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Listed below are a variety of resources to assist faculty in identifying and locating funding sources for research opportunities. Because these data bases may include different funding opportunities it is recommended that you use all that seem relevant to your interests.
Sponsored Program Information Network - SPIN
SPIN provides web based information resources and searchable databases for federal and non-federal funding opportunities. It includes the InfoEd Commerce Business Daily and a SPIN keyword thesaurus. It also provides listings of upcoming deadlines and allows you to customize your own e-mail notifications of funding information using SMARTS/GENIUS.
Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Center offers a keyword searchable database of more than 98,000 foundations, corporate giving programs and grant making public charities in the U.S. and more than 1.6 million grants. This directory is available to GMU users only.
The Grant Advisor
A newsletter which provides a valuable source of information of grant and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education. The newsletter covers all federal agencies except NIH plus many independent organizations and foundations.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides this site which offers an extensive searchable database of fellowships, grants, and sources of support for training in sciences and science education.
This is a site maintained by the Federal government that has the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities.
The National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research
This site provides links to a wide variety of information about grants and funding opportunities.
National Science Foundation
NSF provides a searchable system of information about grants programs.
Additional Links to Funding Databases Provided by George Mason Library
The George Mason University Library provides links to a variety of federal and private sources and includes an excellent source for associations. These databases are available to GMU users only.
U.S. Federal Government Challenge website
The Federal gov. agencies offer prizes to researchers for finding innovative solutions to various types of problems.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities (.xls)
This report provides a summary of some of the funding opportunities available for graduate students.