Sponsored Programs
Student Grants: Links and Suggestions

Elon University Undergraduate Research Program: http://www.elon.edu/urp/.

Most students are looking for scholarships for undergraduate or graduate school. Please contact your guidance counselor, your advisor, the Financial Aid Office on your campus or search on the Internet for "Scholarships."

The Foundation Center is one of the best sources for information about private foundations. See http://www.foundationcenter.org. Check out their SearchZone.

Federal government funding information: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance allows you to search on a particular topic, view what various federal agencies have to offer, and offers proposal writing tips: https://www.cfda.gov/

National Fellowships for Graduate Study:http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/fellowships.html

Faculty and others on campus may also search for funding opportunities via two services to which we subscribe. You must access from a UR campus computer:

  • The Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) offers thousands of funding sources; search using key words pertinent to your interests, as well as using other criteria. Go to http://www.infoed.org/. Click on SPIN  Classic at the top of the page. Enter username: elon_spin and password: elon123. Use advanced searching and select “undergraduate” under “applicant type.”
Belk Library:
Many resources on grants and proposal writing are available in Belk Library. You should look for such publications as The Foundation Directory, North Carolina Giving, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and other publications related to grants. For more information see a Librarian at the Information Desk or access the Belk Catalog (subject terms: grants-in-aid and proposal writing for grants).