To stay current on federal funding opportunities, faculty should search comprehensive websites that list federal funding opportunities and sign up for e-mail alerts in areas of interest. These online databases offer the most up-to-date information on current solicitations. They also allow researchers to sign up for e-mail alerts that will automatically send a notification when a new funding opportunity becomes available in their specified area of interest. Some of the most popular websites used to find funding are listed below.
Search comprehensive databases for federal funding
- Grants.gov: Allows researchers to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.
- Pivot: A comprehensive global source of funding opportunities available free to all Georgia Tech researchers. Researchers can search for funding opportunities or sign up for e-mail alerts.
- System for Award Management (SAM) Contract Opportunities - A single government point of entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. (Formerly FedBizOpps.gov)
Sign up for agency-specific e-mail alerts
- NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts: The official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Update: An alert service designed to help anyone with an interest in NSF news and publications stay informed about upcoming due dates for funding opportunities.
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): The research and development office for the Department of Defense. They issue solicitations for research proposals.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Extramural Grants: Supports leading-edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.
- NASA NSPIRES: Solicits research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.
- Candid (Formerly The Foundation Center/GuideStar)
- Council on Foundations
- America’s Charities
- The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI)
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- System for Award Management (SAM) (Formerly the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA))
- Foundation Information: The Foundation Relations Office is the primary contact between Georgia Tech and private philanthropic foundations.
- Fulbright Scholar Program: Visit Georgia Tech's Fulbright U.S. Student Program page for additional information about the Fulbright Program.