Undergraduate-Research

For New Grantseekers

The Office of Sponsored and Student Research is here to help! From the earliest stage of bouncing ideas around in your head to submitting a competitive proposal and every step in between. Check out these resources and don’t hesitate to contact the Director at sponsored@valpo.edu for help.

Resources for New Grant Writers

PowerPoints from Info Sessions

Helpful Resources

See Valparaiso Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) for more faculty support services.

Searching Candid Databases to Find Private Foundation Funders

The Christopher Center Library hosts the Candid (formerly Foundation Center) database of private foundations and the database of grants for individuals. These databases can be accessed using one of the wired computers in the library.

Information on how to search the database for private foundation grants can be found at: https://libguides.valpo.edu/grants.

Overview of How to Use the databases

Classification Terms to Use in Searches