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The following websites are helpful search engines available for locating possible grant opportunities. We also urge you to check all national associations that are allied to your research or project interests for funding opportunities. If they have a facility to advise when proposals are being solicited – be sure to register. 

Federal Search Engines is your source to find and apply for federal government grants.

National Science Foundation is an invaluable resource for STEM funding opportunities and associated information.

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) another great resource for funding and information

Fed Biz Opp is a one stop site available to search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities in federal communities.Research Tools03 is a governmental web site that provides access to U.S. federal government resources online which includes government benefits and grant information.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a searchable database of information about federal assistance programs.

National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to support areas of art.

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent agency of the U.S. government dedicated to support public programs in humanities.

Foundation Search Engines

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to entrepreneurship, advancing innovation and education.

Ford Foundation funds grants which advance human welfare under programs of asset building and community development, peace and social justice, and knowledge, creativity and freedom.

Foundation Center provides detailed information about U.S. foundations, corporate donors, and grants.

Human Frontier Science Program awards grants that involve collaboration among scientist working in different countries and in different disciplines.

Spencer Foundation funds grants that fit within various topics of education at higher institutions.


State Sponsors

Texas Education Agency administers money both State and Federal that support programs that benefit education.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) administers programs for institutions of higher education.