Internet Resources

Where can I get additional ideas?

  • The Foundation Center is the primary source of information on private foundations in the United States. The Center fosters public understanding of foundations and the development of grant proposals to foundations, collecting, organizing, and disseminating information and conducting training sessions.
  • "Grants.gov" is the primary site on the web to find and apply for Federal Grants. The site offers search by keyword and more specific search criteria.
  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has funding opportunities available that invite grant or cooperative agreements (a combination of grant and contract) in well-defined scientific areas to accomplish specific program objectives. Complementary and alternative medicine is an area of growing interest at NIH. Student, post-doctoral, or clinical opportunities are available.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and funding in science and engineering through grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. News and special notices are available on a variety of topics. NSF has received increased funding this year and intends to announce a number of new initiatives in the coming months with special concentration in educational projects.
  • NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) provides a significant amount of funding for research and training in the area of social and behavioral sciences to fund and conduct research that will result in the improvement of health.
  • The Sloan Foundation’s main interests and programs are concentrated in five general areas, two of which are science and technology, as well as education and careers in science and technology.
  • The Spencer Foundation is a source of funding for dissertation research.
  • James Madison University, Office of Sponsored Programs provides helpful information and directives about proposal preparation, and it has a large database of current grants in all areas of research.

 


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