Funding Resources

Holy Cross faculty and staff have access to the following databases through the Grants Office's annual subscription:

The Grant Advisor
A list of grants and their deadline, organized by disciplinary area, compiled and updated monthly (except July). The site can be used to create targeted searches by combining agency, keyword, annual or limited time period, and other terms, as well as to obtain advice on grant-writing in general.

SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)
A computer database of federal and non-federal funding opportunities designed to assist faculty and administrators in the identification of external support. It also provides information about fellowships, postdoctoral opportunities, development and educational curriculum projects, sabbatical and publication support, and much more.

A large and comprehensive selection of sponsored research opportunities in a variety of fields.

Grant Forward
Contains numerous funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, made available by a variety of federal and private sources.


National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation


    Click here for a list of grant opportunities for junior faculty.

    Note: Most deadlines for funding for the 2014-2015 academic year are in Fall 2013.


    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

    Advice on writing and preparing grant proposals:

    1. Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions (good general advice as well for humanities/social science/international proposals):

    2. NSF Grant Proposal Guide:

    3. The Foundation Center Guide for Proposal Writing: