External Funding


Find specific grant - also see EARDA funding and Intramural funding pages

Federal, State and Foundation Search Engines

InfoEd (SPIN/GENIUS/SMARTS) - a subscription software that passively or actively searches in Federal, State and Foundation funding opportunities for keywords that user selects or can set up a passive search for keywords and have results emailed daily to user.  Contact grants@tamiu.edu to get signed up for this service.

Instructions for: Creating a SMARTS/GENIUS profile; Editing Genius profile; Editing keywords; New SPIN search;

Federal only

Federal Register - have to register on site but is free
Federal funding
Federal contracting opportunities
Biological and medical funding
US Dept of Education
USDA/NIFA (food and agriculture)
Health Resources and Services Administration (nursing)
National Endowment for the Arts

Useful links: NIH activity codes - explained

State funding only

Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) - Research and project grants
Texas Commission on the Arts
Humanities Texas
Texas Parks and Wildlife Division - Texas Action Plan (has species, habitat & priorities information)
For state contracting opportunities (current RFPs) - search Postings for "RFP"
Texas eGrants Search- select category, agency or geographic area, be sure select "yes" button to show expired postings
Texas Register- current issue posted every Friday - search for "request for proposal" or "request for statement" to search older copies of Texas Register, click on "search Texas Register", select non-rule and search for "request for proposal" or "request for statements"

General foundation only search engines

All private and corporate foundations MUST be run past the Office of Institutional Advancement, either the Director of Development or the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, before they can be applied to. If the foundation funds research and student scholarships, TAMIU applies for scholarships first. The Office of Institutional Advancement can be reached at 956-326-4483.

Fundsnet - search foundations by keyword or browse by category
Foundation Center - this foundation search engine is available free of charge to faculty at the BiNational Center SC118. Call before going there to confirm availability of computers with this software, 326-2834
Noza - free to register and search for foundations, you can get the foundation name & then you can try to find the foundation on the internet