More Funding Databases
The following databases contain information on funding opportunities available from the federal government, private foundations, and corporate/industry organizations. Many of these sites are not maintained by OHSU and therefore we are not responsible for the information contained in these databases.
Some of funding opportunity search engines require an annual usage/subscription fee. That fee is paid on behalf of the research community at OHSU. Access to the Foundation Directory Online
requires a login and password (see details below for information on obtaining access).
Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Directory Online is a service that the OHSU Foundation and the OHSU Library subscribe to that provides an unsurpassed level of comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. private foundations and the grants they offer. You can search this database by specific foundation or by grant opportunity. Links are available to foundation web sites, IRS filings and philanthropy news. To maximize your search, refer to the instruction guide below.To log in to the Foundation Directory Online, please follow the link on the OHSU Library website.
Foundation Directory Instruction Guide
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov provides organizations with the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities. The Office of Federal Financial Management issued a policy directive requiring that all Federal agencies post grant opportunities online as of November 7, 2003.
You can register to receive e-mail notifications regarding grants announcements from Grants.gov site. You can customize your e-mail alerts based on funding opportunity number, selected agencies and categories of funding activities, selected interests and eligibility groups, or all grant notices. After subscribing, you will receive announcements of both new grants and modifications of existing grant announcements.
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NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
The NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts focuses specifically on grants and contracts available through the National Institutes of Health. This is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research. New extramural grant programs and priorities are announced by publication of one of the following:
- Program Announcement (PA): announces increased priority and/or emphasizes particular funding mechanisms for a specific area of science; applications accepted on standard receipt dates on an on-going basis. (A PAR is a PA for which special referral guidelines apply, described in the PAR.)
- Request for Applications (RFA): identifies a more narrowly defined area for which one or more NIH institutes have set aside funds for awarding grants; one receipt date, specified in RFA.
- Request for Proposals (RFP): solicits proposals for a contract; one receipt date, specified in RFP.
You can sign up to get weekly email notifications from the NIH Table of Contents to learn about funding opportunities and recent announcements. Sign up for the listerv here.
SPIN is a funding database component of InfoED. A log-in is not required to access and search for funding opportunities. This database is a combination of federal, private, foundation, and industry sources of funding.
RePORTER is the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures & Reports database. Formerly called CRISP, this is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. Data is pulled from several disparate sources to supply information that is useful for users. Users can search the database by PI, Institution, Government Agency, State, and many others. This is a great tool for identifying the kind and type of grants awarded from a particular agency.
The database, maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, includes projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Users, including the public, can use the RePORTER interface to search for scientific concepts, emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or investigators.
GrantsNet from Science's Next Wave
GrantsNet is a free searchable database, supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which provides information on biomedical grants and fellowships for graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and undergraduates. Each month, they provide news stories on the latest grants and profile specific fellowships that are of interest to their readers.
Healthresearchfunding.org is a database where grants that have been peer reviewed but not funded have a second chance for funding from organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer's Association. We encourage you to contact Technology Transfer & Business Development before registering for the site to discuss potential licensing and intellectual property issues.
Updated October 30, 2012