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Find Funding Opportunities

Discover resources for finding funding opportunities.

Find funding opportunities online

Search for federal grants by keywords or more specific criteria. All grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Pilot funding opportunities for University of Minnesota researchers.

University Libraries Grant Funding: Search Tools and Resources
The University Libraries provide search tools for identifying research funding and grants. 

University of MN Foundation Charitable Grants Funding Identification
Resources to identify charitable grants, including a database updated weekly by UMN Corporate and Foundation Relations. The site shares current funding opportunities available from private funders that are aligned with programs and research University-wide. The database is also available as a spreadsheet. These resource require University x.500 login.

Internal funding opportunities
List of funding opportunities available to researchers at the University; maintained by the Research and Innovation Office.

Research and Innovation Office
List of funding opportunities open to all University campuses; administered by Research and Innovation Office.

Pivot Database
Pivot is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities and collaborators across many disciplines. It provides access to currently available research opportunities from a variety of funding sources (federal, foundation, private) and offers a mechanism to connect with researchers from other institutions. Free online training videos are available for learning how to use the Pivot tool.

OACA Faculty Research Development Grant Program
Faculty Research Development Grants are intended to support faculty who wish to initiate a substantially new direction in their research or to help develop innovative projects that will allow them to expand into new areas.

Limited Extramural Funding
List of externally funded grant opportunities that require University coordination because the sponsor has limited the number of applications an institution is allowed to submit. Coordination of these grants is managed by the Research and Innovation Office.

Medical School Research and Equipment Grants
Funding awarded to University of Minnesota Medical School faculty for basic and clinical research

Foundation Directory Online
Over 80,000 unique funder profiles organize the latest foundation news, RFPs, job openings, publications, and key staff affiliations.

Duke University Funding Opportunities Database
A website that allows users to use advanced search to find information on funding sources for research and other scholarly projects; updated and managed by the Duke University Office of Research Support and Office of Research Administration.

International and Foreign Grant Makers
Michigan State University maintains this list of international funding agencies.

Funding alerts via email

Grants.gov notifications 
Subscribe to receive notifications of new grant postings and updates on Grants.gov; includes customized email content options.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts 
The official publication for NIH medical and behavioral health grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.

Foundation Center RFP Bulletin
Offers free, customized daily alerts; includes selections from Philanthropy News Digest funding announcements for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.

NIH Extramural Nexus
A digital publication that provides regular updates on NIH grants policies and activities that impact the entire grants community.


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