Federal Grant Opportunities
Note: You can find federal agencies' program announcements on their websites and on Grants.gov. This list, while comprehensive, is not intended to be an exhaustive account of all federal grant opportunity searchable databases.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Supports research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care. Provides periodic updates on grant announcements, contract solicitations, and special initiatives.
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) - Funds technology-focused, applied research and development aimed at creating real-world solutions to important problems in energy creation, distribution, and use. Offers periodic funding opportunity announcements.
Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences (Fogarty International Center) - Includes funding opportunities related to biomedical and behavioral sciences, with a special emphasis on researchers in the developing world and their collaborators. An addendum lists grants specifically for short-term travel and externships.
Federal Register - Official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, notices from federal agencies and organizations, executive orders, and other presidential documents.
Grants.gov - Serves as the official federal grants and contracts search site that provides a weekly email service. USF researchers do NOT need to register with Grants.gov to search for funding opportunities. Grants.gov usernames and passwords are only required for grant submissions (note: only the Division of Sponsored Research [DSR] can submit grants via Grants.gov). See Grants.gov Search Tips
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) - Supports research that addresses important issues in education and develops solutions that improve school readiness and academic achievement for all students.
NASA - Supports research in science and technology. See the agency's available subscription service to obtain notifications on the release of NASA research solicitation announcements.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - An independent federal agency that is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - The largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. Offers a weekly email with new research opportunities from across all NIH institutes.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - An independent federal agency that supports basic research and people to discover knowledge that transforms the future. Offers a daily email alert service with subscription options that includes new research opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and other content categories.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. Offers email updates with news and information on new initiatives and funding opportunities.
U.S. Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) - Manages collaborative research that discovers, develops, and delivers health care solutions for Service Members, Veterans, and the American public. Subscribe to updates for specific CDMRP funding programs.
U.S. Department of Education (DofEd) - Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - The nation’s largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for our nation’s energy future. Offers two types of announcements: Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), which may be open to one or more institution types; and DOE National Laboratory Announcements, which are open only to DOE Laboratories.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) / Office of Justice Programs (OJP) - Provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance, and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims, and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Offers a list of all open announcements.