Funding Databases

Search for research grants

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 funding opportunity search engines require an annual usage/subscription fee. That fee is paid on behalf of the research community at OHSU. Access may require a username and password or be limited to users on the OHSU network.


GrantScoop is a hand-curated database specifically designed for research scientists seeking grant funding. This tool allows for selective searches with extensive filtering capabilities and provides information on both private and government funding. GrantScoop is a subscription service available to all OHSU faculty and staff; create an account using your OHSU email and search.

SciVal Funding

SciVal Funding is a comprehensive funding database that covers a wide spectrum of research funding opportunities from accross the globe. Use SciVal Funding to search for grants from federal funders like the NIH or private foundations and professional associations. In addition to standard search for features, SciVal allows you to search for grants based on your publication history, set up customized alerts, and review data on awarded grants.
Search SciVal Funding 

OHSU Funding Database

A hand-curated database for OHSU researchers that captures funding opportunities primarily from non-governmental sources. The OHSU Funding Database is also used to track all limited submissions, including federal opportunities. An OHSU user name and password is required to access the database.
Log into OHSU Funding Database 

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 (coming soon!).
To log in to the Foundation Directory Online, please follow the link on the OHSU Library website. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from federal grant-making agencies. You can register to receive e-mail notifications regarding grants announcements from site and customize these 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. Sign up to get weekly email notifications  from the NIH Table of Contents to learn about funding opportunities and recent announcements.


The NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures & Reports database, or RePORTER, 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. While it does not display open requests for proposals, it is a great tool for identifying the kind and type of grants awarded from a particular agency.