What better to way to start a new academic year and its new research goals, new positions, and new homes than with a few useful resources at your fingertips? Whatever your hopes and plans, the links below should provide a few shortcuts to help you on your way!

Free Funding Database

GrantsNet : Search the new and improved database for graduate and undergraduate funding opportunities. Follow the links to funding agency Web sites, and look up the contact information for program officers; they're standing by with valuable advice for grant seekers!

Federal Funding Links

National Science Foundation: E-Bulletin, program dates, and deadlines

National Institutes of Health:

National Research Council: Research Associate Programs

Private Funding Agency Links

The Foundation Center: Private Foundations on the Internet

International Funding Links

GrantsNet's List of Global Funding Links: Funding Databases Around the World

Institute of International Education: IIE Online

IEFA: International Education Financial Aid

Michigan State University's International and Foreign Grant Makers

The Grantmanship Center: International Funding

National Science Foundation:

Commentary and Reports

The National Academies:

U.S. News:

The Princeton Review: Master's and Doctoral Degrees Explained