How to Find Grants for Individuals

Are you a researcher, scientist, artist, or educator? If so, you may have a chance at earning a grant to increase your opportunities and chances for success.

The pandemic has been tough for individuals trying to pursue their dreams, but don’t give up yet. Grants for individuals can help you get back on your feet and give you the push you need to succeed.

GrantWatch has grants split up into three main categories: grants for nonprofits, grants for small businesses, and grants for individuals. While the majority of the grants are for non profits, there are many grants for individuals in specific fields. These fields include anything that has a positive impact on communities, including art, music, education, science, medicine, and many others.

Individuals using GrantWatch have had success in earning grants, especially those who have upgraded to our Member+ subscription. As a Member+ you will have a much easier time searching grants that you are eligible for. You will be able to view the full grant description, contact information needed to apply to grants, and the eligibility requirements for the grant of your interest.

Once you find grants that you are interested in, you have the option to hire a grant writer through GrantWriterTeam. By working with a grant writer, your chances to receive the grant will increase significantly.

Here are some examples of grants that are listed on GrantWatch specifically for individuals.

Grants for Artists

  1. Scholarships of $2,000 and in-kind support to U.S. Black writers to recognize outstanding work in the genres of fiction and nonfiction crime and mystery. 
  2. Grants to U.S., Canada, and International individual artists for participation in an arts-based residency program. Grantees will receive a weekly stipend, funding for materials and travel, studio access, free onsite housing, production assistance, and technical advice.
  3. Funding of up to $20,000 to New York City women composers, producers, musicians, bands, orchestras, and ensembles to produce new music albums, EPs, and videos.

Grants for Researchers

  1. Funding to Canada researchers affiliated with hospitals and universities to conduct studies related to cystic fibrosis. Funding is to support research projects that enhance the understanding of the disease, advance successful treatment methods, improve the quality of life and health of patients, and bridge the gap between research and clinical care.
  2. Grants to U.S., Canada, and International faculty-level academic researchers and senior scientific researchers at nonprofit institutions for medical research related to rare diseases.
  3. There are grants available to U.S., Canada, and International clinicians and researchers based at nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and medical centers for research related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Grants for Educators

  1. There are grants of $500 to U.S., Canada, and International teachers and counselors currently employed in public or private high schools to cover the costs associated with attending an educational conference.
  2. Funding of up to $1,000 to U.S. K-5 teachers at public and nonprofit private schools for creative educational programming. Funding is to increase student success rates in science, technology, engineering, and math by introducing original project-based learning ideas.
  3. Grants of $2,000 and grants of $5,000 to U.S. eligible educators for professional development activities. Applicants should submit proposals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) needs or racial equity topics. Eligible applicants include those who are members of NEA.

Grants for Scientists

  1. Prize to a U.S. mid-career scientist for outstanding research in the field of food and agriculture. Recipients will be honored for studies that shed light on the biology of species as related to, and contributing to, agriculture and food production, including productive and sustainable agriculture.
  2. Grants to U.S. and Canada physician scientists for career development. Funding is intended for proposals addressing disease-oriented, basic biomedical, and translational research. 
  3. Grants of up to $50,000 to U.S., Canada, and International faculty or senior scientists at research institutions for scientific studies related to neurological disorders. 

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Below is a tutorial video from our site that will show you how to begin your grant-searching process for the best results.

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