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Searching for Grant Opportunities

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There are many places to search for grant opportunities, such as:

  • www.grants.gov - The search engine for all federally-funded grant programs currently accepting applications. You can also sign up to receive regular updates on new grant opportunities as soon as they are published.
  • www.cfda.gov - Provides a list and description of many federal programs, some of which may not be listed on grants.gov.
  • The UIW Library has a database called Pivot that can be used to search for grants and also sign up to receive grant updates: http://www.uiw.edu/library/resources/multidata.html  
  • A very helpful page from a Member of Congress brings together fantastic grants preparation resources: http://cuellar.house.gov/constituentservices/grants/ 
  • www.guidestar.org - Allows you to search for private foundations by name, location, and funding interest (registration is free).
  • www.fastlane.nsf.gov - This is a website of the National Science Foundation and includes a list of grant opportunities. The NSF focuses on the STEM fields and the social sciences.
  • Use key word searches on Internet search engines like Google and Yahoo!
  • Ask the Grants Office staff for additional resources or ideas.