Looking for Funding?

Here are a number of resources available to assist you in your search for funding:

Fellowship Databases

The Office of Citizen Scholar Development at UVA maintains a sortable awards database.

The Office of Diversity Programs within the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs provides a table of funding opportunities

Johns Hopkins University continuously updates a database of graduate student funding opportunities and postdoctoral researcher funding opportunities, both of which can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) maintains a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher funding database with various search options.  

University of Illinois maintains a Fellowship Finder, which is a database of funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Duke University maintains a research funding database. Among the search options are funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Funding Discovery Tools

Available to all UVA faculty, staff, and students.


UVa subscription; create your own account (using your virginia.edu email address) to gain access to all features.



Grants.gov is the primary source for finding U.S. government grants.

NOTE: Only the UVa Office of Sponsored Programs is authorized to submit proposals via Grants.gov.


Grant Advisor Plus

This site includes a monthly update of grant announcements in many subject areas plus backfiles. Library subscription. Please access On Grounds or through UVa Proxy account.


InfoEd Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

InfoEd SPIN is a database of funding opportunities from government and private sources. Researchers who would like to access the database from off-Grounds should use the UVA Anywhere VPN; instructions for setting up UVA Anywhere can be found here.


Foundation Center

This database features contact information on grantmakers in the U.S. including private foundations, community foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate giving programs. Also offers IRS 990 forms of foundations. UVa Subscription


Avoid Grant Scams

A useful guide from the US Department of Health and Human Services on how to avoid falling victim to grant scammers.


Research Spending & Results

A database of awards made by the NSF and NASA. Hosted on Research.gov