External Sources of Funding

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This service is available to members of the Emory research community. Feel free to search for grant and fellowship opportunities here.

OSP has also developed resources that are provided using the button's below to provide the Emory research community with convenient access to frequently used National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant-related information and resources.

OSP has also developed resources that are provided using the button's below to provide the Emory research community with convenient access to frequently used National Science Foundation (NSF) grant-related information and resources.

NIH Essentials

NIH Funding Information

  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
    The NIH publishes all requests for applications (RFAs), program announcements (PAs), and policy changes in this weekly newsletter. This site contains the searchable archive of the NIH Guide.
  • NIH Grant Application Deadlines
    A handy list of NIH grant application deadlines for all major grant mechanisms as well as a summary of the NIH application receipt policy.
  • Grant Application Basics
    Basic information on the NIH grant application process, including links for NIH grantee information, and tips for planning and writing your grant application.
  • NIH Grant Application Kits
    OSP has customized electronic templates for the PHS-398 grant application forms and the PHS-2590 continuation forms.
  • NIH Grant Application Forms
    The NIH website has the PHS-398, PHS-2590, PHS-416-1 and other forms available for downloading as "fillable" .PDF files. The PHS-398 and PHS-2590 forms are interactive templates and may be used with the full version of the Adobe Writer software. An .RTF version of the form templates also is available and may be used with many word processors, such as MS Word.
  • NIH Modular Grants Page
    This page on the NIH Web site includes a variety of resources, including the tips sheets, Modular Grant Features at a Glance, and Frequently Asked Questions. Also included are samples of the budget, checklist, and biosketch pages.

NIH Contact Information

  • NIH Personnel Directory
    The NIH Personnel Directory offers email and address information for NIH staff members.
  • NIH Institutes
    Links to all of the individual institutes that comprise NIH. Most institute websites have program guidelines and the names of current program officers.

NIH Award Data

NSF Essentials

NSF Funding Information

  • NSF Guide to Programs
    The NSF Guide to Programs is a compilation of funding opportunities for research and education in science, mathematics, and engineering.
  • Program Announcements and Information
    This page lists NSF program announcements and notices chronologically, starting with the most recently published. It includes the issuing directorate, the date added, the NSF document number, and links to the full text of each listing.
  • Documents Online
    To find an electronic version of a National Science Foundation document, use the NSF Documents Online service to search by document type, document reference number, document text, or by date range.
  • NSF Update
    The NSF Update is an alert service available to anyone wishing to know about new content added to the NSF website in content areas of their choosing. If you are not currently a subscriber, you may subscribe at this site.

Proposal Processing

  • Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
    This Guide contains information for both grant proposal preparation and grant award policies.
  • A Guide for Proposal Writing
    Although an archived NSF document, this document contains a compilation of advice for proposers, including a focus on what makes a good proposal and how to approach the proposal writing process. Information was gathered from a variety of sources, including NSF Program Directors, panel reviewers, and successful grantees.
  • FastLane
    FastLane is NSF's administrative system that allows researchers to submit grant proposals electronically. It also allows researchers to use the Web for a variety of other grant-related functions including: proposal status inquiry; submission of final project reports; submission of peer review comments; and award queries. FastLane users must have a Fastlane account in order to access all the features of the FastLane Web site. This account may be btained from OSP. Please contact your OSP department representative for assistance.
  • FastLane Demonstration site
    Demonstration site which simulates most of the FastLane features.

NSF Contact Information


NSF Award Data

  • Awards Database
    Information about research projects that NSF has funded since 1989 can be found by searching the Awards Database. The information includes abstracts that describe the research, and names of principal investigators and their institutions. The database includes both completed and in-process research.
  • Budget Internet Information System
    The Budget Internet Information System provides summaries of award amounts by state, awardee institution, and NSF Directorate.

Other Federal Sponsors & Agencies

Non-Federal Sponsors & Agencies