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Graduate Student Services: Financial Aid & Grants

This guide is designed to meet the specific needs of graduate students who use the RWWL library.

Books on Aid & Grants

Internet Sites: Financial Aid & Grants

Financial Aid and Grants

Web Sources:


Peterson's Graduate Level Scholarships

Federal Student Aid 



National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) 
This web site offers information for both colleges and students seeking financial aid in research studies and programs.

Online Master's Programs 
Provides individuals with information and tools to help them select and finance a graduate program.

Over $1 billion in available scholarships.

Seminary Scholarship

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs 

Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Selected U.S. Government Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Contains financial and non-financial information on assistance programs administered by departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Searchable by keyword.

FPDS Reports
Lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. A new edition of the CBD is issued every business day.

The RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. One of the tools available on the RePORT site is the RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) module. RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.

Federal Register
Provides a uniform system for making available regulations and legal notices issued by Federal agencies.

Designed to be a one-stop electronic grant portal where potential grant recipients will receive full service electronic grant support.

U.S. Dept. of Education
This department awards grants through a variety of programs.
Grants & Contracts offers information on current grants, upcoming grants, instructions for contract bidders, etc. What Should I Know About ED Grants? answers questions about the grants process. The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs provides eligibility and contact information for over 200 grant-distributing programs.

National Endowment for the Arts
Information on grant projects for the arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Information on grant projects for history, languages, philosophy, and other areas in the humanities. Searchable by broad categories.

Proposal Writing

Grantcraft by Candid
This site offers tips and strategies for grantwriting.

The Proposal Writer's Guide
This site offers useful information to develop a proposal