Faculty members interested in searching for grant funding can use the following sites:
Grants.gov– This is the major Federal website for funding search from federal agencies as well as accessing RFPs and grant application packages. No passwords are required for search of data base.
SPIN/SMARTS– Part of the USNH InfoEd system, SPIN is the research search engine, and SMARTS sends daily email match-ups when they occur.
The Foundation Center and Foundation Directory Online (FDO): Located in Lamson Library the Foundation Center and FDO provide hard copy and electronic information on how to go about grant research, as well as offering access to the nation’s major, online, foundation grant search engine through FDO.
The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse whose mission is “to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects”. You can do a basic search for funders free at their website by clicking on the “Find Funders” tab.
You can also use the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) which can only be accessed through Lamson Library. It includes profiles of nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grant making public charities, with descriptions of over 3 million recent grants. Using FDO is the most efficient way to generate a prospect list of potential foundation funders, since it allows you to specify and combine various criteria. For help with the FDO contact Gary McCool at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: All applications for funding on behalf of any PSU entity MUST be submitted through the Office of Sponsored Programs