What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content or offer special information only via an RSS feed.
Why use RSS?
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in, and you save time by not needing to visit each site individually. The number of sites offering RSS feeds includes big names like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and now GrantStation.
We use our RSS feed as a way to inform GrantStation.com visitors of special conferences, industry news, grant announcements, special offers and other useful information that we want everyone to have free access to, but is only available via our RSS feed.
How do I read an RSS feed?
Feed reader or news aggregator software used to be the only way to view the RSS feeds available from various sites. Current web browsers - such as FireFox, Internet Explorer 8,Safari and Chrome - all have technology incorporated that allow you to read RSS feed information.
If you are interested in saving and searching through our RSS feed, there are a large number of RSS readers available. The easiest to use are the web-based RSS readers:
Once you have your RSS feed reader, it is a matter of finding sites that offer an RSS feed and then add it to the list of feeds your reader checks. Many sites display a small, orange icon in the upper right side of the browser's address window. Sometimes the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF are used to let you know that a feed is available on a web site, or it is simply a link at the top of a page.
How can I see my information in the GrantStation Media Feed?
If you are a current Co-Brand, MVP or GS-TAP partner, please submit the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will format it accordingly. To have a better understanding of what can be submitted and how it will look, visit the GrantStation Media Feed page.