Sponsored Projects

Where to Find Funding

We can assist you in finding sources of funding for your sponsored research and public service projects through the following databases.

  • GrantForward is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grants to fund their research. 
    • GrantForward covers more than 13,000 sponsor sources to provide a comprehensive database of more than 40,000 funding opportunities that continues to grow with the most up to date information.
    • GrantForward's powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with adaptable search filters and specialized search features.
    • GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations  for grant opportunities that match their research needs.


Create Your GrantForward Account and Researcher Profile:

      • Start moving your research forward and create an account (click here for a QuickTip demo video) to access GrantForward. In order to be able to take advantage of all of the features that GrantForward offers, you will have to create an account using your institution email address. 
      • If you would like to benefit from receiving grant recommendations, then you will aldo need to make sure to create your researcher profile.

Other Helpful Resources Include:

Our website also offers links to some of the most popular state and federal agencies.


Contact Kari Woodrum at KN-Woodrum@wiu.edu for assistance.