Finding Funding

General Tools

Grant Forward

Available free to the University of Illinois community. Search for federal and private funding opportunities in every field, including the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, or view upcoming deadlines by subject area. Includes funding opportunities for faculty, as well as fellowships and scholarships for grad students and undergrads. Updated daily.

Portal for finding and applying for federal government grants. Includes information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online is a database of the 10,000 largest private and community foundations in the U.S. based on their annual giving. Updated weekly, the data in FDO is compiled from IRS returns, grantmaker web sites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. The University of Illinois Library provides university members access to this subscription-based database.

University of Illinois Funding

Campus Research Board Programs

Funding opportunities from the University of Illinois Research Board under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR). See details in program descriptions on right menu bar at above page. Note in particular Research Support Awards and Scholars' Travel Fund.

Illinois OVCR External Support Resources: Limited Submission Program (login required)

List of current Limited Submission Program funding opportunities restricted to the Illinois community. Maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Illinois. Requires login with Netid.

Selected Key Sponsors and Specialized Databases

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Available Grants

Searchable by name, grant type or institution type. Includes links to sample applications and related tutorials.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Information on funding opportunities from NSF. Includes advanced search and browsing options. Contact ischool-rsc [at] (Research Services) for help with more targeted searches.

Other Compiled Lists of Funding Entities (maintained by UCLA Office of Contract and Grants Administration)

Funding to Support Student Research

Office of External Fellows at the Graduate College