Research Funding Resources


A list of places you can search for information on funding programs both Federal and not Federal. Unfortunately, many of them require a paid subscription for access.

  • 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. is free and does not require a subscription.
  • NIH The largest funder of biomedical research in the world, 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. The NIH Web site is free and does not require a subscription.
  • NSF  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. The NSF Web site is free and does not require a subscription.
  • Newton's List - Newton's List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grant seekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton's List is a a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields.
  • CDC
  • HRSA
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
  • DoD PRCRP Program Announcements (Login Required)
  • Research Instructions for NIH and Other PHS Agencies
    SF424 Directions - Research Forms - F Series - June 2020 
  • NIGMS Institutional Predoctoral Training Grants
    It was announced that the NIGMS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) for the basic biomedical sciences has been reissued (PAR-20-213).
  • NIH Office of Extramural Research - Extramural Nexus
  • NIH NIGMS Announcement - Funding Opportunities: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) (post until 7/18/20)
  • GRC - Run by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the Grant Resource Center includes a database "customized to smaller institutions, and staff assistance," according to one user. A paid institutional membership is required for access.
  • IRIS - The Illinois Research Information Service is free for the University of Illinois (UI) community. Outside the UI system, a paid institutional subscription is needed for access.
  • SPIN - 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.
  • COS - Funding Opportunities. Community of Science 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.
  • ResearchResearch - Based in London, ResearchResearch provides an international option for people seeking research-funding programs. A paid subscription is required for access.
  • OPS Watch. Weekly grant opportunities.







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