Support for research and other projects may be found in a variety of search engines. The most important factor in the selection of appropriate funders is how well your project matches the agency’s funding goals. A project may potentially have several avenues worth pursuing. 

Grant Forward lists more than 14,000 federal, state and private foundation funding opportunities.  It allows users to build a profile, to save searches, and to receive scheduled alerts.



LMU has a limited number of licenses to access the Foundation Directory Online. The free search available via this link will provide partial information.  Faculty members who would like to run a complete foundation search should contact a member of the ORSP staff. The Foundation Center also offers a free e-newsletter.



The federal government provides funding support for research and programs in the sciences, humanities and education, and the site is a clearinghouse of federal opportunities.  Searches can be narrowed by identifying the specific federal agency or topic.



 The Open Education Database has collected a list of "100+ Places to Find Funding For Your Research" organized by subject area.  It combines search engines, private funders, government sites and other sites.