Looking for federal government opportunities to fund your research? Cornell University provides access to numerous online funding resources (see below) for CU researchers. 


All federal agency funding opportunities:  Grants.gov

How to Find Grantor Contact InformationSometimes applicants have questions for grantors about the specific requirements for a funding opportunity. Here's how to find the correct contact information.

Federal and some state, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities:  GrantForward

  • Subscription-based. You can access the site for free by creating an account with your Cornell NetID. 
  • Updated daily. 
  • Life and physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • Find helpful user information at QuickTips and case studies, and a Researcher Welcome GuideTip: If you're on Cornell's network, the system identifies you automatically. If searching from home, use your Cornell email address. 

Federal government contract procurement opportunities, which includes research contracts:  beta.Sam.gov

For more in-depth agency information, please visit the Research Development services resource pages: Working with DoD, Working with NIH, and Working with NSF

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Department of Energy

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EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange


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DOE usually announces FOAs that have short-fuse deadlines and can often times be Limited Submission competitions

Environmental Protection Agency

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

All solicitations



Planetary Science updates

National Endowment for the Arts

All opportunities


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National Endowment for the Humanities

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National Institutes of Health



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Standard types


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Policy updates


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National Science Foundation

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US Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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RFA List


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