Federal Funding Resources
Grants.gov is the central application and information resource for Federal grant programs, with more than 1,000 programs within 26 grant-making agencies. You can search by agency, date range, funding activity category, or eligibility. You may also sign up to receive customized email notifications of grant announcements most relevant to your research.
Learn how to use the Grants.gov Workspace application system.
- OMB Uniform Guidance
OMB Uniform Guidance
The Office of Management and Budget released the new “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” on December 26, 2013 (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al.). The “Uniform Guidance” became effective on December 26, 2014 for new awards and funding increments issued on or after that date.
All costs charged to a federal grant must be allowable, allocable, and reasonable. Please refer to Subpart E of the Uniform Guidance for an exhaustive list of costs that are unallowable. Examples include alcoholic beverages, charitable contributions, fundraising costs, entertainment costs, pre-award costs (unless approved by the sponsor), and travel costs in excess of the lowest available commercial discount airfare (see Fly America Act).
Budget questions should be directed to Grants Accountant Christy Brydges in the Controller's Office.
The Purchasing Office website provides specific guidance on procurement standards for federal grants.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of the natural sciences and engineering, as well as some areas of the social and behavioral sciences.
- NSF - Grant Opportunities
- NSF Policy Office (Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide)
- NSF Sexual Harassment Notices
- NSF Office of Equity and Civil Rights
- Preparing Proposals
- NSF Account Management
- Merit Review website
- Video: “NSF's Merit Review Process”
- Project Reports background and instructions
- NSF Project Report Template (Note: This template should only be used for preparing your responses; you must enter information into text boxes.)
- NSF Science and Engineering Statistics
- NSF Funding Trends
- Become a reviewer at the National Science Foundation
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation.
- NIH - Grant Opportunities
- NIH Matchmaker
- Subscribe to NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (weekly funding announcements)
- Grants Process Overview
- NIH - Grants Policy & Guidance
- NIH Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy
- NIH - Grant Application Basics
- Writing Your Application
- Submission Options for NIH Applications - NIH ASSIST vs. Workspace
- NIH's New Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts
- Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) (reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including program success rates)
- RePORT Expenditures & Results (RePORTER) (search portfolios of funded research)
- All About Grants Podcasts
- Become a reviewer at the National Institutes of Health
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports programs in a wide range of artistic disciplines, including arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, musical theater, opera, theater, and visual arts.
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency, is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Successful proposals are posted for each NEH grant opportunity and, for many programs, program officers will review a draft in advance of the final proposal submission deadline.
- U.S. Department of Education (ED.GOV)
The U.S. Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- ED offers research grants through the Institute of Education Sciences.
- Additional programs for educational institutions are listed here.
- Sign up for email updates on ED news.
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The U. S. Department of Energy supports a number of grants programs to address our country's energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges.
- Review the lists of available funding opportunities for the Office of Science, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, ARPA-E, and Office of Nuclear Energy.
- Sign up to receive email updates.
- Learn more about DOE's National Laboratories.