Searching for Funding


The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Kean University assists faculty and staff in finding potential sources of funding for research, projects, programs and fellowships.  We encourage you to register your research interests with our office
(click here). 

The University subscribes to SPIN, an excellent grant search engine, GENIUS, a searchable database of investigator profiles, and SMARTS, an automated email alert service that matches investigators with funding announcements based on their user profiles. To register, you must create a profile in the GENIUS module and select keywords associated with your areas of research interest.  Once the information is entered and the profile has been verified by ORSP, you will receive notification of relevant funding opportunities through SMARTS. You may set SMARTS to send emails daily or at other intervals.

Click here to create your profile and register for email alerts.

Click here to view our tutorial on how to use SPIN/GENIUS/Smarts for funding opportunity searches.

The Federal government offers a vast variety of funding opportunities.  If you want to cast a wide net or if you are not sure which agency is the best match for your topic, try using grants.gov under the General Searches category.  You will also find a link to private funding under the “general searches” category.

Targeted websites listing public funding opportunities are shown below:

Arts
Business
Education
Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences
Nursing and Health Sciences
Science, Mathematics, Computer Science & Technology

 

General Searches – all categories

Funding opportunities compiled by Duke University. Allows advanced searches by a variety of criteria.
www.researchfunding.duke.edu

List of funding opportunities compiled by Michigan State University.  Search by Subject matter.
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3subject.htm

Grants.gov - search for grant opportunities and/or sign up for RSS Feed:
www.grants.gov

Federal Grants Wire – search for government grants
http://www.federalgrantswire.com

Private Foundations - The Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org

Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Grant Opportunities
http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html

NJ State Council on the Arts:
http://www.njartscouncil.org/grant.cfm

Business

US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Education & Universities
 http://www.usaid.gov/university

US Department of Education – Business and International Education Program
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie/index.html

Education

US Department of Education Discretionary Grant Opportunities:
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html

USDOE Institute of Education Sciences Grant Opportunities:
http://ies.ed.gov/funding

New Jersey Department of Education Office of Grants Management
http://www.nj.gov/education/grants

NJ Commission on Higher Education Grants
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/grants/index.html

US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Education & Universities
 http://www.usaid.gov/university

Education & Human Resources (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=EHR

National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding

Academic, Cultural and Professional Exchange and Training programs (US Department of State) Grant Opportunities
http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/index.html

Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunities:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html

NJ Council for the Humanities:
http://www.njch.org/grants.html

US Department of Health and Human Services Grants & Funding:
http://www.hhs.gov/grants/index.shtml

NJ Department of Health and Senior Services:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/grants/index.shtml

US Department of Justice Grants:
http://www.usdoj.gov/10grants 

Department of Defense – Social Science Research: The Minerva Initiative
http://minerva.dtic.mil/index.html

Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=SBE

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/default.htm

National Institute of Aging (NIH) Active Funding Opportunities:
http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/FundingOpportunities

National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/index.shtml

Humanities and Social Sciences Net – Funding Announcements and Online Search
http://www.h-net.org/announce/group.cgi?type=Funding

Social Psychology Network: Sources of Research Funding
http://www.socialpsychology.org/funding.htm#usoth

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Grants Forecast
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast

Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (NIH/HHS)
http://oppnet.nih.gov/index.asp

Nursing and Health Sciences

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/funding

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH) Programs
http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov/our_programs/programs.asp

National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.ninr.nih.gov/ResearchAndFunding

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/announcements/index.cfm

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH) Grant Opportunities
http://nccam.nih.gov/grants

National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIH) Funding Opportunities
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding

Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.htm

Science, Mathematics, Computer Science and Technology

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants and fellowships information:
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/grants.htm

NJ Department of Environmental Protection:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms

National Science Foundation (NSF) Search for Grant Opportunities:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding

NSF Active Funding Opportunities (ALL):
http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date

Biological Sciences (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=BIO

Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=CISE

Geosciences (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=GEO

Mathematical & Physical Sciences (NSF) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=MPS

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

GrantsNet - Funding Search for Research and Training in the Sciences:
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding