Resources Contacts on this page can be helpful as a starting point for individuals interested in obtaining information about funding biomedical and behavioral research and research training.
www.nih.gov The National Institutes of Health is the nation's preeminent source of support for biomedical and behavioral research and research training through the 27 institutes and centers. Home pages for individual institutes and centers can be accessed through the NIH home page (www.nih.gov) or by using the following format: www.acronymfortheinstitute.nih.gov. In fiscal year 2009 the annual budget was approximately $30 billion, not including the supplement of approximately $10 billion added through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Approximately 80% of the NIH annual budget is awarded to researchers at universities, academic health centers and other research institutions in the US and other countries.
www.nsf.gov The National Science Foundation is the government agency responsible for supporting all fields of fundamental science and engineering. In fiscal year 2009 the annual budget was approximately $6.5 billion.
www.fda.gov The U.S. Food and Drug Administration consists of six centers: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Center for Veterinary Medicine, and the National Center for Toxicological Research. Individual centersmay support extramural research.
www.nasa.gov NASA solicits research through the release of various announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. This site provides information about current solicitations as well as proposals that have been successful through the peer review system.
www.afosr.af.mil The Air Force Office of Scientific Research manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force by funding research through announcements within universities and industry laboratories to insure the translation of research results to the needs of the U.S. Air Force.
www.onr.navy.mil The Office of Naval Research issues announcements soliciting proposals from individuals in academia and industry for basic and applied research that may advance or improve the operations of the Navy and Marine Corps. The choice of topic is up to the applicant.
www.sbir.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program through eleven federal agencies. The purpose of these programs is to insure that small, high-tech, innovative businesses play a significant role in the federal government's research and development efforts.
www.grants.gov A source to find out about and apply for federal government grants. Established in 2002, it is a central storehouse for information about more than 1000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. Registration is required for use of the site.
www.cos.com The Community of Science is a global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines. Through COS Funding Opportunities it is possible to search a database of nearly 400,000 opportunities. The web site also provides access to experts and collaborators at universities and other institutions involved in basic or applied research.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij The National Institute of Justice funds research, development and evaluation about criminal justice through competitive solicitations. Applications are made through Grants.gov.
www.clincaltrials.gov This is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world. Also included on the web site is information about understanding clinical trials.
www.fedbizopps.gov The FedBizOpps is a site on which all Federal procurements over $25,000 in value are listed and synopsized. Announcements are listed by topic as well as by agency.