Funding Sources

Scholarly Support and External Funding Search Tools

Online, Searchable Funding Databases

Searchable funding databases available to Pacific University’s faculty, students, and staff. 


This database includes active federal, state, and private funding opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The database also includes fellowships and scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students. Register and sign in by creating an account using your Pacific University e-mail address and a new password (your PUNet ID and password cannot be used for GrantForward).

Foundation Directory Online

This database includes information on the giving priorities of the 10,000 largest U.S. foundations.

Contact Amy Callahan, Major Gift Officer of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 503-352-2838 or, for login and password information.

Federal Funding Search Tools

Portal to funding opportunities available from 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Sign up for funding email alert service

National Science Foundation

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (published January 2016)

Select Federal Funding Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Health & Social Services agencies

   National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research

NIH Advanced funding opportunities and notices search page

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

NIH Grants and Funding weekly LISTSERV

NIH Grants Process Overview

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Resources and Services Administration

U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Scholar Program

State Funding Entities

Oregon Department of Education STEM grants

Oregon Sea Grant (OSU)

Oregon Talent Council

Oregon-Based Funding Sources

Cultural Trust

Ford Family Foundation

Medical Research Foundation

Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Campus Compact

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Film

Oregon GearUp

Oregon Humanities Public Program Giving

Rural Health Information Hub - Oregon Funding Opportunities:

The Collins Foundation

Other Sources

American Association of University Women

American Council of Learned Societies

CaFE for Artists (Searchable listing of open calls to artists for grants, awards, competitions, exhibitions, etc.)

Newton’s List (Search engine for international funding for opportunities for basic research in natural sciences, agricultural sciences, engineering/technology, and social sciences.)

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Funding opportunities related to research on patient-centered care, outcomes, access, systems, and related topics.)

Proposal Central (Funding opportunities from foundations, associations, and professional societies).

Social Science Research Council (Funding, fellowships, and other scholarly programs to build scholarly careers and interdisciplinary and geographically-dispersed research networks.)

Undergraduate Research

Faculty, please also explore internal and external funding opportunities for Undergraduate Research.