Funding Sources

You can access a wide range of funding sources through the web. Several major foundations have web sites, and the sites of many scholarly associations include information about funding. The following list includes links to:

GrantSelect Database
General Resources
Federal Government Sources
New York State Funding
Research Resources


The GrantSelect Database is an extensive online grants database that contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations.

General Resources

GrantsNet - Funding opportunities in undergraduate science education for university and college faculty, and undergraduate students.

Grantsmanship Center - Lists daily announcements of grants from the Federal Register and Commerce Business Daily as well as sections on arts foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, and donors, associations of grant makers, international foundations, private grant makers, and charities that make grants.

Progressive Foundation Database - Includes information on hundreds of progressive foundations, including their addresses, phone numbers, program officers, giving priorities, average grant size, and deadlines. Registration required.

American Council of Learned Societies - Online scholarly resources.

Chronicle of Higher Education 

Chronicle of Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. View a list of upcoming grant deadlines organized by discipline.  

Government Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - This web site gives you access to a database of all Federal Programs available to State and local governments of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

The Federal Register - Published daily by the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Federal Register contains federal agency regulations, proposed rules and notices, and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents.

GRANTS.GOV - The Federal government's single source for information on Federal grant opportunities.

U.S. Department of Education - The guide to grant programs at the U.S. Department of Education can be accessed here.

U.S. Department of Energy 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Endowment for the Humanities 

National Institutes of Health - The NIH funding opportunities page can be accessed at here.

National Science Foundation -  Links to grant and program announcements at NSF are available at here.

Smithsonian Institution 

U.S. Information Agency 

Environmental Protection Agency 

The National Academies - National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, and the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

The National Center for Charitable Statistics - Access to financial disclosure forms filed by charities with the Internal Revenue Service.

New York State Funding

New York State Grants Action News - A monthly newsletter with information on State and Federal Grants, published by the New York State Assembly.

NYSTAR Funding Opportunity News - Links to Federal, State and non-profit funding opportunities to encourage and expand high-technology academic research and economic development in New York State.

Current grant opportunities from the New York State Department of Education 

Research Resources



Council on Undergraduate Research - Promotes research by faculty and undergraduate students in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Social Science Research Council

International Research Exchange 

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

EurekAlert - Research news from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research