About This Guide
This guide presents the resources the education librarian considers to be the most important resources for finding and applying for funding opportunities, some academic databases to follow news, and so forth.
If you are a member of the university community, you may want to begin at:
BU’s Research Funding Opportunities.
- American Education Research Association Grants Programs
- Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
- Boston Foundation
- COS (Community of Science)
- Crowd Funding
- Federal Register – grants & awards
- FinAid (scholarships, financial aid)
- Foundation Center
- Foundations On-line: A Directory of Charitable Grantmakers
- Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
- Grant Advisor
- Grants and Contracts
- NIH (National Institute of Health) Grants and Funding
- NSF (National Science Foundation) Guide to Program
Use these databases to discover articles, books, and other literature on your topic. Note that if you come across a citation without full text attached, do not assume the library has no access. Learn this nearly foolproof way to Get the Full Text of an Article.
BU Libraries Search
Our Search represents by far the most comprehensive grouping of resources we’ve ever been able to provide. You can find extensive search tips on our site, build an eShelf, and export citations to RefWorks.
Off-campus users need to set two “Scholar Preferences” to take advantage of library subscriptions: type “Boston University” in Library Links and also choose RefWorks next to Bibliography Manager.
Other important databases:
The best way to discover articles is to search databases (try Search) – you will be searching millions of records at once. But following journal literature periodically is still a very important aspect of scholarship. Depending on the provider, you may be able to set up Table of Contents alerts, save personalized searches, or even contribute to the editorial process.
Find each title below through our Search. The following journals are leading in this field.
Foundation and Endowment Money Management
Foundation News and Commentary
Many of the best directories on funding sources, including the Foundation Directory and the Foundation Grants Index, are published by the Foundation Center in New York. A Core Collection of these publications are available for use by the public at libraries or information centers throughout the United States. Two such core collections may be found in Boston.
55 Court Street, Suite 520
Boston, MA 01208
617-426-2606 (Please call for hours and an appointment)
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Annual Register of Grant Support
Mugar Reference AS911 .A2 F69
Awards Honors and Prizes
Mugar Reference AS8 .A93
Directory of Research Grants
Mugar Reference LB2338 .W55
Mugar Reference AS911 .F601
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Mugar Reference LB2336 .F596
Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad
Mugar Reference LB2337.2 .F574 (2008/2010)
Mugar Reference LB2338 .G7
International Foundation Directory
Mugar Reference HV7 .I57