From Library Journal
The venerable Grants Register has given birth to four smaller, junior publications that list postgraduate funding opportunities in specific subject areas. These Grants Register "babies"DArts and Humanities, Medicine, Science, and Social SciencesDare slated to be biannual publications and are to be joined by other junior publications. Like the parent publication, the "babies" are arranged alphabetically by granting agency, and they present the same information included in the parent directory: a full range of contact information; eligibility requirements; the purpose, type, number, and frequency of awards; the amount of the award; the length and place of study; application procedures and closing dates; and additional pertinent information. Like the parent publication, the "babies" have a subject guide and indexes by awards and awarding organization. While the parent guide covers about 3500 awards from about 1400 foundations, trusts, associations, universities, and other agencies from around the world, each of the smaller subject guides covers about 1200-1500 awards from 400-600 granting agencies. Drawing on good genes, the "babies" retain the completeness and authority of the parent within their subject areas. They don't seem to have much direct competition: Peterson's Grants for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study seems to fall about halfway between the Grants Finders and the Grants Register, which is both more comprehensive and pricier. Libraries that do not need access to the full range of awards listed in the Grants Register may want to consider the individual volumes. At about one-third the price of the parent volume, they may also be of interest to the consumer market.DKathy Breeden, Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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This series is derived from the publisher's Grants Register
, known for its focus on postgraduate studies and its worldwide coverage. Libraries that hold The Grants Register
can probably skip these spin-offs because the information is the same. Some users may welcome the division into four volumes to ease access. RBBCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved