There are many sources of funding for proposals-federal, state, private, non-profit, oil company, Native organization, foundations, etc.  The Office of Sponsored Programs can assist you in exploring options for obtaining the assistance you require to get your proposal funded.



Federal Funding Sites:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

The CFDA is a searchable database of all Federal resources for assistance programs available to governments, public and private profit and non-profit organizations and institutions. provides information for individuals and institutions from 26 federal grant organizations. Applications are also available on the website.

Principal Investigators may also find individual agency websites helpful in determining which area may be funding projects that closely match the area of investigation being pursued by the researcher.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)

National Endowments for the Humanites (NEH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) This agency uses as the official portal for all submissions.

SF424 Application Guide


National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration (NOAA)

National Science Foundation (NSF) The NSF allows applicants to use either FASTLANE or to apply for funding. 

Proposal Guide   

NSF FastLane

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

U.S. Department of Defense DOD

U.S. Department of Education ED

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Other Non-Federal Funding Sites:

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States

ArcticInfo is a moderated mailing list maintained by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS). The list provides arctic researchers with timely information about funding opportunities, important events, publications, position announcements, and other useful news.

UAA Consortium Library Funding Resource Center 

For questions or assistance with this resource, contact Deborah Mole, Professor/Librarian, at 786-1967 or

Alaska EPSCoR

Information about the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Alaska INBRE

Information about the Alaska Idea Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence.

Alaska State Council on the Arts

Michigan State University

The University of Michigan databases listed on this site focus on funding for Non-Profit organizations.



Foundation Center
This site requires registration but provides information on private funding sources.

Rasmuson Foundation

UA Foundation


Public-Private Partnership


FirstGov is a public-private partnership, led by a cross-agency board and administered by the Office of FirstGov in the US General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy.

FirstGov is intended to transcend the traditional boundaries of government to connect users to all U.S. Government information and services. Launched in September 2000, offers 186 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions, through a powerful search engine which is a gift from the Fed-Search Foundation. FirstGov also provides a topical index and links to state and local government, and contacts with government officials.

FirstGov was initially funded by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and 22 other federal agencies. It is now considered an "essential building block" of US e-government initiatives.



Searchable Databases

Grants Resource Center - GrantSearch

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Grants Resource Center (GRC) provides this site to find private and federal grant information.


Searchable database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.


National Council of University Research Administrators.  NCURA offers research funding agencies and research administration organizations information

This site provides scientists, engineers, and science aware citizens easy access to key government web sites.

SPIN - Sponsored Programs Information Network  

SPIN is a database of funding opportunities for faculty, staff and students accessible at UAA sites through the Consortium Library link.

SRA Grants Web - Society of Research Administrators

Society of Research Administrators SRA  offers government funding resources, private funding information and policy and regs information.