Funding Opportunity Databases
ORCA subscribes to Grant Forward, which is provided to UNO faculty, staff, and students at your desktop. Grant Forward, formerly IRIS, is a funding opportunity search tool focusing on improving the inventory of foundation, federal, and other funding sources while providing an intuitive, powerful search and flexible management experience.
The Funding Opportunity Search function allows users to:
- Watch this short video to signup
- Create a free profile by using their @unomaha.edu email address
- Search for funding opportunities spread across 39 subject areas and 2,009 categories
- Review its large database of sponsors comprising Foundation, Federal, and Institutions
- Set up alerts and get opportunities delivered straight to your inbox
- Share funding opportunities with colleagues
- Save funding opportunities for future use
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Directory Online, a subscription service of the Foundation Center, is an extensive resource for foundation giving. New and updated grantmaker, company, and grant program information appears weekly. It provides access to more than 120,000 foundation and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants, and more than half a million key decision-makers. With dozens of searchable fields, you can effectively search for the information needed to support your project.
This is the link to access the library's account with the Foundation Directory Online:
When on-campus, you will be recognized as using a computer on UNO's network, and you will connect directly to the Foundation Directory Online database.
When off-campus, the link prompts you to login with your UNO credentials (NetID username, password + 2-factor) as with UNO email to confirm your affiliation with UNO and eligibility for access.
The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library maintains a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online for UNO. Note: the Foundation Directory Online uses your library account information. Watch this brief video for an overview.
The Grants.gov program management office was established in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. The office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities.
Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies. This free public resource provides the following key benefits to the grant community:
- Centralizes more than 1,000 different grant programs across all 26 federal grant-making agencies awarding more than $500 billion annually
- Provides grant opportunity research with improved search capabilities from a simple keyword search to advanced searches over numerous grant opportunity categories, including agency and grant category
- Sends grant opportunities directly to grant applicant desktops through custom search profiles, potential applicants can be notified via email or RSS feeds of future grant opportunities as they are posted by federal agencies
- Anyone can create a profile for free
Watch this brief video to learn how to navigate Grants.gov.
The Research Nebraska collaborative search tool is being supported by all University of Nebraska campuses and Boys Town National Research Hospital to more rapidly connect biomedical, engineering, informatics, and life sciences, investigators, for new research collaborations.
Learn how to use Research Nebraska in this short recording.
Arts and Humanities Funding Databases
While ORCA makes every effort to share external funding opportunities that may be of interest to UNO researchers, as a matter of practice you may wish to regularly search for additional opportunities. The following arts and humanities sites may yield opportunities to enhance your creative activity and research:
|Nebraska Arts Council||National Endowment for the Arts|
|Andrew W. Mellon Foundation||National Endowment for the Humanities|