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Find Funding Opportunities

This guide is intended to help University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff, and students find funding opportunities.

Federal Government Resources

Opportunities and Services from the Federal Government

The number and variety of funding opportunities from agencies of the federal government have led to:

  • Multi-agency compilations of opportunities.  Coverage overlaps and differences in the products are not always obvious.
  • Agency-specific postings.  An individual with an interest in a particular agency will likely want to keep alert to all postings from that agency.

Multi-Agency Resources 

  • Grants.gov
    • Established to "Provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them."
    • Manage Subscriptions allows users to set receive notifications about funding opportunities.
  • Assistance Listings
    • Part of SAMS.gov and formerly the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
    • Supporting a broad range of program, "such as education, health care, research, infrastructure, economic development and other programs—through grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of financial assistance."
    • Not a typical source for research grants but can include money for lab equipment and for training programs.
  • Contract Opportunities
    • Part of SAMS.gov and formerly FedBizOpps.
    • This is for those want to serve as a contractor on a project of the federal government.  
    • "Organizations within the federal government publish notices on proposed contract actions valued at more than $25,000. These notices, or contract opportunities, cover announcements through official solicitations in the pre-award process. Anyone interested in doing business with the government can use this system to research active opportunities."
  • Federal Register
    • Usually a site for posting proposed and new federal regulations but also containing occasional opportunities to apply for federal funding.​

And for Help With Finding Other Government Agencies:

USA.gov . . . "is your online guide to government information and services."


     

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