Finding external funding is a challenge involving perseverance, time, and effort. Information on grant funding opportunities is readily available online, both from database search engines and individual agency websites. A wide range of federal and non-federal agencies, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations provide support for research, fellowships, training, conferences, equipment and various other educational and scholarly activities.
An important goal of the search for funding involves finding a fit between the proposed project objectives and the specific requirements of the funding agency. The search tools and sites listed below are useful places to begin exploring available grant opportunities suited to your particular funding need. We recommend that, before beginning work on a grant proposal, you talk with an Office of Research Services Pre-Award staff member to help evaluate a potential grant opportunity.