How to Find Funding


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The Office of Sponsored Programs is happy to help you locate funding for your project. Please feel free to make an appointment with us. There are also a number of websites you can use to do an initial search, and email alerts you can sign up for. A brief listing is below; if you have a favorite you'd like to share with others please contact us and we'll add it to the list.

Funding Search Aids

Federal Register
Daily notices of grants and other government business.

Foundation Directory Online

Part of The Foundation Center, this is a searchable database of private and corporate foundations, as well as government grants (currently in beta phase). Please contact your OSP representative for the username and password for this service.

Grant Forward

Search for opportunities from government sources, private foundations and corporations. This replacement for the well-respected IRIS database is a new subscription service for Fordham. Many helpful video tutorials and documents are located on the Grant Forward support page. Please try out this search tool and let us know your thoughts.

Search for funding opportunities from 26 Federal sponsors.

The Humanities and Social Sciences ONLINE Network, based out of the History Department of Michigan State University, provides information on funding, jobs and publications.

Health Research Funding
The National Health Council, with assistance from the National Institutes of Health, created this website to assist NIH researchers who received a good score on an application, but did not receive funding, find other avenues to fund their research. Investigators register, upload information about their unfunded proposals, and sponsors registered on the same site can review with an eye towards funding them.

Humanities Grants Calendar
Compiled by our Grants Officer for the Humanities, Beth Torres, this calendar will help you keep track of upcoming opportunity deadlines. Plan ahead!

Instrumentl is a match-making service between science projects and funders within the fields of non-human biology, ecology and environmental sciences. The basic service is free; there are subscriptions packages if you want a more advanced search.

MLA list of Fellowships and Grants
The Modern Languages Association's list of fellowships and grants, with a handy calendar. Includes opportunities in other Humanities disciplines as well.

Nonprofit Gateway
Provides links to Federal government information and services.

SPIN (Sponsored Projects Information Network)

Search a database of national and international, government and private sponsors; available
CV/Biosketch database; sign up for email alerts based on your interest.

Email Alerts (other than those listed above)

National Institutes of Health
Email alert services provide news about grants policies and guidelines as well as newly listed funding opportunities.

National Science Foundation
Email alert service provides information about newly listed funding opportunities.