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Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research

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  • Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research
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    Fax: 202-885-6536
    wipar@american.edu

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Online Databases for Funding Research

The Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research recommends several online searchable databases. These include:

The Grant Advisor Plus (http://www.grantadvisor.com/tgaplus/)
The website features its monthly newsletter, The Grant Advisor, which lists upcoming grant opportunities.
(Users must be on campus to access the website.)

SPIN/SMARTS/GENIUS (http://www.infoed.org/geniussearch/genius.asp)
Users can run a one-time search of funding opportunities (SPIN), review upcoming funding opportunities, or create a profile (GENIUS) and enter keywords about their areas of scholarly interest in order to receive occasional emails of funding opportunities in those areas (SMARTS).
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) must approve all university user accounts. To create a profile, visit http://www.infoed.org/geniussearch/genius.asp. Subsequently, OSP will approve the account. For additional questions, email kcedeno@american.edu.

Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org)
Users can run keyword searches and locate information on U.S. foundations, their funding interests, application guidelines and deadlines, and other pertinent information. To access the password-protected Foundation Directory Online, users must visit the Office of Sponsored Programs. For more information or to schedule a time, email kcedeno@american.edu.

Pivot (Community of Science) (http://pivot.cos.com/)
Users can run a one-time search of funding opportunities, review upcoming funding opportunities, or create a profile and enter keywords about their areas of scholarly interest in order to receive occasional emails of funding opportunities in those areas.
To create a profile, visit Pivot's membership page (https://pivot.cos.com/register) and click "Create my account" to complete your profile. Since Pivot intuitively creates scholar profiles based on university academic department websites, faculty are encouraged to search for their names prior to completing a new profile in order to claim a profile that may already exist on their behalf.
Pivot may be accessed on-campus without a profile; to access Pivot outside of campus, users must create a profile. In addition, a profile is required in order to save previous funding searches.

    

Online Funding Opportunities through Federal Agencies and Professional Associations

 

Leading federal funding agencies:

 

Additional funding opportunities may be available through U.S. federal departments:

o Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

o Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

o Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)

o National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

o National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

o Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

o Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)

o Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

 

Additional funding opportunities may be available through professional associations: