External Funding

Included below are various tools to assist you in finding external funding opportunities for both govermental and private sponsors.

If you are interested in using any of these resources and want to learn more please contact our RU-N Senior Grant Facilitator Joe Broderick

Grants.gov allows you to search program announcements from all 26-federal grant-making agencies through an intuitive search engine. Searches can be saved and email alerts can be set up to deliver notifications when programs within a specific area of interest are posted.


Foundation Directory Online provides information on over 100,000 private funders, includes a searchable database of recent awards and allows users to sign up to receive email alerts.


GrantForward is an award database available to Rutgers faculty, students, and staff that can be customized based on research interests, type of sponsor, type of award, and many other criteria. An easy to use “How-to” guide is available in the top ribbon.


GradFund provides valuable information and resources for graduate students as well as a database of grant opportunities.