External Funding

GrantForward at www.grantforward.com is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grants to fund their research.

  • GrantForward covers more than 20,000 sponsors worldwide to provide a comprehensive database of
    more than 83,000 funding opportunities linked with over 6,000 pre-solicitations and 2.1M funded
    awards that continues to grow with the most up-to-date information.
  • GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with advanced
    search filters and specialized search features.
  • GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations that match their research needs.

Create Your GrantForward Account and Researcher Profile

Start moving your research forward by creating an account (see this Tutorial demo) to access GrantForward. In order to be able to take advantage of all of the features that GrantForward offers, you will have to create an account using your institution email address.

● If you would like to benefit from receiving grant recommendations, then you will also need to make sure to create your  researcher profile (see this Tutorial demo).

Additional Resources
  • GrantForward Researcher Welcome Guide    Click Here
  • GrantForward YouTube Channel for instruction videos     Click Here
  • GrantForward Support page for their full list of resources    Click Here

A list of private foundations that offer research funding.

The foundations listed here all have different requirements and specific projects that they typically fund. To find the perfect funding source you should research these foundations to see which of them could possibly be the right fit for your project.

Note: Foundation contracts for all Minnesota State Mankato projects must be coordinated through the Director of Development for the faculty's corresponding college.

Links to Various Foundations:

A list of possible funding sources from Minnesota government agencies.

A list of possible funding sources from agencies within the federal government.

Grant Calander: STEM Research

This six-page calendar covers a range of federal grantmaking agencies, including short-term targets with set deadlines, longer-term opportunities projected to occur later this year or early next, and programs that accept proposals at any time. It also includes a number of national foundations investing in STEM Research.

Grant Opportunities from GRANTS.GOV:

To visit grants.gov

Federal Links

These links provide you with possible sources of funding from agencies of the government. The federal government allocates billions of dollars in funding to its various grant programs.

Arts & Humanities Grants

Education Grants

Science Grants

A list of sites that can be used for searching for funding opportunities.

A list of multiple sites that can be used for searching for funding opportunities:

  • Grants Resource Center — The Grants Resource Center (GRC) provides personalized and comprehensive research/sponsored programs information services designed to make faculty and administrators at member institutions more successful in the pursuit of federal and private funding.
  • Grants.gov — Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.
  • GrantSelect — GrantSelect is an online database of funding opportunities such as grants (for programs, projects, planning, start-up, endowments, technical assistance, facilities and equipment, etc.), awards, and fellowships for example.
  • FedBizOpps.gov — FedBixOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry for Federal Government procurement opportunities over $25,000, including research and development opportunities. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance — The Catalog, compiled and maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA), profiles all Federal grant programs and lists specific contacts for obtaining additional information and application forms. It also includes a helpful section on writing grant applications.
  • Foundation Center — An excellent source of information on private foundations, corporate grantmakers, grantmaking public charities, and community foundations.