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Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding

Where to Search for Funding

Are you seeking funding for research or training in a particular area? Now that GrantsNet has been retired, our staff has compiled a list of other places you can search for information on funding programs. Unfortunately, most of them require a subscription for access.

  • - Grants.gov lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and many others -- in other words, all the most important public funders of research in the United States.
  • - NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options.
  • - An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. This is the place to search for NSF funding programs.
  • - Run by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Grant Search includes 2,000 private and federal funding opportunities. A paid institutional membership is required for access.
  • - This subscription-based resource is hosted and managed by Cazoodle, Inc.
  • - Run by InfoEd International, SPIN (the Sponsored Programs Information Network) claims to be the most widely used funding opportunity database in the world. An institutional subscription is required for access.
  • - Funding Opportunities. Pivot claims the "largest, most comprehensive database of available funding," with 700 member institutions. Individuals can register free, but this won't get you access to the funding database.
  • - Based in London, Research Professional provides an international option for people seeking research-funding programs. A paid subscription is required for access.