Identifying organizations that have a vested interest in your field of research is essential to obtaining funding for your idea. From federal, state, private, and internal sources, locating funding opportunities is simplified using Grants Resource Center and the following portals listed below:
The Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967. A subscription to GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve your office’s efficiency and increase your institution’s success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors.
Funding Opportunity Information
GRC’s proprietary search engine, GrantSearch, includes approximately 1,500 private and federal funding opportunities screened for recurrence and for higher education eligibility. Search results provide a high proportion of viable opportunities because the database excludes solicitations that are limited to a specific region, that make fewer than three awards annually, and for which higher education institutions are not eligible to apply or partner.
A GRC subscription includes electronic publications that reduce the time you spend searching for funding opportunities and higher education grants and contracts news. Our staff reviews federal grant announcements, agency alerts, and industry publications each day and provides you with a digest on a fixed schedule.
Information is categorized by discipline and published in a concise format for easy forwarding to faculty, senior administrators, and other stakeholders. Many members use GRC publications as the basis for their offices’ newsletters and other communication within the campus community.
The members-only GRC website serves as a clearinghouse for higher education grant-seeking tools and resources. It provides access to the GrantSearch database, GRC publications, and GRC’s social media platforms. The website also houses sample research administration policies and a library of funded proposals.
The username and password can be found by accessing the following link: http://www.highpoint.edu/rasp/faculty-only-grant-information/
The Grants.gov program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President’s Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.
Under the President’s Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.
The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. Following are the research areas:
- Biological Sciences
- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Crosscutting and NSF-wide
- Education and Human Resources
- Engineering, Environmental Research and Education
- Integrative Activities
- International Sciences and Engineering
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency that supports works in the humanities. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The grants:
- strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges
- facilitate research and original scholarship
- provide opportunities for lifelong learning
- preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources
- strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
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