External Funding

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 OSSP for login and password information.

Federal Funding Search Tools


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

Sign up for Grants.gov funding email alert service

National Science Foundation

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.