Types of grants
Unlike scholarships and fellowships which are awarded only to individuals according to their academic merit or financial status, the grants may be awarded both to individuals and organizations. So there are different types of grants each with its unique set of guidelines, deadlines and eligibility criteria.
Also grants are divided into different types according to their funding purpose: grants may be allocated for research purposes, for fostering business activities and grants for NGOs.
For those individuals or institutions that search for funding grants are the best option to consider, because grants are the most essential part of academic activities of any research institute and these financial allocations are the main source to conduct research in any field.
Each academic institution or laboratory or other entity within university strive to receive the best research grants available. Grants are announced regularly by such organizations as World Bank, NED, UN, National Science Foundations in different countries, Government bodies, NASA, Space agencies, private foundations, big enterprises, museums, etc.
Main bulk of grants announced is the grants for researchers, grants for research institutes and laboratories and of course grants for NGOs. US government grants and federal grants are announced every year regularly and may support research and scientific institutes continuously.
Of course there are also individual grants for researchers, grants for undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD students, journalists, photographers, educators, etc.
Educational grants are a big part of grants given every year by EU, Tempus, UN, USAID and other international institutions. Another cluster of grants is assumed for small businesses. Small business grants are regularly announced again by government bodies and international organizations to foster the activities of small and medium enterprises worldwide. There are also many grants for women, grants for minorities as well as travel grants for students and researchers.
How to apply to grants
Grant search is a very difficult endeavor and more difficult is applying for a grant and writing a grant proposal. Big organizations usually have grants specialist who regularly applies to different grants and professionally writes the grant proposals. Nevertheless apply for grants and scholarships can even unexperienced students and researchers, because there are many grant proposal templates and tutorials available online, which may guide the proposal writer through the whole proses of the grant writing and grant application submission.
Actually, in order to be a grant search professional and grant proposal writer, one must first master the skills about how to apply for student grants and afterwards apply for a grant of a bigger scale or continue to apply for student grants and help others to be funded.
Armacad grants and funding database
If there are education grants, grants for NGOs, research and academic grants as well as grants for students in any study level, be sure, that the armacad.info grants database will immediately publish the relevant announcement and inform all subscribers about the relevant announcements. The armacad grants and funding database is the best place for the grant seeker to find appropriate financial sources for NGOs, medical research, humanitarian activities, research, etc.