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Finding Funding

  • provides an e-mail notification service for upcoming grants. You can select alerts to be sent to you by category of funding activity, by funding type, by eligible applicants or by agency. Alerts are sent as soon as an opportunity is posted to that fits your request.
  • National Science Foundation
    The National Science Foundation's email alerts service provides access to funding opportunities, publications, discoveries, job postings, and other topics.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide to Grants and Contracts
    The NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts provides the latest information concerning policies and procedures governing the National Institutes of Health, the Table of Contents of the weekly NIH Guide (funding opportunities), and other information of interest to the biomedical/life sciences community. To subscribe to the NIH Guide LISTSERV, send an e-mail to with the following text in the message body (not the "Subject" line): subscribe NIHTOC-L your name (Example: subscribe NIHTOC-L Beth Hodges)
  • lists all federal government contracting opportunities that exceed $25,000, including major solicitations, contract awards, subcontracting opportunities, and other procurement information. This resource is most useful for faculty and staff, although there are some valuable opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Email alerts can be set up by establishing search agents with specific sets of criteria.

The Office of Research provides this outstanding newsletter to all interested FSU faculty, staff and students (login required). The content is relevant to all academic disciplines and all levels of faculty, postdocs, graduate, and/or undergraduate students involved in research.

If you would like this newsletter to be sent to you automatically each month, please contact Beth Hodges and ask to be added to the Research Development and Grant Writing News listserve.


FSU subscribes to the GrantForward funding database, which provides faculty, students and staff at Florida State University access to funding opportunities daily. It accompanies Pivot/Community of Science (search tool below), which was previously our only funding search tool.

  • The structure was developed by a faculty researcher at the University of Illinois and is very intuitive. The underlying technology can crawl and transform unstructured HTML content into structured databases, including content hidden in deep Web sources.
  • It features funding opportunities from federal and state agencies, academic/professional societies and associations, and foundations, and the GrantForward database includes 6,809 foundations.
  • The database does not include funding opportunities for which US university researchers (citizens and non-citizens) are not eligible. Some funding search engines have larger grant databases, but they include grants that aren't available to US university researchers.
  • GrantForward can generate a basic profile from your online publications page, or you can upload your cv. Researchers can fine-tune their profiles as desired and create automated custom funding searches.

Access GrantForward

In order to be able to use full search features including saved-search and personalized grant recommendations, please sign up using your email address. We also encourage you to take a few minutes to create your "Researcher Profile" to start receiving grant recommendations.

GrantForward Training Resources

Researcher Welcome Guide (pdf)