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Funding Opportunities

How to Find Funding

Meet with us

SIS faculty can meet with our office to discuss research priorities and funding needs. Schedule an appointment with Julie Taylor or David Lindgren by emailing Andrew Kratochvil at sisresearch@american.edu.


Browse external funding opportunities

SIS-Specific Grants and Fellowships Database - SIS Research created this repository of grant and fellowship competitions exclusively for the SIS community. It includes only what may appeal to SIS faculty. AU ID and password are required to log in.

Faculty Fellowship Opportunities - The AU Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, in partnership with the Dean of Academic Affairs, has built a database of individual fellowships open to university faculty.

Pivot - Pivot is a search engine for finding federal and non-federal funding opportunities across every discipline. Pivot allows the user to customize searches based on research interests, and to set automatic email updates on grant opportunities based on your indicated criteria. Access the Pivot User Guide here!

Grants.gov - You can perform advanced searches on www.Grants.gov that allows you to search for funding opportunities/programs offered by a particular federal funding agency.

The Foundation Directory Online - The Foundation Directory provides a wealth of information on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grantees, including financial data.