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Finding Funding

​Where do you begin looking for research and grant opportunities?

  • Call the Sponsored Research & Programs office to discuss your project idea.
  • Contact colleagues and professional connections to learn where they have received support.
  • Search Grant Forward, a database which contains over 10,000 active federal and private opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • Check professional associations for listing of discipline-specific opportunities.
  • Try searching one of these other helpful links

Federal Opportunities

Description: Sends grant email alerts from all federal grant making agencies with advanced filters.

Private and Corporate Sponsors 

RFP Bulletin, Philanthropy news digest

Description: The Foundation Center’s news service, which also offers weekly e-newsletters.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Description: Lists funding opportunities from private foundations and corporations, which are searchable by category.

Other Free Services 


Description: Search GrantsNet to find current opportunities for biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences, as well as mathematics and engineering.

Education Week

Description: Funding opportunities for education are listed by deadline date. These include federal opportunities.

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity