Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last of the new books for '07

"Thank You for Submitting Your Proposal": A Foundation Director Reveals What Happens Next by Martin Teitel

GIC Call Number: HG177 T45 2006

Great Philanthropic Mistakes by Martin Morse Wooster.

GIC Call Number: HV91 W626 2006

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Grant of the Week: Southeastern European Studies Travel Grant

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has posted a deadline of February 1, 2008, for receipt of applications for their Southeastern European Studies Travel Grant. This grant, aimed at supporting travel for presentation of papers at Scholarly conferences, will be made "pending confirmation of funding."

"Topics of papers must be to related to Southeastern Europe, but applications are welcome from SEE specialists proposing to attend conferences whose general theme lies outside Southeastern Europe as well as from scholars whose area expertise lies outside SEE who propose to attend an SEE-focused event."

Grants will be made for $1,000 for travel within North America and for $2,500 for intercontinental travel. Conferences must take place prior to December 31, 2009.

For more information email Olga Bukhina, Coordinator of International Programs, at

Friday, December 14, 2007

New Grant Books Galore!

I'll Grant You That: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals by Jim Burke & Carol Ann Prater

GIC Call Number: HG177 B868 2000

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-By-Step Guide by William Gerin

GIC Call Number: RA11 D6 G47 2006

Big Time Fundraising for Today's Schools by Stanley Levenson

GIC Call number: LC243 L488 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

(My Favorite) New Book

Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals, 5th ed. by Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, and Stephen J. Silverman.

This, our most recent addition to the Grants Information Collection, is hands-down my favorite new book this year!
A practical, easy to read guide to funding your research--graduate, post-doc, or other--Proposals that Work guides you through the entire planning process from beginning to successful end. Whether you are conducting qualitative or quantitative research, regardless of your academic discipline, or even whether you're pursuing private or public funding, this book will be of use to you.

You can find it in Memorial Library's Grants Information Collection, Rm 262 D/E at call number Q180.55 P7 L63 2007.

Grant of the Week: Humana - Healthier lives and communities

The Humana Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Humana Inc., a large health insurer with local offices in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. Between November 1, 2007 and June 15, 2008, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in these communities for grants related to improving the health of those communities.

Funding Priorities: "Serving needs of children, families, and seniors in their quest to build healthier lives and communities."

"Special consideration is giving to projects that focus on health and fitness efforts leading to better lifestyles; literacy activities leading to improved health experiences; and the development of technology, tools, and resources that lead to healthy communities."

Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000. Applications should be submitted to the respective market office. Please see below for Wisconsin offices.

Green Bay
300 N Madison Street
Suite 100
Green Bay, WI 54301

Local: 920-617-1705
800: 888-450-7355
Fax: 920-617-1744

Milwaukee (Waukesha)
N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive
Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53188-1174

Local: 262-951-2560
800: 800-825-9900
Fax: 262-951-2561

Madison (Middleton)
1600 Aspen Commons, #600
PO Box 620981
Middleton, WI 53562-0981

Local: 608-231-6536
800: 800-833-6910
Fax: 800-833-6913

Large Business:
1600 Aspen Commons, #600
PO Box 620981
Middleton, WI 53562-0981

800: 800-833-6910

For more information on how to apply, as well as additional market locations in the U.S., visit:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Grant of the Week: Singing for Change

Singer Jimmy Buffet's grant-making vehicle, Singing for Change (SFC) is an independent foundation making "competitive grants to progressive, community-based organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems."

SFC's areas of interest are: Children and Families, the Environment, and Disenfranchised Groups. More info on these can be found at:

Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000. For more information on SFC, visit:

Unsolicited proposals are not accepted. If after reading their giving guidelines you think your project is a "fit," you may submit a one page letter of interest. Letters of interest are accepted anytime and are reviewed on an "ongoing basis."