Use these resources to identify funding sources for medical and public health research including internal and external funders.

Internal Resources

External Funding

Government Funding

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia. Search by keyword or program number or select "Assistance Type" which includes direct loans and project grants.

  • CDC: Grants-Funding Opportunities

    CDC utilizes grants to assist other health-related and research organizations that contribute to CDC's mission of health promotion through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.

  • District Grants Clearinghouse

    Funding opportunities in the District of Columbia includes links to public notice and submission deadline.

  • is a key source to locate and apply for federal discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies. Search by keyword, category, specific criteria, agency, and Recovery Act Opportunity.

  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • National Science Foundation

    Resource of grant funding opportunities. Search by funding opportunities, recent funding opportunities, upcoming due dates, interdisciplinary research including support on how to prepare your proposal.

  • NIH Office of Extramural Research

    NIH RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analysis of NIH research activities including expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.

  • NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)

    Official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grants policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

  • OER Animals in Research (OERA)

    Office of Extramural Research (OERA): Medical Research with Animals site provides information for the latest news, policies, education, training, and information on animals in research.

  • Science Grants & Funding

    Resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences includes searchable directory and funding news.

Foundations, Organizations, and Other Sources

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy

    Funding focus is to reduce health disparities by strengthening community-based health care worker capacity, integrating medical care and community-based supportive services, and mobilizing communities in the fight against disease.

  • Community of Science Funding Opportunities (COS)

    A comprehensive database of U.S. and international funding opportunities supporting multi-disciplines in the physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities. Funding includes research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions, capital or operating expenses.

  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grants supports the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse.

  • Foundation Center

    Is a leading source of philanthropy funding information includes a comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and grant.

  • General Mills Foundation

    Provides funding to nonprofit community organizations in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, and arts and culture.

  • GrantForward

    "GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified by our team of specialists to ensure accuracy."

  • National Health Council - Health Research Funding

    Designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources.

  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce: Grants and Funding

    Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. Provides funding resources on fellowships, grants and other awards, including awards from members of the Partners project.

  • Public Welfare Foundation

    Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities to create systemic changes that can improve lives focusing on two program areas: Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Workers' Rights.

  • Pfizer, Medical & Academic Partnership Grants

    Pfizer's funding supports patient care and increases the safe and effective use of medicines advancing research, innovation, and medical education in Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories support public agencies, universities and public charities and nonprofits. It funds innovative projects that have a measurable impact and create meaningful, transformative change in health and healthcare.

  • The SRA International (Society of Research Administrators International)

    A nonprofit organization whose members work in research administration at hospitals, universities, nonprofits and federal government. Helpful grant funding resources available on the site.

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Supports funding and focus on the emotional, educational, social, issues of children and families. Allocate 80 percent of funding each year to the United States. Awards grants in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa.

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