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 The AGSPO houses a number of resources that may prove helpful in tracking down public and private solicitations. Addtionally, AGSPO can provide access to keyword searchable databases of external funding sources and provide information on upcoming program deadlines.

The following list of funding search engines service federal funding agencies, private foundations, and a variety of additional entities. These resources are readily available to the public. However, additional proprietary databases are available to Samford faculty through the AGSPO. Please contact Tim Wolfe at 726-2735 to learn more about available resources.


Grants.Gov is the central portal to search for discretionary funding opportunities from the 26 federal grant making agencies.To search for opportunities, go to the home page, select "Find Grant Opportunities". Various options allow you to do a text search for a particular grant or topic, view what has been announced in the last few days or weeks, or view announcements from particular agencies. You may also register to receive new grant postings and updates on via email.
FedBizOpps Searchable database of all Federal Business Opportunities (grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements), across agencies.
GrantsNet Database maintained by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports.
Federal Register Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. searches over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. is governed by the interagency Alliance
HRSA HRSA makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people, focusing on the following program areas: Health Professions, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child Health, Office of the Administrator, Primary Health Care/Health Centers, Rural Health, Healthcare Systems, Organ Donation.


Foundation Center Database maintained by the Foundation Center. Investigators can search for basic information about U.S. grantmakers, look up the 990s of private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits, and search requests for proposals posted in Philanthropy News Digest.
Grantsmanship Center The Grantsmanship Center provides links to top local, federal, and international funding agencies. The site features an interactive map, making funding searches quite interesting.
GuideStar Searchable database of more than 600,000 nonprofit organizations including public charities and private foundations.

Internal Funding

Faculty Development Grants All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply for individual grants; however, preference is normally given to those who have not recently received funds from Samford Faculty Development Grants. The maximum award per development grant is $2500 for a single investigator and $3000 for a joint application. The principal investigator(s) will have two years in which to complete the project.