Federal Opportunities and Funded Database

Through major databases such as SPIN and Grants.gov, you can develop a funding profile that can be saved and run in real time. Profiles are used to generate email alerts of new and updated funding opportunities relevant to your research interests. You can also save individual opportunities that are of interest to you and generate email alerts, similarly, for new and updated information.

The federal agencies and programs listed below are those to which grant and contract proposals are often submitted by members of the Yale community. Grants.gov is the federal government’s central resource for funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and submission of applications to sponsoring agencies.

Funded Research Databases (Federal)

Both NIH and NSF maintain public databases of grants awarded. This is a valuable tool for assessing whether proposed research is in the realm of what is being funded by either agency, particularly in recent months. These records include an abstract of the funded research, the funding opportunity announcement under which the proposal was submitted, names of principal investigators and program officers, dollars awarded, (for NIH) the study section that reviewed the grant proposal, and the divisions or institutes funding the research. Both are kept up-to-date to reflect awards made through the last day or two.