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Funding Opportunities

Federal Agencies

You can find funding for all federal agencies which fund scientific and other research opportunities via Grants.gov. Here are some of Illinois Tech's most common federal sponsors.

GRANTS.GOV

Grants.gov is the single access point for finding funding opportunities for all 26 federal agencies. Many of these agencies have subscription services where you can receive notifications of funding opportunities via email. Please contact OSRP if you need any assistance. For tutorials, click here

ARMY RESEARCH LAB (ARL)

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Funding opportunities from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) - GRANTS & FUNDING

Advanced funding opportunities and NIH notices search page.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

NSF funding opportunities search page.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

Get information about funding opportunities within NASA.

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)

Get information about solicitations with the Office of Naval Research.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants and fellowships (pre and postdoctoral).

Subscription Services

Grant Forward

IIT is subscribed to Grant Forward which uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update an extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. You can sign up for a personalized account on the Grant Forward website. For tutorials, click here.

PROPOSAL CENTRAL

Funding opportunities from professional societies and foundations.

Limited Submission Grant Competitions

LIMITED SUBMISSION VARIOUS SPONSORS

Some sponsors have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted from an organization. In these cases, an internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. When the number of abstracts received is more than the number of proposals allowed per the solicitation, an internal competition will be necessary.

NSF LIMITED SUBMISSIONS

A complete list of NSF limited submissions.

Internal Funding Opportunities (ERIF, WISER, Starr/Fieldhouse Research, Sigma Xi/IIT Awards)

Illinois Tech provides research faculty with opportunities to apply for internal funding for proposed research projects. For more details, click here.

Fellowships and Scholarships (for Faculty, Undergraduates, Graduates and Post-Doctoral)

In additional to federal funding opportunities,  non-federal organizations also provide fellowships and scholarships for research, student funding, and professional advancement.  For more details, click here.