Grant search engines

InfoEd Global (SPIN)

An up-to-date listing of national and international government and private funding sources, from InfoEd International. Access is limited to registered users.

Find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies; an access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

The Foundation Center

Excellent source of information about foundations and writing grants.

The Foundation Directory

A service of the Foundation Center to aid in finding grantmakers.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Searchable database of grants and grantees.

Federal Digital System

Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

The Catalogue for Federal Domestic Assistance

Government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It also contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

The Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy.

Foundations & Grantmakers Directory

You can browse the foundation directory, pick a listed foundation, search any foundation's information page or search any foundation's home page.

The US General Services Administration

Prescribed maximum per diem rates for the continental US.

Guide to Department of Education Programs

Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources.

Federal Register: DOE Documents

Department of Education grant announcements posted in the Federal Register.

OUP Foundation Resource Guide

Recognizing the crucial role that America's institutions of higher education can play in rebuilding communities large and small, HUD established the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in 1994 to encourage and expand the efforts of institutions of higher education that are striving to make a difference in their communities through funding opportunities.

GrantsAlert for Colleges

Our intent is to provide information to help America's public and private colleges and universities weather the economic storm we are experiencing.

National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Grants - (R15)

AREA grants support individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty, and involving their undergraduate students, who are located in health professional schools and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds.

NSF E-Bulletin

The NSF E-Bulletin announces key dates on which grant proposals are due at NSF for the next four months.

NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

The specific objectives of RUI are to: (1) support high-quality research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions, (2) strengthen the research environment in academic departments that are oriented primarily toward undergraduate instruction, and (3) promote the integration of research and education. The involvement of undergraduate students is an important feature of RUI, providing them with research-rich learning environments. However, the overriding purpose of RUI is the support of faculty research, helping to maintain faculty member's intellectual vibrancy both in the classroom and in the research community.

NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)

This program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students, based on educational research and empirical data concerning needs and opportunities in undergraduate education and effective ways to address them.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

The MRI Program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by U.S. institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. The maintenance and technical support associated with these instruments are also supported.

Research Corporation

A foundation for the advancement of science.

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship Program of the Council on Undergraduate Research provides support for a seminal experience in the life of an undergraduate natural or social science, mathematics, or engineering student. Our fellowships provide ten weeks of research with a faculty mentor on the student’s home campus.

Petroleum Research Fund

Grants are made to nonprofit institutions in the United States and other countries in response to proposals. Fundamental research is currently supported in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Responsible for the awarding and administration of CDC’s grants and cooperative agreements and those of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

The annual Federal funds survey is the primary source of information about Federal funding for R&D in the United States.

Vermont Genetics Network

The VGN links scientists at Castleton State College, Johnson State College, Middlebury College, Norwich University and St. Michael's College to resources at UVM. It is designed to provide funding for research, equipment and technology necessary to enhance competitiveness for national funding for genetics research.

Office of Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) at the University of Vermont

The mission of the OSP is to provide excellent administrative support to faculty in their pursuit of funding for research and scholarly activity while ensuring compliance with federal, university and private sponsor regulations, terms and conditions. The links will allow access a variety of tools that will assist your search for external funding.

Vermont EPSCoR

The Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) contributes to building an infrastructure which will improve the research competitiveness of Vermont scientists and engineers as well as bring NSF resources to the service of the broader community.

The Grants Office at Middlebury College

The mission of the Grants Office is to support College initiatives and faculty scholarship (research and projects) through the identification, research, cultivation, and solicitation of corporations, foundations and federal agencies. Many useful links are presented.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Find funding through the University's web site.

Duke University

Grant funding newsletter and current funding opportunities for a variety of interests.

Vermont Community Foundation

The VCF builds and manages charitable funds created by individuals, families, groups, organizations, and institutions to improve the quality of life in Vermont. Grants from these funds are awarded at the suggestion of our fundholders and through competitive processes managed by the Foundation.

National Council of University Research Administrators

Promote the development of more effective policies and procedures relative to the administration of sponsored programs to assure the achievement of the maximum potential in academic programs.

Spencer Foundation The Foundation is intended, by Spencer's direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. 

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