Research Opportunities

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    Federal Funding Opportunities

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    This allows users to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

    Private Foundation Opportunities

    BigOnline | Visit site
    This is a comprehensive funding database that specializes in cataloging existing and new foundation funding opportunities. Additionally, this site has sample grants and letters of inquiry that you can view to help you in preparing your own application. The Office of Sponsored Programs can assist you in conducting a tailored search for your specific funding needs.

    Foundation Search America | Visit site
    An online resource includes more than 120,000 foundations, representing billions of dollars in annual granting, and includes tools to locate grants by type, value, year, recipient, donor and historical giving trends, and much more. This program is similar to the BigOnline except it allows the user to save a list of potential foundation funding opportunities that can be accessed in the future.