Funding Search Resources
GRANTFORWARD FUNDING SEARCH AND GRANT RECOMMENDATION SERVICE
Millersville subscribes to an excellent grant search service, GrantForward. This is a searchable database of funding opportunities from federal, state, and private sources. It is all-inclusive, and it is best to conduct a search of this engine to ensure good coverage of all opportunities.
- GrantForward covers more than 15,000 sponsor sources to provide a comprehensive database of more than 64,000 funding opportunities linked with over 3,000 pre-solicitations and 1.3M funded awards that continues to grow with the most up-to-date information.
- GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with advanced search filters and specialized search features.
- GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations for grant opportunities that match their research needs.
Create Your GrantForward Account and Researcher Profile
- Start moving your research forward by creating an account (see this QuickTip demo) to access GrantForward. In order to be able to take advantage of all of the features that GrantForward offers, you will have to create an account using your institution’s email address.
- If you would like to benefit from receiving grant recommendations, then you will also need to make sure to create your researcher profile (see this QuickTip demo).
- GrantForward Researcher Welcome Guide
- Visit GrantForward YouTube Channel for all instruction videos.
Visit GrantForward Support page for the complete list of resources.
GUIDES TO FEDERAL FUNDING
The federal government offers a bewildering array of funding opportunities. If you are unsure what federal agencies might be able to fund your project or are looking to cast as wide a net as possible, Grants.gov is your best choice. For more targeted searches, try using one of the other, agency-specific, searches.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Education (DOEd) grants forecast
- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
- EPA STAR Grants and Cooperative Agreements
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- Insurance for Education Sciences Funding
- National Trust for Historic Preservation (includes IMLS, NEA, NEH and other funding sources)
- National Endowment for the Arts
- GUIDES TO STATE FUNDING
GUIDES TO PRIVATE FUNDING
The Commonwealth offers a number of sources for funding, particularly for projects aimed at partnering businesses and academia, and that may lead to economic development. The Foundation Directory (Subscription Service, MU Only) provides information on over 10,000 private foundations. Limiting the search can provide a list of Foundations that limit their giving to the Commonwealth or Mid-Atlantic.
There are a number of search engines that target specific areas, like the Humanities and Social Sciences, or SBIR/STTR opportunities that do not fit comfortably within the other categories.
Other (including SBIR/STTR)
A comprehensive online database to SBIR and STTR opportunities
A searchable database providing industry and academia information on research and development opportunities for approximately 120 Department of Defense labs located across the United States.
Online announcements of funding opportunities in the Humanities & Social Sciences
Use SPINplus to have custom information emailed to you daily (click on "Create a New Profile")