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An extensive, easy-to-use site. A great starting place. The site is organized into “Active Channels”:
Searchable database of recent federal funding opportunities. Browse by keyword, category, or agency. SPINSearchable database of grant opportunities.
Duke University“Funding Opportunities”A well-designed searchable site. One can search for grant deadlines and grant opportunities by discipline (arts & humanities, community development, curriculum development, environmental & life sciences, international opportunities, medicine, multidisciplinary, physical sciences & engineering, social sciences).
Duke University“Funding Opportunities for New and Early-Career Faculty”A list of over 50 opportunities.The Foundation CenterThe Foundation Center is the premier general site for longtime private and corporate foundations that provide grants“The Foundation Directory Online” is the most important database maintained by The Foundation Center. However, because access is restricted to subscribers, contact the Grants Development Office for assistance with this searchable feature.Note that from the home page of the Foundation Center, one can use the tab “Philanthropy News Digest” and go to the “RFP Bulletin” for a very helpful listing of new RFPs by categories include: Aging, Arts and Culture, Athletics/Sports, Children and Youth, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Journalism/Media, Medical Research, Philanthropy, Religion, Women.. GrantsNetSearchable database for funding sources in the sciences and in undergraduate science education. The Chronicle of Higher EducationSearchable database of upcoming deadlines for fellowships, grants, and conference paper submissions.University of Chicago“Searching for Sponsored Funding”A lengthy list of links to government agencies, an alphabetical list of major private foundation websites, and phone/email directories for NSF, NIH, and the Department of Energy. Boston University (Office of Sponsored Research)Boston University assigns each funding opportunity a number and lists them roughly in chronological order. Clicking on an item reveals a wonderfully-constructed information page that identifies the agency, the program name, the objectives, eligibility restrictions, deadline, funding information (i.e., overall level of funding, funding available for each grant, and length of projects), contact information, additional remarks, and link to the RFP website. The list of funding opportunities can be viewed in useful categories: humanities, social sciences and education, medicine and public health, science and engineering. A wealth of information to help one decide whether to read the entire RFP. Columbia University (Office of Projects and Grants)“New/Junior Investigator Programs”A nice compilation of funding opportunities. List and links to 29 funding sources.
University of California, Berkeley (Office of Sponsored Projects)“Research Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty”Covers Department of Defense, NASA, NIH, NSF, and a list of nonprofit agencies. FastWebSearchable database for student scholarships and internships. Free registration required. H-NET (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)“H-NET Discussion Networks”
“H-NET Academic Announcements”Something a little different. A collection of more than 100 e-mail lists (i.e., listservs) that link teachers and researchers for discussions and announcements on specialized topics. The range of topics is fairly astonishing. Examples: Primary Sources in African Studies, American Religious History, Anti-Semitism, Appalachian History and Studies, Art History, Animal Studies – and those are just a few examples from the A’s. H-NET also collects online reviews of books, videos, software,websites, conferences, films, museum exhibits, etc. in its separate and searchable “H-NET Reviews” section. Still another section collects announcements regarding calls for papers, conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops, fellowships, and funding opportunities. FundAScientist.comWhy look for funding? Let funding find you. At this site, funders seek out scientists who have registered the innovative research projects on which they are working. At least, that is what they say. Iowa State University“Funding Opportunities Database”A very good database. Browse programs either by deadline or by discipline (agriculture, arts & humanities, business, education, health, engineering science, international, social sciences, multidisciplinary). The website also contains weekly funding bulletins. NYSTAR (New York Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research)“Funding Opportunity News”Searchable database of funding opportunities for high tech academic research and economic development in New York. Categories: biological science, engineering, environmental sciences, information technology, math and physical science, multidisciplinary, small business, miscellaneous. University of Massachusetts (Research and Engagement)“Federal Funds for Instrumentation”About 15 opportunities for acquiring major equipment.Terra Viva Grants Directory“Search Grant Makers”A searchable list of 400 grants makers specializing in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in developing countries. Annotated by regions and interests of the grants makers. One can also view grants makers in three categories (international organizations, government organizations, and foundations and corporations) and view a monthly calendar of deadlines.
NOZA/Grantsmart“990-PF Database – Beta”NOZA has taken over from Grantsmart and provides a searchable database of more than 100,000 tax returns of private foundations. At NOZAsearch.com, one can also sign up for free access to a searchable database containing close to 1.4 million grants.University of Washington (Grants & Funding Information Service)Lists a modest number of funding sources by subject area (general, science, social science, education, art, library) and by special population (general, international, women and minority students). Michigan State University“Grants for Individuals”A remarkable site. A labor of love by a librarian. One can seek grants by academic level (pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, postdoc), by population group (disabled, GLBT, minorities, non-traditional, veterans, women), and by subject in 45 categories.
