FAQs about Sponsored Research

Useful Links for Finding Funding Opportunities

Federal Government Grants

www.grants.gov provides a comprehensive database of all active federal government program solicitations.

National Science Foundation

NSF promotes and advances scientific progress in the U.S. by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

For a list of NSF funding opportunities, please visit www.nsf.gov/funding.

NSF FastLane: All grant proposals submitted to NSF must be submitted via FastLane, the NSF interactive electronic interface. Please contact the Office of Research in order to be registered as a CMC user of FastLane. Click here for a comprehensive FAQ about using FastLane.

National Institutes of Health

NIH is the principal health research agency of the Federal Government; it is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services.
For a list of NIH funding opportunities, please visit http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/index.html?year=active
NIH Commons: The Commons is the electronic interface of the National Institutes of Health. All grant proposal submissions and administration take place using the Commons. Please contact the Office of Research in order to be registered as a CMC user of the Commons. Click here for a comprehensive FAQ about the Commons.

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
For a list of NEH funding opportunities, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/grantsbydivision.html

Private Foundations

Free Databases to Find Funding Opportunities