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GrantSelect offers over 14,000 funding opportunities and is the largest collection of sponsored research opportunities, most effective, and most comprehensive tool available for any grant seeker. With GrantSelect, researchers can discover prospects for funding from pure research grants to arts programs, biomedical and healthcare research, community services programs, children and youth programs, K-12 education funding, international programs, operating grants for nonprofit organizations, faith-based grants, and scholarship programs. GrantSelect is a subscription-based database and can only be accessed on an APSU campus.

With, faculty can electronically find Federal grants. was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of President George W. Bush’s 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 federal grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

GrantsNet is your one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences. This service is completely free. You may also register an account for free to save your GrantsNet search criteria and specific grant announcements.  IN addition, GrantsNet maintains a Funding directory that represents a list of all programs currently entered in the GrantsNet database. You can use it to find information about specific programs that interest you.

CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. The Foundation Center helps grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. This site is designed to guide users quickly to the information they are looking for—instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, tools for locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, or a library or training class near you.

Also, check out the APSU Foundation for more information.