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Funding Opportunity Databases & E-mail Alerts

Community of Science (COS)
Illinois Researcher & Information Service (IRIS)
NIH Guide
NSF Funding
Show Me The Money:
Online Search Strategies for Finding Research Funds
(detailed guide)

Each of these databases provide excellent opportunities to search for grant opportunities based on a variety of parameters, including keywords, academic status, citizenship, type of award, etc.

In addition, you may wish to make use of their e-mail services which will send you e-mail updates of grant opportunities in your area.

COS is fairly comprehensive and includes considerable numbers of private and charitable sources in its database. You can also check the COS Funding News for recently announced or updated postdoctoral opportunities.

IRIS has strengths in providing very up-to-date information on governmental sources as well as the private sector.

GrantsNet is particularly useful for beginning investigators, graduate student through junior-level faculty.

The NIH Guide is e-mailed to subscribers each Friday and is an excellent and free tool for keeping up-to-date on new program announcements and notices. The NIH Guide also includes a useful search tool. To subscribe to the NIH Guide, go to: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm.

In addition, it's always useful to conduct a funding search for the NIH institute(s) most closely aligned with your research. Each institute provides a list of active program announcements and RFPs. For links to the various of NIH institutes, go to: http://www.nih.gov/icd/.

The NSF Funding page provides easy access to NSF funding by division, deadline date, and announcement date.

If you still need assistance, we will be happy to conduct an individualized funding search for you. To request assistance, please complete our Request for Funding Search Assistance form. This service is available only to faculty and staff of Yale University.


Last update: September 15, 2009