Grants and contracts can be awarded by a variety of funding sources; typically funding competitions originate through government agencies, foundations, and some corporate entities. Government grants sometimes operate on short notice. But, in many cases, they are repetitive, so if we miss a deadline, we can start preparing for the next cycle’s application date.
Grants.gov lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and many others -- in other words, all the most important public funders of research in the United States. Click here to receive their opportunities via email.
- Department of Education (DoE): The DoE offers a Funding Forecast which lists all upcoming opportunities for the fiscal year.
- National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. Their comprehensive database can be accessed here.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research: NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options.
- National Science Foundation (NSF): An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities.
- Florida Humanities Council
- Florida Division Of Arts And Cultural Affairs
- Florida Division Of Historic Resources
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- National Health & Human Services (HHS)
- The Grantsmanship Center
PIVOT is a searchable database of funding opportunities. It is available to all JU faculty, staff and students who may register for free. You must be logged into your Pivot Account to view the grant opportunities, which are listed by topic area below.
Additional Pivot Resources
- Pivot Funding QSG.pdf - your cheat sheet for performing searches
- How to Find, Claim, and Update Your PIVOT Profile (youtube video)
- How to conduct searches
- PIVOT Support & Tips
Science & Mathematics
Veteran & Military
- Duke University: Powerful search tool available for public use.
- Michigan State University Libraries: Grants and related sources organized by discipline.
- Crowd Funding on Experiment.com: Download the form to request institutional approval from Jacksonville University to post a JU research project on the Experiment.com crowd-funding site: Experiment.com Routing Form.