FINDING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The purpose of this guide
is to help University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff, and students
locate funding opportunities. This guide covers:
The Research web
site, maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is
a good place to begin the process of finding funding opportunities.
Research Resources section of this web site includes
a link to
Funding Sources, a web page listing sources of funding information for
UT Austin Faculty members and students. Links to internal funding
opportunities are listed, along with searchable databases and publications
that include funding information.
Alert is an election publication
of the Office of the Vice President for Research that includes Research
Prizes and Honors, News and Information and Research Opportunities.
Before leaving the Research web site, be sure to
visit the Policies section of the Research web. Here you will find
policies relating to issues such as use of animals in research and
use of human subjects in research.
Federal Funding - Multi Department/Agency Search Tools
the electronic storefront for Federal grants. Includes links to the
FedGrants search feature and notification service.
Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance - The Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance Programs (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of all
Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide
assistance or benefits to the American public. These programs provide
grants, loans, loan guarantees, services, information, scholarships,
training, insurance, etc.
Federal Register - includes
requests for proposals, rules, and notices of funding availability.
- database of federal government contracting oppurtunities.
- Agency/Department specific
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation funds research
and education in science and engineering. It does this through grants,
contracts, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges,
universities, and other research and/or education institutions in
all parts of the United States. The Foundation accounts for about
20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic
National Institutes of Health
The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that
will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission
by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research
of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals,
and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping
in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication
of medical information.
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the
United States government dedicated to supporting research, education,
preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
The National Endowment for the Arts provides national
recognition and support to significant projects of artistic excellence,
thus preserving and enhancing our nation's diverse cultural heritage
of Defense Research Opportunities
Links to sites for those interested in the Department
of Defense (DoD) research opportunities.
Department of Education
Department of Energy - DOE
manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological
and environmental sciences, and computational science and is the
Federal Government’s largest single provider of funds for materials
and chemical sciences.
Department of Health and Human
- GrantsNet GrantsNet
is an Internet application tool created by the Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Grants Management (OGM) for finding
and exchanging information about HHS and other Federal grant programs.
Department of State
- Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate
Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators
from the U.S. and other countries.
All Federal Executive
Departments including Executive Departments,
Independent Agencies, Government Corporations, Boards, Commissions,
Texas eGrants Search
- allows searching and viewing of competitive funding annoucements from Texas State angencies.
Texas Register -
...a weekly publication, the Texas Register serves as the notice bulletin
of state agency rulemaking. The Texas Register contains emergency,
proposed, and adopted rules; notices of withdrawn and repealed rules;
notices of rule review and other information submitted by state agencies
for publication. Contains all the current grant solicitation notices
issued by state agencies.
of Health Funding Information Center - helps organizations in
Texas pursue public health funding opportunities by disseminating
funding information through the Funding Alert and our website. Our
services are limited to clients living in Texas.
- Funding Alert -
weekly current awareness service lists funding opportunities, grantsmanship
training and other items of interest to grant seekers.
State of Texas Government
Information - for help in matching an agency to an area of responsibility.
(Please note that some services listed on the web sites
below are freely available while others may require a subscription.)
The Foundation Center - its
mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding
of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. Of note is the Find
Funders section of this web site. Here you will
- Foundation Finder - Search by name or geography for basic information about the more
than 70,000 private and community foundations in the U.S.
- Grantmaker Stats
- Other information to help with understanding grants and foundation giving.
a national database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes
data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits.
promises a donor for every cause. A database of charitable donations.
Foundation Library which is a cooperating collection
of the Foundation Center. The RFL contains core publications from The Foundation
Center as well as other major materials in fund development, grants and
nonprofit management. The RFL is located at 1009 East 11th Street. An appointment is recommended call 512-475-7373.
Print-based resources available in the UT Austin Libraries:
Search the catalog to
find funding resources in the UT Austin library collections.
The Foundation directory.
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UT Austin with access to services that help you publicize research online,
locate potential collaborators, find funding, and conduct research online.
Pivot Profiles - International research network that contains profiles of researchers and scholars
- Leading research universities
- Government agencies
- R&D organizations
Pivot Funding: The most comprehensive database of funding opportunities that contains up-to-date
- Other funding opportunities
|Pivot Funding Alert
Pivot Funding Alert is a personalized electronic notification service
of funding information. COS Funding Alert subscribers receive a weekly
e-mail with a customized list of funding opportunities based on previously
specified criteria provided by the individual COS members.
COS Pivot Tutorials -YouTube
If you have
questions about finding funding opportunities and for university guidelines regarding research, please contact:
Office of the Vice President for Research Office
Austin, TX 78712-1111
Telephone: (512) 471-2877
Community of Science questions?
Please contact: Larayne Dallas, Community of Science Liaision for UT Austin,
McKinney Engineering Library
This guide was prepared by Jennifer Haas, formerly on the staff of the McKinney