General Funding Opportunities

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SPIN is a pre-award searchable web-based system that includes a database of funding opportunities, a database of investigator profiles and a matching alert service.

  • Create your profile and Search in SPIN. You will need to create a username and password.

Funding opportunities geared toward your research and programmatic interests can be delivered automatically to your e-mail account via InfoEd SMARTS (The SPIN Matching and Research Transmittal Service). This service ensures that investigators are kept current on new funding opportunities, new and approaching deadlines and sponsor updates.

Newton’s List

Newton’s List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers 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 user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov 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. Grants.gov is free and does not require a subscription.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

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 website is free and does not require a subscription.

The National Science Foundation

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 website is free and does not require a subscription.

Foundation Center

The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving and related subjects.

Federal Register

This site allows full-text searches of the Federal Register, which frequently provides complete guidelines and applications instructions for some federal programs.