Funding Search

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) Provides periodic updates on grant announcements, contract solicitations, and special initiatives.

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Offers periodic funding opportunity announcements.

Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences (Fogarty International Center) Includes nearly 500 funding opportunities related to biomedical and behavioral sciences, with a special emphasis on researchers in the developing world and their collaborators. An addendum lists 100 grants specifically for short-term travel and externships.

Federal Register See the Federal Register for official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, and executive orders and other presidential documents. Serves as an official federal grants and contracts search site; provides weekly email service. USF researchers do NOT need to register with to search for funding opportunities. Serves as an official federal grants and contracts search site; provides weekly email service. USF researchers do NOT need to register with to search for funding opportunities. usernames and passwords are only required for grant submissions (note: only the Division of Sponsored Research [DSR] can submit grants via See Search Tips.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Provides periodic updates about IES and its four Centers and programs.

NASA See the agency's available subscription service to obtain notification of the release of NASA research solicitation announcements.

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides due dates within the next 90 days for funding opportunities posted on the NEH Web site.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Offers a weekly email compilation of new research opportunities from across the NIH.

National Science Foundation (NSF) This site provides an active funding opportunity searchable function. National Science Foundation Update (NSF) Provides a daily email alert service with subscription options that include new research opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and other content categories.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Sign up to receive news and information emailed directly to your inbox. RFA searches are filtered by keywords and funding opportunity numbers.

U.S. Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Subscribe to updates for specific CDMRP funding programs.

U.S. Department of Education (DofEd) See the RSS feed of recent Federal Register documents from the Education Department.

U.S. Department of Energy Offers two types of announcements: Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), which may be open to one or more institution types (please read the eligibility requirements in a given FOA for details); and DOE National Laboratory Announcements, which are open only to DOE Laboratories.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Includes periodic updates when new information or solicitations available from OJP and the OJP bureaus and offices.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Offers a list of all open announcements. Not an automated search site.