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Federal Funding Sources

Useful Tips for Grant writing

These major federal agencies provide search engines or pages within their sites to assist you in finding appropriate divisions that may be interested in funding your research.

Funding Agencies

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The primary funder of biomedical research related to human health and disease.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department of Defense (DoD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

FedBizOpps via Commerce Business Daily

Powerful Federal Bid Alert System A. Point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Search, monitor, and retrieve product and services contract awards, procurement invitations, and subcontracting leads solicited by the Federal government. See also: Federal Business Opportunities, a direct link with limited search capability (Free)