants & Programs,CIHR Funding, as well asPartnership Programs.


Matching/Partnership Funds

Increasingly external agencies require that a matching component be provided by an external partner and/or by the university (e.g. CFI, OIT, SSHRC Connection). Potential applicants must contact the Office of Research Services to discuss possible/feasible partners and sources of matching funds in advance of application deadlines.

References and Writing Resources

The following are available through the Laurier library.

Title Author, Publisher and most recent edition. Call Number and Location
Canadian directory of foundations and grants Toronto: Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 2003 LB2339.C3 A7x Periodical - Reference
UW
The insider's guide to grantmaking: how foundations find, fund and manage effective programs Orosz, Joel J. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000

HV41.076
Book - Stacks
WLU

Developing effective research proposals Punch, Keith. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000

H62.P92
Book - Stacks
WLU

Writing successful science proposals Friedland, Andrew and Folt, Carol. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2000 Q180.55.P7F75 Book - Stacks
WLU
Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals Locke, Spirduso, & SilvermanNewbury Park : Sage, 2007 Q180.55 .P7L63
2007 Book - Stacks
WLU
How foundations work: what grantseekers need to know about the many faces of foundations McIlnay, Dennis P.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1998
HV41.9.U5 M35
Book - Stacks
WLU
How to write a successful grant application: a guide for social and behavioural scientists Ed. Pequegnat, Willo and Stover, Ellen. New York: Plenum Press, 2011

HG177
Available Online

Research projects and research proposals: a guide for scientists seeking funding
Chapin, Paul G.; Cambridge, U.K; New York : Cambridge University Press 2004 Q180.55.G7 C44

Book-Stacks
UOG

Write an effective funding application : a guide for researchers and scholars
Walters, Mary W.; Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press 2009
HG177 .W35

Book-Stacks
WLU

Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising 2nd ed.

Clarke, Cheryl; San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass c2009

HV41.2 .C53 2009

Book-Stacks
WLU

The artist's guide to grant writing : how to find funds and write foolproof proposals for the visual, literary, and performing artist 1st ed.

Rosenberg, Gigi; New York: Watson-Guptill c2010

NX705.5.U6R67 2010

Book-Stacks
UW

ERC grants for top researchers from all over the world

European Research Council.; European Commission; Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union 2010

HJ200

Available Online

The art of funding and implementing ideas : a guide to proposal development and project management

Shore, Arnold; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE c2011

HD69.P75 S535

Book-Stacks
WLU

Effective grant writing and program evaluation for human service professionals

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley c2009

HV41.2 .Y838

Book-Stacks
WLU

How to write a grant application

Hackshaw, Allan K.; Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell 2011

R853.P75 H33

Book-Stacks
WLU

Successful grant writing strategies for health and human service professionals 3rd ed.

Gitlin, Laura N.; New York: Springer Pub. Co. c2008

HV41.2 .G58 2008
Book-Stacks
UW


Other Resources

Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations

The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (US non-profit medical research funding)