Grant Search Engines


School Grants

School Grants provides a comprehensive index of grants available for educational research. Funding opportunities are categorized into the following groupings: federal, regional, state, and those with and without deadlines. 


Grants.Gov provides a comprehension search engine, whereby searches are available by category and agency. Also listed is an advanced search engine that allows searches by date, funding activity category, funding instrument type, and funding agency.


Federal Grants Wire

Federal Grants Wire is a free resource for federal grants, government grants and loans. Funding opportunities are categorized into the following groupings: by applicant type, by subject area, by agency, and by name.


Community of Science

The Community of Science website provides users with a comprehensive search engine for funding opportunities. Searches by sponsor and geographical regions are available.




National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH provides funding on a multitude of research topics.


National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.


Florida Department of Education

The Florida Department of Education website provides information on federal and state grants that could be of value to educators in Florida.


International Educational Research Foundation

The goal of the International Educational Research Foundation (IERF) conduct research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and work force. Grants are upwards of 5,000. The closing date for applications is February 1 each year.


The Foundation Center

Founded in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grant-seekers, grant-makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.


Comcast Corporation - Comcast Foundation

Each Division of Comcast has its own programs and involvement in community affairs, responding to the needs and interests of the local communities where Comcast does business. The Foundation primarily funds programs that utilize communication technologies to effectively address community needs in the areas of education, literacy, arts/culture, and community service/volunteerism.


William T. Grant Foundation

The goal of the William T. Grant Foundation is to help create a society that values young people and enables them to reach their full potential. It pursues this goal by investing in research and in activities designed to improve the quality of research and the use of empirical evidence. Available funding opportunities are in: research, program evaluation, policy analysis, communications/disseminations, capacity-building, and intervention research.


The National Semiconductor Foundation

The National Semiconductor Foundation will consider supporting organizations and initiatives in which we can make a significant impact in the following three areas: Higher Education, Primary/Secondary Education, and Critical Community Needs.  


Verizon Foundation

The Verizon foundation provides a fellowship grant (GIFT) to math and science teachers wishing to further develop their professional growth.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance provides a grant program supporting colleges and universities teaching invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, it funds curriculum development and the work of teams of student inventors.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Grants and Special Programs

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers grants to students and institutions to promote science education.


Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation provides financial assistance to educational, cultural, scientific, and religious institutions. 


Fund for Teachers

Fund for teachers is a nonprofit organization providing educational grants to teachers for summer sabbaticals.  


American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation provides grants for professional development and projects designed to advance females' achievement in math, science, and technology.


U.S. Department of Education - Grants and Contracts

This Department of Education website offers information about current contract and grant opportunities, forecasts for possible upcoming opportunities, instructions for being included on the contract bidders mailing list, and other useful documents. 


National Foundation for the Improvement of Education

The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education provides grants and assistance to teachers, education support personnel, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools. 


MarcoPolo Education Foundation

The MarcoPolo Education Foundation provides standards-based content in a variety of disciplines; includes lesson plans and training materials to help teachers integrate Internet content into their class work.


Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation’s focus is on the restructuring and reform of grades K through 12.


The Bellsouth Foundation

BellSouth Foundation's mission is to improve education in the South and other communities where BellSouth operates by stimulating fundamental change in education institutions and systems that will result in active learning and improved life chances for all students.


The Schott Foundation

The Schott Foundation works to develop and strengthen the movement for equity in education and child care.


Empowering Minds Foundation

The Empowering Minds Foundation focuses on bringing opportunities to developing areas through new technology and sustainable educational programs.


Winterline Foundation

The Winterline Foundation offers grants to institutions that encourage students to be world citizens, focusing on international education in elementary, secondary, and K-12 schools.


Association of International Education Administrators

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a membership organization formed in November 1982, is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. The purposes of the Association are to: 1. provide an effective voice on significant issues within international education at all levels, 2. improve and promote international education programming and administration within institutions of higher education, 2. establish and maintain a professional network among international education institutional leaders, 4. cooperate in appropriate ways with other national and international groups having similar interests.


Carnegie Corp of New York

Andrew Carnegie’s charge that the Corporation dedicate itself to the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding” has led it, over nearly 100 years of work, to support efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. That history resonates throughout our current work in education, which is focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy, 2) urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. A theme that unites these subprograms is the overall goal of increasing access to quality education and a rich educational experience for all students that will prepare them for success in today’s knowledge-based economy.


The Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance

The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.


The Federal Registrar

Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.