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Funding Search Tools

The GrantForward database is a comprehensive search engines that is available to DePaul faculty and staff through a subscription paid by the university. GrantForward requires faculty/staff set-up an account while on campus at DePaul. 

If you have difficulty accessing these subscriptions from a computer within DePaul's domain, please contact ORS for assistance ( x2-7388). is a search engine available in the public domain and should not require account set-up to access. Additional agency-specific information can be found on the Agency Quick links page​.


GrantForward​ ​is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grants to fund their research.
● GrantForward covers more than 20,000 sponsors worldwide to  provide a comprehensive database of more than 83,000 funding opportunities linked with over 6,000 pre-solicitations and 2.1M funded awards that continues to grow with the most up-to-date information.
● GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with advanced search filters and specialized search features.
● GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations that match their research needs.
Useful Resources:
● Visit GrantForward YouTube Channel for all instruction videos.
● Visit the GrantForward Support page for the complete list of resources.

​ is a searchable database of federal funding initiatives. stores information on more than 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. The site offers a variety of search options and subscription services, which allow you to tailor your search and receive updates on programs of interest to you.