Federal Funding Website Registration Instructions

In addition to GrantForward, Grants.gov is an excellent resource for finding federal funding opportunities. In addition to serving as a searching tool and a resource for grant writing instructions, most federal agencies use Grants.gov as their portal for proposal submission and award management. To apply for a federal grant using Grants.gov, you must create an account (Please see instructions).

Please be aware that National Institutes for Health (NIH) proposals must be submitted via ASSIST, accessible using your eRA Commons account credentials. However, principal investigators (PIs) cannot create eRA Commons accounts, so please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for assistance. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides applicants with the option to apply for most opportunities using Grants.gov and all using Research.gov (Please see instructions). Please be aware that effective 12/31/22, Fastlane will no longer be an option for submitting NSF proposals. In addition, many federal agencies maintain websites for disseminating information related to their mission, goals, and funding opportunities. Some allow users to register to receive notifications when new funding opportunities are announced.