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Surfing The Internet For Granting Sources

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.404.1 - 1.404.5

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Wendy Culotta

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Michael Mandili

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Session 2545

Surfing the Internet for Granting Sources

Michael Mandili, Wendy Culotta Library, California State University, Long Beach

The Internet holds much promise for the future for those seeking funding opportunities for grants. At the present time, one can search free search engines which search multiple search engines, i.e. Savvy Search, or single search engines such as InfoSeek for key words. Or one can go to the sites they are already familiar with, such as the home pages of the National Institutes of Health or the National Endowment for the Humanities at known sites like FEDIX, SPIN, or IRIS. Or they can search by keyword and find specific sites to investigate. Or they can subscribe to services - some of which are free, which offer any number of means to match the requestor up with what is available, such as Community of Science. Through these services one can sign up for notification of information to come to them based on a profile they generated themselves. Or they can search grant databases through online services such as DIALOG for opportunities in their fields. Other services and sites are becoming available every day.

Add these opportunities to the new developments which will permit the electronic submission of grants and the eager researcher can see that the future is wide open! In-depth coverage of such a large, growing and exiting area is not possible in the space of this paper. We condensed the information into a summary of the major opportunities, including the current URLs when possible.

A literature search in the databases covering education and library science for research opportunities on the internet yielded little at this time, though Fehrman's "Internet Resources for Psychology" (1) and other references were found. In general they offered an awareness of the availability of the internet for granting sources, but relatively little has been published about it yet.

MULTIPLE SEARCH ENGINES Savvy Search ( is an example of an internet search engine which searches nineteen search engines simultaneously. Among the engines searched are: Web Crawler, Inktomi, Lycos, Aliweb, Excite, InfoSeek, Yellow Pages, DejaNews,

1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

Culotta, W., & Mandili, M. (1996, June), Surfing The Internet For Granting Sources Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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