Locate Funding Sources
- Grants.gov provides information about all federal grant opportunities. The database is searchable by federal agency, CFDA number, project number and keywords. Grants.gov allows you to sign up to receive RSS feed updates as grant programs are announced.
- The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) lists funding opportunities by CFDA number.
- The National Science Foundation funds research projects in the biological, physical and social sciences.
Texas State Government
- K-12 Education. The Texas Education Agency funds research studying all aspects of K-12 education.
- Post-Secondary Education. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds research studying post-secondary education, bridge programs to prepare students for post-secondary education, pilot tests and implementations of innovative educational approaches, and other research and service programs. (On the THECB home page, scroll down to "Research and Project Grants" on the left-side menu.)
- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) primarily funds biological and environmental research.
- The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) subsidizes the cost of community arts activities.
- The Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas A&M University System
The Office of Proposal Development maintains lists of funding opportunities from both public and private sources.
The University Research Committee's objective is to develop the university's research efforts, improve its research accomplishments, and enhance the university's and faculty's visibility within the academic community. University Research Committee members are faculty representing each College. Applications for academic year funding typically are due in late summer or early fall.
- Application Guidelines
- Application Form (revised July 2009)
- Budget Worksheet
- Contact the Committee Chairman
Staff Council Staff Development Grants are awarded to Tarleton staff members for professional development activities like conferences, meetings, workshops, and online training.
The Foundation Center provides information about recent foundation Requests for Proposals (RFP), as well as free minimal high level information about foundations nationwide. Access to detailed information about a specific foundation is available by paid subscription.
The Non-Profit Resource Center of Texas provides information about Texas foundations, including the types of projects they are interested in funding, examples of organizations they have funded, and the average amount of funding they typically provide. Call the Office of Sponsored Projects (ext. 9463) to obtain subscriber log-on information.