Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) Fund Search Database features over 40,000 opportunities offered by both federal and private sources. SPIN provides three different search types - Basic, Keyword and Advanced Search. You may also set up automatic notifications of upcoming funding opportunities in your research interest areas, and have them sent directly to your inbox.
You may access SPIN directly from the InfoEd ERA portal used to submit and manage proposals (SPIN is an option in the navigation pane) or access the database from the web. Additional details are available in our one-page SPIN Overview.
The Grants.gov Database lists funding opportunities for 26 Federal granting agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, Department of Energy, National Endowment for the Humanities, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and Department of Education. You may search by funding opportunity notice or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
number, browse by agency or sign up to receive automatic daily e-mails of agency announcements.
The Foundation Center offers a very basic (but free) search mechanism, FDO Quick Start to locate information about private foundations. Note
that registration is required for this free service.
The Foundation Center also offers free access to the 990 Finder, a database of recent private foundation Form 990s (the IRS Return of Private Foundations) which gives information
about specific projects funded by foundations.
Maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NYFA Award Source is a national directory of funding sources for artists. The database currently houses
over 3600 award programs and has a very easy database interface. You may search by discipline, location, deadline, keyword, gender and career point. As you are reviewing your search results, the database allows you to flag those of interest and then with
a click bring up only the ones you selected with that searching session.
A companion 2-page NEH briefproviding additional details about the agency is also available.
ORDE is developing a series of sponsor-specific articles detailing the sponsor's philosophy, objectives, available grant programs, proposal process and review procedures for each. These two-page briefs are currently available for a variety of federal and non-federal sponsors. Check out ourKnow Your Agency Series.
The ORDE New Investigator Funding Opportunities e-Book identifies funding opportunities offered by both federal and private sponsors in many disciplines including arts; humanities; biomedical, clinical, natural, and social sciences; architecture and engineering. This e-Book provides details about funding deadlines, sponsor objectives, eligibility criteria and direct links to sponsor websites.
Users may also perform keyword searches using the Adobe Acrobat Find Feature under the Edit menu, enabling simple or advanced searching.
ORDE has developed this CAREER Award Toolkit to familiarize early career investigators with the Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offered by the National Science Foundation. This Toolkit is a great starting point and puts information from a variety of sources in one place for investigator convenience.