Federal Sponsors

When beginning your search for federal research funding, the sponsor's web site is a great place to start. The following list of federal funders is not an exhaustive one, but it will provide a good place to begin your search. Each agency provides different types of information that can include current opportunities, funding priorities and previously funded projects. These sites are particularly helpful when combined with the searchable web-based funding databases.

When preparing proposals for federal funding opportunities, it is important to keep in mind that all projects must comply with federal guidelines, including (for travel) the Fly America Act.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Department of Agriculture

US Department of Commerce

US Department of Education (DoED)

US Department of Energy (DOE)

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Homeland Security

US Department of Justice

US Department of Labor (DOL)

US Department of State (DOS)

US Department of Transportation (DOT)