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Grant Writing: Home


This guide offers tips and information on researching grantsmanship and provides links to granting agencies and organizations. It is a starting place for students and others who would like to know more about grants and the grantseeking process. It is not intended to replace the thorough services of the University of Nevada, Reno Office of Sponsored Projects or the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation.

What kind is it?

There are different types of grants:

  • Sponsored Research - Grants that provide funds for a specific research project with defined deliverables.  At the University of Nevada, Reno these are run through the Office of Sponsored Projects. Example: A grant from the National Institutes of Health for a medical research project.

  • Philanthropic Grants - Grants to support programs or projects, not usually specific research projects. At the University these are run through the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation.  Example: A grant from a corporation to fund a visiting art exhibition. 

Not sure which area your project falls into? Just ask:

Office of Sponsored Projects: (775) 784-4040

The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation: (775) 784-1352


Office of Sponsored Projects Training

The University offices involved in the grant process offer online or in-person training at a variety of times during the year. If the training you need is not listed, just contact the department and ask.