Postdoc Funding

Funding Search Engines

  • is the SPIN database.  SPIN searches foundations and government databases and is a great place to look for funding.  Advanced Search includes free text search as well as the ability to specify other detailed search criteria
  • is the Community of Science (COS) database. COS maintains a database of grants, fellowships, and other funding information from public and private, domestic and international sources. Though the name refers to holdings on science funding, this service also offers a wealth of information on social sciences, humanities & community outreach funding. This service is also not free, and MGH is looking into subscribing
  • is an intranet site meaning that you have to have Partners access. To find the funding search page follow: Clinical Research OnCall – Find Research Funding Sources and then submit your query by either Funding Institution Name or Research Area of Interest (e.g. cancer). Their list is a compilation of private and public foundations that are either currently supporting MGH investigators or have supported them in the past
  • is a single source for finding and applying for government-sponsored funding opportunities. All 26 grant-making agencies are required to post all discretionary grant programs in FIND. OMB has directed agencies to post in APPLY (75% of all funding opportunities. in FY 06 and 100% in FY 07)
  • is the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and is the official publication/search tool for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities
  • is GrantsNet, a joint venture of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was created as a free resource for those searching for training opportunities in the biomedical Sciences (undergraduate, graduate, Fellows)
  • is the Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) database. In addition to the database, you can create searches that will email you new announcements in your field of interest. This is truly a great resource, but MGH is not currently a subscriber to the service