INF 397 – Seeking Funding for Information Studies Week 3

INF 397 – Seeking Funding for Information Studies
Week 3
1 – Hand back 5-year plans. Then give ‘em back to me to hold, if you will.
2 – Hand me the “printed guidelines from two different agencies/foundations.”
3 – Resources:
Miner, L. E. & Griffith, J. (1993). Proposal planning and writing (Chapter 8, pp.
93-98). Objectives. AZ: Oryx Press.
Will put a copy on reserve by tomorrow.
Reif-Lehrer, L. (1995). Grant application writer's handbook. Boston: Jones and
You can gain access via UT library and your EID.
A presentation not exactly in our field:
Closer to home:
A little further out in space:
4 – Sam asked for examples of successful grant applications.
This from NIH: Where can I get a sample of a successful grant?
A: The best source for a copy of a successful grant is the principal
investigator. NIH's CRISP database at provides
abstracts of funded grants, along with a mailing address for the principal
investigator. Alternatively, you may request a grant under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA). Contact NLM grants management staff to initiate
a FOIA request. NIH requires that personal salary information and other
proprietary information be removed from any grant provided in response
to a FOIA request.
I’ve requested such from our faculty.
5 – Union Ballroom – Graduate Fellowship Fair – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
6 – Point I’d most like to make today: Remember, only part (half?) of your goal is
to fund your own graduate education. Another part is to get educated on seeking
funding throughout your professional career.
7 – Next week – Dr. Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Associate Vice President and Director
of the UT OSP, plus Angie Gonzales, iSchool accountant.