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.