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Funding Beyond NLM and NN/LM

This is not intended to be comprehensive, but to serve as a starting point for finding grants and other sources of support.


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Specific Government Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Grants - Funding Opportunity Announcements
    http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/grants/foamain.shtm
    Contains links to announcements, applications and forms, assurances certifications and frequently asked questions.

  • Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA): Grants: Open Opportunities
    http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/
    Contains information regarding available grants, the grant cycles, and links to a list of grants administration references. The site links to HSRA grant preview and grant guidance information.

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
    http://www.imls.gov/
    Through the Grants to States program, the ILMS provides funds to state libraries to support statewide initiatives and services or distribute the funds through subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Apply for a Grant
    http://www.neh.gov/grants/
    Includes application guides and deadlines, information on the Digital Humanities Initiative with links to start up and challenge grants, and how to resister and apply using Grants.gov.

  • National Health Council: Health Research Funding
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
    Focused for biomedical research, this site, developed with input from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources to foster the funding of new research that will provide hope to millions of people in this country with chronic diseases and disabilities.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Find Funding
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
    Contains Guide to Programs, Overview of NSF Programs, Grant Proposal Guide and the Grant Policy Manual. The user can search the Online Document System for forms, policies and procedures, program announcements and project directory. There is a FAQ as well as links to electronic forms, regulations and outreach programs. NSF also has an begun to implement Fastlane, an electronic grants management initiative.

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH): Funding
    http://www.omhrc.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlID=1
    Provides information to support minority heath projects. Information includes private and public foundations, directories, and community resources. The site has a search engine and allows the user to browse by the following subject categories: funding resources, grants, foundations and financial aid. A highlighted list of funding resources and new opportunities is now available. The Resource Center provides free search services for information on funding and other resources related to minority health.

  • Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA)
    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/otiahome.html
    Assists state and local governments, educational and health care entities, libraries, public service agencies, and other groups in effectively using telecommunications and information technologies to better provide public services and advance other national goals.

  • Rural Assistance Center (RAC): Funding
    http://www.raconline.org/funding/
    Includes funding tips, opportunities, news and information guides.

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Grants Announcements
    http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/
    Describes new grant material now available online and provides information needed by applicants in responding to SAMHSA Requests for Applications (RFAs).

Multi-Agency Sites

  • Community of Science (COS): COS Funding Opportunities
    http://fundingopps.cos.com/
    A comprehensive source of grant and award information for federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations, and corporations.

  • The Grantsmanship Center: Funding Sources
    http://tgci.com/funding.shtml
    Links to federal, state, community foundations (by state) and international funding sources.

  • Grants.Gov
    http://www.grants.gov/
    Grants.gov offers one-stop shopping for information on applying for grants at all federal agencies. The Web site includes information on over $350 billion in grant funds administered by over 900 grant programs at the federal government's 26 grant-making agencies. The Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for the Federal Grants.gov initiative.

  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce: Grants and Funding
    http://phpartners.org/grants.html
    Opportunities for fellowships, grants and other awards related to public health issues

  • ScanGrants
    http://www.scangrants.com/
    ScanGrants is designed to facilitate the search for funding sources to enhance individual and community health. The funding sources listed here may be of interest to virtually anyone associated with the health field including medical researchers, social workers, nurses, students, community-based health educators, academics and others.

  • USA.gov for Nonprofits
    http://www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml
    This site is designed to help nonprofit organizations access online Federal information and services. It contains information about grants, regulations, taxes, and other services. In the section "Non-Profit Resources", check out "Grants and Non-Financial support" which is searchable by Cabinet Department, Federal Agency and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). NOFAs are announcements that appear in the Federal Register daily.

  • USDA National Agricultural Library: Rural Information Center: Funding Resources
    http://ric.nal.usda.gov/
    Click on "Funding Resources" under "Browse by Subject" to find links to Rural Funding Sources, the Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas Database, and A Guide to Funding Resources

  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA): Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
    http://www.gsa.gov/fdac/
    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a catalog of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities providing assistance or benefits to the American public. The catalog contains financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. The search engine supports phrase searching; using quotes and Boolean operators; Adjacent (ADJ), AND, OR, and NOT in all caps.

  • White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ofbnp
    The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Domestic Policy Council works to form partnerships between the Federal Government and faith-based and neighborhood organizations to more effectively serve Americans in need and advances this work through eleven Federal Agency Centers. Their goal is to make sure that grassroots leaders can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars.

Private Funders

  • Foundation Center
    http://foundationcenter.org/
    Provides access to searching private, community and corporate foundations, and the foundation finder for address information. The starting points section includes an online Orientation to Grantseeking, the Guide to Funding Research and a Proposal Writing Course. An Online Librarian is available to answer questions not covered in the FAQ. LNPS Online allows the user to search philanthropy literature.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Grants
    http://www.rwjf.org/grants/
    The Foundation makes grants and contracts in support of programs and projects to improve health and health care in the United States.

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): Private Foundations and Organizations
    http://www.research.ucla.edu/ocga/sr2/Private.htm
    UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration has compiled an alphabetical listing of private foundations and organizations.

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Grantseeking
    http://www.wkkf.org/
    Health programming at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses explicitly on improving individual and community health, and improving access and quality of health care as a means to that end.

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