Resources For Research Funding
Who Funds What
Funds: Research in science, math, engineering, social science and education, STEM education initiatives, fellowships, instrumentation
Comments: Largest funder of academic research. Tend to fund basic research. Will not fund human disease-focused research or research in the humanities.
Funds: Basic and applied research related to human health, including social sicence research. Fellowships, instrumentation, training grants.
Comments: Part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Research must have implications for enhancement of health, lengthening live, and reduction of the burdens of illness and disability.
Funds: Research on education from pre-school through higher education and adult education.
Comments: Main research programs funded through Institute for Education Research (IES) and Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). Research should be oriented toward development and implementation of educational interventions.
Funds: Funds a wide range of food and agriculture research, including biotechnology, genomics, pest management, biofuels, childhood obesity and more. Also funds fellowships.
Comments: Most research funding is available through AFRI. USDA also teams with other agencies (NSF, DoD) for some grant programs.
Funds: Humanities research, fellowships, humanities initiatives, collections and education in the humanities.
Comments: Latest news by NEH division is available here.
Other Resources about Research Funding
- Video: How to use the NSF website to identify the core program that fits your research
- Video: How to use NIH's RePORTER to identify the IC, study section and program that fit your research
- National Institutes for Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID) funding news
- HHS Grants Forecast
- IES Conferences, Workshop/Training & Technical Assistance
- Search IES Funded Grants
- NIH RePORTER (funded grants database for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, HRSA, SAMHSA, VA)
- NSF Awards database
- USDA NIFA Current Research Information System (CRIS) funded grants database
- NEH funded projects database
- Defense Innovation Marketplace - lots of helpful background info on DoD research funding and priorities