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Grant Finding: Library Services and Support

This guide provides information about various resources for Brown community members searching for research grants.

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Grant Finding Databases at Brown

Brown offers a variety of tools and services in support of faculty and student researchers seeking internal and external funding opportunities.

  • Undergraduate visitors to this guide be sure to contact the Office of the Dean of the College for assistance with preparing materials for nationally competitive fellowships as well as Brown-sponsored awards for undergraduate research and internship opportunities, such as the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs). See also the UFUNDs page for specific internal funding opportunities as well as Brown University's Office of Financial Aid.
  • SPIN (via InfoEd)  This database is available through the Office of Sponsored Projects. It provides a broad range of funding opportunities from federal, governmental, international, private and corporate funders. The tool allows you to establish a profile and generate automatic matches based on your individual criteria. Access is through the InfoEd portal for grant management and SPIN is located on the tool bar on the left after you have gone through your shibboleth login.
  • External Funding Opportunities Offered by Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research, this listing of external funding opportunities includes those requiring institutional endorsement, foundation funding opportunities, funding agencies, and a newsletter on research development and grant writing. 

     

Funding Support Offices at Brown

Brown has numerous internal grants and fellowships for students, faculty and researchers offered by various centers, offices, and campus organizations. Below are a some sites that gather some of these but it is also advisable to check with various campus units about specific opportunities that might come available.

Office of the Vice President for Research

Find information on restricted/limited submission opportunities, services for those applying for grants as well as award management through the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Internal Funding Opportunities @ Brown

External Funding Opportunities

Office of Sponsored Projects

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) supports Brown University faculty in the acquisition, performance, and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University. Contact OSP with questions about pre-award and post-award processes and procedures.

Find OSP Contacts by Department

Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations 

Strategic Funding Database

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations facilitates engagement with and investment from corporations and foundations to advance Brown University’s teaching, learning and research priorities.Their office will work with you and your partners to forge mutually beneficial collaborations that harness the energy and endeavors of the University’s outstanding faculty and students in all fields and disciplines.

Office of Global Engagement

Global Engagement helps to support many of the activities that take Brown students and faculty out into the world, and those that bring the international into the University's classrooms, labs, and lecture halls.

Grant Opportunities Database

U.S. Federal Government Grants

Current Awards

Grants.gov A searchable database of funding opportunities available through all federal grant-making agencies. Records include program scope, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and program director contact information.

View Previously Funded Awards

NIH Reporter: Search past projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NSF grant award search database: Search past projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
NEH funded Projects query: Search past projects funded by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).