Postdoc Funding

Funding Search Engines

  • http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spinmain.asp 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
  • http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/search/main 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
  • http://www.massgeneral.org/crp/mghstaff.asp 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
  • http://www.grants.gov 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 grants.gov FIND. OMB has directed agencies to post in grants.gov APPLY (75% of all funding opportunities. in FY 06 and 100% in FY 07)
  • http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html 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
  • http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding?CFID=1020343&CFTOKEN=98275257 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)
  • http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/%7Eiris/search.html 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

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