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Resources for Grant and Contract Funding

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The Office of Sponsored Programs encourages your review of the following resources but does not guarantee the accuracy of the contents contained within those resources. 


(Source to FIND and APPLY for Federal government grants)

External Evaluators List

The Council on Grantsmanship and Research (CGR) is establishing a listing of faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested and qualified to serve as external evaluators for a variety of types of grant proposals. The list will be included on the CGR website hosted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and will allow PIs from institutions of higher education to identify external evaluators for federal, state, and foundation grant proposals. If you are interested and willing to serve as an external evaluator for grant projects, please complete the following survey. http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?85A1CDD780C2D3D380

Intellectual Property 

Protection of Human Subjects

Grants 101

  • “How to Search for Grants” Session
    Dr. Linda Mason, coordinator of grant writing for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, conducted a session on January 29, 2013, titled “How to Search for Grant Opportunities.” The two-part video, available below, lasts a little over an hour. Dr. Mason’s PowerPoint presentation, which she refers to throughout the session, is also available.
  • Search for Grants - Part 1 (wmv)
  • Search for Grants - Part 2 (wmv)

Links to External Sponsored Programs Regulations, Authorities, and Requirements

Useful Reference Web Sites

Other Federal Information Web Sites

Information Sources

Links to Other Web Sites

Membership Organizations


  • Community of Science: Leading Internet site for the global research and development (R&D) community. COS services provide individualized funding searches (On-Line Subscription).
  • A Guide to Managing Federal Grants for Colleges and Universities (NCURA/NACUBO): Designed to provide accurate, comprehensive and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. (Newsletter Subscription)
  • Sponsored Research Administration:   A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices (National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
  • Foundationsearch (Metasoft Systems, Inc.)
  • Federal Grants Management Handbook (Thompson Publishing Co.)


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