COS Funding Opportunities is the most comprehensive resource of funding information available on the Web and publishes more than 15,000 sources of funding from around the world. It is updated daily with announcements for grants, fellowships, and awards in all disciplines including the physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health, arts and humanities.
The COS Funding Alert is a personalized electronic notification service that sends subscribers a weekly e-mail with a customized list of funding opportunities based on the individuals user’s previously specified criteria.
Both resources can be accessed via any computer with a Suffolk University IP address. Once a user account has been created, the database can be accessed by logging in from any computer connected to the internet. Please email Dr. Mary Pat Wohlford or Cindy Vachon with any questions or to schedule a training session.
Mary Pat Wohlford, Ph.D.
Cindy Marie Vachon, CRA
GrantsNET is a one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences created through a joint venture of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The Fellowships Office administers pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, and private sector workforce both in the U.S. and internationally.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Founded in 1887, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
The U.S. DHHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. It is the managing partner for Grants.gov, a source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEA)
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
The OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ’s overarching research goals are to improve the justice system and prevent crime through research, development and evaluation.
Department of Education (ED)
Created in 1980, ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,200 employees and $63.7 billion budget are dedicated to: Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds; Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research; Focusing national attention on key educational issues; and Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. To accomplish its work SAMHSA administers a combination of competitive, formula, and block grant programs and data collection activities
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the USDA. Through grants offered by NIFA, the USDA enables researchers throughout the United States to solve problems critical to our farmers, consumers, and communities. NIFA is the USDA's major extramural research agency, funding individuals: institutions: and public, private, and non-profit organizations.
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Much of the work of the Department of Energy's Office of Science (SC) is supported through grants and contractual vehicles. This work is processed through the Office of Science, Office of Grants and Contracts Support (GCS) which serves as the principal acquisition, financial assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) and contract/grant management advisor to the Director of Science.
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, ONR supports the President's budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy. ONR also provides resources for the public sector, commercial contractors, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities to obtain research funding.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
As an agency of the Department of Commerce, NIST works with the private sector, other government agencies, and universities to develop and apply the technology, measurements and standards needed for new and improved products and services. NIST funds industrial and academic research in a variety of ways. Grants/awards supporting research at industry, academic, and other institutions are available on a competitive basis through several different Institute offices.