Research Funding Sources

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See also Current Funding Opportunities. is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

You do not have to register with to find grant opportunities. However, once you are ready to apply for a grant, you will need to get registered. Michigan Tech is registered with, the researcher does not have to register separately.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

FastLane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct NSF business over the Internet. Researchers need a password to use FastLane. This is obtained by contacting Research and Sponsored Programs. Proposals can generally be submitted through either FastLane or

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research, funds grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts that support the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems to meet the NIH mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. While NIH awards many grants specifically for research, we also provide grant opportunities that support research-related activities, including: construction, training, career development, conferences, resource grants and more.

Registration with NIH, eRA Commons, is needed (?), contact Research and Sponsored Programs. Proposals are submitted through

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