Grant Resources

Resources for Grant Funding Opportunities

Looking for funding to support your research or another type of project?

Use the links below to search for open grant opportunities in your field.

If you are interested in completing a survey for your particular grant interests, please click on the link. If we find a grant that fits your needs, we will be in contact with you.

NSU Faculty Research

A primary function of the NSU Faculty Research Committee (FRC) is to operate a faculty research grant-funding program based on merit review of proposals submitted by faculty. FRC grant funds support research defined as scientific investigations or other scholarly activities leading to original contributions to understanding in any of the disciplines supported by NSU. Those research activities may include systematic investigations of teaching methods, tools, and/or instructional strategies.

Current Funding Announcements and Deadlines

OSHRE Grant Programs

There are many federal agencies and private foundations that are potential funders for a grant project. Although certainly not exhaustive, the following list is a good place to start. The most common and often utilized funding resources are listed below: is a source to find and apply for federal grants. All federal agency grant opportunities are listed, making a good place to begin searching for a grant to apply for. American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA or "Stimulus" Funds) opportunities are listed on

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. NEA is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH is an independent federal agency that provides grants for high-quality humanities projects. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.

Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma Arts Council awards matching grants to cultural organizations, schools and local governments in order to increase resources available to non-profit organizations producing community arts and arts education programs throughout Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC)

OHC provides funding and resources that support humanities education and a vibrant cultural life for all Oklahomans. Eligible projects must support the OHC mission—to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities.

Additional Funding Agencies and Foundations

AAUW Fellowships/Grants/Awards
Abelard West
Abbott Laboratories Fund
Acorn Foundation
Adobe Systems
Aetna Foundation
Agilent Technologies
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Ambrose Monell Foundation
American Eagle Outfitters Foundation
American Express
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Andrus Family Fund
Applied Materials
AT&T Foundation
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Boeing Charitable Contributions
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Cisco Foundation
Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps)
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Educational Foundation of America
Energy Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Ford Foundation
Foundation Center
Fulbright Scholar Program
G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation
Georgia-Pacific Foundation
Glaser Family Charitable Foundation
Graham Foundation
Grammy Foundation
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Home Depot Foundation
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Ittleson Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Jimmy Buffett's Singing for a Change
J. Paul Getty Foundation
James D. McDonnell Foundation
John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation
Langeloth Foundation
Lawrence Foundation
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
Lumina Foundation
Mary Byron Foundation
MetLife Foundation
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Geographic Society Conservation Trust
National Institutes of Health
NEC Foundation of America
Noble Foundation
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST)Oklahoma Foundations
Oklahoma Grantmakers
Pew Charitable Trusts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sarkeys Foundation
Smithsonian Fellowships
Spencer Foundation
Starbucks Foundation
Turner Foundation, Inc.
UPS Foundation
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Verizon Foundation
Walgreens Co.
Wal-Mart Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Xerox Foundation


Americans for the Arts
Cherokee Nation
Foundation Center Cooperating Collections of Oklahoma
Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest
Library of Congress
Office for Human Research Protections Assurances and IRB Registration
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
Oklahoma Biological Survey
Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Oklahoma EPSCoR
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Oklahoma Department of Labor
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
Oklahoma Film and Music Commission
Oklahoma Healthcare Authority
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
Oklahoma Human Rights Commission
Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
Oklahoma Insurance Department
Oklahoma Legislative Service Bureau
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns
Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security
Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services

Oklahoma Office of the State Fire Marshal
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Small Business Administration
Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Interior
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States Institute of Peace