Funding and grants

The Libraries help researchers connect to funding and grants through curated resources. 

The University Libraries offers provides the following resources getting started with searching Pivot, SPIN, and the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). 

Online training and support

Local resources

Internal U of M funding sources A  list of campus resources maintained by OVPR Departmental or college grants coordinators A downloadable list of grants coordinators maintained by OVPR The Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative (SPARC) Supported by OVPR and GPSAlliance, SPARC engages researchers and practitioners across disciplines in the US and globally to establish large-scale programs that spark collaboration, innovation, and new solutions that address these critical challenges. University of Minnesota Foundation's Charitable Grant website This website has helpful information about applying to an open RFP from a private or corporate foundation and also when using UMF's 501c3 to apply for a grant. The website has several resources to help guide you through the entire process.

Proposal development

For advice on grant writing, consider  

Open Grants, from the Moore Foundation, includes grant proposals made openly available by researchers. This resource includes proposals for foundation and society funders, as well as federal funders in the United States and internationally. 

Additional funding resources

Web of Science To see a list of funders of previously awarded grants for specific topic, do a subject search for articles on that topic and then analyze the results, ranking by funding agency. Background on all Federal grants. Also check specific agencies' Web sites for the most current information and more detail.

Sources for international activities

Funding for international activities: graduate students Useful resources, maintained by the U of M GPS Alliance Funding opportunities for global health research NIH maintains this list which has an emphasis on health-related topics European Union An example of a regional organization. Also consider government and other agencies in individual countries