Library Resources

The Office of Grant Services and the Xavier Libraries have purchased reference materials to assist you in the grantseeking and grantwriting process. The books are available as part of the Instructional Development collection on the first floor of McDonald Library.

The following sources provide instruction on writing grant proposals:

  • Designing Successful Grant Proposals (1996) by Donald C. Orlich. Published by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Grant Application Writer?s Handbook (1995) by Lian Reif-Lehrer. Published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
  • Guide to Proposal Writing (1997) by Jane C. Geever. Published by The Foundation Center.
  • The "How To" Grants Manual (1995) by David G. Bauer. Published by Oryx Press.
  • Proposals That Work (1993) by Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrich Spirduso, and Stephen J. Silverman. Published by Sage Publications, Inc.

There are also two directories of grant opportunities located in the Instructional Development collection.  They are:

  • Directory of Research Grants (1998). Published by Oryx Press.
  • Directory of Grants in the Humanities (1996-97). Published by Oryx Press.

The following books are available from Grant Services:

  • Academic Excellence (2000) ed. Michael P. Doyle. Published by Research Corporation.
  • Bring the Excitement of Science to the Classroom (2000) ed. W. Stevenson Bacon. Published by Research Corporation.
  • The "How To" Grants Manual (1999) by David G. Bauer. Published by Oryx Press.
  • The Process of Program Evaluation by John Van Maanen. Published by The Grantsmanship Center.
  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing - Expanded Version (1988) by Norton J. Kiritz.  Published by The Grantsmanship Center.
  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing - Introductory Version (1988) by Norton J. Kiritz and Jerry Mundel.  Published by The Grantsmanship Center.
  • Winning Grants Step by Step (1995) by Mim Carlson.  Published by Jossey-Bass.