These resources are recommended by the University Library and its campus partners.
OVPR Graduate Student Resources offers external funding resources and a list of helpful tips curated by Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
SPIN (via InfoEd) 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. Vist the SPIN How-to-Guide and access SPIN via the InfoEd portal for grant management (SPIN is located on the tool bar on the upper left side after you have gone through your shibboleth login). More information about InfoEd can be found here. For more information contact Research Administration Information Systems (RAIS).
U.S. Federal Government Grants
Grants Databases Maintained by other Universities
International students will need to pay particular attention to eligibility requirements. We know that some fellowships will only be available to students from particular countries. Fortunately, many databases provide the ability to search for these.
U.S. Federal Grants
Read the eligibility requirements for the specific solicitation/funding announcement for federal grants. For example, international students at any Ph.D. granting institutions of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S. may apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award while National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships are restricted to only U.S. citizens and U.S. national or permanent residents. For more information on international scholars’ eligibility for U.S. federal grants, please view the section 'Foreign Applicants' on Grants.gov.
Filter for opportunities open to international students in several funding databases maintained by other universities
Locating Citizenship Eligibility and Filtering Grants by Citizenship Requirements in SPIN
Follow these steps below for locating citizenship requirements and for filtering your search results to opportunities open to your citizenship/nationality status.
Checking Citizenship Requirements in SPIN: When you view the record of a funding opportunity in SPIN click on the second tab 'Eligibility Requirements' and check the information provided in the box 'Citizenship Requirements'. For example, this record for the Woodcock Fund shows it is restricted to Canadian citizens.
To filter your SPIN search results for citizenship/nationality follow these two steps.
STEP 1.) On the home page select 'Citizenship' on the 'Preferences' tab at the top of the home page.
STEP 2.) Enter and select your 'Citizen Options' and hit 'Save'.