Looking for internal, institution-driven funding?  Please click HERE to be directed to our Internal Funding resources. Our office subscribes to three major external funding source databases—Grants Resource Center (GRC) GrantSearch, Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) and Pivot.

Part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), GrantSearch is a database of more than 2,000 federal and private funding programs that focus on higher education. Grantsearch allows you to search by Academic Category, Academic Subject, Activity, and Funding Sponsor to help locate the opportunities that would fit your needs. Grantsearch also has a helpful tool called “Faculty Alerts” which allows individuals to set up a customized search for their individual funding needs. The GRC will then send out a monthly bulletin tailored to a PI’s requested “alerts”. Find this function under the “Grantsearch” tab under “Faculty Alerts”. The GRC website also has a “Funded Proposal Library.” Here you can search for examples of successfully funded proposals submitted to a variety of agencies.  Contact the Grants Office to obtain an institutional username and password for accessing GrantSearch.

GRC GrantSearch Website

Pivot is a global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines. Users can search for funding sources with their database of more than 25,000 funding record worth more than $33 billion; search among 500,000 profiles of researchers from 1,600 institutions to identify experts and collaborators; and promote your research with a Pivot profile. User profiles are free if created from a computer on the UW Oshkosh network.


There are also a number of individual agencies that publicize their own grants.  Please visit the link below for a listing of these sponsor-driven resources: sponsor driven funding resources

About the Grants.gov Program Management Office

The Grants.gov program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President’s Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.

Under the President’s Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.

Benefits of Using Grants.gov

Using the Grants.gov system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. It also provides the following key benefits, among many others, to the grant community.


Register with Grants.gov
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Workspace Overview
The Grant Submission Process powerpoint outlines how to successfully submit a Grant Proposal and finding funding for your idea.

Senior Project Specialist of the Office of Sponosered Programs and Faculty Development Kimberly Busse uses her personal experience to help you understand the Grant Submission Process.

Kim Busse has written and recieved $4 million dollars in grant funding.

UW Oshkosh Grant Submission Process

The Project Book 2016 is from The Grant Training Center.  This book contains strategy and design for grant writing. 

In the project book, you will find:

  • Introduction to the Grant Writing Process
  • Grant Seeking
  • Grant Writing
  • Workbook
  • Grant Section Examples 

Learn about the world of grant procument here.