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Explore funding opportunities, including federal funding opportunities and sabbatical funding opportunities.

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InfoEd's SPIN is a subscription service to one of the most widely used funding opportunity databases covering all disciplines. InfoEd tracks the funding programs (e.g., research grants, fellowships, publication support, sabbatical support, curriculum development, etc.) of over 6,000 government, private, and non-profit funding sources worldwide.

Creating a SMARTS/GENIUS profile in the InfoEd SPINPlus database will allow you to store individual search criteria and receive regular emails notifying you of any matching opportunities. Faculty, staff, and students should contact Devon Massot to request an account.

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Account required for off-campus access. Contact Devon Massot for account access.

Common Funding Sources

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH is an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the U.S. Grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. NEH also offers a range of Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions as well as a variety of Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators. 
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National Science Foundation (NSF)

An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. This is the place to search for NSF funding programs. Check out all upcoming deadlines or search recent awards to learn more about the types of projects NSF typically funds.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH funds research in just about every area that's remotely related to human health and disease. This page includes extensive information about NIH grants, as well as a place to search NIH funding programs. NIH also has an advanced search page, which offers a wide range of search options.
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U.S. Department of Education

Discretionary grant opportunities through ED are intended to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. The Department's Institute of Education Sciences specifically supports research and research training in these areas.
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American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations representing American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS awards fellowships and works to strengthen relations among learned societies. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations. 
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Other Search Options

Duke University Office of Research Support

Offers an extensive online database of funding opportunities across all disciplines.
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Highlighting funding opportunities and other information related to the humanities and social sciences.
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Exhibitions, grants, news, and publication resources for artists of all disciplines.
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All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found through
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The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of all Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
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Foundation Center

A comprehensive database of information on the more than 95,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. and 1.3 million of their recent grants. Login required to access full Foundation Directory Online. Contact Devon Massot for access. Please contact Bethany Bower or Joe Monti in the Office of Foundation Relations for more information on finding and applying for funding from private and corporate foundations.
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Sabbatical/Leave Opportunities

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program

Provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. See upcoming webinars for additional information.
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Sabbatical Funding and Fellowships For All Disciplines

Explore a list of common funding sources and fellowships to support faculty sabbaticals.
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