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Find a Grant

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Locating a funder whose mission aligns with your research interests is an important step in grantseeking. Your first stop might be well-known government agencies like NIH, NSF, or NEH or large foundations like Ford, Guggenheim, or Mellon. There are also many smaller foundations and specialized programs with which you might not be familiar. Searching Pivot, our subscription grants database, can yield new prospects (find login instructions for Pivot here). You can also meet with your pre-award staff contact to discuss opportunities or request a prospecting report from Hanover Research. If you are applying for sabbatical funding, make sure to consult the Provost Office’s sabbatical support guidelines

When evaluating grant opportunities, consider your role in the project (prime or subawardee), how your project fits into the mission of the agency and program, the phase of the project, resource needs and funding availability, success rates, residency requirements, disciplinary and departmental expectations,  and length of application and time available to plan and write.

These programs are known to award faculty at liberal arts college and other teaching-intensive institutions.  Please be sure to confirm deadlines with the funding agency.

Alphabetical Lists of Major Funders
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences

On our Resources page, you will find many additional tools to help you identify other sources of funding. You can also make an appointment with your pre-award staff contact for help determining the best prospects for your funding needs.