Federal Funding

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Education (US DEPT OF ED)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Department of State (DOS)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


National Endowment for Democracy

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)

National Security Agency (NSA)

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

State Justice Institute (SJI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

United States Institute of Peace 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

A significant part of federally-funded R&D comes in the form of contracts (rather than grants). Researchers can search for appropriate opportunities by agency and/or keyword at Federal Business Opportunities for Vendors

Support for Bioterrorism Research