Michigan State University“Grants for Nonprofits”As previously noted, a remarkable site and labor of love by a librarian. Covers 35 subjects.
University of Maine Office of Research and Sponsored Programs“Funding Opportunities Announcements Search”A searchable database. One can search by various fields of study (agriculture, business & economics, education, engineering, liberal arts & humanities, natural sciences, physical sciences, and sociology/psychology.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine“Faculty Grants Guide: Site Map of Topics”Table of contents includes idea development, components of a proposal, planning, reviewers, why proposals are not funded, types and sources of funding, and various funding sources. Also a grants glossary.
Albert Einstein School of Medicine“Non-Federal Funding”One can browse by name or interest of federal and private funding source, monthly deadline, junior faculty awards, or postdoc awards. Most topics are medical-related. Additionally, one can search for humanities, social sciences, business, Jewish studies, math and science.
The Grantsmanship Center“Funding Sources”Clickable maps show the top grantmaking foundations by state, community foundations by state, corporate giving programs by state, and international funding sources by regions of the world.Grantsmart.org“On-Line Tax Return Database for Non-Profit Organizations”Searchable. Check Part XV of foundation tax returns to see recent recipients of funding and how much theyreceived. Does your project fit on this list? University of California-Berkeley“Equipment Grants”Lists 20 programs, most governmental and pertaining to science, with links. University of California-Berkeley“Research Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty”Almost 40 programs, with links. University of California-Berkeley“Travel Grants”Lists major travel funding programs, followed by opportunities in various disciplines (archaeology, Asian studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, European studies, health & medicine, humanities, library science, mathematics, physiology).
"Funding Opportunities by Academic Disciplines”Disciplines: anthropology, art studio, art history, biology, chemistry, computer science, education (elementary and secondary), English, French, geology, German, history, management/economics, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, speech/communications, theatre. University of New Hampshire (Office of Sponsored Research)“2006-2007 Deadlines for External Funding Opportunities”A good site. Listing by categories: agriculture/food, arts, biological sciences, business/economics, communications/computer technology, education/human & community development, engineering/physical sciences, environmental sciences, health, humanities, mathematics, multidisciplinary, political science/social science, transportation.
University of New Hampshire (Office of Sponsored Research)“Free Search Tools/Bulletin Boards”An interesting site listing about 30 internet sites that present collections of funding opportunities.
University of New Hampshire (Office of Sponsored Research)“Major Instrumentation and Equipment Funding Programs””Opportunities from NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, USDA, and others.
Wright State University“Funding Update Directory”A very good funding bulletin put online every two weeks. Particularly helpful in anticipating future deadlines, sometimes even years in advance. Organized by disciplinary categories (e.g., education, energy, engineering, humanities).
University of California-Santa Barbara (Office of Research)“Funding Opportunities”A searchable database with over 400 funding opportunities
University of California-Santa Barbara (Office of Research)“Find Funding – Funding Resources Newsletter”A monthly newsletter of funding opportunities University of California-Santa Barbara“Early Career Faculty Resources: Selected Funding Opportunities”Covers NSF, HHS, DOD, Other Federal Agencies, Private/Non-Profit Agencies.
University of Pittsburgh (Office of Research)“Non-Federal Agency Links: Index”An extremely large alphabetical listing of non-governmental funders, with links. University of Richmond“Foundation and Government Grant Opportunities”Categories: arts & humanities; colonies for artists & other scholars; humanities, social sciences, and law; business; education; international; multidisciplinary; sciences.
University of Richmond“Young Investigation Funding”Over 30 sites with links.
Nyquist Foundation“Funding for Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges”A monthly report on federal funding opportunities for community colleges. A new issue appears between the 15th and 17th of each month. New York State Department of Health: Health Topics A to ZAn alphabetical list that provides information on a wide variety of health-related topics. A site contents bar allows one to access a site for “Statistics & Data” and a site for “Grants/Funding Opportunities.”
General PortalsUniversity of Chicago“Federal Web Sites”A lengthy list of links to federal agencies.
New York StateA
government portal for New York State. One can click to get a listing of
state agencies (as well as contact information), funding programs, and
Montana State University“Federal Agency Information”A very well-designed site for federal agencies and departments.
New York State Office of Science, Technology & Academic Research (NYSTAR)“NYSTAR Funding Initiatives”An introduction (with links) to major New York State programs: Center for Advanced Technology Program, Faculty Development Program, Technology Transfer Incentive Program, Matching Grants Leverage Program, James D. Watson Investigator Program, College Applied Research & Technology Center Program, Science and Technology Law Center, Strategic Initiative Program.
Louisiana State University Libraries“LSU Libraries Federal Agency Directory”
A massive, extremely complete list with links.
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