Funding Search Tools


UW-Madison OpportunitiesBack to Top

Non-Federal OpportunitiesBack to Top

The CALS Research Division maintains an extensive database of Non-Federal funding opportunities relevant to CALS researchers. These opportunities are drawn mainly from organizational websites and email list-servs monitored by Research Division staff. New opportunities are added daily, and existing opportunities are reviewed at least monthly.

Federal OpportunitiesBack to Top

  • Grants.gov
    A “one stop shop” U.S. Federal government funding. All current opportunities from 26 U.S. Government Agencies, including NIH, NSF, DOE, and DOI.
  • USDA/NIFA
    Current and past opportunities from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
  • NIH
    Current and past RFAs (Requests for Applications), PAs (Program Announcements) and Notices from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • NSF
    Current solicitations and previous awards from the National Science Foundation (NIH).

Other Funding Search ToolsBack to Top

UW Madison subscribes to these resources for locating funding:

  • COS Pivot
    Offers both funding opportunity and scholar (collaborator) search capabilities. Includes opportunities from over 25,000 federal and non-federal sponsors.
  • Grant Forward (formerly IRIS)
    Provides information on over 10,000 grants available to both individuals and organizations from 4,000 federal, state, and local governments, commercial organizations, associations, and private foundations. Formerly Illinois Researcher Information Services (IRIS).
  • Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
    Provides access to funding information for research, development activities, international projects, collaborative programs, fellowships, academic exchange programs, and more.

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