Grants and Awards Info

General Funding Sources

This site offers a wide range of funding activities. Disciplines range from humanities, art, education, law, and social sciences to STEM, and are available through 26 federal grant-making agencies. Searchable by both grant opportunity and agency. Detailed information is available about grants and’s relationship with federal partners and financial contributors. Free resource.

Open Education Database (OEDb)

This site offers 100+ Places to find Funding for your research presented by the Online Education Database. This large listing contains funding sources, by category, including "General, Social and Civil, Science and Engineering, Health, Arts & Humanities, Behavior & Psychology, Business, Education, Technology, Environment and Multiple Specialties."


This site offers a listing of research funding agencies from the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

This is a searchable compendium of federal agencies providing funding opportunities.

AAAS Grant Resource Center (GRC)

This site features a database of 2,000 private and federal funding opportunities from the Grant Resource Center.


Fundsnet Services

This is a directory of foundations, non-profits, private sector organizations, and government agencies providing grant opportunities. Listed freeform by category. Free resource.

Foundation Center RFP

This site is a freely available database of "Request for Proposals" (RFPs) by foundations and corporations. Search by keyword or discipline

UMD Resources - Office of Research Administration

The Vice President for Research's Office has a division of staff that is there to support grant proposal development, processing, and submission. Below are two sites that can offer more information to faculty about the services available.

Office of Research Administration (UMD)

ORAA’s Guide for New Faculty

Funding Strategies and Advice

National Parks Service

Basic Hints for Successfully Tapping into Funding Sources- Excellent general guidance for planning and executing grant applications.

The Creative Fundraiser

Strategies for Staying Funded - NIAID

Tips on Grant Writing


Funding Your Research

Excellent professional development resource from Carleton College Dept. of Geoscience, including many examples of successful proposals to a variety of different funding agencies and programs (emphasis on Geosciences, but broadly applicable).

NSF Proposal Processing and Review

Review criteria and process information

Informational Videos

NSF Funding from the inside

Understanding the NIH Peer Review Process


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