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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Funding Databases

Federal Databases was established as a governmental resource. Named the E-Grants Initiative, it is part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. The concept has its origins in the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, also known as Public Law 106-107, which has since been retired. Public Law 106-107 is now known as the Grants Policy Committee (GPC). For more information on the Grants Policy Committee. Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Grant Forward is an online search engine that provides information to faculty and researchers on upcoming external grant funding opportunities. Every CUNY user can sign up by using their CUNY email addresses on and off-campus.

The Grant Forward Researcher Welcome Guide, will help you through the basics of using GrantForward by going over making accounts, searching for funding opportunities, and creating GrantForward Researcher Profiles. Once you learn the basics of GrantForward, you’ll be moving your research forward in no time.

New York City Databases

HHS Accelerator Procurement Roadmap publishes request for proposals from city agencies.

New York State Databases

The Grants Gateway is online and available to the public, providing a one-stop shop for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.

Private/Corporate Foundation Databases

PIVOT is the leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines. PIVOT allows you to search the world's most comprehensive funding resource, with more than 25,000 records worth over $33 billion.

*Google can take you to other funding opportunities.