Identification of Funding Resources

Research Development can assist you in your search for sources of external funding. A significant amount of information is available on our web site. Follow the links on the navigation bar or below to learn more about each funding source. Michigan Tech's policy and procedures manual includes additional information, including treatment of funds received (other than state support).

Federal Agencies

This extensive list includes most agencies that fund scientific and other research, as well as links to their websites.

Grant Forward

Michigan Tech subscribes to Grant Forward, a comprehensive grant-search database. Full access is available from the campus network and available via the Internet from any computer using a simple login created using your Michigan Tech email address. Searching and tutorials can be found on the Grant Forward website.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH uses eRA system, an online tool, for electronic processing of grants.

National Science Foundation (NSF) 

NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. The NSF's FastLane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct business over the Internet. It includes search tools for current and past awards. The NSF also manages the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program for faculty members near the beginning of their careers. Michigan Tech has had a number of Career award recipients in the last decade.

Limited Submission

Some program sponsors limit the number of applications or proposals submitted from an individual campus. In these cases, researchers must submit an internal proposal, from which candidates will be selected to submit external proposals.

Research and Fellowship Proposals

In an effort to enhance student funding and professional development, the research office and the Graduate School offer assistance to faculty and students who are interested in submitting funding proposals.