Finding Funding

University Resources

The University's Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) is a faculty resource for information and training related to obtaining external support for research and teaching activities. ORDE can assist faculty in locating funding sources and provides a seminar series on grant-writing and research development.

Federal Funding Sources

The federal government requires agencies to post all competitive grant and cooperative agreement opportunities at Under federal regulations, agencies must post their competitive opportunities on at least 30 days before the deadline. Additionally, federal agencies may also post competitive opportunities on their website. Such agencies include:

Federal contract opportunities can be found at

Non-Federal Funding Sources

For non-federal funding opportunities, please look at research-related associations, such as the American Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Both the Foundation Directory Online and ORDE can also assist in identifying non-federal funding opportunities.