Funding Resources

Grant Forward                                                                                                                                                                                                 This is a web-based searchable database for federal and foundation funding opportunities that SOU subscribes to. Create a user profile to customize funding searches based on your professional activity and interests.

Department of Education Forecast of Funding                                                            This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications. 

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)                                              More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.

The Foundation Center                                                                                            Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is a leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and grantmakers to tools and information. The Center also operates research, education, and training programs.                                                                                                     is the online source to find and apply for Federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by Federal grant making agencies. All discretionary grants offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies and access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards can be found on You do not have to register with to find grant opportunities.

National Science Foundation                                                                                    The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

NSF FastLane                                                                                                                   FastLane is the National Science Foundation (NSF) online website used to conduct relationships with researchers, potential researchers, reviewers, research administrators, and organizations. FastLane is an interactive real-time system in which you can prepare and submit proposals, administer projects, and prepare reports. To prepare and submit proposals you must register with FastLane. Complete the Fastlane PIN Information form and send to Marie Trammell as an e-mail attachment at Hard copies may be delivered to CS 234.